The Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement is the most prestigious individual honour granted by the National Media Awards Foundation. While the 44th annual call for entries has closed, applications for this award remain open until March 2, 2021.
The award honours innovation and creativity, and is open to nearly everyone in the Canadian magazine industry: creators, editors, publishers, art directors, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, and production managers. Don Gillmor, Linda Spalding, Joyce Byrne, Penny Caldwell, and Kim Pittaway are just a few of the recent OA winners. For a full list of recipients—dating back to 1989—visit the Outstanding Achievement section of our website.
To submit a nomination, please include a cover letter indicating the candidate’s name, title, and a summary of their career achievements, including links to or examples of their work, as well as at least two supporting letters from other individuals. Email the entire nomination (as one PDF file) to email@example.com.
Our sister programs are also seeking nominations for a number of special awards. If you would like to nominate a colleague or peer for the DPA’s Digital Publishing Leadership Award or the Emerging Excellence Award, you have until March 2, 2021.Last year’s winners were Dmitry Beniaminov and Jane Lytvynenko, respectively.
On the NMA: B2B side, the B2B Leadership Award—recognizing outstanding career achievement, contributions to the industry, and overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B media industry—is accepting applications until March 2, 2021.
For 2021, there are 29 amazing categories, two special awards, and seven categories that are part of our new, cross-programming initiative. And, if you’re a freelancer or a small magazine, we have a discounted rate for you!
The submission process can be completed online (because of COVID-19, we are not requiring hard copies), and you can drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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Our sister program, the Digital Publishing Awards, is also accepting entries up until January 29th at midnight (EST). There’s a $500 cash prize for gold winners in creator-focused categories, and submissions can be completed online.
Submissions for the 44th annual NMAs are now open! Canadian content creators and magazines are eligible to submit entries across 29 categories (plus the Magazine Grand Prix and the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement) with Gold winners in Writing & Visual categories receiving a $1000 cash prize.
For this initiative, all entries will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and winners will be announced across all three programs. Full details on the categories and submission requirements are here.
To save on fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 21, 2021. The final submissions deadline is January 28, 2021.
Freelancer Support Fund
Our Freelancer Support Fund allows independent writers and creators to buy one entry and get one free. Please note that the Fund applies to two entries for Writing & Visual categories only.
Small Magazine Rebate
Our Small Magazine Rebate allows magazines whose annual revenue is $200,000 or buy two entries for the price of one. The rebate operates on a first come, first served basis, so please apply early to ensure your magazine gets its free entry!
Canadian digital publishers and creators are invited to enter the 6th annual Digital Publishing Awards! The 2021 DPA lineup offers 25 exciting categories, including the Emerging Excellence Award and the Digital Publishing Leadership Award.
National Magazine Awards: B2B
Do you have some excellent business-to-business content from 2020? Enter it in the 3rd annual National Magazine Awards: B2B! There is a $500 cash prize for winners in creator-focused categories, and 18 categories to choose from this year, including the B2B Leadership Award.
The early bird deadline has passed, but you still have until January 22nd at midnight ET to get your entries in for the 43rd annual National Magazine Awards. This year, there are 29 categories, recognizing the best of what Canada’s creators have to offer. Categories range from Personal Journalism to Lifestyle Photography, with discounts available to Freelancers and Small Magazines.
You can also download our handy 2020 NMA Submissions Guide, for full details on the award categories.
Freelancer Support Fund & Small Magazine Rebate
Here are the full details on the Freelancer Support Fund and the Small magazine Rebate. Gold winners in writing and visual award categories will receive a $1000 cash prize, while our year-long national publicity efforts aim to promote all finalists and winners.
The NMA team is always happy to answer your questions and assist with the submissions process. Shoot an email to email@example.com, or give us a call at 416-939-6200.
If you’re a B2B publication eager to have your magazine’s excellence recognized, head on over to nmab2b.com for program details. The final submissions deadline for the NMA: B2B program is January 17, 2020. We look forward to receiving your entries!