National Magazine Awards Foundation Announces 7 new awards for Online
Magazine content

TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is launching a new program of awards for online Canadian magazine content.

For the 2009 National Magazine Awards the NMAF will be recognizing excellence in Canadian web-based magazine content and online-only magazines. In addition to our awards for Visual, Written and Integrated print-magazine content, this year we are inaugurating awards specifically for achievements in digital magazine media, with seven new Online Categories:

    
    1. OUTSTANDING USE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES
    2. BEST VISUAL DESIGN
    3. BEST CROSS-PLATFORM PACKAGE
    4. BEST WEB-ONLY CONTENT
    5. BEST REPURPOSED OR ADAPTED CONTENT
    6. BEST COMMUNITY FEATURE
    7. GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE MAGAZINE JOURNALISM
    

The NMAF's online awards are open to Canadian print and online-only magazines and their Canadian contributors. All submissions must meet the Rules & Eligibility requirements.

A full list of categories, rules and entry information can be found at www.magazine-awards.com. A call for entries in all categories for the 2009 National Magazine Awards will go out on December 1, 2009, and the deadline for submissions is January 15, 2010.

On the National Magazine Awards website:

Full-text articles of last year's winners as well as profiles of award-winning writers and artists are available on our website.

Previous winners of National Magazine Awards are encouraged to create their profiles on our website by visiting www.magazine-awards.com/winners.

The NMAF is currently looking for judges from across Canada. Contact the NMAF office to nominate a candidate to judge.

Photographs and a full video presentation of the 2008 National Magazine Awards gala (held on June 5, 2009) are available at www.magazine-awards.com.

The 33rd annual National Magazine Awards will be presented in Toronto on June 4, 2010.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARDS FOUNDATION

The National Magazine Awards Foundation (NMAF) is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in Canadian magazine journalism through the judging and awarding of over 2,000 submissions from across the country. The NMAF recognizes the outstanding efforts of more written and visual artists than any comparable organization on the continent, and is supported in part by the Government of Canada (through the Canada Magazine Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.)

SOURCE National Magazine Awards Foundation

For further information: For further information: about the National Magazine Awards, please contact: Richard Johnson, Communications Manager, (416) 422-1358, staff@magazine-awards.com

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