The 39th Annual National Magazine Awards
The National Magazine Awards Foundation is a bilingual, not-for-profit institution whose mission is to foster, recognize and promote editorial excellence in Canadian publications.   The annual program of awards are presented in June and are followed by a year-long national publicity effort and several professional development opportunities.

Stay tuned:  Dates for the 2017 program will be posted in November 2016.


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Celebrating Canadian Creators


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (20 September 2016) - The National Magazine Awards Foundation announces new strategic initiatives and welcomes 5 new members to its Board of Directors as we prepare for the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards. Read more





Best Practices Guide


The NMAF is pleased to introduce the first volume of our Best Practices Guide. This guide acts as an extensive resource for how National Magazine Award winners can best leverage their recognition of magazine excellence.


The guide provides detailed promotional strategies, insightful personal testimony and plenty of other useful resources to help award winners best leverage and optimize their NMA win.




Click here to download the full PDF version.



Winner's Circle Webinar


On November 25, 2015, the National Magazine Awards Foundation presented Winners' Circle, an exclusive learning and networking event. More than 70 NMA winners and nominees gathered at The Spoke Club in Toronto's King West district to meet, mingle, network and learn about how an NMA can be a boost to your career.

The NMAF has created this webinar to share best practices on how to leverage your National Magazine Award. In a discussion led by D.B. Scott, we uncover the many different ways that three NMA winners, Penny Caldwell of Cottage Life, Matt Blackett of Spacing and Katherine Laidlaw of The Walrus, have effectively leveraged and optimized their recognition of excellence in winning a National Magazine Award.




Stay tuned for when we announce the date for this year's Winners' Circle event.





The National Magazine 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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