CELEBRATING ENGAGING CONTENT AND GORGEOUS DESIGN

Extended Deadline: June 19, 2020

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The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards is the most inclusive recognition program in the publishing community. There’s a place in the spotlight for every digital publication, magazine, regional title, association and brand—if you’re producing content, there’s a home for you in the Eddie & Ozzie Awards.
All types of content and designs are eligible for entry: digital, print, content marketing, social media, videos, apps and more. To ensure fair comparisons, we set up the program so that entries are judged by market and audience size. Meaning, your entries compete only with other titles of similar size and scope.

The extended entry deadline is Friday, June 19. Winners and honorable mentions will be honored at an Awards Gala in NYC this October.

Not sure where your publication fits in? We’re happy to help you make the perfect selection to increase your odds of taking home gold. Contact Jessica Dombrowski at jdombrowski@accessintel.com or 203-899-8436 for assistance.

EDDIES: EDITORIAL EXCELLENCE

Market-specific categories honoring top-notch Magazines, Features, Websites, Online Communities, Blogs, Podcasts, Video, Investigative Journalism, Long-Form Content and more!

OZZIES: DESIGN EXCELLENCE

Celebrating first-class Covers, Photography, Graphic Design, Magazine Design, Site Design, Typography, Illustrations, Data Visualization, Art Direction, and more!

Step 1

Categories

EDDIES

The Eddie Awards honor cut-above-the-rest examples of editorial excellence. This year we’ve added several new categories to turn up the spotlight on the uncompromising journalism being produced by the dynamic publishing community.

  • Advertorial / Sponsored Content

    Awarded to the most creative piece of sponsored/branded content or advertorial. Points will be given for integrating your client’s message in an organic way that serves your audience’s needs.

  • Analysis

    Awarded to a piece of journalism that adds further context or commentary to a complex topic.

  • App/Digital Edition

    Recognizing editorial excellence in an app or browser-based digital edition.

  • Column or Blog

    This category honors a unique and powerful voice of commentary that’s fresh and insightful to its space. Individual posts/columns or a series of posts from one individual maybe be entered.

  • Editorial Use of Data

    An analytical piece of content that effectively integrates data to illustrate a clear narrative. The winner in this category will contextualize what the numbers mean beyond their superficial values.

  • Essays/Criticism

    Awarded to a piece of content that integrates the author’s expertise and point of view on a given topic. Examples could be a film or television review, book review or general commentary on a topical issue or passion point.

  • Full Issue

    Recognizing overall editorial excellence within your magazine’s category, evaluations based on the delivery of your publication’s mission or editorial statement.

  • Immersive / Interactive Storytelling

    This category honors exceptional efforts in telling stories through immersive and interactive media. Examples include but are not limited to: 360 video, virtual reality, online tools, augmented reality, mixed reality, or other emerging media.

  • Instructional / How-To

    Content that teaches the reader a new skill, or how to improve existing skills. Examples could include cooking, DIY crafts or home improvement, professional skills, and more.

  • Investigative Journalism

    Honors a single article or a series of stories that uncover major news based on the reporters’ own investigations that advance and serve the publication’s target audience.

  • Long-Form Feature Content

    Recognizing deep, original reporting in a long-form format that embodies the best of journalism. Entries should be between 1,500-20,000 words.

  • Magazine Launch

    Awarded for outstanding overall editorial content to a magazine that recently launched.

  • Magazine Section

    Recognizing the best content mix within a specific section of a magazine (front or back of the book, feature well, etc.). Please submit 3-5 samples of work (samples may include full issues, articles, links to online work, etc.).

  • News Coverage

    Honors exceptional coverage through an unplanned breaking or developing news event. Quality of writing, creative use of multiple platforms and relevance to your publication’s mission will be taken into account.

  • Newsletter

    Recognizing excellence in a single newsletter or series of related newsletters.

  • Planned or On Location Coverage

    Honors coverage of a single topic that was known or scheduled in advance. Examples include an Election, Royal Wedding, or The Olympics. Quality of writing, creativity in distribution and promotion of coverage and value of the coverage to your audience will be taken into account.

  • Podcast

    Recognizing excellence in a single episode or series of podcast. Points will be given for originality of voice and creativity of storytelling.

  • Profile or Q&A

    Awarded to a piece that profiles and individual or organization and embodies the fundamentals of journalism. Or an interesting and in depth interview.

  • Range of Work by a Single Author

    Recognizing a collection of top-tier content creation. A winning profile should include 4-6 pieces that show the author’s range and ability to tell a great story.

  • Series of Articles

    Recognizing excellence in a series of related articles within your publication’s market category.

  • Single Article / Feature

    Recognizing excellence in a single article or feature article within your publication’s market category.

  • Social Media / Online Community

    Honoring any online community or social media network that facilitates audience engagement and interaction. Examples include but are not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat or custom communities.

  • Supplemental, Annual or One-Shot

    Awarded for outstanding overall editorial of a single issue complement to an existing publication or standalone publication released once per year.

  • Video

    Recognizing excellence in use of video to tell a story and enhance a user’s experience. Single and/or series of videos are eligible for entry.

  • Website

    Recognizing excellence in online content within your market category. Editorial content, layout, and functionality will be evaluated.

Ozzies

The Ozzie Awards honor cut-above-the-rest examples of design excellence. This year we’ve moved beyond our traditional magazine media categories to shine a spotlight on the elegant and engaging designs being produced—no matter the platform.

  • App/Digital Edition

    Awarded for outstanding design, functionality and navigation of a magazine app or digital edition.

  • Cover Design

    Awarded for outstanding design of a magazine cover as measured in typography, composition, color, balance, immediacy.

  • Data Visualization

    Recognizing outstanding and unique work in visualizing data through infographics, charts, graphs, pullouts, etc.

  • Design, Single Magazine Issue

    Awarded for overall design of a single magazine issue. The entire magazine will be evaluated, including sections, departments, features, readability, ease of navigation, use of art and images, and appropriateness of design to the subject.

  • Digital Integration with Print (NEW!)

    Honoring the best cross-promotion and cross-pollination between print and online products.

  • Feature Design 

    Awarded for outstanding design of a single feature article as expressed in appeal of opener, layout, colors, icons, images and typography.

  • Graphic Art

    Awarded for outstanding use of digitally created or altered artwork in any single article, feature or cover.

  • Illustration

    Awarded for outstanding use of illustration in any single article, feature or cover.

  • Media Kit

    Awarded for outstanding design, impact, memorability and functionality of a media kit.

  • Microsite / Custom Website (NEW!)

    Recognizing outstanding online special sections or digital offshoots—sponsored or not—by a media website.

  • New Magazine Design

    Awarded for outstanding overall design to a magazine that recently launched.

  • Overall Art Direction

    Awarded to a publication that exhibits an exceptional and consistent artistic aesthetic that communicates the brand identity as effectively as the journalism it complements. Please submit 3-5 samples of work.

  • Photography

    Awarded for outstanding use of photography.

  • Redesign 

    Awarded for an outstanding redesign of an existing publication.

  • Section Design

    Awarded for design of a single magazine section. Only the section will be evaluated, including readability, ease of navigation, use of art and images, and appropriateness of design to the subject.

  • Supplemental, Annual or One-Shot

    Awarded for outstanding overall design of a single issue complement to an existing publication or standalone publication released once per year.

  • Table of Contents

    Awarded for outstanding design of the table of contents page(s).

  • Typography

    Awarded for outstanding typographic treatment in any digital or print design.

  • Visual Digital Storytelling

    This category honors exceptional and innovative efforts in telling stories through digital means: photos, graphics, illustrations, video, virtual reality or other emerging media.

  • Website Design

    Awarded for outstanding design, functionality and navigation of a website.

  • Website Redesign / Relaunch (NEW!)

    Awarded for an outstanding redesign or relaunch of an existing website.

Special Recognition

The Special Recognition Awards honor the Individuals, Teams and Products that push our dynamic community forward.

  • Art Director of the Year

    Recognizing the achievements of an individual Art Director, Creative Director or Design Team leader over the page 12 months.

  • Audience Engagement / Community Manager of the Year (NEW!)

    Awarded to an individual who can demonstrate quantifiable engagement growth and a true understanding of their audience/community.

  • Design Team of the Year

    Recognizing the achievements of a collective design team over the past 12 months.

  • Designer of the Year

    Recognizing the achievements of an individual designer or design staff member over the past 12 months.

  • Digital Executive of the Year (NEW!)

    Recognizing a digital executive (from any department) who stands out as an innovator and visionary and has demonstrated measurable success in his or her discipline.

  • Digital Team of the Year (NEW!)

    The Digital Team of the Year will be judged on their contributions to their brand’s web initiatives; their creativity, resourcefulness, mastery of digital media and success in the past year executing digital goals.

  • Editor of the Year

    Recognizing the achievements of an individual editor or editorial staff member over the past 12 months.

  • Editorial Director of the Year

    Recognizing the achievements of an individual editorial director or editorial team leader over the past 12 months.

  • Editorial Team of the Year

    Recognizing the achievements of a collective editorial team over the past 12 months.

  • Momentum Award (NEW!)

    Celebrates the brand who illustrates stunning year-over-year improvements. Finalists should be able to prove increased traffic, engagement, social following or revenue.

  • Overall Design Excellence

    Awarded for overall design excellence to an outstanding publication. The entire brand will be evaluated, on all platforms. Please submit 3-5 samples of work.

  • Overall Digital Activation (NEW!)

    Awarded to an integrated campaign aimed at generating audience engagement which may include but is not limited to: Awards, Contests, Event Registrations or Content Interactions.

  • Overall Digital Brand Extension (NEW!)

    Spotlights a new content channel or digital product that created an additional revenue source or audience for a brand.

  • Overall Digital Excellence (NEW!)

    Awarded for overall digital excellence to an outstanding publication. The entire brand will be evaluated, on all platforms. Please submit 3-5 samples of work.

  • Overall Editorial Excellence

    Our “Best in Show” Award will be given to the publication that most successfully fulfills its editorial mission, effectively serves its audience, and represents the highest journalistic standards. Please submit 3-5 samples of work (samples may include full issues, articles, links to online work, etc.).

  • Product Team of the Year (NEW!)

    Honoring the product team that has developed and maintained the very best digital content products.

Step 2

ENTRY CLASSIFICATIONS

Use the following guidelines to classify your publication for the Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards. You will use these designations when selecting your sub-category to ensure that your entry is competing against entries that are similar to yours.

Association/Non-Profit

Any publication, magazine, website or brand that serves the audience of a membership organization or non-profit community. If you work for an association, society, university, council or any other non-profit or not-for-profit organization, this is the classification for you. Examples: IEEE Spectrum, HR Magazine, American Rifleman, AARP, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine

B2B

Any publication, magazine, website or brand that serves a specific and sole industry or business community. Examples: PoliceOne, Architectural Record, Hospitality Design Magazine, Pragmatic Marketer

City & Regional

Any publication, magazine, website or brand that serves a specific city or geographic region. Examples: Cape Code Life, Baltimore Magazine, Indulge Miami, D Media Partners, Adirondack Weddings  

Consumer

Any publication, magazine, website or brand intended for general consumers or target demographic within a general consumer audience. Examples: Scientific American, PEOPLE, Yoga Journal, WebMD, Refinery29, 

Custom/Content Marketing

Any magazine or publication contracted by an external client targeting an audience determined by that client intended to serve a content marketing function. Examples: Delta Sky, Merrill Lynch Advisor, The Ritz-Carlton Magazine, Mercedes-Benz Magazine

How To Enter

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY ONLINE

  • Step 1 Sign-in to your account, or create an account if you are a new entrant. 
  • Step 2 Select the Categories you wish to enter. 
  • Step 3 Submit entry details (title, publication date, article title) for each entry.
  • Step 4 Upload electronic artwork for each entry.
  • Step 5 Pay entry fee.

The Gala

THE EDDIE & OZZIE AWARDS GALA

Thursday, October 29, 2020
5:30 – 8:30PM

New York City

Honorees will be notified on August 17, 2020.

For more than 25 years, the Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in uncompromising journalism and gorgeous design across all sectors of the publishing industry. Join the top magazine and digital media professionals from all over the country at the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards to celebrate the B2B, consumer and regional brands who are competing for the prestigious honor. 

Ticket information for the Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards will be available soon


FAQs

Questions

All publications and websites are eligible—association/non-profit, b2b, city & regional, consumer and custom/content marketing publications. The competition is organized so that brands compete within a group of their peers. The Eddies are categorized by topic/market, and the Ozzies are categorized by publication type and readership size. If you’re unsure of what category to select, you can read our classification guidelines or contact Jessica Dombrowski for assistance. International entries are welcome!

Any content published between May 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 is eligible.

FRIDAY, MAY 15 – EARLY DEADLINE
FRIDAY, JUNE 19 – EXTENDED DEADLINE*

$275 for your first Eddie entry, $245 for each additional Eddie entry.
$275 for your first Ozzie entry, $245 for each additional Ozzie entry.

*$75 Late fee applies to all entries submitted after the regular deadline of May 15, 2020.
Note: Award entry fees are non-refundable.
Online payment method: Visa, MasterCard or American Express

Entries are judged by a panel of media executives, as well as by the staff of Folio:. We evaluate your entry based on creativity and innovation. Our most important criterion is proven success in aligning your brand’s mission with the end product. Interested in judging the Eddie & Ozzie Awards? We’d love to have you! Apply here to judge.

Your mission statement/editorial statement of purpose should be a brief statement that tells our judges a little bit about your publication, the audience you serve and how your team goes about serving that audience.

Finalists will be notified by August 17, 2020.

The winners and honorable mentions will receive their Eddie & Ozzie Awards during a celebratory dinner on October 29, 2020 in New York City.

Yes, contact Jessica Dombrowski at jdombrowski@accessintel.com or 203-899-8436 for assistance.

Our concierge service makes it easy to submit your best content and designs within minutes. We’ll identify the ideal categories for your entries and assist you from start to finish inputting supporting documentation. All that is left to do is to send us your stellar work and we’ll send it on its way to our judges! To get started, contact Jessica Dombrowski at jdombrowski@accessintel.com or 203.899.8436.

Past Winners

This Could Be You

“Hearing my name called was the crowning moment of my 30-year career. I truly didn’t think I would win—we would win—against national publications, but knowing that we won with a smaller staff and fewer resources was incredibly gratifying.”

— Jane Marion, Food and Travel Editor at Baltimore Magazine
Previous Eddie & Ozzie “Editor-of-the-Year” Winner

“It felt amazing to receive that kind of recognition in front of a slew of people who I admire. And I felt grateful to be able to thank my coworkers for all their hard work. As everyone in this industry knows, you’re only as good as your team, and I am blessed with the best. To be able to do what I love and get honored for it by Folio: is incredible. I’m beyond grateful.”

— Ellen Carpenter, Editor in Chief, Hemispheres and Editorial Director, The National
Previous Eddie & Ozzie “Editor-of-the-Year” Winner

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