The 39th Annual National Magazine Awards
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.
  • 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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The 39th annual National Magazine Awards.

The 2015-2016 National Magazine Awards are now closed for submissions. Thank you for submitting your best work this year. The nominees will be announced on May 2, and the winners will be presented at the 39th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 10 in Toronto. 


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Digital Publishing Awards
The Digital Publishing Awards, a new bilingual program created by the NMAF specifically for Canadian digital publishers, is now accepting submissions for awards in 14 categories recognizing excellence in writing, visual storytelling, video, podcast, design and innovation in Canadian digital publishing. Submissions for the Digital Publishing Awards are being accepted until February 16. Click here to enter.



Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement

Each year the NMAF awards its highest individual honour--the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement--to an individual whose innovation and creativity in the Canadian magazine industry is exemplary. The deadline for nominations, welcome from the entire industry, is March 1. Read more about this award and how to nominate a candidate.


Off the Page: Interviews with Winners

In our Off the Page series, the NMAF chats with National Magazine Award finalists and winners about their craft, their career and their perspective on the industry. Recently we chatted with:

Hudson Christie, 2015 Gold Medalist for Best New Illustrator or Photographer. 

Nicolas Langelier, publisher & editor-in-chief of Nouveau Projet, 2015 Magazine of the Year. 


Finalists & Winners

Nominations will be announced on May 2, and the 39th annual National Magazine Awards gala will be held on June 10. Follow us on Twitter and on the Magazine Awards blog for news and updates.


Winners' Circle

On November 25, the NMAF welcomed more than 70 National Magazine Award winners and nominees to an exclusive event--Winners' Circle--to meet, mingle, network and learn. Check out our complete event recap on Storify