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Western Magazine Awards Foundation

102 - 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2R5

Key Dates on the Awards Calendar


Sep 26, 2014    Awards Gala @ Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, 1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver BC. 

Tickets will be available for purchase via Eventbrite after July 2, 2014



Join us in celebrating and supporting the Western Magazine Awards through one of the many sponsorship opportunities available to our partners in industry.  Details about the sponsorship program will be available shortly.

The Western Magazine Awards Foundation is pleased to recognize and thank the sponsors of the 2013 Awards Program.








Feb 24, 2014        Call for entries opened online
May 30, 2014        Deadline for Entries
Aug 4, 2014         Notification of Nominees
Sep 26, 2014        Awards Gala



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 Western Magazine Awards office, along with payment or proof of PAYPAL transaction.

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 transaction.

Magazines of the Year

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 2013, 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 (Jun 15 - Jul 30, 2014). 

For Best New magazine, the inaugural issue of the publication must have been on or after January 2012, as the WMAF will allow magazines in this category to go back two years. This in order to permit three consecutive issues to be submitted. 

A publication can only enter the New Magazine category once. 

Publication entries that the Western Magazine Awards Foundation considers primarily advertorial (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) will be ruled inadmissible for Magazine of the Year categories.

Who May Submit

Magazine publishers, editors, art directors and freelance contributors are all eligible to submit entries. Editors and art directors should consult with freelancers to avoid duplication.

Entry Fees

Entry appears in magazine with circ. less than 20,000        $65 + taxes             

Entry appears in magazine with circ. greater than 20,000    $85 + taxes             

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 non-refundable.

Finalists will be announced in August. Award Recipients will be announced at the Awards Gala on September 26th, 2014



Western Magazine Awards Foundation
102 - 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1K3