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Why should young writers and artists enter the NMAs?

December 15, 2011

If only I had written any substantial features this year! I was busy writing editorials and short news stories. I’m definitely keeping this in mind for 2012 though.

It’s pleasing to see that there are opportunities for young writers to be recognized. So often it feels like the road to success is long, winding and has a lot (like a lot) of hills. But nice to know that after the first few you might be able to earn a few accolades.

National Magazine Awards

[This post has been updated for 2012]

Few moments at the annual National Magazine Awards gala are as satisfying as discovering which talented up-and-comers are named Canada’s Best New Magazine Writer and Best New Visual Creator. Submissions in these categories are open to students as well as young magazine writers, illustrators and photographers whose early work in Canadian magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

The competition is open to work published during 2012 in either print or digital Canadian magazines. Individuals may enter their own work (see the full requirements here), but editors, art directors and teachers are encouraged to nominate the talented young writers and artists they’ve worked with, even discovered.

Here are just a few reasons we think you might want to enter:

1. It’s only $25 (plus HST) to enter these two categories; a hefty discount on the $95 entry fee…

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