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.

A charitable Foundation, the National Media Awards Foundation's mandate is to recognize, support and promote excellence in content creation of Canadian print and digital publications through two annual programs of awards, professional development initiatives and national publicity efforts.  


The Foundation produces two distinct and bilingual award programs: the National Magazine Awards and the Digital Publishing Awards. Throughout the year, the Foundation undertakes various group marketing initiatives and professional development events.

2017 Board of Directors & Staff 

Executive Committee / Comité de direction 


President / Président

       Nino Di Cara

       Executive Vice President, Content Marketing / Vice-président directeur, marketing de contenu

       Bookmark (formerly Spafax)


Executive At-Large / Administrateur général

Terry Sellwood

Retired, formerly President / Ancien président 

Cottage Life Media 


Vice President NMA / Vice-présidente (PMC)

Melony Ward

Publisher / Éditrice

Canada's History and Kayak


Vice President DPA / Vice-président (DPA)

Kenny Yum

Chief of staff, Senior Director 

CBC News


Treasurer / Trésorière

Liana Bell, CA, CPA

Partner / Associée

Clark Henning LLP


Past-President / Président sortant

Joyce Byrne

Publisher / Éditrice

Avenue Magazine 

Directors / Administrateurs 

      Julie Cailliau 

      Editor-in-Chief / Rédactrice en chef

      Les Affaires


      Derek Finkle 

      Founder / Fondateur

      Canadian Writers Group


Christopher Frey

Founding editor, Hazlitt, and Toronto correspondent, Monocle / Fondateur de Hazlitt; correspondant à Toronto, Monocle

Monocle Magazine


      Tom Gierasimczuk

      Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Resonance


Curtis Gillespie

Editor / Rédacteur en chef

Eighteen Bridges

David Hayes

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste


      Peter McNeill 

      National Director / Directeur national

      KPMG Enterprise


Dan McPhee

Head of Media Platforms / Directeur de la division des plateformes médiatiques

Google Canada


Erin Millar

Co-founder and CEO / Co-fondatrice et directrice générale

Discourse Media


Judith Pereira 

Managing Editor / Direction de rédaction

Report on Business


Paul Roelofs

Creative Director, Publication Designer / Designer et directeur de création

Vancouver Magazine, Western Living Magazine 


Lisa Whittington-Hill

Publisher / Éditrice 

This Magazine 


Our Team / Notre équipe 

Barbara Gould, Managing Director / Directrice générale

Richard A. Johnson, Media Liaison and Special Projects Manager / Liaison avec les médias et des projets spéciaux


Émilie Pontbriand, Bilingual Communications Manager / Directrice des communications


Eny Kuen, Production Coordinator / Coordonnatrice de production


Leah Edwards, Intern / Stagiaire