The NMAF is pleased to unveil the list of categories for the 2018 National Magazine Awards. The program will feature 29 categories crafted to recognize excellence in journalism, writing, visual art, design and publishing, including 10 categories from Magazines Canada’s Magazine Grands Prix program.
Beginning this December, this unified National Magazine Awards program will honour the outstanding achievements of our industry’s best creators and publishers, and reflect the exciting future of Canadian storytelling. To learn more about this collaboration, please read the press release.
CATEGORY LINE-UP FOR THE 41ST NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS
Writing & Visual Awards, recognizing excellence by Canadian creators in print or digital magazines, include a cash prize of $1,000 to the Gold Medal winner.
- Long-Form Feature Writing
- Feature Writing
- Short Feature Writing
- Investigative Reporting
- Personal Journalism
- Professional Article
- Service Journalism
- Best New Magazine Writer
- Portraits Photography
- Lifestyle Photography
- Photo Essay & Photojournalism
- One of a Kind Storytelling
Editorial Awards recognizing excellence by a team of magazine creators, editors and art directors in print or digital magazines.
- Best Art Direction of a Single Article
- Best Editorial Package
- Art Direction Grand Prix
- Editor Grand Prix
- Cover Grand Prix
The Grands Prix: Best Magazine awards recognizing outstanding achievement in magazine publishing.
- General Interest
- Fashion & Beauty
- Art & Literary
- Special Interest
Two special awards will also be presented at the 41st NMA Awards Gala. These awards are the highest honours bestowed to a magazine and an individual.
The Magazine Grand Prix title (formerly Magazine of the Year) will go to the Best Magazine winner which demonstrates overall excellence in bringing its publishing team together to create an outstanding product; and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, which recognizes an individual’s innovation and creativity through contributions to the magazine industry.
The call for entries opens December 4, 2017 and closes January 22, 2018.
The NMAF is currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the juries for this year’s National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards. Click here for more information.