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Globe magazines, staff receive National Magazine Award nominations

The Globe and Mail and its staff have received two dozen National Magazine Award nominations, with Report on Business Magazine and Globe Style Advisor both garnering nods.

Report on Business Magazine received 21 nominations, squaring off against The Walrus with 35; L'actualité, 23; Maclean's, 18; and Toronto Life, 18, in the annual derby of Canada's best periodicals.

Still, none of those high-profile titles will be able to claim Magazine of the Year, as nominees for that award went to niche publications: the style and architecture magazine Azure, lifestyle book Cottage Life and the two-year-old French-language long-read upstart Nouveau Projet.

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Among individual highlights are eight nominations for Vanessa Wyse's art direction of the free Toronto weekly The Grid, and five nominations for photographer Chris Nicholls (Fashion Magazine and Dress to Kill).

Art director Domenic Macri, who already has six gold or silver NMAs to his name, received four nominations for his work on Report on Business, including two covers.

Other Globe and Mail staff to receive nominations include European business correspondent Eric Reguly, up for three awards for the same article (ROB's "The Smartest Guys on the Planet," about the reinsurance industry).

The Globe's deputy books editor Lisan Jutras, whose "In Too Deep" chronicled her exploration of the porn industry for Maisonneuve, was nominated, as was columnist Elizabeth Renzetti, for her profile of astronaut Chris Hadfield, "Rocket Man" in Zoomer.

Rob Fiocca was nominated in the Still-Life Photography category for the Globe Style Advisor feature Big Shots.

Other honoured writers include Curtis Gillespie, with five nods for his work in Eighteen Bridges and Western Living. Nicholas Hune-Brown has four nominations (Toronto Life, Reader's Digest, and The Grid). Jonathan Trudel, Charles Wilkins, Catherine Dubé, and Ray Ford each have three nominations.

Suzannah Showler (Maisonneuve), Liz Windhorst Harmer (The New Quarterly), and Catherine McIntyre (This Magazine) are up for best new magazine writer.

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The National Magazine Awards Foundation said it had received almost 2,000 entries in 48 categories, including print, tablet, website, online video and blogs.

It spread the 376 nominations among 92 publications.

Hazlitt, a product of Random House Canada that began as an online publication and last year moved into print, is up for Website of the Year against Maclean's and the blog Torontoist.

Two Rogers Media properties, Canadian Business and Sports-net, will face off against The Hockey News for Tablet Magazine of the Year.

Hazlitt and Sportsnet each have 10 nominations.

A full list of nominations can be found at magazine-awards.com.

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The 2013 National Magazine Awards gala will be held June 6 at the Carlu in Toronto.

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