Summer is here and so are the writing contests. Quite a number of great magazines are hosting contests, awards and other opportunities for writers new and seasoned. Naturally, the chance of winning should not be your sole motivation; just by entering you’ll acquaint yourself with (and probably get a subscription to) a great magazine, plus you’ll enjoy the satisfaction of having put your hard work, creativity and talent out into the world.
Designers and enthusiasts are getting ready to celebrate the best in design publishing at the 3rd annual Regional Design Awards Party–the Reggies–put on by Design Edge Canada, which takes place on Tuesday, June 26 at The Hoxton in Toronto.
This event honours the winners and finalists of the Regional Design Awards, and includes special presentations to the “Best of Region” winners. Guests will also receive an advance copy of the Design Edge Canada Awards annual. Tickets are $20 at the door.
Straight to your tablet, enjoy some great Canadian magazines such as Canadian Art, Cottage Life, Elle Canada, explore, Malahat Review, More, Outdoor Canada, The Walrus, This Magazine and Vancouver Magazine. Subscribe today!
The winners of the 30th anniversary Western Magazine Awards were announced Friday night at a ceremony in Vancouver. Vancouver Magazine was named the Western Canada Magazine of the Year, while the new publication Eighteen Bridges won four awards, including Best New Magazine, Magazine of the Year for Alberta/NWT, Best Article for Alberta/NWT (Chris Turner, “Bearing Witness”) and Best Article in Arts, Culture and Entertainment (Don Gillmor, “All In“).
Vancouver Magazine led all publications with 7 awards, followed by Eighteen Bridges with 4 and Swerve with 3.
Five-time National Magazine Award winner Byron Eggenschwiler won for Best Illustration.
Alberta Oil, which won the Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Magazine of the Year earlier this month, won that honour once again in the trade magazine category at the WMAs. The Tyee won the new award for Best Online Magazine.
Attention National Magazine Award-nominated and -winning magazine publishers, editors and art directors: Promote your success at the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards with our official winners’ and finalists’ seals.
Adorn your covers, acknowledgement pages, promotional materials and websites with these creative designs to promote to your readers the excellence of your magazine and the writers and artists who contribute to that success.
Contact the NMAF office to request the seals in .pdf or .eps format.
The National Magazine Awards Foundation is honoured to congratulate you on your success this year.
This Friday, June 15 is the deadline for submissions for the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Awards, with a category each for magazine and book publications. There is a $2000 prize for the magazine writer competition and $5000 for book writers. The competition rewards freelance work with a social-justice angle.
For magazine articles, the applicant must be working on completion for publication of a contracted English language magazine article (non-fiction) or have published the article in the first six months of the year of the competition they are applying for (e.g. between January 1 and June 30, 2010 when applying for the 2010 award). Any magazine article published after June 30 must meet the criteria for a magazine article in the process of being readied for publication.
Originally a Calgary prize, the award is now open to all Canadian freelance writers. Previous winners include National Magazine Award laureates Deborah Campbell, Gordon Laird and Marcello Di Cintio.