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Final Month for Magazine Grands Prix Submissions

The Canadian Magazine Awards/Grands prix du magazine would like to remind all creators and magazines of the upcoming deadline for entries. The call for submissions will close in less than three weeks, on January 30, 2017. Interested creators and magazines can submit at maggrandsprix.ca.

The inaugural Magazine Grands Prix feature 13 awards for individual creators and 13 for creative and editorial teams. The top two “Grands Prix” awards will recognize the editor of the year and the magazine of the year.

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.


In conjunction with the new awards program, the Magazine Grands Prix will also introduce a paid fellowship to support emerging magazine writers.

Magazine Grands Prix Fellowships support Canadian journalists, students and recent graduates as they work on stories that explore issues that matter to our country. Fellows—working on-site or remotely—will learn from lead mentors at a host publication, and gain valuable experience in various areas of the magazine business. The duration of fellowships will vary, based on the needs of the Fellow and the host magazine.

Fellowship topics will change each year to reflect major issues in the national conversation, and may range from socio-economic matters, to the economy, to lifestyle and beyond. The inaugural theme for 2017 is Indigenous Issues.

Applications for Fellowships close January 30, 2017. There is no fee to apply. Full details about the fellowships can be found at maggrandsprix.ca/fellowships and interested journalists can submit their applications at maggrandsprix.ca.


The Magazine Grands Prix are also pleased to announce the full and final roster of 40 judges. The judging panel is co-chaired by Stanley Péan and Soraya Peerbaye, and is reflective of the awards’ guiding aspirations of diversity, openness and bilingualism. The jury includes respected and recognizable names such as:

  • maxine bailey, Vice-President, Advancement, TIFF
  • Sophie Durocher, Journalist
  • Lainey Lui, Co-Host, The Social; Senior Correspondent, eTalk, CTV
  • Jamie Michaels, Head of Brand Strategy, Twitter Canada
  • Candy Palmater, Broadcaster, Writer, Comedian, Film and TV Producer
  • Andrew Potter, Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada
  • Rodney Saint-Éloi, Poet and Founder, Éditions Mémoire d’encriers
  • Devyani Saltzman, Director, Literary Arts, The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
  • Danielle Sauvage, Cultural Management Consultant
  • John Yip-Chuck, Executive Director, Editors Canada

See the full list at maggrandsprix.ca/judges.

Find the full details on the awards at maggrandsprix.ca.

About the Magazine Grands Prix
Starting in 2017, a bold new awards program will celebrate the best of Canada’s magazine media. The Magazine Grands Prix include 26 categories, open to submissions from any platform and extended 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.

About Magazines Canada
Magazines Canada is the national association representing the majority of Canadian-owned, Canadian-content consumer, cultural, specialty, professional and business magazines. French and English member titles cover a wide range of interests across multiple platforms including arts and culture, business and professional, lifestyle and food, news and politics, sports and leisure, women and youth. The association focuses on government affairs, professional development, coordinating national awards programs and marketing campaigns, and delivering services that meet the needs of the magazine industry.

For more information:
Brianne DiAngelo
Manager, Communications
Magazines Canada


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