Running out of things to do in lockdown? Why not give these great Canadian podcasts a listen! Here are the NMAF’s 2020 top finalists for Best Podcast. Make sure to stay tuned for our list of 2021 finalists to be revealed in May!
The 6th annual Digital Publishing Awards are now closed for submission, save for two special awards—the Digital Publishing Leadership Award and the Emerging Excellence Award.
The Digital Publishing Leadership Award recognizes and celebrates an individual who has made significant contributions to the industry. Writers, visual creators, designers, developers, publishers, and other digital publishing professionals are all eligible, as long as they have demonstrated leadership, inspiration, creativity, and achievement. Nominations should come from three or more colleagues (here are the full nomination requirements). Last year’s winner was Dmitry Beniaminov—check out his acceptance speech here. Prior to that, the award has gone to Kathy Vey, Brodie Fenlon, and Kenny Yum.
Young professionals working in the digital field, who have demonstrated exceptional craft and promise, can be put forth for the Emerging Excellence Award. Nominations for this award should come from one or more colleagues or mentors. Previous winners include Jane Lytvynenko, Sofia Misenheimer, Elizabeth Melito, and Nael Shiab.
Submissions for the 6th annual Digital Publishing Awards are now open! Canadian creators and publishers are eligible to submit digitally published content across 25 categories this year, including one new category—Best Virtual Event. Gold winners in individual creator categories will receive a $500 cash prize.
For this cross-programming initiative, all entries will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and winners will be announced across all three programs. For more information, please see our rules.
Freelancer Support Fund
Our Freelancer Support Fund allows independent writers, designers, videographers, podcasters, photographers and illustrators to buy one entry and get one free. Please note that the Fund applies only to individual creator categories, which come with a cash prize of $500 for Gold winners.
Rules and Judging
Prior to submitting entries, please take a moment to review DPA Rules. 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—are eligible to participate in the DPAs.
Interested in reviewing judging procedures? Learn more about our DPA Judging Process here.
Submissions and Deadlines
The DPA submissions process is completely digital—visit TK to enter. To save on entry fees, get your entries in by the early bird deadline of January 22, 2021. The final deadline for submissions is January 29, 2021 at midnight EST.
The deadline to nominate someone for the Emerging Excellence Award or the Digital Publishing Leadership Award is March 2, 2021. (Submissions made from January 30 onward should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
To keep up with what’s going on, follow the Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter and Facebook.
This award may be given to a writer, visual creator, designer, developer, publisher, or other digital publishing professional. It costs only $25 to submit a nomination, and the deadline is March 2, 2020.
How to Nominate a Colleague
Entries must consist of:
A letter of introduction (PDF) from a publisher, editor, art director, or other colleague, which should include:
a brief bio of the candidate;
a summary of their career achievements; and
links to specific work and media to be considered by the jury.
The submission must also include supporting letters or testimonials from at least two (2) other colleagues.
The entire submission should consist of a single PDF file not more than 10 pages in length.
Judging for this award is done by members of the NMAF Board of Directors, alongside senior members of the Canadian digital publishing industry. Please note that we keep applications under consideration for two (2) years.
Previous winners have included Kathy Vey (2019), Brodie Fenlon (2018), and Kenny Yum (2017).
Mark your calendars: Thursday, January 23rd is your last chance to enter the 2020 Digital Publishing Awards. Entries will be judged by three-member juries made up of Canada’s top digital publishing talent—this is a great opportunity to get your work read by the best of the best! (For more on the judging process, click here).
With 23 categories to choose from, Canadian writers, editors, art directors, graphic designers, web developers, photographers, illustrators and videographers are sure to find an excellent fit for their work.
Start the submission process by visiting our online portal. Then, enter the details of your entry and pay the fee. You’ll want to follow us on Twitter (we’re @DPAwards), where we’ll announce the nominees this spring.