JANUARY 12, 2021 – The TMAC Awards Committee is pleased to launch the 2020 TMAC Awards competition and invites you to submit your entries starting today.! The Awards competition will close Friday, February 19, 2021.
WRITTEN WORD (Published or Posted)
Please note that submissions are welcome in French and English for all written categories.
Best Adventure, Sport or Recreation Feature
Best Cultural/Historical Feature
Best Family/Partner Feature
Best Food/Drink Feature
Best On-line Travel Column/Blog
Best Outdoors, Wildlife or Environmental/Responsible Tourism Feature
Best Spirit of Canada
VISUAL (Published or Posted)
Best Landscape or Evocation of Place
Best People Photo
Best Nature Photo
WRITTEN WORD + VISUAL • Best Illustrated Feature
First prize for each category: $750
Second prize for each category: $300
Third prize for each category: $200
We are currently looking for an additional judge for both categories. We will make an announcement once finalized.
NEW FOR 2020 AWARDS
For all WRITTEN WORD categories: As you select stories for this year’s awards, we want to acknowledge that many of us have had fewer assignments and the work that we’ve done has often had a Covid-19 focus. Rather than having a Covid-specific category (and overloading it)—you’re encouraged to put your stories in the best-fitting existing category. Judges will be advised that some stories may stretch the definition of the categories—but we want to be sure that you can put forward your best work.
You may enter as many categories as you like up to ten (10) entries. You may enter up to 2 (two) submissions per category.
The WRITTEN WORD + VISUAL: Best Illustrated Feature will require you to submit up to your top 5 (five) photos with your entry.
We have deleted WRITTEN WORD: Best Coverage of a Host Destination and VISUAL • Best Video/Vlog. We have added VISUAL • Best Nature Photo.
The VISUAL • Best Peoples' Choice Award will now open to both media and industry. There will be no entry fee for this category. Details to follow.
Due to the overwhelming response from membership, we will be introducing the Best Volunteer Award and the Best Industry Award. Details to follow.
As part of your media membership benefits, you are entitled to submit your first three (3) entries at no charge; there will be a $20 fee for every additional entry for which you will be invoiced after the Awards deadline.
You will find everything you need under the AWARDS tab.
Categories and Prizing
TMAC Awards Committee
Tracy Ford, Chair
Jenn Smith Nelson