Awards
Special Constituency Magazines

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Awards may be given to superior college and university magazines sent to alumni and other external audiences.

Special Constituency Magazine entries may include:

  • Magazines published by professional or graduate schools or other specialized institutional programs
  • Magazines from colleges or units within universities
  • Research magazines devoted exclusively to coverage of the scholarly contributions of an institution, whether in science, technology, humanities or other areas of scholarship

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

To be eligible, your magazine must have been published two or more times a year. There is a separate category for Annual Magazines. Magazines must have been published between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017. Enter your magazine in either General Interest Magazines or Special Constituency Magazines - not both. Magazines entered in the wrong category will be disqualified.

  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

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards may be given to superior college and university magazines sent to alumni and other external audiences. Gold winners from the General Interest and Special Constituency Magazine categories are eligible for The Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year (Grand Gold Award).

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 target audience(s)


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