For the 2014 National Magazine Awards, original written and visual content published in a magazine tablet edition or on a magazine website (companion site of a print title or an online-only magazine) is eligible in most categories.
Specifically, you can enter content from tablet editions in ALL written categories and ALL visual categories, and you can enter content from websites in ALL written categories except Editorial Package, and in ALL visual categories except Art Direction.
Check out the digital magazine section of our FAQ for more information.
There are also 5 Special and Integrated categories which are open specifically to digital content in Canadian magazines:
TABLET MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR Open to: Any Canadian tablet magazine or tablet edition of a print magazine published in 2014. Criteria: The award for Tablet Magazine of the Year will go to a Tablet Magazine that successfully fulfills its editorial mission by representing the highest journalistic standards and effectively serving its intended audience by maximizing the possibilities afforded by the medium of tablet publishing. Entry Fee: $150 (early-bird by Jan 11); $175 (regular by Jan 19) Meet last year’s finalists
Last year’s winner: Sportsnet More info
MAGAZINE WEBSITE OF THE YEAR Open to: Any Canadian online-only magazine or companion website of a print title. Criteria: The award for Magazine Website of the Year will go to a magazine website (either a companion site or an online-only magazine) that successfully fulfills its editorial mission by representing the highest journalistic standards and effectively serving its intended audience by maximizing the possibilities afforded by the medium of web-based publishing. Entry Fee: $150 (early-bird by Jan 11); $175 (regular by Jan 19) Meet last year’s finalists Last year’s winner: Macleans.ca More info
EDITORIAL PACKAGE – WEB Open to: Any original package of related or thematic editorial content produced by a Magazine Website. Criteria: This award goes to the package of related online editorial content that maximizes the potential of web-based publishing and reflects collaboration by editors and content creators. Elements may include but are not limited to web design, written content, blogs, video, photography, infographics, illustration, social media and user-generated content. Entry Fee: $95 (early-bird by Jan 11); $120 (regular by Jan 19) Last year’s winner: enRoute (“Canada’s Best New Restaurants“) More info
ONLINE VIDEO Open to: Any single video produced by a Magazine Website or Tablet Magazine. Criteria: Eligible content must have been published during 2014, be clearly relevant to the magazine’s editorial mandate, and be part of an editorial process. Entry Fee: $95 (early-bird by Jan 11); $120 (regular by Jan 19) Watch last year’s finalists
Last year’s winner: Maclean’s (“Boy Genius“) More info
MAGAZINE WEBSITE DESIGN Open to: Any Canadian magazine website (online-only magazine or companion site of a print magazine). Criteria: This award will go to Magazine Website with the most successful and original overall combination of visual and graphic design elements with functionality and user experience, including ease of navigation, readability of content, successful integration of audio/visual elements and a clear distinction between paid content/advertising and editorial content.. Entry Fee: $95 (early-bird by Jan 11); $120 (regular by Jan 19)
Last year’s winner: The Walrus (TheWalrus.ca) More info
The 2014 National Magazine Awards are open for submissions on December 1 at magazine-awards.com. The deadline for all entries is January 19. Enter by the early-bird deadline of January 11 and save.
The most decorated online magazine at this year’s National Magazine Awards is publishing a print product. Hazlitt, winner of 3 Gold National Magazine Awards–including the prestigious Magazine Website of the Year–at the 2012 NMA gala this past June, announced this week that it is launching a print edition.
Hazlitt No. 1 (Winter 2014) will be on magazine racks this month and, completing a full circle, will also have an electronic version. According to the publisher, Random House Canada, Hazlitt No. 1 collects some of the greatest hits and seminal tracks previously published on the website alongside newly commissioned work.
Launched as an online magazine in August 2012, Hazlitt won the National Magazine Awards for Best Magazine Website Design and Best Online Video, in addition to Magazine Website of the Year, at the 36th annual NMA gala this past June, its first year of eligibility.
The new print title features work by National Magazine Award winners and nominees Lynn Crosbie, Michael Winter, Billie Livingston, Sarah Nicole Prickett, Alexandra Molotkow and more.
The companion sites of Maclean’s and Toronto Life magazines will vie with those of Chatelaine, Today’s Parent and Spacing for the title of Best Overall Companion Website at this year’s Canadian Online Publishing Awards, the finalists for which were announced earlier today.
Maclean’s was tabbed for 8 nominations in 15 categories in the COPAs’ Red Division, which consists of consumer magazines (print and online). Toronto Life garnered 4 nominations, including Best Website Design, Best Smartphone App and Best Mobile-Optimized Site.
Hazlitt, the online-only literary publication which earlier this year won the National Magazine Awards for Magazine Website of the Year, Magazine Website Design and Best Online Video, is nominated for 4 COPAs, including Best Overall Online-Only Publication Website, where it will compete against RedNation Online, Torontoist, Tuja Wellness, and What’s Really Good Magazine.
Hazlitt is also nominated for a COPA in Best Website Design, Best Blog and Best Online-Only Article. The online-only city mag Torontoist also nabbed 4 nominations in total.
In the category for Best Tablet Edition, the nominees are Maclean’s, Best Health, Clin d’oeil, Canadian Living and Travel + Escape. And for Best Smartphone App, Maclean’s and Toronto Life will compete against Cool! and YoyoMama.
Check out all of this year’s nominees, including those in the Blue (trade publications) and Green (newspaper & broadcast media) divisions.
This year’s COPA winners will be announced on November 13 at a soiree at The Hoxton in Toronto. Ticket and event info here.
Up to 50% off select award-winning titles, including Avenue, Azure, Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Cottage Life, Eighteen Bridges, Explore, Outdoor Canada, The New Quarterly, The Walrus, Toronto Life, Up Here, Vancouver Magazine and more.
Tonight the National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) presented the winners of the 36th annual National Magazine Awards at a gala this evening in Toronto at The Carlu, presented by CDS Global, and hosted by Canadian actor Zaib Shaikh. Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards were presented in 47 categories, after the NMAF’s 250 volunteer judges evaluated 2000 submissions from nearly 200 Canadian consumer magazines.
Top Winning Magazines at the 36th National Magazine Awards:
Report on Business
Canadian House & Home
The Feathertale Review
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AWARDS The article “Building with the Brigadier” (Report on Business) by Greg McArthur and Graeme Smith—about the SNC-Lavalin investment in Libya—was the most celebrated individual article of the 36th National Magazine Awards, winning two Gold Awards, in Business and in Investigative Reporting, as well as Silver in Politics & Public Interest.
The Gold award for Best Single Issue went to The Feathertale Review (“Issue 9”), the Toronto-based independent arts magazine. The Silver went to Toronto Life (“The Loneliest Man in Toronto”).
The Gold award for the bestMagazine Cover of the year went to Adbusters for their fast food satire “Are We Happy Yet?” by Will Brownand Pedro Inoue. “Issue 45” of Maisonneuve by Anna Minzhulina took the Silver award.
The new online literary magazine Hazlitt, in addition to winning Magazine Website of the Year, also took the Gold awards for Magazine Website Design and for best Online Video, the latter for the first installment of their interview series “Pagelicker 01: Irvine Welsh.”
Journalist Catherine Dubé of L’actualité won her eighth National Magazine Award with a Gold in Service: Health & Family, for “Faut-il interdire le cellulaire à l’école?” – one of six Gold awards won by L’actualité, the most of any magazine.
Corduroy, an independent style and fashion magazine based in Toronto, won Gold for Art Direction of an Entire Issue (“Issue 10”) and in Fashion (“ten covers x ten models”), with art direction by Peter Ash Lee.
Writer Chris Turner led all individuals with four nominations and won Gold in Travel for “On Tipping in Cuba” in The Walrus. Mr. Turner has now won nine National Magazine Awards.
In Words & Pictures the Gold award went to “On Thin Ice” in Canada’s History, by Terry Mosher (a.k.a. Aislin), Mark Reid and Michel Groleau.
Writer Alison Motluk won Gold in Health & Medicine for her story “Is Egg Donation Dangerous?” in Maisonneuve. For Ms. Motluk this is her third National Magazine Award. The Montreal quarterly’s other Gold award came in the category Best Short Feature, for “Notes from the End of the War” by Jonathan Montpetit.
In Fiction the Gold went to Alberta novelist Caroline Adderson for her short story “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen” published in Canadian Notes & Queries. Former Governor General Literary Award winner Patrick deWitt won the Silver for “The Looking-Ahead Artist” in Brick.
In Poetry the Gold winner was former Governor General Literary Award winner Karen Connelly for her poem “The Speed of Rust, or, He Marries” in Geist. Sue Goyette won the Silver for her series of “Fashion” poems in Prairie Fire.
The story “Whale Rising” by Jeff Warren in Reader’s Digest was a double winner, taking Gold in Science, Technology & Environment and Silver in Essays.
Emma Teitel of Maclean’s won the Gold award in Columns. Ms. Teitel won Honourable Mention last year in the category Best New Magazine Writer.
Six of the ten finalists in the new category Blogs were from Maclean’s, with the blog “Science-ish” by Julia Belluz—a former winner of the National Magazine Award for Best Student Writer—winning Gold. Paul Wells won the Silver for “Inkless Wells.”
In Portrait Photography the Gold went to “Never Left Art School,” a series of portraits of artist Douglas Coupland by Mark Peckmezian for Montecristo.
The new French-language literary magazine Nouveau Projet won its first National Magazine Award for “Faux self mon amour” by Fanny Britt in the category Personal Journalism.
Visit magazine-awards.com for the complete list of winners and to download the commemorative 36th National Magazine Awards Gold Book.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The National Magazine Awards Foundation acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as financial support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario, and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. The National Magazine Awards Foundation gratefully acknowledges its suppliers and its contributors who donated gifts in kind to support the awards program. We thank them for their generosity, interest and expertise.
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