Deadlines, Fees & Payment

Submissions are now closed for the 2023 National Magazine Awards.

Call for Entries opens December 1st, 2022 and closes January 20th, 2023.

Visual & Writing Awards: Entry fees are $125 each plus HST. The early bird fee is $110 each plus HST.

Editorial & Best Magazine Awards: Entry fees are $150 each plus HST. The early bird fee is $125 each plus HST.

The Early Bird Rate offer ends on January 13th, 2023.

The final online submission deadline is January 20th, 2023 at midnight (ET).

To ensure that our awards programs are accessible to a broad range of publications as well as independent writers and visual creators, we are pleased to offer a Small Magazine Rebate and Freelancer Support Fund.

The deadline for the Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement is March 2nd, 2023. Entries submitted after the online submission deadline must be emailed to


We request payment by either PayPal or Interac e-Transfer to Your payment must include your invoice number.  

If paying by cheque is your only option, attach or staple the cheque to a copy of your invoice and notify us to expect a cheque.

We cannot be responsible for matching e-transfers or cheques that arrive without an invoice number. Entries with payments not received by February 15th, 2023 can NOT be sent for judging.

Please make all cheques payable to National Media Awards Foundation.

Mail or courier your cheque to:
National Media Awards Foundation
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4