In case you haven’t heard, Sparksheet is nominated for two National Magazine Awards, which are being handed out in Toronto on Friday. We’re up for Digital Magazine of the Year, alongside such industry stalwarts as,, and our Spafax sister publication, enRoute online.

We’re also nominated for Best Digital Design, which is especially exciting on the heels of this week’s big redesign. Our exceptional peers in this category include The Walrus, Toronto Life and OpenFile.

In related news, our publisher, Raymond Girard, will be speaking at the MagNet conference this afternoon about the origins and evolution of Sparksheet. Details here.

Although Sparksheet’s readers and contributors come from around the world, it’s always a thrill to be recognized in our own backyard. If you’re in the Toronto area this week, come by and say hello!

UPDATE: We won silver for best digital design! Much thanks to the judges and to all our supporters.