CELEBRATING ENGAGING CONTENT AND GORGEOUS DESIGN
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2020
Final Deadline: May 29, 2020
CELEBRATING ENGAGING CONTENT AND GORGEOUS DESIGN
Entry Deadline: May 15, 2020
Final Deadline: May 29, 2020
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 early entry deadline is May 15 with a final entry deadline of May 29. 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 email@example.com or 203-899-8436 for assistance.
Market-specific categories honoring top-notch Magazines, Features, Websites, Online Communities, Blogs, Podcasts, Video, Investigative Journalism, Long-Form Content and more!
Celebrating first-class Covers, Photography, Graphic Design, Magazine Design, Site Design, Typography, Illustrations, Data Visualization, Art Direction, and more!
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.
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.
Awarded to a piece of journalism that adds further context or commentary to a complex topic.
Recognizing editorial excellence in an app or browser-based digital edition.
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.
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.
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.
Recognizing overall editorial excellence within your magazine’s category, evaluations based on the delivery of your publication’s mission or editorial statement.
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.
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.
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.
Recognizing deep, original reporting in a long-form format that embodies the best of journalism. Entries should be between 1,500-20,000 words.
Awarded for outstanding overall editorial content to a magazine that recently launched.
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.).
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.
Recognizing excellence in a single newsletter or series of related newsletters.
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.
Recognizing excellence in a single episode or series of podcast. Points will be given for originality of voice and creativity of storytelling.
Awarded to a piece that profiles and individual or organization and embodies the fundamentals of journalism. Or an interesting and in depth interview.
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.
Recognizing excellence in a series of related articles within your publication’s market category.
Recognizing excellence in a single article or feature article within your publication’s market category.
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.
Awarded for outstanding overall editorial of a single issue complement to an existing publication or standalone publication released once per year.
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.
Recognizing excellence in online content within your market category. Editorial content, layout, and functionality will be evaluated.
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.
Awarded for outstanding design, functionality and navigation of a magazine app or digital edition.
Awarded for outstanding design of a magazine cover as measured in typography, composition, color, balance, immediacy.
Recognizing outstanding and unique work in visualizing data through infographics, charts, graphs, pullouts, etc.
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.
Honoring the best cross-promotion and cross-pollination between print and online products.
Awarded for outstanding design of a single feature article as expressed in appeal of opener, layout, colors, icons, images and typography.
Awarded for outstanding use of digitally created or altered artwork in any single article, feature or cover.
Awarded for outstanding use of illustration in any single article, feature or cover.
Awarded for outstanding design, impact, memorability and functionality of a media kit.
Recognizing outstanding online special sections or digital offshoots—sponsored or not—by a media website.
Awarded for outstanding overall design to a magazine that recently launched.
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.
Awarded for outstanding use of photography.
Awarded for an outstanding redesign of an existing publication.
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.
Awarded for outstanding overall design of a single issue complement to an existing publication or standalone publication released once per year.
Awarded for outstanding design of the table of contents page(s).
Awarded for outstanding typographic treatment in any digital or print design.
This category honors exceptional and innovative efforts in telling stories through digital means: photos, graphics, illustrations, video, virtual reality or other emerging media.
Awarded for outstanding design, functionality and navigation of a website.
Awarded for an outstanding redesign or relaunch of an existing website.
The Special Recognition Awards honor the Individuals, Teams and Products that push our dynamic community forward.
Recognizing the achievements of an individual Art Director, Creative Director or Design Team leader over the page 12 months.
Awarded to an individual who can demonstrate quantifiable engagement growth and a true understanding of their audience/community.
Recognizing the achievements of a collective design team over the past 12 months.
Recognizing the achievements of an individual designer or design staff member over the past 12 months.
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.
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.
Recognizing the achievements of an individual editor or editorial staff member over the past 12 months.
Recognizing the achievements of an individual editorial director or editorial team leader over the past 12 months.
Recognizing the achievements of a collective editorial team over the past 12 months.
Celebrates the brand who illustrates stunning year-over-year improvements. Finalists should be able to prove increased traffic, engagement, social following or revenue.
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.
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.
Spotlights a new content channel or digital product that created an additional revenue source or audience for a brand.
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.
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.).
Honoring the product team that has developed and maintained the very best digital content products.
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.
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
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 15, 2019 and May 15, 2020 is eligible.
FRIDAY, MAY 15 – EARLY DEADLINE
FRIDAY, MAY 29 – LATE 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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 203.899.8436.
“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