December 4: Call for Entries

January 15: Early-Bird Deadline

January 22: Final Submissions Deadline


The NMAF welcomes applications from individuals who bring different industry perspectives – from recognized leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We also aim for the judging panels to reflect our country’s diverse Indigenous, cultural and regional communities.

Explore Magazine

Explore is dedicated to publishing the best of outdoor adventure, seeking rich stories of outdoor recreation and adventure travel produced by authentic voices. Within their wide range of content, the magazine aims to always include an element of exploration in the outdoors.

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Explore magazine has an extensive record of National Magazine Awards; in addition to scoring a nomination for Magazine of the Year three times, the publication has won 26 gold awards, 30 silver awards and 129 honourable mentions!