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.

Entry fees in most categories are $95 Early Bird (until Jan 13) and $120 Regular (until Jan 20).


Categories with special rate:

  • Outstanding Achievement Award - No Fee
  • International Impact Award - No Fee
  • Editorial Package & Service Editorial Package - $150 Early Bird / $175 Regular
  • Art Direction of an Entire Issue - $150 Early Bird / $175 Regular
  • Magazine of the Year- $150 Early Bird / $175 Regular


Freelancer Support Fund

The NMAF Freelancer Support Fund allows freelancers to submit their first two (2) entries at the discounted rate of $50 per submission. The regular rate of $95 will apply to any submission entered in addition to the first two. Learn more here.


Small Magazine Rebate

The NMAF is offering the second entry FREE to all magazines whose annual revenue is $200,000 or less. The rebate applies only to the first two entries. Learn more here.