North American Digital Media Awards

Call for entries is now open! Deadline: Sunday, May 22

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WAN-IFRA’s North American Digital Media Awards honor news publishers that have delivered unique and original digital media projects in the past year.

Local, regional and national news media companies in the US and Canada are invited to present their most cutting-edge digital work.

The competition is open to all projects that have been published or carried out between August 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022.


  • March 21 – Open registrations
  • May 22 – Deadline for submitting your entries and processing your payments
  • July 1 – Winners and finalists announced
  • September 29 – Worldwide winners announced during WAN-IFRA’s World News Media Congress in Zaragoza, Spain


  • Companies, press and media entities actively operating in the North American industry.
  • Large or small, regional or local media. International media with active operations in the US or Canada.
  • Nominations must be prepared and entered by the media organization, or by a representative of the organization, advertising agency or public relations firm on behalf of the company.


  • Data Visualisation*
  • Audience Engagement*
  • News Website or Mobile Service*
  • Use of Online Video*
  • Reader Revenue Initiative*
  • Newsletter*
  • Podcast
  • Journalism Project
  • Branded/Sponsored Content Campaign

*Winners of these categories at the regional level will automatically compete for WAN-IFRA’s Worldwide Digital Media Awards, the annual global competition among the editions in Africa, Asia, South Asia, Europe, Middle East, and Latin America.


Each application will be invoiced for EUR 100. Bank charges will be borne by the applicant companies. Any incomplete payment will immediately disqualify the application. Registration fees and bank charges will not be refunded.




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