New awards program has 25 categories.

The call for entries for 2017 National Magazine Awards are now open.

According to the website “this year’s National Magazine Awards will feature 25 categories structured to emphasize the unique forms and functions of magazine journalism. ”

Nino Di Cara, President, National Magazine Award Foundation said in a press release that “the NMAF challenged itself to make our awards programs more valuable and more prestigious to Canadian creators. I’m grateful to our participants, partners and stakeholders for consistently reminding us how important the NMAF brand is as a leader in our industry, and for guiding us towards a stronger and better National Magazine Awards. We look forward to honouring your work this year, and establishing new benchmarks of excellence in journalism.”

The Early-Bird deadline for general applications is January 13 and the final deadline is January 20 (January 27 for Magazine of the Year).

Find out more about this event here.