Credit: National Magazine Awards

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) has announced the finalists for 38th annual National Magazine Awards, recognizing excellence in Canadian magazines for 2014.

This year more than 200 Canadian magazines submitted their work to the National Magazine Awards. Magazines from all three coasts—in both official languages, print and digital—participated this year, entering work created by more than 3,000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. This year saw growth in participation from Quebec and Alberta magazines, as well as remarkable participation from Canada’s literary and arts magazines through the help of the NMAF’s Small Magazine Rebate program.

The NMAF’s 241 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 326 submissions from 80 different Canadian magazines for awards in 43 written, visual, integrated and special categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on June 5, at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala presented by CDS Global. More than $53,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to Canadian creators.

(Download a complete list of nominees here.)

explore received two nominations, in the "Travel" written category:

"Across the Little North"

By Conor Mihell

explore, Fall 2014

"Death on a Glacier"

By Jon Turk

explore, Winter 2014

(CLICK HERE  to buy these and other back issues.)

Earlier this year, explore also won Bronze in the Canadian Cover Awards for our Fall 2014 issue; Sports & Leisure category.

Courtesy National Magazine Awards