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.
Important Dates for 2017
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
@DPAwards on Twitter
New Categories for 2017
This year, the Digital Publishing Awards will present awards in 22 categories focusing on the work of Canadian digital creators, while reflecting new trends and attitudes toward digital publishing and content. [Read the full press release here – PDF]
In addition to the these changes in the category lineup, individual Gold winners will now receive a $500 cash prize.
Changes to the Digital Publishing Awards categories:
The top overall prize—General Excellence in Digital Publishing—will be presented in two divisions, for large and small publications.
Other new categories include:
Best Social Storytelling
Best Online Video in 3 divisions:
Short (under 2 minutes)
Feature (2-5 minutes)
Mini-Doc (more than 5 minutes
Best News Coverage in 2 divisions:
Provincial & Local
National & International
Best Personal Essay
Best Arts & Culture
Best Service Feature: Lifestyle
Best Service Feature: Family, Health & Careers
Best Fashion & Beauty
Emerging Excellence Award
Digital Publishing Leadership Award
Click here for a complete list of categories and definitions.
This year, the Digital Publishing Awards worked with an Advisory Committee, who provided invaluable guidance to crafting the 2017 program:
Craig Silverman, Editor-in-Chief, BuzzFeed Canada
Kenny Yum, Managing Editor, Huffington Post Canada
Kathy Vey, Executive Producer, Digital, TVO.org
Haley Cullingham, Senior Editor, Digital, Hazlitt and Penguin Random House Canada
Laura de Carufel, Editor-in-Chief, The Kit
The NMAF is grateful to the members of the Advisory Committee, as well as to all those who participated in our survey and submitted their feedback.
Winners for the 2016 Digital Publishing Awards
Here's the winners of the inaugural Digital Publishing Awards, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital publications.
The Gold and Silver awards in 14 categories were presented at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée held at the Spoke Club in Toronto, hosted by journalist Christopher Frey.
The Digital Publishing Awards jury remarked that “CBCNews.ca makes the most of their tremendous resources to deliver high-quality multimedia digital content, while adapting quickly to new trends and technologies in digital publishing to ensure an efficient, relevant and satisfying user experience. It’s a truly excellent digital publication that serves all Canadians and flexes some serious digital skills in the process.”
This year, 63 Canadian digital publications participated in the DPAs, submitting the best of their digital content, design and innovation from the past year for consideration in 14 awards categories. 42 individuals volunteered their time, their expertise, and their passion for digital publishing in serving as judges for this year’s awards. They have nominated 66 entries from 21 different digital publications for this year’s awards, including 5 finalists for the coveted award of Digital Publication of the Year. #DPA2016
The National Magazine Awards Foundation offers its sincere thanks to the highly skilled professionals who generously contributed their time and expertise as judges of the inaugural Digital Publishing Awards competition.
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 email@example.com.