How to Package
Call for entries opens online Monday, February 4,
The deadline for entries is Friday March 15, 2013 at
6 p.m. All entries must be received before this deadline.
Entries will not be accepted after 6 p.m. Friday March 15,
WMAF will not make exceptions for courier or postal
Written Categories You must upload a PDF of every
written entry. There is no need to conceal the author's name. No tearsheets are required, but you must
deliver your master and entry forms to the WMA office, along with payment or proof of PAYPAL
Visual Categories Tearsheets are no longer
accepted for any of the visual categories. You MUST upload a low-to-mid resolution PDF or JPG of the entry
during the online submission process. You must deliver your master and entry forms to the WMA office, along
with payment or proof of PAYPAL payment.
Magazine of the Year (New,
Trade, Provincial and Online) Submitters of
Best New, Best Trade and Best Provincial print magazines are asked to send four sets of three consecutive issues of their magazines, all dated in 2012, with an entry form and cover letter that
describes the aims and objectives of the publication, including its readership and circulation, attached to
each set. Best Online Magazine entries must enter a URL that remains active throughout the
judging process (March 15 - May 15, 2013). For Best New
Magazine category, the inaugural issue of the publication must have been on or after January 2011,
as the WMAF will allow New Magazines to go back two years, instead of one, in order to permit three
consecutive issues to be submitted. A publication can only
enter the New Magazine category once. Publication entries that are primarily advertorial will be ruled
inadmissible for Magazine of the Year categories (defined as publications produced for the purpose of
promoting the interest of the principal business of the publisher, or where the principal business is other
than magazine publishing).
Who May Submit
Magazine publishers, editors, art directors and freelance contributors are all eligible to submit.
Editors and art directors should consult with freelancers to avoid duplication.
The fee for each entry is $65 (plus HST) if the entry appeared in a magazine with a circulation of
20,000 or less; $85 (plus HST) if the entry appeared in a magazine with a circulation of more than 20,000.
Send one cheque or money order (or pay by PAYPAL) for the total number of entries submitted (made
payable to the Western Magazine Awards Foundation) with your entries. Entry fees are
Send entries to:
Western Magazine Awards
Finalists will be announced in May 2013.
Winners will be announced in June 21 2013.