• Dec 8: Call for Submissions
  • Jan 11: Early-Bird Deadline
  • Jan 15: Final Submissions Deadline
  • Mar 1: Outstanding Achievement
  • May 2: Announcement of Finalists
  • Jun 10: 39th 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. 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 and December 31, 2015, 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 2014. 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 only $25 for this category. 

The deadline for entries is January 15, 2016.

 

A shortlist of 3 finalists will be announced on May 2. The winner will be revealed at the 39th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 10, 2016. The winner receives a cash prize of $500.

 

Best New Magazine Photographer*


This award will go to a photographer 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 photographers 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, 2013 and December 31, 2015 and consists of a single or series of related photographs. The candidate must not have a published photograph of larger than one full page in size or digital equivalent in any magazine prior to 2013. Photographs 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 photograph(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 only $25 for this category.


The deadline for entries is January 15, 2016.


A shortlist of 3 finalists will be announced on May 2. The winner will be revealed at the 39th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 10, 2016. The winner receives a cash prize of $500.

 

*In alternate years, the NMAF will present distinct awards for Best New Magazine Illustrator and Best New Magazine Photographer. The Best New Magazine Illustrator award will be presented in 2016 and will be open to work published between 2014-2016.

 



Previous Winners of Best New Magazine Writer

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

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)