Last chance to enter the 2019 DPAs

As the month comes to a close, so does the Digital Publishing Awards’ call for entries: Friday, February 1st is your last chance to submit your work to the awards. Entries will be judged by three-member juries, made up of Canada’s top digital publishing talent. You can read more about the judging process here.

For categories, there are 23 to choose from: with this expansive lineup, Canadian writers, editors, art directors, graphic designers, web developers, photographers, illustrators, and videographers, are sure to find a good fit for their work. Best of all, Gold winners in individual categories will take home a $500 cash prize!

The entire submission process takes about ten minutes. Start by clicking here to access our online portal. There, you’ll enter the details of your submission(s) and pay the entry fees. Easy!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for updates—that’s where we’ll be announcing the nominees. Also note that the deadline to nominate someone for the Emerging Excellence Award or the Digital Publishing Leadership Award is Friday, March 1, 2019.

Early-Bird Deadline for the Digital Publishing Awards

Early-birds, you’re almost out of time—our discount comes to an end this Friday! If you want to save $25 per entry, be sure to make your submission(s) by midnight (ET) on January 25th. After that, entry fees will be $125 each.

All Canadian digital publications and digital creators are welcome to enter the awards. Many of the categories have a $500 cash prize for the gold winner, while our national publicity efforts promote all finalists and winners. Placing in the Digital Publishing Awards means getting your work read and recognized.

What’s more, the submission process is simple: review the categories, then click here to access the online submissions portal, and follow the steps provided. (Freelancers, remember that we also offer the freelancer support fund.)

Any and all questions can be sent to info@digital publishingawards.ca.

Work from 2018 that falls into the business-to-business category can be entered in the inaugural National Magazine Awards: B2B. The final deadline for the NMA: B2B program is February 1, 2019.

Announcing the Categories for the 2019 Digital Publishing Awards

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to announce the line-up of categories for the fourth annual Digital Publishing Awards. The awards will be across 23 categories, including one new category; Best Editorial Newsletter.

To review its Digital Publishing Awards program for 2019, the NMAF worked in consultation with a panel of industry professionals. Our thanks to this year’s Advisory Committee members, who provided invaluable guidance to crafting the 4th annual DPAs, include:

Matt Frehner – Head of Visual Journalism, The Globe and Mail
Philippe Gohier – Editor in Chief, VICE Québec
Lindsay Sample – Managing Editor, Discourse Media
David Topping – Senior Manager of Product, St. Joseph Communications, Media Group

Notable changes for 2019 include:

  • The awards for the three Best Service Feature categories (Lifestyle; Careers and Personal Finances; Family and Health), have been merged into one single category rewarding excellence in service journalism.
  • One new category has been added to the program: Best Editorial Newsletter. This award honours the outstanding work of an editorial team in creating original and engaging content via a regular email series that best serves its intended audience by maximizing the potential of digital publishing.

2019 DPA Categories:

  1. Best Digital Editorial Package
  2. Best Column
  3. Best News Coverage (Small newsroom)
  4. Best News Coverage
  5. Best Feature Article: Short
  6. Best Feature Article: Long
  7. Fiction
  8. Best Personal Essay
  9. Best Arts & Culture Storytelling
  10. Best Science & Technology Storytelling
  11. Best Service Feature
  12. Best Online Video: Short
  13. Best Online Video: Feature
  14. Best Online Video: Mini-Doc
  15. Best Podcast
  16. Best Digital Design
  17. Best Photo Storytelling
  18. Best Social Storytelling
  19. Best Editorial Newsletter
  20. Innovation in Digital Storytelling
  21. Emerging Excellence Award
  22. Leadership Excellence Award
  23. General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small, Medium & Large Publications

For complete category definitions, rules and judging procedures, visit digitalpublishingawards.ca.

2019 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submissions for the 2018 Digital Publishing Awards will be accepted from January 2-31, 2019. The DPAs are open to all Canadian digital publishers— including those that support established brands in consumer & B2B magazines, newspapers, broadcast and other journalism, as well as those that serve their audiences exclusively as digital brands—published in either English or French.

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We’re currently accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the jury for the 2019 DPAs, and join the great tradition of recognizing achievement by the creators of Canadian magazines and digital publications. We’re looking for nominations of individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural, and regional communities.

For news and updates about the DPAs, follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA19.

Announcing the Categories for the 2018 Digital Publishing Awards

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The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is pleased to announce the lineup of categories for the third annual Digital Publishing Awards. This year, awards in 24 categories will be bestowed to Canadian digital creators and publishers, along with a $500 cash prize in creator-awarded categories.

As an independent and charitable organization, the Digital Publishing Awards has established itself as an authoritative and respected champion of excellence in the Canadian digital community. The changes to this year’s categories reflect our commitment to the program’s quality and relevance to all digital creators and publishers.” – Nino Di Cara, President of the NMAF.

To review its Digital Publishing Awards program for 2018, the NMAF worked in consultation with a panel of industry professionals. This year’s Advisory Committee members, who provided invaluable guidance to crafting the 3rd annual Digital Publishing Awards, include:

The categories for the 2018 DPAs are:
1. Best Digital Editorial Package
2. Best Blog or Column
3. Best News Coverage: Small Newsroom
4. Best News Coverage
5. Best Feature Article: Short
6. Best Feature Article: Long
7. Fiction *NEW
8. Best Personal Essay
9. Best Arts & Culture Story
10. Best Science & Technology Story *NEW
11. Best Service Feature: Lifestyle
12. Best Service Feature: Careers & Personal Finance
13. Best Service Feature: Family & Health
14. Best Online Video: Short
15. Best Online Video: Feature
16. Best Online Video: Mini-Doc
17. Best Podcast and Audio Storytelling
18. Best Digital Design
19. Best Photo Storytelling *NEW
20. Best Social Storytelling
21. Best Digital Initiative
22. Emerging Excellence Award
23. Leadership Excellence Award
24. General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small, Medium and Large Publications

Notable changes for 2018 include:

  • The top overall prize—General Excellence in Digital Publishing—will be presented in three divisions, for small, medium and large publications.
  • One of the Best News Coverage categories will be exclusively open to small publications.
  • The awards for Best Service Feature, rewarding excellence in service journalism, have been revised to include the following three categories:
    • Lifestyle;
    • Careers and Personal Finances; and
    • Family and Health.
  • The Best Podcast category has been expanded and renamed Best Podcast and Audio Storytelling to include audio stories.
  • Three new categories have been added to the program:
    • Fiction;
    • Best Science and Technology Story; and
    • Best Photo Storytelling.

For a complete list of awards categories, rules and judging procedures, visit digitalpublishingawards.ca.

THE NMAF ELECTS TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS
To help support and grow the DPA program on an on-going basis, the NMAF is pleased to welcome two new digital publishing professionals to its board of directors:

 

As Head of Presentation at The Globe and Mail, Matt Frehner leads a cross-disciplinary team of editors, designers, developers and graphic artists.

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Matt Frehner

Also joining the NMAF board of directors is Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Social Media Editor at BuzzFeed Canada and Editor, News Curation at BuzzFeed News.

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Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Visit digitalpublishingawards.ca to view the NMAF’s complete list of board members.

2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES
Submissions for the 2018 Digital Publishing Awards will be accepted from January 2 to February 2, 2018. The DPAs are open to all Canadian digital publishers— including those that support established brands in consumer & B2B magazines, newspapers, broadcast and other journalism, as well as those that serve their audiences exclusively as digital brands—published in either English or French.

For news and updates about the DPAs, follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter @DPAwards and #DPA18.