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The National Media Awards Foundation is calling for nominations for the 2018 Digital Publishing Leadership Award and Emerging Excellence Award.

Presented annually, the Digital Publishing Leadership Award honours an individual whose career contributions to Canadian digital publishing deserve recognition and celebration; in 2017, Kenny Yum was the first-ever recipient of this prestigious distinction.

Nominations for this award should come from three or more colleagues of the individual. Entries must consist of a letter of introduction from a publisher, editor, art director, or other colleague. The submission must also include supporting letters or testimonials from at least two other colleagues.

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Kenny Yum at the 2017 DPA Soirée, giving his acceptance speech after receiving the inaugural Digital Publishing Leadership Award.

The Emerging Excellence Award honours an individual whose early work in Canadian digital publishing shows the highest degree of craft and promise; in 2017, L’actualité’s data journalist Naël Shiab received this honour.

Nominations for this award should come from one or more colleagues or mentors of the individual. The submission may also include supporting letters or testimonials from other colleagues, as well as images and screen grabs. Note that this award is open to any individual under the age of 30.

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Naël Shiab, the 2017 recipient of the Emerging Excellence Award.

Full nomination details can be found here. Click here to download the nomination form. For both categories the entry fee is $25, and the deadline for entries is March 1, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be presented with their award at the 2018 DPA Soirée on May 29.

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