about the emas

The Emerge Media Awards, sponsored and hosted by the University of Guelph-Humber in Toronto, celebrate and showcase the achievements of Canadian postsecondary students in journalism, photography, graphic design and communications disciplines.


We seek out and recognize the best writing, editing, videography, audio, graphic design, communications, marketing and public relations work done at colleges and universities, and invite work from institutions in all provinces and territories.


Eligible work must have been produced during the Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020 calendar year; entrants must have been enrolled in an accredited post-secondary program at the time of production.

important dates

February 14, 2021

(11:59 p.m. EST)

Finalists Announced
March 22-26, 2021
Winners Announced
April 14, 2021