The NMAF is thrilled to present the newly revised category lineup for the 2019 National Magazine Awards. The program features 29 categories, reflecting the Canadian media landscape and recognizing the outstanding achievements of the industry’s top magazine creators and publishers.
Category Lineup for the 42nd National Magazine Awards
Writing and Visual Awards, recognizing writers and visual creators, and rewarding Gold Medal winners with a $1000 cash prize. Both print and digital magazines are eligible.
- Long-form Feature Writing
- Feature Writing
- Short Feature Writing
- Investigative Reporting
- Personal Journalism
- Professional Article
- Service Journalism
- Best New Magazine Writer
- Illustration (including Spot and Photo Illustration)
- Portrait Photography
- Lifestyle Photography
- Photo Essay and Photojournalism
- One of a Kind Storytelling
Editorial Awards, recognizing teams of magazine editors, art directors creators, and other contributors, in print or digital magazines. New to this year’s lineup are Issue Grand Prix and Publisher Grand Prix.
19. Art Direction of a Single Article
20. Best Editorial Package
21. Art Direction grand Prix
22. Editor Grand Prix
23. Cover Grand Prix
24. Issue Grand Prix
25. Publisher Grand Prix
The four Grand Prix: Best Magazine Awards reward outstanding achievement in magazine publishing. These magazine consistently engage, surprise, and serve the needs of their readers.
26. Best Magazine: News, Business, General Interest
27. Best Magazine: Service & Lifestyle
28. Art, Literary, & Culture
29. Best Magazine: Special Interest
At the 42nd annual NMA Gala, we will also present the two highest honours bestowed to a magazine and an individual: Magazine Grand Prix and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement.
The magazine which demonstrates overall excellence in bringing its publishing team together to create an outstanding product will be awarded the Magazine Grand Prix title (formerly Magazine of the Year). The individual who has offered innovative and creative contributions to the magazine industry will be presented with the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement. Note that for these special awards, there is no entry fee.
The call for entries opens December 17, 2018 and closes January 18, 2019.
The NMAF is currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the juries for this year’s National Magazine Awards. Click here for more information.