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.
We’re officially accepting entries for the 2020 Digital Publishing Awards, recognizing the best of Canada’s digital publishing content. This year, the awards are composed of 23 distinct categories, including one new category—Best Feature Article. Note that the early bird deadline is January 16th, and the final deadline is January 23rd.
Freelancer Support Fund
Freelance writers, designers, videographers, podcasters, photographers and illustrators who enter their own work for consideration can take advantage of our Freelancer Support Fund. Simply submit two entries, select “Freelancer Support Fund” at the payment stage, and within 24 hours we’ll send you a revised invoice reflecting the buy-one-get-one-free discount.
Rules and Judging
Prior to submitting entries, please be sure to review the DPA Rules, which include useful info on eligible content and publications. Importantly, to be eligible for the DPAs, a digital publication must have a permanent editorial staff in Canada, and be published in either English, French, or both languages. Publications do not need to be exclusively digital to be eligible.
Interested in reviewing judging procedures? Visit our DPA Judging Process page.
Submissions and Deadlines
The submissions process is completely digital—visit submissions.digitalpublishingawards.ca to enter. Submit before January 16th, the early bird deadline, and pay only $110 for your entries. After that, submissions are $125 and must be received by January 23rd.
Nominations for the Emerging Excellence Award and the Digital Publishing Award will be open until March 2nd, 2020. (For submissions made between January 24th to March 2nd, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org).
All #DPA20 winners will be presented at the spring soirée, with details announced in early 2020. To stay in the loop, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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.)
The NMAF is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 2019 Digital Publishing Awards, honouring the best of the Canadian digital publishing industry. Digital publishers and creators will be recognized in 23 different categories, with awards for individual creators and editorial teams. Submissions will be accepted starting January 2, 2019, and the deadline is February 1, 2019 at midnight ET.
Writers, photographers, videographers, and other content creators whose work appeared in a Canadian digital publication in 2018 can submit to the DPA individual categories. Awards for individual creators include a cash prize of $500.
Please see the DPA Rules for a complete guide to eligible content and publications. Note that to be eligible for the DPAs, a digital publication must have a permanent editorial staff in Canada, and be published in either English, French, or both languages. Publications do not need to be exclusively digital to be eligible.
Submissions can be made online at submissions.digitalpublishingawards.ca. Submit before Friday,January 25, 2019 to be eligible for the Early Bird fee of $100. The final deadline for DPA submissions is Friday, January 31, 2019.
From everyone at the National Media Awards Foundation, have a warm, happy, and healthy holiday season. Our office will be closed on December 25th, December 26th, and January 1st, and the call for entries for the 2019 Digital Publishing Awards will open on January 2nd. The early-bird deadline is January 25, 2019, and the final online submissions deadline is January 31, 2019. May the new year greet you with many great stories waiting to be read!