Awards
Community College Magazines

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Awards may be given to the best community college magazines sent to alumni, parents and other external audiences.

Entry Questions

Entry Instructions

Judging Criteria


Entry Questions
  • Title of entry
  • Brief description of your institution/organization (type, enrollment, mission)
  • Please provide the names of staff who worked on this entry
  • Frequency
  • Circulation
  • Average number of pages per issue
  • Unit cost, including all direct costs except salaries
  • Why do you think your entry is deserving of recognition? Entrants can emphasize budget, staff, goals, meeting the mission, serving the target audience or anything else that makes the entry worthy of an award. Please limit answer to 500 words
  • Share any additional information to clarify the purpose and/or outcome of this work
  • Please provide the name of the head of your institution
  • So that we may recognize our winners through social media, please provide your institution's preferred @handle and/or #hashtag. (For example: @CASEAdvance #CASECOE)

Entry Instructions

Your community college magazine must be published two or more times a year.  Magazines must have been published between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017. This category is only open to Community Colleges.

  1. Submit your entry with attachments (If you are able, upload the entire magazines as attachments. If not, you can upload covers/spreads.) through our online entry process. 
  2. Print out your completed entry application and submit with complete hard copies of two different issues of the magazine. Submitted magazines must be the same submitted online as attachments.
  3. Your entry form and supporting documents must be mailed and postmarked no later than March 9, 2018 to:


Judging Criteria

Grand Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards may be given to the best community college magazines.

The judges will specifically look at:

  • The objectives of your magazine publishing program
  • Your magazine's content, writing, editing, layout and design, and print quality
  • Creative story ideas
  • Serving your audience


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