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.

 Announcing the Categories for the 41st National Magazine Awards
Call for entries opens December 4, 2017

 

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to unveil the list of categories for the 2018 National Magazine Awards. The program will feature 29 categories crafted to recognize excellence in journalism, writing, visual art, design and publishing, including 10 categories from Magazines Canada’s Magazine Grands Prix program.


Beginning this December, this unified National Magazine Awards program will honour the outstanding achievements of our industry’s best creators and publishers, and reflect the exciting future of Canadian storytelling. To learn more about this collaboration, please read the press release.

 

CATEGORY LINE-UP FOR THE 41ST NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS

Writing & Visual Awards, recognizing excellence by Canadian creators in print or digital magazines, include a cash prize of $1,000 to the Gold Medal winner. 

 

  1. Long-Form Feature Writing 
  2. Feature Writing 
  3. Short Feature Writing 
  4. Columns
  5. Essays
  6. Fiction 
  7. Investigative Reporting 
  8. Personal Journalism
  9. Poetry
  10. Professional Article
  11. Profiles
  12. Service Journalism 
  13. Best New Magazine Writer
  14. Illustration
  15. Portraits Photography
  16. Lifestyle Photography
  17. Photo Essay & Photojournalism 
  18. One of a Kind Storytelling

 

Editorial Awards recognizing excellence by a team of magazine creators, editors and art directors in print or digital magazines. 

 

  1. Best Art Direction of a Single Article  
  2. Best Editorial Package 
  3. Art Direction Grand Prix
  4. Editor Grand Prix 
  5. Cover Grand Prix

 

The Grands PrixBest Magazine awards recognizing outstanding achievement in magazine publishing.

 

  1. General Interest
  2. Service 
  3. Lifestyle  
  4. Fashion & Beauty
  5. Art & Literary 
  6. Special Interest 

 

Two special awards will also be presented at the 41st NMA Awards Gala. These awards are the highest honours bestowed to a magazine and an individual.

 

The Magazine Grand Prix title (formerly Magazine of the Year) will go to the Best Magazine winner which demonstrates overall excellence in bringing its publishing team together to create an outstanding product; and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, which recognizes an individual's innovation and creativity through contributions to the magazine industry.

 

The call for entries opens December 4, 2017 and closes January 22, 2018. 

 

CALL FOR JUDGES 

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.

 

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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