And the Nominees Are…
The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is proud to present the nominees for the 7th annual Digital Publishing Awards. Our roster of 80 judges generously volunteered their time and expertise to evaluate hundreds of entries to help us recognize excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital media. From the judges’ deliberations, more than 160 impressive finalists have emerged. Join us in congratulating all of this year’s nominees!
Leading with an impressive 16 nominations is Radio-Canada, followed by The Globe and Mail with 14 nominations, and Toronto Star and The Local, both with nine nominations. Other top nominees include Le Devoir and The Tyee with seven nominations each, and The Walrus and Hakai Magazine with five nominations each.
- Fatima Syed is nominated individually three times: twice in Best Feature Article for “You Can’t Stop the Spread of the Virus if You Don’t Stop it in Peel” and “The Labour of Immigrant Women,” both published in The Local, and also in Best Personal Essay for “As A Muslim, I Face Islamophobia. As An Immigrant, I’ve Failed Indigenous People,” published in Chatelaine.
- “Gambling with Nova Scotia’s future,” written by Rob Csernyik for The Coast, is a nominee in Best News Coverage (Community Publication) and Best Science & Technology Storytelling.
- Brian Payton has two nominations for Best Feature Article, for “Where Now Grizzly Bear?” and “The Ingenious Ancient Technology Concealed in the Shallows,” both published in Hakai Magazine.
- “Jason Isbell Is Tired Of Country’s Love Affair With White Nostalgia,” written by Elamin Abdelmahmoud for Buzzfeed News is a nominee in Best Feature Article (Long) and Best Arts & Culture Storytelling. Elamin is also nominated in Best Feature Article (Short) for “There’s Room For Everyone In The Church Of Brandi Carlile,” also published in Buzzfeed News.
- “The void in Calgary,” by Jeremy Agius for The Globe and Mail, is nominated for Best Digital Design and Innovation in Digital Storytelling.
- The team behind Toronto Star’s “The Last Orca” is nominated in Best Digital Design and Best Digital Editorial Package.
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About the Winners’ Celebration
We’ll be announcing the winners of the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter on May 31 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The full list of winners will be posted on our website, as well as on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter on May 31 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
As acceptance speeches are the highlight of any awards presentation, we encourage all winners to record and send an acceptance speech in real time and we will retweet your reaction — just be sure to tag us @DPAwards. All nominees are also welcome to email a short, pre-recorded acceptance speech prior to May 31, which will be posted on our website and social media feeds if you win.
While there will not be a formal virtual awards ceremony this year, we are looking forward to hosting an in-person event for the industry in September.
The National Media Awards Foundation is extremely grateful for the support from the Government of Canada and The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada. Special thanks also to Natalie Vineberg for creating this year’s visuals, and to Vesselin Stroumsky for developing our online submissions and judging platforms.