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Call for Entries


We are now welcoming submissions for the 44th annual National Magazine Awards! Our program for 2021 features 29 categories, plus two special awards and seven additional categories that are part of a new, cross-programming initiative with the Digital Publishing Awards and the National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Our Freelancer Support Fund and Small Magazine Rebate will be available once again this year, ensuring that our program recognizes the best work from a broad range of Canadian creators and magazines.

We have also made a change to our submission requirements in response to the challenges surrounding COVID-19.

Deadlines and Fees

Visual & Writing Awards: Entry fees are $125 each plus HST. The early bird fee is $105 each plus HST.

Editorial & Best Magazine Awards: Entry fees are $150 each plus HST. The early bird fee is $125 each plus HST.

The Early Bird rate offer ends on January 21, 2021.

The final online submission deadline is January 28, 2021 at midnight (EST).

The deadline to nominate someone for the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement is March 2, 2021. 

Ready to start the submissions process?

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Call for Judges

The NMAF is currently accepting nominations from individuals to serve on the juries for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Judging will take place in February and March 2021, and you can find all the information about the judging process and how to be a juror on our website. Interested? Send an email to staff@magazine-awards.com with a brief description of your professional experience.