NMA submissions closed; Other awards for magazines still open

As of January 16, 2012 at 5pm ET the submissions window for the 35th anniversary National Magazine Awards is fully closed. Thanks to all who participated this year. The National Magazine Awards Foundation now moves into its judging season, as over 200 judges will evaluate this year’s trove of entries. The nominations for the National Magazine Awards will be revealed by May 1 and the winners at the annual NMA gala in Toronto on June 7.

Meanwhile, there are still a number of other Canadian magazine awards competitions that are accepting submissions for 2011 magazine publishing:

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards — open to Canadian business-to-business publications — are accepting submissions for awards in 22 categories in this their 58th year. The deadline to submit is February 3, although the early-bird deadline is January 27. This year’s KRW awards gala will be held on June 7, 2012 in Toronto.

The Atlantic Journalism Awards competition has a submissions deadline of January 31. The competition is open to any journalist or news organization in Atlantic Canada whose entry was published or broadcast in an Atlantic Canadian media outlet during 2011. The AJA awards gala will be held on May 5, 2012 in Fredericton.

January 31 is also the deadline for submissions to the Alberta Magazine Awards. This is a celebration of the Alberta magazine industry, featuring Showcase Awards (new digital category) and Achievement Awards, cash prizes, and more. There are seven categories for this year’s competition, and the winners will be revealed at the 2012 Alberta Magazines Conference in Calgary on March 22.

And the 30th anniversary Western Magazine Awards will be accepting submissions starting on February 6, with a deadline of March 2. There are 30 categories this year — including a new one, a 30th category for the 30th year: Best Online Magazine — and the winners will be revealed on June 15 at the Western Magazine Awards gala at the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel in Vancouver.

In addition to these other magazine awards, the following awards competitions are accepting submissions/applications this month:

The Yves O. Fortier Award for Earth Science Journalism (deadline Jan 31).

The Multiple Sclerosis John Alexander Media Awards for print and broadcast media (deadline Jan 31).

Visit the Resources section of the NMAF website to find out about other awards for journalism in Canada.

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