Call for Entries: 2014 National Magazine Awards

The 2014 National Magazine Awards are open for submissions. Enter your best magazine work for awards in 45 written, visual, integrated and special categories. Digital content is eligible in most categories. The early-bird deadline for entries is January 11. Final deadline (including all required hard copies) is January 19.
Before you submit, you’ll want to review the categories, rules and FAQ, and you’ll also need the following:

  • Name and email of the author/creator and editor/art director of each piece;
  • Title, date and publication of each piece;
  • PDF of each piece (printable, single-page spreads 8.5 x 11 for written categories; single- or double-page spreads for all others);
  • Method of payment (cheque or credit card);
  • Statement of editorial mandate (for new magazines and for certain categories).

Visit to submit.
A few changes this year:
No more photocopies! All written categories except Editorial Package no longer require 6 sets of photocopies. Submit only a printable, single-page-spread (8.5 x 11) PDF version of each entry.
One new category: Best Magazine Brand. This Special Award will go to the publisher whose brand best delivers on their editorial mandate through at least three platforms. The platforms may include a print or digital magazine, a website, SIP(s), mobile app(s), tablet, social media, television shows, radio broadcasts, live events, innovations in print or digital media and other forms of audience engagement.
We’ve also reduced by 10% the total number of categories. Read more about What’s New This Year.
Other important information:
Small Magazine Rebate – One free entry to small magazines with less than $200,000 in annual revenue.
Call for Judges – Nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on a jury.
Guide to Entering Digital Content – Information for digital magazines and content.
Magazine of the Year – Awards for best overall magazine, best tablet magazine and best magazine website.
Best New Creators – Awards for Best New Magazine Writer and Best New Illustrator or Photographer.
Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement – Individual award for innovation and creativity in support of the Canadian magazine industry.
Read more and submit at
January 11 – Early bird
January 19 – Final

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