• 50% discount to writers, photographers & illustrators who enter their own work

December 1: Call for Entries

January 13: Early-Bird Deadline, Small Magazine Rebate

January 20: Final Submissions Deadline

January 27: Magazine of the Year Deadline



Got digital entries?  Submit Jan 2 - 31

Best New Magazine Writer

 

This award will go to a writer whose early work in magazines (Print Magazine, Tablet Magazine or Magazine Website) shows the highest degree of craft and promise. The award is open to students and magazine writers with a maximum of two years’ experience in professional journalism. The intent is to restrict this award to emerging writing talent in Canadian magazines.

 

Eligible work must have been published between January 1 2015 and December 31, 2016, must be non-fiction and a minimum of 1,000 words in length. The candidate must not have a published article longer than 1,000 words in any magazine prior to 2015. Articles published in university/college magazines are eligible. Only 1 entry per person.

Submission requirements: Hard copies are not required. Entrants must upload a PDF of the article and a letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, editor or colleague, attesting to the candidate’s eligibility and providing context for the submitted work. The entry fee is $95. The winner receives a cash prize of $1000.

 

The deadline for entries is January 20, 2017.

 

 

Best New Magazine Illustrator*


This award will go to an illustrator whose early work in magazines (Print Magazine, Tablet Magazine or Magazine Website) shows the highest degree of craft and promise. The award is open to students and magazine illustrators with a maximum of three years’ experience in professional journalism. The intent is to restrict this award to emerging creative talent in Canadian magazines. 

 

Eligible work must have been published between January 1 2014 and December 31, 2016 and consists of a single or series of related illustrations. The candidate must not have a published illustration of larger than one full page in size or digital equivalent in any magazine prior to 2014. Illustrations published in university/college magazines are eligible. Only 1 entry per person.
 

Submission requirements: Hard copies are not required. Entrants must upload a PDF of the illustration(s) and a letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, art director or colleague, attesting to the candidate’s eligibility and providing context for the submitted work. The entry fee is $95. The winner receives a cash prize of $1000.


The deadline for entries is January 20, 2017.

 

*In alternate years, the NMAF will present distinct awards for Best New Magazine Illustrator and Best New Magazine Photographer.

 



Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer

2015 - Desmond Cole - "The Skin I'm In(Toronto Life)

2014 - Genna Buck - "Finding a Place" (Maisonneuve)

2013 - Catherine McIntyre - "Clusterf*ck" (THIS Magazine)
2012 - Sierra Skye Gemma - “The Wrong Way” (The New Quarterly)

2011 - Liam Casey, “Suicide Notes” (Ryerson Review of Journalism)
2010 - Matthieu Aikins, "Last Stand in Kandahar" (The Walrus)
2009 - Danielle Groen, "This is Your Brain on Love" (Chatelaine)
2008 - Kris Demeanor, "Get a Real Job" (unlimited)
2007 - Patrick White, "Red Rush" (The Walrus)
2006 - Jeremy Klaszus, "Big Oil on Trial" (AlbertaViews)
2005 - Larry Frolick, "The Wired Cabin"; "Danger Signs" (Outpost)
2004 - Sophie Lees (AlbertaViews)
2003 - Chantal Srivastava (L'actualité)
2002 - Jean-Francois Bégin (L'actualité)
2001 - Jonathan Trudel (L'actualité)

2000 - Matthew McKinnon

Previous Winners of Best New Visual Creator

2015 - Marta Iwanek - "The Maiden" (Maisonneuve)

2014 - Hudson Christie - "A Portrait of the Artist with Testicles in Hand" (Maisonneuve)
2011 - The Coveteur - “Gifts” (Report on Business)

2009 - Byron Eggenschwiler - "Tales from Riverheights Terrace" (Swerve)

Previous Winners of Best Student Writer
2008 - Chris Watt, "Iraq's Walking Dead", Maisonneuve
2007 - Julia Belluz, “I” (Ryerson Review of Journalism)

2006 - Buffy Cram, "Man Hands," Prairie Fire
2005 - Leigh Doyle, "So Long" (Ryerson Review of Journalism)