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Call for Entries


The call for entries for the 6th annual Digital Publishing Awards is now open! Our program for 2021 features 25 categories, including expanding the Best Podcast award into two separate categories and introducing a new category, Best Virtual Event, to better reflect the content being produced by the industry. 

We’re also pleased to introduce a new, cross-programming initiative this year. In seven categories, we will be welcoming the work of National Magazine Awards and National Magazine Awards: B2B participants, in addition to Digital Publishing Awards participants. Entries in each category will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and winners will be announced across all three programs.

Our Freelancer Support Fund will be available once again this year, ensuring that the Digital Publishing Awards recognize the best work from a broad range of Canadian creators.

Deadlines and Fees

If you’re interested in submitting to the 2021 DPAs, please note that the call for entries is open from now until January 29, 2021. To save on fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 22, 2021. The deadline to nominate someone for the Emerging Excellence Award or the Digital Publishing Leadership Award is March 2, 2021.

Entry fees are $125 each plus HST. The early bird fee is $110 each plus HST.

Ready to submit?

Call for Judges

We’re currently accepting nominations from individuals to serve on the juries for this year’s awards. Judging will take place in February and March 2021, and you can find all the information about the judging process and how to be a juror on our website. Interested? Email info@digitalpublishingawards.ca with a brief description of your professional experience.