The NMAF has announced the 2019 National Magazine Awards category lineup! The revised program features 29 categories, including two brand new categories, Publisher Grand Prix and Issue Grand Prix. 

The four types of awards categories include: Written & Visual (which include a cash prize of $1,000 for Gold medal winners), Editorial, Grand Prix: Best magazine, and Special. Read all about the categories here

Thank you to the members of this year’s Advisory Committee for helping us craft the 2019 National Magazine Awards program:

Jessica Johnson – Executive Editor & Creative Director, The Walrus
Dominique Ritter – Editor-in-Chief, Reader’s Digest
Judith Pereira – Managing Editor, Report on Business
Charles Grandmont – Editor in Chief, L’actualité
Pamela Rounis – Creative Director & Co-publisher, SAD Mag


We’re also currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the juries for the upcoming National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards, and join the great tradition of recognizing achievement by the creators of Canadian magazines and digital publications.

The NMAF welcomes applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural, and regional communities.

Judging will take place during February and March 2019. Click here to learn more about the judging process. Contact us at staff@magazine-awards.com for more information or to nominate someone to the jury. The NMAF is proud to have some of Canada’s most respected journalists and experts serve on its past juries.