Award
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

Accepts entries starting
Entry Deadline January 15, 2014
Decision Date
Ceremony Date May 1, 2014
Entry Fee (See Details)
Monetary or Material Award (See Details)

About the Award

This category honors magazines for editorial excellence as demonstrated in print and on digital platforms and for the quality and consistency of magazine-branded content and services produced by or associated with the publication, including but not limited to conferences and events, books and radio and television programs. Judges will evaluate
entries based on the success of the magazine as a brand as well as on the strength of its editorial content. An entry consists of content and products, including merchandise, produced or distributed in 2013 that support the achievement of editorial and publishing goals. Magazines receiving recognition in this category must demonstrate cross-platform excellence and will likely submit one or more brand extensions as part of their entry. The editorial statement accompanying the entry should describe the role of the editors in the creation or direction of each brand extension and explain how it helped fulfill the editorial mission of the publication.

Notable Winners

Fast Company
Robert Safian, Editor
Florian Bachleda, Creative Director
Noah Robischon, Executive Director of Digital
March, May and October Print Editions
May, June and July/August iPad Editions
fastcompany.com

Jury

Judges will evaluate entries based on the strength and consistency of the magazine making and the editors' success in serving the interests of their readers.

Entries will be judged on the merits of the submission and not on the presence or absence of print or digital content in the submission. Print-only entries consist of three print issues, which may include one special-interest or newsstand-only publication.

Digital-only entries consist
of any combination of websites, tablet editions, smartphone apps and examples of social media. Print and digital entries consist of three print issues, which may include one special-interest or newsstand-only publication, and any combination of websites, tablet or e-reader editions, smartphone apps and examples of social media

Monetary/Material Award Details

National Magazine Award winners receive certificates of recognition and an award , referred to as “Ellies,” which are reproductions of an Alexander Calder stabile.

Eligibility Requirements

Any eligible print and digital magazine may submit one entry in Magazine of the Year. Entries may include one print issue dated December 2013/January 2014. Content entered in this category can also be submitted in other categories.

All consumer and business magazines edited and published in the United States, including digital-only publications,
are invited to enter the National Magazine Awards

Only the chief editor of an eligible magazine may enter her or his publication in the National Magazine Awards. Other
magazine personnel, including writers and photographers as well as former editors, may not submit entries without
the knowledge and approval of the chief editor. The administrators of the National Magazine Awards reserve the right to determine if a print or digital publication qualifies for entry.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Restrictions to eligibility do apply. Read about them here: http://www.magazine.org/sites/default/files/Call_for_Entries_2014.pdf

Entry Fee Details

• $395 for ASME members

• $495 for nonmembers

Required Material

WHAT TO SUBMIT FOR PRINT: (1) four copies of each of three print issues, which may include one special-interest or newsstand-only publication; (2) a CD or DVD containing PDFs of each issue (advertisements need not be included); and (3) a separate file on the same CD or DVD containing PDFs of the cover, the table of contents and, if published, the editorial masthead and the letter from the editor from each issue.

SUBMIT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR DIGITAL: (1) a link to a screenshot of the magazine website home page as it was published in December 2013 and no more than 10 clearly labeled links to important or notable areas of the website; (2) platform-specific instructions, including user names and passwords, for accessing three editions of the magazine published on a tablet or e-reader (different digital editions and print issues may be submitted); (3) platform-specific instructions, including user names and passwords, for accessing no more than three smartphone apps; and (4) no more than 10 links to examples of social media.

WHAT TO SUBMIT FOR BRAND EXTENSIONS: (1) descriptions and photographs of each brand extension submitted on a clearly labeled CD or DVD or (2) links to examples of or promotions for each brand extension. Examples may include short videos documenting events or programs.

Entry Format

All entries must be submitted online at magazine.org/nma. Entry forms and step-by-step
instructions are posted on the website. Entries that originally appeared in print require the submission of both print magazines and CDs or DVDs containing PDFs of the entry as it was printed in the magazine. PDFs should be converted to a single file in correct page order
before submission (entire print issues should be submitted as one PDF, not as one PDF per page).

Advertisements need not be included. Pages in editorial spreads should be shown together. Low-resolution files are preferable.

Multiple entries may be submitted on a single CD or DVD. Print magazines and CDs or DVDs should be mailed to National Magazine Awards, ASME, 810 Seventh Avenue, 24th Floor, New York, NY 10019, or delivered to the 810 Seventh Avenue Messenger Center on 52nd Street between Seventh Avenue and Broadway. Deliveries are accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please follow the directions at magazine.org/nma for the labeling and packaging of print magazines and CDs or DVDs.

Contact Information

CALL: 212.872.3737
EMAIL: [email protected]
Sid Holt Chief Executive / Nina Fortuna Director

810 Seventh Avenue, 24th Floor,
New York, NY 10019

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