National Media Awards Foundation

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The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is a bilingual, charitable organization committed to fostering excellence in journalism and visual creation. Established in 1977, the Foundation has been honoring journalists, writers, photographers, illustrators, and other media professionals who excel in their craft. Through its awards programs, the NMAF supports the growth of robust journalism by inspiring both established professionals and emerging talent to persist in their essential contributions to society. Governed by a volunteer board of directors representing diverse regions and aspects of the Canadian publishing industry, the NMAF champions the highest standards in media excellence.

Learn more about our awards programs:

logo no text National Magazine Awards

DPAGreenLogo Digital Publishing Awards

NMAb2b_blue_logo National Magazine Awards: B2B

Throughout the year, the NMAF actively promotes the winning creators and publications through targeted mass media publicity efforts, a group marketing promotion as well as through its archive, which hosts an extensive collection of award-winning articles and visual pieces. The Foundation also hosts every year Winners’ Circle, an exclusive professional development and networking activity.

Make a Donation
Help support the NMAF’s mission and a strong journalism community by making a donation today. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $25 or more.


The NMAF gratefully acknowledges its government funders:

This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.