Freelancer Support Fund

To ensure our awards are more accessible to everyone in the industry, we encourage independent writers, illustrators, and photographers to take advantage of our Freelancer Support Fund, which offers the following discount options on the submission fee:

The Freelancer Support Fund applies to up to two entries for Writing and Visual Awards, for which there is a cash prize to the winning creator of $1000.

An eligible “Freelancer” is a person:

  1. who is not a staff member of a publication whose work they are submitting, and
  2. whose byline (as a writer, photographer, or illustrator) appears on the work they are submitting.

At the payment stage (following submission of entries), there will be an option to select “Freelancer Support Fund.” When the request is approved, you will receive an invoice indicating the discounted entry fee. The revised invoice will be sent by email within 24 hours. 

The NMAF is a registered charity. Fees paid for submissions may be tax-deductible. And with our Freelancer Support Fund, it’s more accessible than ever for independent writers and artists to enter their best work for consideration.