The Association of Magazine Media

Imagination Awards 2017

Event Information
May 23, 2017
Marriott Marina del Rey
4100 Admiralty Way
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Welcome to the 2017 Imagination Awards

The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results. Finalists will be announced on April 1, 2017. The winners will be announced on May 23 at the Imagination Awards gala, to be held at the Marriott Marina del Rey.

Download the Call for Entry and Entry Form here. 
 


AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT
There will be one award given out in the Audience Development category, the Imagination Award for Audience Development.This category honors projects and teams for work in targeting, building and engaging an audience. Measurable impact may include context and specific qualitative and quantitative results.

CONTENT
There will be one award given out in the Content category, the Imagination Award for Editorial.There will be one Imagination Award given out in the Content Category. This category honors projects and teams for quality and innovation in creating and distributing content across platforms.

DIGITAL
There will be two awards given out in the Digital category, the Imagination Award for Websites and the Imagination Award for Other Digital. This category honors projects and teams for work on digital platforms.

EVENTS
There will be one award given out in the Events category, the Imagination Award for Events.This category honors projects and teams for work on branded live events. 

LEADERSHIP
There will be one award given out in the Leadership category, the Imagination Award for Leadership.This category honors projects and teamwork done to define, build or evolve the business or culture of a magazine media brand or company. 

REVENUE
There will be four awards given out in the Revenue category, the Imagination Award for Advertising Revenue, the Imagination Award for Native Advertising Revenue, the Imagination Award for Consumer Marketing Revenue and the Imagination Award for Other Revenue. This category honors projects and teams for work on driving new or incremental revenue. Programs may be ongoing or episodic and must include context and results.

 

RULES AND ELIGIBILITY

  1. All independent consumer and enthusiast magazine media brands published in the U.S. are eligible. MPA membership is not required.
  2. Digital-only brands are not eligible.
  3. To be considered for a 2017 award, applicants must have initiated or advanced the project between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
  4. Applicants may submit in multiple categories.
  5. MPA will judge based on both execution and impact.
  6. MPA may extend the award submission deadlines at its discretion.
     

SUGGESTIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL ENTRY

  • Have you clearly stated the goals, objectives or context of the program?
  • Have you measurably assessed the impact of the program across all relevant metrics
  • Have you articulated the uniqueness of this program foryour brand?
  • Have you attached and/or included supporting documentation that will sufficiently bring this program to life for the judges?


TIMELINE

          > Entry Deadline: March 1
          > Finalists Announced: April 1
          > Winners announced at the Imagination Awards Dinner: May 23

 

To see the Imagination Awards 2016 finalists and winners, click here. 

 
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