May 1: Nominations Announcement

May 29: Winners' Circle

June 1: Awards Gala

Winners' Seals


Promote your National Magazine Award with our official NMA Finalists’ and Winners’ seals. Celebrate your achievement by putting these seals on your covers, promotional material, and website.






Like the National Magazine Awards, Canadian readers look for great Canadian content. That’s why we are offering the National Magazine Awards Winner/Finalist Seals for Gold and Silver award winners, Finalists, Magazine of the Year and Best New Magazine Writer.  We encourage award-winning creators and publications to help create greater awareness of the prestige and honour that comes with winning a National Magazine Award.



Place the seal on your publication’s cover, contents page or website to announce your accomplishments, remind your current readers, funders and advertisers of your magazine’s success and entice new readers to the award-winning content within your magazine.






2016 Winners' Guide


To help our National Magazine Award winners best leverage their award, we've created a Best Practices Guide.


Click here for PDF version.




This guide includes an extensive list of best practices for a wide range of content creators. We've also included personal testimonies, concrete promotional strategies and plenty of other useful resources to ensure you get the most out of your National Magazine Award.



Winners' Circle Webinar


On November 25, 2015, the National Magazine Awards Foundation presented Winners' Circle, an exclusive learning and networking event. More than 70 NMA winners and nominees gathered at The Spoke Club in Toronto's King West district to meet, mingle, network and learn about how an NMA can be a boost to your career.


The NMAF has created this webinar to share best practices on how to leverage your National Magazine Award. In a discussion led by D.B. Scott, we uncover the many different ways that three NMA winners, Penny Caldwell of Cottage Life, Matt Blackett of Spacing and Katherine Laidlaw of The Walrus, have effectively leveraged and optimized their recognition of excellence in winning a National Magazine Award.