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Call for Judges: Inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B

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The National Media Awards Foundation is currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the juries for the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B, and the 2019 National Magazine Awards and Digital Publishing Awards.

Ideal candidates should fulfill one or more of the following criteria:

  • Internationally renowned journalist, editor, designer or other expert with an interest in supporting the NMAF;
  • Editor, art director, publisher, web editor or other staff member (past or present) of a Canadian B2B magazine, whether or not your publication participates in the National Magazine Awards, Digital Publishing Awards, or National Magazine Awards: B2B;
  • Freelance or staff writer, illustrator, photographer or digital creator, where a significant portion of your work is in Canadian publications (especially if you have been nominated for or won an award yourself);
  • Journalist (print, broadcast, digital) with expertise in a particular field represented by one or more NMA, DPA, or NMA: B2B categories;
  • Academic or industry leader with expertise in a particular field;
  • Professionals and leaders from related cultural sectors, including the visual arts (film and television), the literary arts (book writing & publishing) and the performing arts (theatre, music);
  • Bilingual: Not all of our judges need be bilingual, but all awards juries will have at least one bilingual member.

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. Contact us at staff@magazine-awards.com for more information or to nominate someone to the jury. 

Join the great tradition of recognizing achievement by the creators of Canadian magazines, business-to-business publishing, and digital publishing! 

Announcing the NMA: B2B Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation is excited to announce its newest awards program: the National Magazine Awards: B2B, honouring excellence in business-to-business publishing. The call for entries for the inaugural NMA: B2B awards will open on January 3, 2019.

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B2B publications will be recognized across 19 awards categories, including recognition for achievement in personal and company profiles, trade and professional feature articles, overall leadership of a member of the Canadian B2B industry, and more. Awards will include a $500 cash prize in creator-focused categories, awarded to the individual Gold winner.

To craft the 2019 NMA: B2B awards program, including the categories, rules and judging guidelines, and to ensure that the program reflects the industry, the NMAF collaborated with leaders in Canadian B2B publishing. Many thanks to our steering committee for their invaluable help and guidance:

  • Kristin Doucet, Managing Editor, Professionally Speaking
  • Colin Leslie, Editor-in-Chief, The Medical Post
  • Charles DesGroseilliers, Art Director, Les Affaires
  • Ryan Bergen, Editor-in-Chief, CIM Magazine

The NMA: B2B awards are open to all editorial publications that self-describe as a professional, association, alumni, or trade magazine with a permanent editorial staff in Canada. Print and digital magazines are both welcome to apply, whether published in English, French, or both languages.

Call for Judges

We’re currently looking for individuals interested in serving on the juries for the NMA: B2B awards. Information about the judging process can be found here, or get in touch with us at staff@magazine-awards.com.