Friday, 2 July 2010

Call for entries for the 2010 BSME Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. This year the Society has produced an online entry form which can be viewed at The deadline for entering is Thursday 29 July. Some changes within categories have been made for 2010: this year a new category in the Editors of the Year Section - Sport, Leisure & Health for titles focusing on sport, gardening, or health and wellbeing has been introduced; the hugely popular Art Director of the Year Award has now been split into three categories - Business, Consumer Weekly or Fortnightly, and Consumer Monthly or Less Frequent; Current Affairs magazines will join the Newspaper Category; The Special Interest category now includes hobbies; and the Lifestyle category will now be for titles focusing on food, homes & interiors, and travel.

The full 2010 Awards Category List is:
Editors of the Year
Business & Professional Magazines (non-weekly)
Business & Professional Magazines (weekly)
Entertainment & Celebrity Magazines
Customer Magazines (business readership)
Customer Magazines (consumer readership)
Lifestyle Magazines
Sport, Leisure & Health NEW
Men’s Magazines
Newspaper & Current Affairs Magazines
Special Interest & Hobbies Magazines
Women’s Magazines (monthly or less frequent)
Women’s Magazines (weekly or fortnightly)
Youth Magazines

The Fiona Macpherson New Business Editor of the Year Award
The Fiona Macpherson New Consumer Editor of the Year Award

Business Magazine Art Director of the Year
Consumer Magazine Art Director of the Year (weekly or fortnightly)
Consumer Magazine Art Director of the Year (monthly or less frequent)

Launch of the Year

Business Magazine Website of the Year
Consumer Magazine Website of the Year

Innovation / Brand-Building Initiative of the Year

Campaign of the Year
Editors’ Editor of the Year
Any editor, editor-in-chief or editorial director of a British magazine or magazine website can be nominated for this award which is voted on by Full Members of the BSME.

The Mark Boxer Award - for outstanding services to the industry – decided by the BSME Committee but suggestions for suitable recipients are welcome.

The closing date for entries is Thursday 29 July. The results will be announced at the Awards Dinner at The London Hilton on Tuesday, 9 November 2010. It is free to make a nomination for the Editors’ Editor of the Year Category. It is also free for BSME members to enter the Awards. The entry fee for non-members is £145.00 inc VAT which includes membership of the Society until 31st December 2010. Online payments are now accepted.