Achievement Awards Guidelines

The Achievement Awards recognize the innovation and creativity made by an individual or publication
to the magazine industry. Achievement Awards include both individual and publication categories:
Achievement in Publishing, Editor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Best New Magazine and Magazine
of the Year. Achievement Awards are open to all current AMPA members and magazines (with the
exception of the Best New Magazine award, which is open to all magazines that fulfill the eligibility
criteria).

General Guidelines

  • Deadline for nominations and support materials is  4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017
  • There is no fee for Achievement nominations
  • Nominees must be AMPA members in good standing (with the exception of the Best New Magazine award)
  • Individual nominees must be current residents of Alberta
  • Publication nominees must have a head office in Alberta
  • Previous nominees are eligible for nomination in the 2018 Achievement Awards program
  • Previous winners are eligible for nomination in all categories except Achievement in Publishing and Best New Magazine
  • AMPA reserves the right to use the winning nomination materials in the awards program for exhibit, educational purposes, online and/or in a publication of collected work, but not for sale or profit
  • You have the option to add and upload multiple nominations at any time (up to the submissions deadline)
  • Complete one online form for each nominee
  • All decisions made by the judges are final
  • Judges reserve the right to not grant an award in a category if, in their opinion, no entry merits one
  • See specific category descriptions for support material requirements
  • Winners will be announced prior to the Awards Gala. The winners and a guest are invited to attend the event on March 8, 2018

Specific Guidelines

Achievement in Publishing

  • A nominee can be anyone who works with an AMPA member magazine, has made a significant contribution to Alberta’s magazine publishing industry, and is a current resident of Alberta
  • To qualify, a nominee must have worked a minimum of 10 years in the Alberta magazine industry
  • The award is open to all magazine professionals in various areas of publishing, including but not limited to publishers, editors, art directors, freelancers, sales managers and circulation experts
  • The nomination form requires information about: the candidate’s career in magazine publishing to date (ie: companies/organizations worked for, positions held, key responsibilities); key highlights in the candidate’s career (special accomplishments or unique individual successes); the candidate’s contributions to the Alberta magazine publishing industry, and how they have made a difference and helped improve the industry as a whole
  • Nominations require two letters of support, and four copies of two issues that demonstrate the nominee’s best work mailed to: AMPA @cSPACE King Edward 1721 29 Avenue SW #390 Calgary Alberta T2T 6T7

Best New Magazine

  • To qualify, the magazine must have a head office in Alberta (but does not have to be an AMPA member magazine), and have begun publishing after January 201.
  • Magazines that don’t abide by the national Magazine Advertising-Editorial Guidelines aren’t eligible. To view the guidelines visit http://albertamagazines.com/membership/member-guidelines/code-of-reader-advertiser-engagement .
  • The nomination form requires information about: the magazine (including the editorial mandate, audience, staff positions, frequency, circulation and distribution); how the magazine fulfills a niche within the industry; and why the magazine has strong potential for long-term sustainability
  • Nominations require four copies of two recent issues that demonstrate the publication’s best work mailed to the AMPA office at AMPA @cSPACE King Edward 1721 29 Avenue SW #390 Calgary Alberta T2T 6T7

Editor of the Year

  • A nominee can be anyone who works with an AMPA member magazine, has made a significant contribution to Alberta’s magazine publishing industry, and is a current resident of Alberta
  • To qualify, magazine editors must have been employed by an AMPA member magazine and worked on at least two consecutive issues in the year 2017
  • The nomination form requires information about: the magazine (including circulation, frequency, mandate, audience, staff positions and editorial budget); the candidate’s duties at the magazine; and the candidate’s achievements relative to the editor position
  • Nominations require two letters of support, and four copies of two issues from the past year that demonstrate the candidate’s best work mailed to the AMPA office at AMPA @cSPACE King Edward 1721 29 Avenue SW #390 Calgary, Alberta T2T 6T7

Magazine of the Year

  • To qualify, the publication must be an AMPA member magazine and have a head office in Alberta
  • The nomination form requires information about: the magazine (including the editorial mandate, audience, staff positions, frequency, circulation and distribution); and a summary of the magazine’s achievements during the past year
  • Nominations require four copies of two recent issues from the past year that demonstrate the publication’s best work mailed to the AMPA office at AMPA @cSPACE King Edward 1721 29 Avenue SW #390 Calgary Alberta T2T 6T7

Volunteer of the Year

  • To qualify, a candidate must have contributed more than 30 volunteer hours in 2017 to an AMPA member magazine or to AMPA
  • The nomination form requires information about: the candidate’s magazine-related volunteer activities this past year; volunteer activities the nominee has been involved with in their lifetime (including non-magazine related work); and why the candidate volunteers for the Alberta magazine industry
  • Nominations require two letters of support

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