Canadian Magazine Industry News
12 December 2016,     TORONTO
The Magazine Grands Prix Now Open for Submissions

Starting in 2017, a new magazine awards program will celebrate the best of Canada's magazine media. This  awards program is not affilated with the National Magazine Awards and  is produced by Magazines Canada. The Magazine Grands Prix include 26 categories: 13 awards for individuals and creators, and 13 for magazines which honour creative and editorial vision and execution. Award categories are open to submissions from any platform and extend to new media applications, including videography, motion graphics and multi-platform treatment. The Magazine Grands Prix will also present a series of fellowships to Canadian journalists working on stories that explore in depth the issues that are most important to Canadians.

Submissions for the inaugural awards program begin on December 12, 2016 and  will close on January 30, 2017. Interested creators and magazines can submit at

"We've spent months getting the inaugural Magazine Grands Prix ready for this moment—and I can't wait to see what our diverse jury of magazine readers will honour through these new awards: the boldest, the best, and the most influential media in Canada in 2016," said Matthew Holmes, Magazines Canada's President and CEO. "Let the contest for the Magazine Grands Prix begin!"

Submissions are welcome from all Canadian magazines—large and small, niche, specialty and general interest, local, regional and national—on any platform including multi-media content.

Awards for best story (written categories, awarded to an individual)

1. General Interest
2. Service and Lifestyle
3. Food and Drink
4. Fashion and Beauty
5. Home Design and Décor (including gardening)
6. Entertainment and Celebrities
7. Literature and Art
8. Science, Business and Politics
9. Niche/Special Interest

Awards for best art (visual categories, awarded to an individual)

10. Best feature photography or videography
11. Best illustration or motion graphics

Awards for best magazine (awarded to a magazine)

12. General Interest
13. Service and Lifestyle
14. Food and Drink
15. Fashion and Beauty
16. Home Design and Décor (including gardening)
17. Entertainment and Celebrities
18. Literature and Art
19. Science, Business and Politics
20. Niche/Special Interest

Grands Prix

21. Best Art Direction of an Entire Issue (awarded to an individual)
22. Best Multi-Platform Story Treatment (awarded to a magazine)
23. Best Multi-Platform Magazine Brand (awarded to a magazine)
24. Best Cover (awarded to a magazine)
25. Editor Grand Prix (awarded to a nominated individual)
26. Magazine Grand Prix (awarded to a magazine)

Submissions are $100 per entry for magazines and magazine staff. The Magazine Grands Prix are pleased to support small magazines and freelancers with a reduced rate of $50 per entry. (Note: There are no limits to the number of entries.)

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