The 40th Anniversary 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.

Save the Dates

The nominees for 2017 will be announced on Thursday, April 20 at 10AM.  Follow us on Twitter @magawards or at for instant details. 


The 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards gala is set for May 26, 2017 at the Arcadian Court.  Join us to Celebrate Canadian Creators.  Details to follow. 

2017 Call for Entries in Now Closed

As submissions to the 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards have officially closed, we want to send a big “Thank You” to all who entered. Whether submitting on behalf of your publication or as a freelance creator, we wish you the best of luck in this year’s competition.


Judging Process

The judging process is well underway and we're gearing up for the nominee announcement on April 20, 2017, we again want to thank you for your continued support of the NMAF, and we look forward to another exciting year of Celebrating Canadian Creators.


The NMAF has announced changes to its judging process, including more robust criteria and scoring procedures, and an amalgamation of the two-tiered judging system for written categories. Read about the new NMAF Judging Process.   


Read about our new International Judges.


Find out how to get involved as a judge for the National Magazine Awards and the Digital Publishing Awards.


National Magazine Awards