At its annual breakfast awards ceremony held at the Grand Hyatt in New York today, FOLIO: and min honored the winners of the this year’s FAME Awards—recognizing the best in magazine events.

Spanning 17 categories—from Awards/Recognition Programs to Tradeshows and Regional Events—the winners represent a vibrant cross-section of consumer and b-to-b media companies.

Events have become a major component of a magazine publisher’s media platform. For some, events have long eclipsed print revenues. But for most, face-to-face programs are an essential way to drive deeper interaction with an audience and bring it closer to a market’s supplier community.

More than 100 attendees were in attendance this morning to hear a keynote presentation from Time Inc. Sports Group president Mark Ford and receive their awards from FOLIO: general manager Tony Silber, editor Bill Mickey and special guest presenters Kassie Means, publisher and chief revenue officer at Woman’s Day and Jason Wagenheim, vice president and publisher at Teen Vogue.

The winners—selected from nearly 200 submissions from publications of all sizes:

Best Awards/Recognition Program—Above 500k Circ
• Woman’s Day—The 9th Annual Red Dress Awards

Best Awards/Recognition Program—50,000-500,000 Circ
• 1105 Media Inc—2012 Federal 100 Awards Gala

Best Awards/Recognition Program—Up to 50,000 Circ
• Ward’s Automotive Group—Ward’s 10 Best Engines

Best Conference
• Forbes—The Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy

Best Custom Advertiser Event
• Cosmopolitan—Maybelline New York presents Cosmopolitan Kisses for the Troops

Best Entertainment/Sports Event
• Playboy—Playboy and HBO’s True Blood "Raise the Stakes" in San Diego

Best Epicurean Event
• Food & Wine—30th Anniversary FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen

Best Expo/Tradeshow [co-winners]
• Cygnus Business Media—Firehouse World
• Source Interlink Companies, Inc.—Orange County International Auto Show

Best First-Time Event—200,000-500,000 Circ [co-winners]
• Automotive News—Best Dealerships To Work For
• MAKE Magazine—Hardware Innovation Workshop

Best First-Time Event-Above 500,000 Circ
• Condé Nast—Teen Vogue: TEEN VOGUE’s First Ever Back-to-School Saturday Event

Best Non-Profit/Cause Event
• Women’s Health Magazine—RUN 10 FEED 10

Best Overall Single Event (B-to-B)
• Cygnus Business Media—EMS World Expo

Best Overall Single Event (B-to-C)
• Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.—Martha Stewart’s American Made

Best Regional Magazine Event
• Sunset Magazine—Sunset Savor the Central Coast

Best Retail/Fashion Event
• Condé Nast—Teen Vogue: TEEN VOGUE’s First Ever Back-to-School Saturday Event

Best Series of Events
• Rodale, Inc.—Men’s Health Urbanathlon & Festival

Best Special Event [co-winners]
• Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc.—Martha Stewart’s American Made
• Sports Illustrated—Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Launch Week 2012

Joining the FAME Hall of Fame Award winners—recognizing events for their innovation, longevity and durability—are:

▪ 1105 Media—FETC
▪ American Express Publishing—The FOOD & WINE Classic
▪ Condé Nast—Glamour Women of the Year
▪ Condé Nast—Vanity Fair Oscar Party
▪ Hanley Wood—BUILDER Housing Leadership Summit
▪ Meredith—More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half Marathon
▪ Playboy—Playboy Jazz Festival
▪ SourceMedia—The ATM, Debit and Prepaid Forum
▪ Time Inc.—Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Awards
▪ Time Inc.—Essence Music Festival