2013 Gold Award: Dimensions

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal
Dimensions

Judge’s Comments: The association redesigned this issue in 2011 “to give it a clean, contemporary, sophisticated look and increase its readability and ease of navigation.” The design also included new departments that allowed the association to “give our readers a greater voice in the magazine and to more fully represent the diversity of our membership.” This title has all the elements of a gold winning entry. The front cover illustration draws you in and continues with great photography, readable typography and interesting graphics throughout the issue. This title clearly provides its members with useful information that can be applied to their specific institutions

Entrant Details
Association of Science-Technology Centers
Dimensions
Contact: Ms. Emily Schuster

Credited Vendors & Partners
Red Velvert Creative, Graphic Design Firm
Selena Robleto, selena@redvelvetcreative.com

2013 Silver Award: Iowa Architect

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal
Iowa Architect

Judge’s Comments: This title has all the elements of a gold winning entry. This redesigned issue has a classic design with excellent graphics and typography. The overall clean look shows the association’s goal as a “showcase piece for member architectural firms to show their excellent projects. The cover and each feature story draw you in and with compelling content and photography. In addition, this issue turned a profit for the association.

Entrant Details
Associations Inc. in partnership with AIA Iowa
Iowa Architect
Contact: Mr. Tom Sull

2013 Bronze Award: UPDATE Magazine, Leadership and Wellness Issue

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal
UPDATE Magazine, Leadership and Wellness Issue

Judge’s Comments: This impressive issue is produced and designed in house with a publications team of four people. The issue is easy to read with its clean design, use of white space, varied graphics and a strong cover. The editorial and creative team has successfully presented this title so that members can easily navigate the issue for vital information and interesting graphics and editorial. This approach allows the readers to delve into the articles, departments and columns.

Entrant Details
Illinois ASBO
UPDATE Magazine, Leadership and Wellness Issue
Contact: Ms. Rebekah Weidner

Credited Vendors & Partners
Proforma Awards Print & Promotion
Greg Siebert, greg.sieber@proforma.com

2012 Gold Award: The BOMA Magazine

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal

The BOMA Magazine

Judge’s Comments: Judging this contest you have to consider all facets: editorial, layout, advertising, frequency, etc. BOMA has a total package. The content is strong and relevant. Layout is pleasing, not overwhelming in any sense. The tone of the advertising also suits the editorial content and layout, and appears to be at least 50 percent of the book, which is a good ratio, business wise.

Entrant Details
Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International
The BOMA Magazine
Contact: Ms. Courtney McKay

2012 Silver Award: Kappa Delta Pi Record

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal

Kappa Delta Pi Record

Judge’s Comments: Even to a non-education-oriented reader, they’ve made the profession understandable and interesting. I really appreciate the straightforward layout, too – journal–esque in feel, magazine-pleasing to the eye. The essay in the “Page 22″ column was compelling copy, for sure.

Entrant Details
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
Kappa Delta Pi Record
Contact: Ms. Kathie-Jo Arnoff

Credited Vendors & Partners
Taylor and Francis, Publishing Company
Shrikrishna Singh, Shrikrishna.singh@taylorandfrancis.com

2012 Bronze Award: International Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources & Trends (2012)

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Judge’s Comments: Beautiful photos and layout, befitting the content. However, sometimes it was hard to distinguish between advertising from editorial by glance-through. Hairline dividing lines might be the easy fix. Great article on “man caves,” especially since differing views are included, demonstrating an editorial objectivity sometimes not found in association publications. Like the editorial tone, too, casual and my guess, perfect for the intended reader.

Entrant Details
International Wood Products Association
International Wood: The Guide to Applications, Sources & Trends (2012)
Contact: Ms. Annette Ferri

2011 Gold Award: ASCA School Counselor: LGBTQ Issues

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ASCA School Counselor: LGBTQ Issues

Judge’s Comments: This issue excelled in all the criteria—appearance, layout, style, content, appropriateness and effectiveness. The single topic issue highlighted the issues that gay/lesbian students deal with in school on a regular basis. The striking cover design immediately draws you into this issue. The editorial sets a personal tone for this issue that continues through the columns and well written features. The graphics and illustrations for each feature story catch your attention as you read the compelling content. The writing and the content clearly achieve this association’s mission. The association submitted another well written and beautifully designed issue; but the content of this single issue stands out as the gold winner in this category.

Entrant Details
American School Counselor Association
ASCA School Counselor: LGBTQ Issues
Contact: Ms. Kathleen Rakestraw

Credited Vendors & Partners
Bussolati Associates, Graphic Design Firm
Concept Marketing, 16428

Concept Marketing, Printer Company

2011 Silver Award: SkillsUSA Champions

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal

SkillsUSA Champions

Judge’s Comments: The well written statement of purpose captured my attention.  This title is written and designed in-house and all the cover models are actual student members.  The editorial, columns and features are all focused on “success stories” about the student members involved in training programs for technical, skilled and service occupations.  This submitted issue lives up to the mission statement with excellent and focused content and clean and easy to read design elements. This organization has a strong web presence and a digital version to further enhance its commitment to the members.  In addition, this magazine has increased circulation and advertising revenue since it was introduced in 2002.  This is another sign of success for the organization.

Entrant Details
SkillsUSA
SkillsUSA Champions
Contact: Mr. E. Thomas Hall

2011 Bronze Award: The Face of Today’s Audience: A Special Edition of The Voice (quarterly magazine)

Annual or Quarterly Magazine or Journal

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Judge’s Comments:This organization devoted the entire issue to the subject of exploring today’s audience from various perspectives.  They invited a music journalist as guest editor to help them shape the content for this very successful and engaging issue.  The editorial sets the tone to find out about their audience, what they want and how they are changing.  The well written feature stories do an excellent job of exploring these issues and challenges.  There is a compelling design element for the opening spread of each feature story that leads you into the content.  The graphics for each feature complement each story as well. The single focus nature of this issue paid off through multiple requests for copies and PDF version that is available to members for distribution.  This issue was extremely successful in addressing an important challenge to its members

Entrant Details
Chorus America
The Face of Today’s Audience: A Special Edition of The Voice (quarterly magazine)
Contact: Robin L Perry

Credited Vendors & Partners
Guest Editor
Matthew Sigman, matthewsigman@aol.com