If you freelance for magazines as a writer, photographer or illustrator you're eligible to submit your work for the 2022 National Magazine Awards, which opened for entries this week.
This year there are 17 writing and visual award categories, which include feature writing, investigative reporting, fiction, photography and more. The gold medal winner in each category receives a $1000 cash prize.
Entries are also now open for the National Media Awards Foundation's Digital Publishing Awards, which include several online writing categories as well as video and podcasting awards.
If your publisher isn’t planning to submit your work, you can submit it yourself. The awards foundation offers freelancers a discount on entry fees with the Freelancer Support Fund, which allows freelancers to submit two entries for the price of one.
The call for entries for the National Magazine Awards is open until January 21, 2022. The Digital Publishing Awards close on January 28, 2022.
For more information about the categories, rules, and submissions process, check out the National Magazine Awards Foundation’s website.