Last Call for Early-Bird Tickets: 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards

Are you ready to honour Canada’s most exceptional magazine writing, photography, illustration, and design? We are preparing a wonderful celebration of Canadian magazine creators for this year’s 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards gala on May 26, with a nod to the history and great tradition of Canadian magazines, and also a look to the future.
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The Early Bird deadline on “Dinner & Show” tickets is Friday May 5. Save $15 of the regular price of $150 by booking your ticket soon.
The 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards gala is just three weeks away. The nominees have been announced, and we are excited to welcome Canada’s best writers, artists, editors, art directors, publishers, and more to the gala on May 26.

Special Rate: Tickets to the 40th Anniversary National Magazine Awards

The nominees have been announced and Canada’s top writers, photographers, illustrators, editors, art directors, and more will gather at the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards on Friday May 26 in Toronto.
Nominated Freelancers: Freelancers who are nominated for a National Magazine Award may purchase up to two tickets at the special Nominated Freelancer Rate of $35, thanks to our generous table patrons. This is a limited offer, based on availability. Get your tickets today.
(Read about eligibility for this special offer.)
Early Bird Tickets: Tickets including the reception, dinner, show and dessert are $135 for all other guests until the Early Bird deadline of May 5. After that, tickets are $150.
Show Only: A limited number of Show-Only tickets are available for $75. Show-Only tickets do not include dinner.
Tickets are on sale now at
Special thanks to our table patrons, who are generously supporting Canada’s magazine creators:

This year, 197 Canadian magazines from coast to coast to coast—English and French, print and digital—entered the best of their editorial and design work to the National Magazine Awards, submitting the work of more than 2000 writers, editors, photographers, illustrators, art directors and other creators.
The NMAF’s 112 volunteer judges have nominated a total of 202 submissions from 75 different Canadian magazines for awards in 25 written, visual, integrated and special categories.
Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be announced at the Arcadian Court in Toronto on May 26, at the 40th anniversary National Magazine Awards gala. Gold Awards in most categories include a cash prize of $1000.
To view all nominees, visit the 40th Anniversary NMA Website or download the PDF.

National Magazine Awards Gala FAQ


Got questions about this year’s National Magazine Awards gala? We’ve got answers.
Answers to questions like:

  • Who can attend? (Short answer: Everyone.)
  • Who is hosting? (Long answer: Scott Feschuk.)
  • Are there discounts for tables? (Unfortunately no.)
  • Can I make special seating requests? (Yes, but hurry.)
  • Can I make special eating requests? (Ditto.)
  • Can judges attend? (Yes, but RSVP ASAP.)
  • What do I wear? (We call it “Cocktail Chic” and let you decide how to interpret.)
  • How do I find a drink when I need one? (We’ll make it easy for you.)

Complete answers to these questions and more on our National Magazine Awards gala FAQ. Contact us with any other questions or hail us on Twitter @MagAwards #NMA14.
Gala tickets on sale now. Early-bird deadline May 16.

Early-Bird Deadline for National Magazine Awards Gala Tickets: Friday May 17

Don’t delay, the early-bird deadline for tickets to this year’s National Magazine Awards gala is tomorrow, Friday May 17. Table seats (including the reception, hors d’oeuvre, dinner, dessert and the awards show) are $140. (After May 17: $160)

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Don’t miss the event of the year when the magazine industry gathers at the Carlu in Toronto on FridayJune 7, 2013 to celebrate the very best in Canadian magazines. Join your colleagues and our Master of Ceremonies Zaib Shaikh for a night to remember! The 36th annual National Magazine Awards gala is presented by CDS Global.

Tickets on Sale for the National Magazine Awards gala

Carlu-GalaDon’t miss the event of the year when the magazine industry gathers at the Carlu in Toronto on FridayJune 7, 2013 to celebrate the very best in Canadian magazines.  BUY TICKETS

Early-Bird tickets (available until May 17) are $140 and include the industry reception and hors d’oeuvre, table seating in the concert hall, dinner and the show, plus dessert. (Regular price, after May 17: $160.)

Discount tickets for $95 are also available for seating in the Balcony or Round Room, including the reception, hors d’oeuvre, awards show and dessert.

Doors open at 6pm for the industry reception in the Grand Foyer of The Carlu, with bar service and hors d’oeuvre. At 7:30pm, dinner is served in the Concert Hall and the Awards Presentation commences. Following the conclusion of the awards ceremony, the gala will continue with dessert and bar service till late.

WHERE: The Carlu, 444 Yonge St., 7th Floor, Toronto
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvre and cash bar
7:30 p.m. Served dinner and awards presentation
TICKETS: Early-bird tickets are $140 plus HST each (until May 17) and $160 plus HST (after May 17).
Table tickets for the dinner & awards presentation are available on a first-come basis and tend to sell out.
Tickets for the reception, show-only and dessert are $95 plus HST
ATTIRE: Cocktail chic
DELIVERY: Tickets purchased by May 24 will be mailed if requested. After May 24, tickets will be available for courier pick up until June 3. All other tickets will be available for pick up at the gala.
REFUNDS: Ticket refunds are not permitted