Call for Entries: 42nd Call for Entries


We are now accepting submissions for the 42nd annual National Magazine Awards. The competition is open to Canadian creators and magazines, for awards in 29 Written & Visual, Editorial, Best magazine, and Special categories. Gold winners in Written & Visual categories receive a $1000 cash prize. Digital content is eligible in most categories.

January 18, 2019 is the final deadline for entries. Take advantage of the early-bird rate and enter by January 11, 2019!

Freelancer Support Fund

Back by popular demand, the Freelancer Support Fund allows freelance creators to submit their first two entries at the discounted rate of $50 per submission, or 50% of the regular rate if entries are submitted after the early-bird deadline.

Small Magazine Rebate

If your magazines’ annual revenue is $200,000 or less, you’re likely eligible for the Small Magazine Rebate. This rebate is equal to one free entry.

How to Submit

  1. Review the Categories and Rules
  2. Register online at 
  3. Enter the details of each submission
  4. Upload a PDF of each submission and a JPG of the front page
  5. Pay the required entry fees ($100 for most entries)
  6. Courier hard copies (if required)


January 14: NMA Early Bird Deadline
January 18: NMA Final Deadline

Digital Publishing Awards

The 2019 Digital Publishing Awards will feature 23 awards recognizing and rewarding Canadian digital publications and creators. Creators’ awards come with a $500 cash prize. Submissions for the 4th annual DPAs will open on January 2, 2019.

National Magazine Awards: B2B

In addition to submitting for the NMA category of Professional Article, B2B journalists and publications are invited to enter the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B. Awards in 19 categories will recognize the work of business-to-business creators and editorial teams, with $500 cash prizes for Gold winners in creator-focused categories. Submissions open on January 3, 2019.


The details of the 42nd National Magazine Awards gala will be announced this spring. Follow us on at @MagAwards for the most up-to-date news.

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