The 41st National Magazine Awards
The mandate of the National Magazine Awards is to recognize and promote excellence in content creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.  Throughout the year, the program also undertakes various group marketing initiatives and professional development events.

December 4: Call for Entries

January 15: Early-Bird Deadline

January 22: Final Submissions Deadline

 

The NMAF welcomes applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural and regional communities.

Updates for the 2017-18 National Magazine Awards will be posted here on November 1, 2017. Call for entries opens December 4, 2017.

 

 

The National Media Awards Foundation is getting ready to honour the best in Canadian magazine and digital journalism at the 2018 National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards. The NMAF is currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the juries for this year’s awards programs, and join the great tradition of recognizing achievement by the creators of Canadian magazines and digital publications.

Ideal candidates should fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • Internationally renowned journalist, editor, designer or other expert with an interest in supporting the NMAF fulfill its mission.
  • Editor, art director, publisher, web editor or other staff member (past or present) of a Canadian magazine, whether or not your publication participates in the National Magazine Awards or Digital Publishing Awards;
  • Freelance or staff writer, illustrator, photographer or digital creator, where a significant portion of your work is in Canadian publications (especially if you have been nominated for or won a National Magazine Award or Digital Publishing Award yourself);
  • Journalist (print, broadcast, digital) with expertise in a particular field represented by one or more NMA or DPA categories (such as photojournalism, service, arts & culture, fiction, poetry, etc);
  • Academic or industry leader with expertise in a particular field;
  • Professionals and leaders from related cultural sectors, including the visual arts (film and television), the literary arts (book writing & publishing) and the performing arts (theatre, music).
  • Bilingual: Not all of our judges need be bilingual, but all awards juries will have at least one bilingual member.

The NMAF welcomes applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural and regional communities.

Judging will take place during February and March 2018. Contact us at staff@magazine-awards.com for more information and to nominate someone to the jury.

Celebrating Canadian Creators - 40th National Magazine Awards

This year, 197 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast—English and French, print and digital—entered the best of their editorial and design to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators. The NMAF’s 112 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 202 submissions from 75 different Canadian magazines for awards in 25 written, visual, integrated and special categories. Eleven magazines have been nominated for the first time.


[ Press Release PDF ]  [ Magazine Awards Blog ] [ List of winners 

 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a welcome message to the audience via video, congratulating the nominees and winners and praising the important work of Canada’s magazine creators.

 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

 

The NMAF gratefully acknowledges the support of its sponsors and table patrons: Access Copyright, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, Bookmark, Canadian Media Guild, Content Writers Group, CDS Global, CNW a Cision Company, ExpertWomen.ca, Goetz Storytelling, Impresa Communications, Oliver & Bonacini, Ricardo Media, Rolland Enterprises, Ryerson University School of Journalism, Studio Wyse, TC Transcontinental Printing, University of King’s College School of Journalism, Very Good Studios, and Vividata.

 

 

ABOUT THE NATIONAL MEDIA AWARDS FOUNDATION

The National Media Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the content and creation of Canadian print and digital publications through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.

 

 

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