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Special Issues

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Awards may be given for outstanding special theme or single-topic issues of regularly published print magazines (magazines published at least twice a year). Individual periodical issues devoted primarily to a single theme or topic will be accepted. Magazines including annual reports do not qualify as special issues.

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
  • 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 magazine must have been published between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 31, 2017.

  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 a hard copy 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 for outstanding special theme or single-topic issues of regularly published print magazines (magazines published at least twice a year).

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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