It’s time to submit for the 2011 National Magazine Awards

Submissions season is open for the 35th annual National Magazine Awards. The deadline for entries is January 13, 2012.

Before you submit, you will certainly want to have a look at the Eligibility & Rules, the list of Categories, our handy Frequently Asked Questions and What’s New This Year. If you are the publisher of a small magazine, you’ll want to check out our Co-Financing.

You may submit entries to the NMAs as a magazine or as an individual. There are four (4) steps in the process.

  1. Log in and list your entries (you must upload a PDF version of each entry)
  2. Select your preferred method of payment (credit card or cheque)
  3. Print your entry forms (automatically emailed to your inbox)
  4. Package your entry forms with your required tear sheets and photocopies and send them to our office.

Most entries cost $85 each +HST. Certain categories — Best Single Issue, Editorial Package, Magazine of the Year — cost $150 each +HST. Gold Award winners in each category will receive a cash prize of $1000; Silver $500.

Submissions for Best New Magazine Writer and Best New Visual Creator are only $25. The winner of each receives a cash prize of $500.

The submission deadline is Friday January 13, 2012 at 5pm Eastern Time and submissions must be RECEIVED IN THEIR ENTIRETY to be eligible. Submissions postmarked by January 13, 2012 but received on Monday, January 16 will be subject to the late fee of $25 per entry. Applications received after 5pm on Monday, January 16 will NOT be accepted.

Finalists will be announced by May 1, 2012. Winners will be revealed at the 35th annual National Magazine Awards gala on June 7, 2012.

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