Sakeina Syed – BIPOC Creator Showcase

The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to present a showcase of works by award-winning creators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of colour. Each of these creators has won or been nominated for a National Magazine Award, Digital Publishing Award or National Magazine Award: B2B, and since then, has done further high-quality work in the fields of journalism, visual arts, creative writing and more. Check the full list of creators here to learn more about them, read their award-winning work and view their most recent projects.

Sakeina Syed

Sakeina Syed is a freelance journalist based in Toronto. She focuses on public policy, social issues, and culture. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Toronto Star, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, Teen Vogue, and others. She received a Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) Award and an Amnesty International Canada Media Award, and was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. Currently, she is a Journalism Fellow at The Local magazine and a VOICES Fellow with the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA). Sakeina graduated from York University in 2023, where she studied public administration and creative writing.

2023 National Magazine Awards, Best Emerging Writer: “End of the Line,” Maisonneuve (Honourable Mention)