Awards
Magazine Publishing Improvement

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Awards may be given for outstanding improvement of print magazines that have taken place over a two-year period. Print magazines that have undergone significant changes between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017 and are published for any constituency are eligible for recognition in this category.

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
  • Quantity produced prior to improvement
  • Quantity produced after improvement
  • Frequency prior to improvement
  • Frequency after improvement
  • Circulation prior to improvement
  • Circulation after improvement
  • Average number of pages per issue prior to improvement
  • Average number of pages per issue after improvement
  • Describe why improvements were needed
  • Total budget prior to improvement, excluding salaries but including the cost of vendors/consultants
  • Total budget after improvement, excluding salaries but including the cost of vendors/consultants
  • Average unit cost prior to improvement. including all direct costs except salaries
  • Average unit cost after improvement, including all direct costs except salaries
  • If outside vendors/consultants were used, please explain what role they played
  • 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

Print magazines that have undergone significant changes between Jan. 1, 2016 and Dec. 31, 2017 and are published for any constituency are eligible for recognition in this category.

  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 with hard copies of two different complete issues of your old format and two complete different issues of your new format . 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 for outstanding improvement of print magazines that have taken place over a two-year period.

The judges will specifically look at:

  • Goals and objectives
  • Magazine's content, writing, editing, layout and design, and print quality
  • Staffing
  • Understanding of your target audience(s)
  • Need for and impact of improvements
  • Institution's mission and how well it is communicated
  • Budget and creative use of available resources
  • Results (Did you meet your goals? How?)


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