Welcome to the new WMA Online
Submission Process. We've streamlined the process this year to make it easier for you to submit and
process your entries. Most importantly, a specific work can be entered in more than one category, and no
hard copies are needed, except for the Magazine of the Year categories (trade, new and provincial magazines
of the year). All written and visual entries are uploaded for judging.
Please also note: The new interface
includes a number of automated rules verification and data validation checks. Please pay attention to
the various "Help" dialogues that may appear as you go through the process. They will tell you if your
entry is missing anything and help to make sure that your entry is processed correctly.
Here is an overview summary of the
various steps involved in the submission process:
STEP 1: Create
Under this tab, choose a single category you want to submit an
individual entry for. Specify the Title of the piece you are submitting and press submit.
Fill out the form, make sure to provide all mandatory details and submit to advance your entry to Step
2. You may then proceed directly to Step 2 or repeat Step 1 as many times as you like, to create
additional entries. For each entry other than Magazines of the Year, you must upload a PDF as part of the
submission process. Uploading PDFs is mandatory.
STEP 2: Review & Pay
As you create new entries, they will automatically be added to
the list appearing under the Step 2 tab. This list represents all of the entries you have entered to date but
which have not yet been fully processed. If you wish to edit an entry or assign an entry to more than one
category, click on the "Edit" link next to each entry to see the details you entered. You may make
changes at this stage. You can add the same entry to more than one category without entering the data
When you are satisfied with the details of your entries, you can use the checkboxes in the entry list to
select which entries you wish to officially enter and pay for. By clicking the "Submit" button you see
a screen listing all of the entries you have chosen along with their entry fees. Use the drop down to
select how you would like to pay for these entries and click "Pay Now".
Please note, if you choose to pay by credit card you will be sent to the PayPal site to enter your credit
card details and process your payment. PayPal will not accept payments over $1,000 unless your account
is "verified". In this case, we strongly suggest you pay by company cheque.
If paying by PayPal, complete all steps and the system should return you to the submission process.
STEP 3: Print Forms
As you process the payment for each entry, it will
automatically be advanced to Step 3. Please do not proceed to Step 3 until all of the entries you
intend to submit have been processed through steps 1 and 2.
Appearing under the Step 3 tab you will find a listing of your complete/paid entries.
You will now need to print out copies of your Master and Entry Forms to send to the WMAF as proof of your
entry. No tearsheets are needed for the written and visual categories. Hard copies are only required in the
Magazine of the Year categories (provincial, new and trade).
STEP 4: Package & Send
Once you have entered and processed all of your entries and
printed all of the relevant forms, all you need to do is deliver your master and entry forms to the WMAF,
along with your cheque or proof of PAYPAL payment. If you entered the Magazine of the Year categories, you
will also need to send us four sets of three consecutive issues.
Please send all of your forms (and hard copies for Magazine of the Year categories) as a single package to
875 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam BC V3B 1R9.
Get started here
Winners will be announced June 2013