Canadian Geographic struck gold at the National Magazine Awards in Toronto in June, taking the top honour in the Editorial Package category for its October 2010 issue, which examined the expected impacts of climate change in Canada.

Photographer Peter Sibbald won a silver in the Photojournalism & Photo Essay category for “Rarin’ to ride” (July/Aug 2010), a behind-the-scenes look at small-town rodeos in Ontario. His photo essay also garnered a Bronze Cube award from the Art Directors Club in New York City in the magazine editorial photography category.

Canadian Geographic also received seven honourable mentions at the National Magazine Awards: “Rarin’ to ride” (July/Aug 2010) in Words & Pictures; “Return to the wild” for Best Digital Design; “Still waiting in Attawapiskat” (December 2010) for Best Multimedia Feature; “Borderlines” (July/Aug 2010) in Editorial Package; “The green magnate of Coaldale” (October 2010) in One of a Kind; “In habitat” for Spot Illustration; and “Vital signs” (October 2010) in Health & Medicine.

At the Northern Lights Awards for excellence in travel journalism, held in New York City in April, Canadian Geographic managing editor Dan Rubinstein won second place in the Independent Journalist, Magazine category for his account of a hiking trip in Quebec’s Charlevoix region (Canadian Geographic Travel, Fall 2010).