In 2018, Elizabeth Melito of CBC News was recognized as the recipient of the Emerging Excellence Award, and in 2017, the recipient was Naël Shiab of L’actualité. For 2019, the NMAF will honour a writer, visual creator, designer, developer, publisher, or other young professional who has demonstrated excellence and potential in one or more areas of Canadian digital publishing. Note that the individual must be under the age of 30, and that nominations should be received from one or more colleagues or mentors.
Brodie Fenlon, of CBC, and Kenny Yum, of HuffPost Canada, were both recipients of the Digital Publishing Leadership Award. This award honours an individual whose career contributions—including a demonstration of leadership, inspiration, creativity, and achievement— to Canadian digital publishing deserve recognition and celebration. Writers, visual creators, designers, developers, publishers, or other digital publishing professionals are all eligible. The nomination package must include letters from three of more colleagues of the nominee.
The deadline for both of these awards is March 1, 2019, and the entry fee is $25.
To everyone who submitted their best work to the 2019 Digital Publishing Awards, thank you! The judging period is about to begin, and the nominations announcement is slated for spring. Follow us on Twitter, and sign-up for our newsletter, for the most up-to-date news.