Earlier this year, uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic continued to create issues in organizing in-person events. As a result, the Foundation will reveal the 45th annual National Magazine Awards winners on June 3, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. EDT by way of a virtual broadcast, hosted by journalist Kelly Boutsalis!
Acceptance speeches are the highlight of any awards show and we encourage all nominees to take part by using one of the two options below. Your acceptance speech should be around 30 seconds long, but aside from that, the stage is yours, so have fun!
Watch the show live!
Friends, family, and co-workers can watch the show in real time on Vimeo HERE.
Option 1: Join the live Zoom Video Meeting
Get yourself show-ready and give a live acceptance speech during our broadcast by joining our Zoom meeting.
Join the Zoom meeting 30-60 minutes prior to the start of the show at 7 p.m. EDT. Please be sure to change your name to your assigned Unique Participant’s Name (UPN) when you join, so we can identify you if you win. See below for instructions on how to change your name to your UPN. Nominees may watch the show through Zoom (rather than Vimeo) and, if you win gold, you’ll be brought on to the virtual stage to offer a live acceptance speech by video.
Join the Zoom meeting here:
Meeting ID: 879 3959 9689
Please let us know as soon as possible if you plan to join the 45th National Magazine Awards by Zoom meeting, so we can provide your Unique Participant’s Name.
Note: Multiple people can accept a single award by sharing the same UPN to access the Zoom Meeting.
Changing your name to your UPN in a Zoom meeting is easy: To change your name after entering a Zoom meeting, click on the “Participants” button at the top of the Zoom window. Next, hover your mouse over your name in the “Participants” list on the right side of the Zoom window. Click on “Rename.” Enter your Unique Participant’s Name in the Zoom meeting and click on “OK.”
Option 2: Pre-recorded acceptance speech
All nominees are also invited to email in their acceptance speech. Should you receive a Gold award, your pre-recorded video will be incorporated into our awards show. If you’re planning to send a pre-recorded acceptance speech, please send us your video by Wednesday, June 1 at midnight.
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 registered charity, donations are vital to the Foundation’s ability to honour this year’s winners and nominees through this virtual gala.
Save the date!
We’re thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a long-overdue, in-person event in Toronto on September 29, 2022. Join us at the Globe and Mail Centre for a day of professional development and an evening of reconnecting and networking with friends and peers. Details to follow this summer.