The 2017 Digital Publishing Awards
The Digital Publishing Awards foster, recognize and promote excellence in editorial content, published digitally in Canada, through an annual program of awards and national publicity efforts.
  • Jan 2: Call for Submissions
  • Jan 20: Early-Bird Deadline
  • Jan 31: Final Submissions Deadline
  • May 2: Announcement of Finalists
  • TBD: Digital Publishing Awards Soiree

 

Call for Entries Now Open

Welcome to the 2nd annual Digital Publishing Awards, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publishing.

 

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This year we've made many exciting changes to the DPA program, including a $500 cash prize for all Gold winners, updated category definitions and an expanded awards roster. This year’s Digital Publishing Awards will feature 22 categories structured to emphasize new trends and attitudes toward digital publishing and content.

 

“After a successful inaugural year, the industry feedback clearly indicated there was a need to broaden the Digital Publishing Awards to be more inclusive of areas of excellence in the digital landscape. We surveyed our judges, sought feedback from our participants, and convened an Advisory Committee of industry experts to help shape the program for the future. Based on these learnings, the program has substantively evolved to recognize excellence in digital content and journalism, and in particular to call attention to the best practices and innovations in the craft. We believe the program this year reflects that enthusiasm.”

-- Nino Di Cara, President of the NMAF

 

The Digital Publishing Awards provide a platform to promote and reward the achievements of those who create digital publishing content in Canada—the writers and editors, designers and developers, video and podcast producers, photographers and illustrators, and others. The awards recognize and celebrate the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media—including those that support established brands in magazine, newspaper, broadcast and other journalism, as well as those that serve their audiences exclusively as digital brands.

 

We are a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to facilitate a program of awards and publicity efforts to strengthen digital publishing in Canada.

 

 

READY TO ENTER? CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK 

 

 

FAQ

 

Who is eligible to submit?

Any Canadian digital publication and digital creator. Review the Rules for details.

 

What are the categories?

There are 22 Digital Publishing Awards categories, including for design, editorial packaging, blogs, personal essays, long and short features, videos, podcasts, social storytelling, new initiatives, and best overall digital publications.

 

What do I need to submit?

For each submission you’ll need the names and email addresses of your creators, the URLs or other entry points to the content to be judged, a PDF or JPG screen-shot of your content, and your entry fee. When registering, all submitters must provide a brief statement of editorial mandate for their publication. For some categories, entrants must also submit an introductory note providing context for the submission.

 

What are the benefits?

$500 cash prizes for all individual gold winners; awards certificates for all finalists and winners; awards seals for all finalists and winners. National publicity and promotion for all finalists and winners; Interviews, networking sessions, best-practices guides and other engagements between winners and their peers in the Canadian digital publishing industry.

 

How does judging work?

Read all about our judging process for the Digital Publishing Awards. And if you’d like to nominate someone to be a judge, please get in touch.

 

When is the deadline?

January 31. (Enter by the early-bird deadline of January 20 for discounted fees.)

 

How much does it cost to enter?

Just $95 per entry at the early-bird rate.

 

Les publications francophones sont-elles admissibles au concours?

Oui, le programme des Prix DPA est bilingue. Les jurys seront composés d'individus francophones et anglophones.

 

How can I support the DPAs?

Sponsors and suppliers, please contact Managing Director Barbara Gould to find out more about supporting the DPAs.

 

When are the awards?

The nominees will be announced by May 2. The winners will be announced at the first Digital Publishing Awards Soiree in Toronto.

 

Who are the DPAs?

The DPAs are managed by the non-profit NMAF and guided by a steering committee composed of industry leaders. To become involved with the Foundation or the DPAs, or to request more information, please contact us at info@digitalpublishingawards.ca

 

 

 

 

About the Digital Publishing Awards

The Digital Publishing Awards recognize excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publishing. The DPAs provide a platform to promote and reward the achievements of those who create digital publishing content in Canada—the writers and editors, designers and developers, video and podcast producers, photographers and illustrators, and many others. The program aims to recognize, celebrate and promote to a national audience the innovative publishing teams that produce digital content in Canadian media.

 

The DPAs are managed by the National Magazine Awards Foundation,  a not-for-profit organization whose mandate is to facilitate a program of awards and publicity efforts to strengthen digital publishing in Canada. The program is guided by a steering committee composed of industry leaders. To become involved with the Foundation or the DPAs, or to request more information, please contact us at info@digitalpublishingawards.ca

 

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