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Awards Timeline

Entry Deadline: August 15, 2014
Final Deadline:
August 22, 2014 Awards Breakfast: Nov. 19, 2014

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min’s Editorial & Design Awards program recognizes excellence in content and design among consumer, business-to-business and specialized information media brands. This annual awards competition sets new benchmarks for storytelling, news reporting and editorial leadership among content providers and will shine a spotlight on the art directors and designers who complete the editorial package.

Awards will be judged by a panel of editors, designers, consultants.  Separate awards will be bestowed upon consumer and b2b entrants for each category.  Depending on the scope of entries, unique visitors and circulation will be another separating factor when bestowing awards. Design awards will judged on aesthetics and packaging of illustration/art with editorial content.  Editorial awards will be judged on factors such as quality of writing, source material, journalistic style, editorial voice and impact of article on and industry and/or readership.

Get recognized for providing your audience with outstanding news, intelligence and industry insight: enter min's Editorial & Design Awards today! We will be honoring the winners and honorable mentions during an awards ceremony November 19 at The Yale Club in New York City.

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Categories

National & International Recognition

min’s Editorial & Design Awards serve as a testament to you and your team’s success. Present your best in and become one of the select min Editorial & Design recipients.

The Winners will gain:

  • Recognition at an awards event celebrating the winners and honorable mentions.
  • Outstanding exposure through a profile on min’s Editorial & Design Awards Special Section on minonline.com.
  • An Award.
  • Recognition and exposure through email promotions, press releases and min's social media networks.

EDITORIAL

Sub-Categories:
(each category below will be judged separately and receive separate awards)

PRINT

  • Advice Column
  • Best Launch
  • Breaking News Coverage
  • How-To/Instructional
  • Investigative
  • Most Improved Publication
  • News Coverage
  • Opinion/Commentary
  • Photojournalism
  • Print/Online Coverage of Single Topic
  • Profile or Q&A
  • Series
  • Single Article
  • Single Magazine Issue
  • Special Supplement
  • Technical Article

ONLINE:

  • Best E-Newsletter
  • Best New Online Tool or App for Publishers (new product or service launched during the judging period that either makes money or saves money for publishers)
  • Blog/s
  • Custom Publication
  • Digital Magazine Edition
  • Editorial Series
  • Feature Article
  • Online Column
  • Repacking of Archived Content
  • Single Article
  • Slideshows
  • Special Section/Microsite
  • Use of Social Media
  • Video Program
  • Web site Design
  • Web site Redesign


DESIGN

Sub-Categories
(each category below will be judged separately and receive separate awards):

  • Cover Design
  • Cover Illustration
  • Custom Publication Design
  • Logo Design
  • Logo Redesign
  • Magazine Design/Single Issue
  • Magazine Redesign
  • Media Kit or Marketing Materials
  • New Publication Design
  • Online Feature/Section Design
  • Photo Gallery
  • Photography Spread

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HALL OF FAME:

Sub-Categories

  • Editorial Hall of Fame
  • Design Hall of Fame


Freelance:

Sub-Categories

  • Best Freelance Article - A published article by a freelance writer for a media brand.
  • Best Freelance Design for a Media Web Site or Print Publication
  • Best Freelance Photography - A photo or series of photos by a freelance photographer for a media brand.

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How to Enter




General Info/Entering Requirements
:

  • All entries must have been published, online or in print, between August 1, 2013 and August 1, 2014.
  • All entries must be original to the brand entering the Awards program.
  • Staff-written and contributed material are acceptable.
  • Supporting material, such as reader feedback, testimonials are acceptable.


Enter as many categories as you like, but please tailor your entry to the category you are entering. For each entry, please include the following:

  • Category Entered
  • Key contact for entry
  • Organization submitting entry
  • Title of entry (as it would appear on your award)
  • Team members (on project) or person who is entering
  • For Print Categories, submit 3 copies of the entry, which includes: tear-sheets and a one-paragraph overview of the content submitted, target audience and feedback from readers.
  • For Online Categories, submit 3 copies of the entry, which includes: printouts of the articles or sections, urls and a one-paragraph overview of the content submitted, target audience and feedback from readers.
  • For Hall of Fame Categories, include the person's career achievements and why they deserve induction in the min Editorial & Design Hall of Fame. Include details on this person's editorial or design achievements and body of work over his or her career.
  • For Freelance Categories, submit 3 copies of the entry, which includes: printouts of the articles or sections, urls and a one-paragraph overview of the content submitted, target audience and feedback from readers. copies of the article or series to be judged

Who Should Enter?

Any consumer and b2b publishing company and/or person or individual magazine title is eligible to enter. Third-party partners serving the industry can also apply.

  • Consumer media companies
  • B2B media companies
  • Web sites (without a print product)
  • Suppliers/Media Partners
  • Specialized Information Publishers (including newsletter publishers)

Eligibility Requirements:

Any project that took place between August 1, 2013 and August 1, 2014 is eligible. The program may also be on-going.

Deadlines/Entry Fees

Deadline: August 15, 2014 (postmarked)
Late Deadline: August 22, 2014(postmarked)

Entries postmarked after August 15, please add a $215 late fee per entry. Award winners (including Honorable Mentions) will be notified in October and honored in November during an awards ceremony in NYC.

Entry Fees:
The price of each primary entry is $325. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $215 per category. There is a late entry surcharge of $215 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.

Multiple Entries:
Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. A single entry can be entered into more than one category. Please follow the "How to Enter" instructions for each category you will be entering.

Entering by Mail

What to Send?

  • Three (3) copies of the entry form
  • Three (3) copies of your entire entry
  • Entry fee (see information below on multiple entries)

Please include supporting materials such as customer testimonials, Web sites/urls, print materials, photographs, and other materials that will help the judges.

Send Entries to:

Mary-Lou French
Access Intelligence
4 Choke Cherry Road, 2nd Fl
Rockville, MD 20850
Attn: Edit & Design Awards

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FAQs

How are the entries judged?
Our blue-chip panel of judges includes print media buyers, corporate marketers, publishing and marketing consultants and the staff of min and inonline.com.

Who is eligible to win an award?
Any consumer and b2b publishing company and/or person or individual magazine title is eligible to enter.

Where and when will the reception be held?
The winners and honorable mentions will be celebrated at the Editorial & Design Awards event in November in New York City.

How do I increase my chances of winning an award?
Provide succinct summary/synopsis, testimonials and other supporting materials.

When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
You will be contacted by the min staff regarding the status of your entry only if you are named a finalist in the awards program. Finalists are notified 30-60 days in advance of min Awards.

Is this awards program affiliated with any industry organizations?
The min Editorial Awards is an independent competition unaffiliated with any other organization. Your entries are held in strict confidence by the judges and min.

Entry Fees:
The price of each primary entry is $325. If you submit the same entry into multiple categories, the additional fee is $215 per category. There is a late entry surcharge of $215 per entry. Payment in full must accompany the entry. Entry fees are not refundable.

Multiple Entries:
Multiple entries are accepted and encouraged. A single entry can be entered into more than one category. Please follow the “How to Enter” instructions for each additional category you will be entering.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the Editorial & Design Awards event, please contact Tania Babiuk at 203-899-8498; tbabiuk@accessintel.com.

Contact Information

For any additional questions please contact Mary-Lou French at mfrench@accessintel.com or 301-354-1851.

About min:

The min family of products covers the people and the business of consumer and b2b magazine media and includes min, minonline.com, Best of the Web Awards, Sales Executive of the Year Awards, Integrated Marketing Awards, Hottest Launches and min Digital Media Summit. For more information, go to minonline.com.

Previous Winners:

2013 Winners
2012 Winners

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