National Magazine Awards highlight OCAD University alumni and faculty

Old Wounds by Selena Wong, published in Maisonneuve magazine
The Elite Yellow Peril by Gracia Lam, published in Maisonneuve magazine
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 3:45pm

OCAD U alumni and instructors impressed judges at the at the 37th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 6, picking up numerous awards for excellence in their work. 

Selena Wong (BDes, 2009) won her second NMA Gold for Illustration and Gracia Lam (BDes, 2009) picked up the Gold and Silver awards for Spot Illustration. Both illustrators’ work was published in the magazine Maisonneuve. Student Petra Collins took the top prize in the Fashion Photography category with her images for Flare magazine.  

OCAD U’s faculty were also celebrated at the awards. Walrus Magazine’s 10th anniversary issue won the Gold for Best Single Issue, with OCAD U Sessional Instructor Brian Morgan as Art Director. Morgan also won Honourable Mention for Art Direction of an Entire Issue. 

Sessional Instructor Michèle Champagne won the Silver in Art Direction for an Entire Issue for Flare magazine’s November, 2013 issue. 

This year, from nearly 2000 individual entries received nationwide, the National Magazine Awards Foundation’s 238 volunteer judges nominated a total of 376 submissions from 92 different Canadian magazines for awards in 47 written, visual, integrated and special categories. 

To see a full list of winners visit the National Magazine Awards website.