NMA nomination hat-trick

This morning, Canada's National Magazine Awards Foundation announced the nominees for the 38th edition of its annual awards. And I was beyond-blown-away to find myself a finalist for THREE pieces that I wrote for Canadian magazines in 2014.

For the second year in a row, I'm a finalist in the category "Service: Lifestyle" for my story "Canada's Best New Restaurants" in enRoute magazine. Last year, I was the Silver award winner in this category.

In the category "Travel" I had TWO pieces nominated among the ten finalists. They were both published in enRoute, Air Canada's in-flight magazine that apparently punches above its weight (at 30,000 feet, no less). My piece "Bright Lights, Tech City" about San Francisco from the August issue will be competing head-to-head against "South Side Story," a piece I wrote about the south side of Chicago for the magazine's October edition.

Good luck to all the nominees. But slightly less luck to them than to me.