About the 2021 Winners’ Celebration

Join us on June 11, 2021 at 7PM ET for the National Magazine Awards

Join our Facebook Event here for a reminder on Facebook or sign up for our e-newsletter here to stay in the loop and to get reminders about the 2021 NMA Winners Celebration. The Celebration will showcase the most impactful work published in Canadian periodicals in 2020.

Last year, for the first time since its debut in 1977, the National Magazine Awards was held as a virtual broadcast through digital channels. This year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we will once again be revealing the winners by way of a virtual broadcast, hosted by Sandra E. Martin!

Creators, storytellers, editors, publishers and all magazine stakeholders from coast to coast to coast are invited to join the live, interactive Winners Celebration on Facebook, which will be hosted by award-winning writer, editor, content strategist and journalism instructor, Sandra Martin.

The event will be hosted live with high-quality multimedia, music and special guests that attendees have come to expect. Winners will also have the opportunity to deliver a short acceptance speech. There’s a $1000 cash prize for Gold winners in writing & visual award categories, and certificates for Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention winners in all categories. Cheques and certificates will be mailed this summer.  

As acceptance speeches are the highlight of any awards show, we encourage all nominees to take part by using one of the three options. Your acceptance speech should be around 30 seconds long, but aside from that, the stage is yours, so have fun!

To help bring this year’s celebration to the industry across the country, the Foundation is requesting a pay-what-you-can donation (we suggest $25) in lieu of ticket costs. As a small charitable organization, these donations are vital to the Foundation’s ability to honour this year’s winners and nominees through this virtual gala. 

Donate today through CanadaHelps. Donations are easy to make, and you will receive a tax receipt for any donation of $3 or more. We are grateful to everyone who donates to help us support our vital industry. 

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