• Dec 01: Call for Submissions
  • Jan 11: Early-Bird Submissions Deadline
  • Jan 19: Final Submissions Deadline
  • May 04: Announcement of Finalists
  • Jun 05: 38th National Magazine Awards

 



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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. 

Eligible work must have been published between January 1 and December 31, 2014, and must be at least 1000 words in length. Open to non-fiction work only. Articles published in university/college magazines are eligible. Candidates must not have published any magazine work longer than 1000 words prior to 2013. The intent is to restrict this award to magazine writers with a maximum of 2 years’ experience in professional journalism. One entry per person.

Submission requirements: Applications for BNMW consist of four (4) original tear sheets of the article and (4) copies of a letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, editor or colleague, attesting to the candidate’s eligibility and providing context for the submitted work. A copy of the Entry Form must be clipped to the top of the package. (Entry Forms are generated upon completion of the online submissions process.) Entrants must also upload a PDF of the article. The entry fee is $25. 

The deadline for entries is January 19, 2015.



A shortlist of 3 finalists will be announced on May 1. The winner will be revealed at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 5, 2014. The winner receives a cash prize of $500.

 

Read our interview with 2013 Best New Magazine Writer Catherine McIntyre 
 

Best New Illustrator or Photographer


This award will go to an illustrator, photographer, graphic artist or digital image creator whose early work in magazines (Print Magazine, Tablet Magazine or Magazine Website) shows the highest degree of craft and promise. 

Elgiible work must be at least one full page or digital equivalent, single or series, accompanying a single magazine article or editorial package. Eligible work must have been published between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2014. Entrants should not have published any full-page magazine work prior to 2012. The intent is to restrict this award to image creators with a maximum of 3 years' experience in professional journalism. Entries from university/college magazines are eligible. One entry per person.

Submission requirements: Applications for BNIP consist of four (4) original tear sheets of the article and (4) copies of 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. A copy of the Entry Form must be clipped to the top of the package. (Entry Forms are generated upon completion of the online submissions process.) Entrants must also upload a PDF of the article. The entry fee is $25. 

The deadline for entries is January 19, 2015.



A shortlist of 3 finalists will be announced on May 1. The winner will be revealed at the 38th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 5, 2015. The winner receives a cash prize of $500.

 

Read our interview with 2011 winner The Coveteur.


Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer

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
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)