Submission Requirements

*When preparing your entries, please carefully follow these instructions. Please refer to the specific category for which you’re submitting.

Writing Awards (Categories 1-8)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version* of each entry in its entirety
* PDF documents must be printable on 8.5×11” format (single-page spreads). Do NOT submit double-page spreads for any writing awards. Please ensure that all text is no closer than 0.5” from the page’s edge.

Best Photograph and Best Illustration (Categories 9-10)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of each entry in its entirety (double page spreads accepted)

Best Editorial (Category 11)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of the editorial or the series

Best Newsletter (Category 12)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– A brief statement (max 500 words) that: introduces the publication to the jury; articulates the publication’s strategy for newsletters; provides context for the development and deployment of the emails; and comments on the impact of the newsletter.
– URLs to three newsletters to be evaluated.

Best Art Direction: Single Article or Opening Spread (Category 13)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of each entry in its entirety (double page spreads accepted)

Best Cover (Category 14)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.
Entries must be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of the cover to be judged

Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue (Category 15)
How to submit: Hard copies are required for this category.
Entries must also be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of the cover of the issue
Please mail or courier: 4 copies of the issue to be judged as well as 4 copies of the entry form, which can be printed after you submit your entries via the online submission portal.

Best Issue (Category 16)
How to submit: Hard copies are required for this category.
Entries must also be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of the cover of the issue
Please mail or courier: 4 copies of the issue to be judged; 4 copies of a cover letter (max 400 words) providing context for the issue, and 4 copies of the entry form, which can be printed after you submit your entries via the online submission portal.

Best Publisher (Category 17)
How to submit: Hard copies are required for this category.
Entries must also be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF version of the cover of any issue published in 2018;
Please mail or courier 4 sets of a submission package which must include each:
– The publication’s editorial mandate and the target audience;
– A list with embedded links of all the digital platforms, as well as a detailed description of the brand extensions, including any data that would demonstrate the success of the magazine’s initiatives;
– One issue of the magazine published in 2018;
– Any support material (merchandise, special issues, books, etc.);
– The entry form, which can be printed after you submit your entries via the online submission portal.

Best Magazine (Category 18)
How to submit: Hard copies are required for the Best Magazine categories. Entries must also be submitted through our online portal. Submitters must upload:
– PDF of the cover of any issues published in 2018;
– A presentation letter (max 500 words) introducing the jury to the publication that includes the editorial mandate.
Please mail or courier 4 sets of a submission package which must include:
– Two print issues from 2018* (for a total of 8 magazines per entry);
– A presentation letter, outlining your magazine’s achievements for 2018;
– The entry form, which can be printed after you submit your entries via the online submission portal.

B2B Leadership Award (Category 19)
How to submit: Hard copies are not required for this category.Entries for the B2B Leadership Award consist of a cover letter indicating the candidate’s name, title, and a summary of their career achievements, including links to or examples of their work, as well as at least two supporting letters from other individuals. The entire submission should consist of a single PDF file, not more than 10 pages in length. The deadline for entries for this award is March 1. Entries submitted after the online submission deadline must be emailed to staff@magazine-awards.com.

Mailing address for category submissions requiring hard copies:
National Media Awards Foundation
2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1600
Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4