Awards
8j. Magazines: 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.
  • Provide a concise summary of your entry. If your entry is selected for an award, your summary will be used in award-related materials. Please limit response to 250 words.
  • Briefly describe your institution/organization (type, enrollment FTE, mission).
  • List the names, titles and roles of primary staff contributors and note their significant contributions.
  • List your target audience(s) and how you addressed their needs, if applicable.
  • If outside vendors/consultants were used, please explain what role they played.
  • Why do you think your entry is distinctive? Entrants can emphasize budget, staff, challenges addressed, goals met, meeting the mission, serving the target audience or anything else that makes your entry worthy of an award. Please limit response to 500 words.
  • Describe your goals/objectives and how they were measured/met. If this is a recently launched program, describe your plans to evaluate it.
  • Frequency of magazine.
  • Circulation of magazine.
  • Cost per unit to print.
  • Total annual budget for the magazine program, including the cost of vendors/consultants (excluding salaries).
  • Feel free to provide any additional information that clarifies the purpose and/or outcome of this work (including any comments about attachments).
  • 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, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.

  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 1, 2019. Mailing details are provided during the nomination process.

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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