The early bird deadline has passed, but you still have until January 22nd at midnight ET to get your entries in for the 43rd annual National Magazine Awards. This year, there are 29 categories, recognizing the best of what Canada’s creators have to offer. Categories range from Personal Journalism to Lifestyle Photography, with discounts available to Freelancers and Small Magazines.
You can also download our handy 2020 NMA Submissions Guide, for full details on the award categories.
Freelancer Support Fund & Small Magazine Rebate
Here are the full details on the Freelancer Support Fund and the Small magazine Rebate. Gold winners in writing and visual award categories will receive a $1000 cash prize, while our year-long national publicity efforts aim to promote all finalists and winners.
The NMA team is always happy to answer your questions and assist with the submissions process. Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 416-939-6200.
If you’re a B2B publication eager to have your magazine’s excellence recognized, head on over to nmab2b.com for program details. The final submissions deadline for the NMA: B2B program is January 17, 2020. We look forward to receiving your entries!
Freelancers, don’t forget that the support fund offers a discounted entry rate of $50.00 per submission. After the early bird deadline, this rate jumps to $62.50.
Small magazines, take note that our rebate is offered on a first come, first served basis. Get your entries in now to secure a free second entry (offered to magazines whose annual revenue is $200,000 or less).
Got questions? Shoot us an email at email@example.com, and we’ll get you answers. You can call us, too, at 416-939-6200.
If you’re looking for digital categories, head on over to digitalpublishingawards.ca. The DPAs are accepting entries until January 31, 2019. B2B mags, you’ll be happy to hear that we’ve launched a new program, the National Magazine Awards: B2B. The deadline for submitting entries to that program is February 1, 2019.
The NMAs strive to ensure that the awards recognize the best work from Canadian magazines, inclusive of diverse small and cultural magazines. The Small Magazine Rebate helps to ensure this broad base of participation. And so, we’re thrilled to offer the second entry free to the eligible magazines whose annual revenue is $200,000 or less*.
Here’s all of the information on eligibility for the rebate. Namely, the annual revenue must include all operating revenue as well as grants, subsidies, and funding; and, the rebate applies to magazine submitters only (not to individual, freelance submitters).
How do I Apply?
Simply submit your entries to the NMAs here. When you get to the payment stage, select the “Small Magazine” option. If your magazine meets the eligibility requirements, you’ll receive an invoice by email that reflects the free entry.
Why should I take advantage of the Small Magazine Rebate?
New Readers: Award-winning magazines attract new readers who are hungry for great stories.
Bragging Rights: Tell your readers and supporters that you are delivering the best and most credible content, recognized by your peers in the magazine industry.
Get Noticed: With a National Magazine Award, writers and artists find new audiences for their creative work.
Celebrate Your Creators: Editors, publishers and art directors have the opportunity to reward creative talent.
We Promote You: The NMAF works year-round to promote award-winning magazines and creators through mass media publicity, social media channels, special promotions, and more.
For full details on the rebate, click here. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions on the status of your application, and remember that the final submissions deadline is January 18, 2019.
*Please note that the rebate operates on a “first come, first served” basis; apply early to ensure your magazine gets their free entry!