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ENTRY DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28


  • Entry Eligibility Period - Jan 1, 2019 to Jan 31, 2020
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This award is for the business information/business intelligence product that has most successfully delivered value for its audience across one or more platforms (print, online, face-to-face, events, broadcast, mobile, other digital offerings) and that has shown outstanding innovation and insight in responding to its market.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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The entry should evidence how the product targets its audience, and where applicable how the brand has adapted to serve the requirements of that community. Entries should show evidence of the product’s performance within the market it targets.

While creativity and innovation are paramount, the judges will also be looking for evidence of a strong commercial performance throughout 2019.

The campaigns entered into this category should span a range of media including (but not restricted to) print, online, mobile, and social media. They will demonstrate the use of innovative techniques to produce quantifiable and measurable results in line with the overall objectives.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Entries can include but are not limited to content, subscriptions, marketing, data, or general communications campaigns. The campaign should be placed within the context of the overall brand strategy, and how it fits in with the company objectives. Evidence of creativity, new approaches, and innovative campaigns will be rewarded but must also be backed up with solid results.

Open to commentators and real opinion-formers who reach and influence their audiences through a regular column or feature, or by blog, e-mail, newsletter, or podcast.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Whatever the platform, our judges will be looking for content of the highest quality and insight that informs, educates, and leads opinion within their target communities. The winning entry here will show clear evidence of the columnist’s sheer brilliance with words, along with his/her authority, insight, and accuracy, all delivered with real wit, style, and simple force of personality.

This category looks to recognise and reward initiatives that have maximised incremental revenue for publishers.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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This could include but is not limited to brand extensions, paid content, new routes to market, or simply the innovative use of data. The judges will be looking for original thinking and effective implementation that has had a really demonstrable impact on the bottom line.

This award recognises and celebrates an innovative collaboration between a publishing business and commercial partner(s) that has brilliantly promoted a product, service, or brand through any (or multiple) platform(s), be it print, online, face-to-face, events, broadcast, mobile, or other digital offerings.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges are looking for examples of exceptional content partnerships that are based on a truly progressive and mutually beneficial relationship between a publishing business and commercial partner(s). Campaigns must be shown to deliver against a client’s financial goals through a truly creative approach that has generated significant traction among the target audience.

This award will recognise an outstanding agency really leading the charge in content marketing.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges will be looking for companies who can demonstrate recent or ongoing radical success in enhancing their market position through the development of their client’s brands across multiple platforms. Our judges will also be looking for evidence of solid commercial success, cultural commitment, development of new skills, leading the way when it comes to innovation and change, and the specific achievements that make this year so particularly special.

The winning company will also need to show clear evidence of sustainable revenues to provide all of the elements necessary to be crowned the PPA Content Agency Of The Year.

This award recognises the Art Director or Designer who can demonstrate truly brilliant and outstanding design during 2019 on a particular title or brand.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges will be looking for evidence of how the designer’s sheer excellence throughout the year has played a key part in the overall success of the brand, whether focused on single or multiple platforms. Our judges will also be looking for coherence, excellence in the use of photography, typography and illustration, and all other classic design elements.

Please enter nominees for one brand/title only. Individuals may enter this category once-only.

This new award seeks to recognise a company or brand paving the way to improve inclusivity and diversity within the publishing industry.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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The judges will be looking for an outstanding initiative which has proven success of increasing diversity or inclusivity, either internally within a business or externally in the wider publishing community, where the main focus is to make publishing more accessible to everyone regardless of age, disability, faith or belief, gender, race, or sexuality. Initiatives may come in the form of a new product, campaign, brand extension, podcast, magazine, event, or anything which is seen to be promoting inclusivity and/or diversity in the publishing industry.

This highly-competitive category rewards the outstanding Editor of 2019. We will be awarding a winner for both B2B and Consumer Media.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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The focus of our judging panel will be on the personal contribution of the Editor to the consistent all-round brilliance which puts their brand head and shoulders above its competitors, taking into account the overall quality of journalism, significant successful editorial developments and initiatives, the relevance of the content to the audience, and the Editor's own knowledge of, involvement in, and influence on, the relevant market.

Our judges will be searching for genuine individual brilliance, along with assessing the overall performance of the brand across the last year, including audience figures, and achievement within the competitive set.

Please enter nominees for one brand/title only. Individuals may enter this category once-only.

This award will recognise an outstanding event, which can be but is not limited to: an exhibition, awards, conference, experiential event, pop-up, festival, launch, commercial partnership event, celebration or anniversary, community event, or a bespoke event, at which the publisher brings together its target audience.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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The event can either stem from an existing parent brand or be a wholly standalone experience. Our judges will primarily be looking for evidence of real innovation and creativity here, along with an event that has proven commercial success, and deep levels of engagement with the target audience.

A truly great magazine cover is a wonderful thing to behold, as evidenced by the iconic past winners in this flagship category.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges here will therefore be looking for those genuinely brilliant front covers from 2019 that were simply unmissable, and which really captured that magical magazine moment when all the stars suddenly aligned as one.

Our judges, who will select the ten covers to go before the public vote, will also be looking for the following more practical elements:
• a very high standard of imaginative design, photography, and/or illustration
• how the cover fits in with the overall brand positioning
• the use of colour, type, and/or logos
• coverlines that sell the content in a simply unbeatable fashion
• a front cover that really changes the conversation
• how the cover appeals to both new and core readers
• a strong sense of personality
• supporting sales/readership figures
• unique connection with the target audience In your 500-word submission you must outline why you think your magazine meets the above criteria and why your chosen front cover deserves to win this fiercely contested category.

Please note that the shortlist for this category will be chosen by our panel of expert independent judges, and that this shortlist will then face the public vote to find the overall winner of the PPA Front Cover Of The Year Award for 2019. 

This award recognises those suppliers to our industry who have really gone the extra mile in their partnerships with professional publishers.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Any organisation that supplies a product, platform or service to the industry can enter, from distribution and fulfilment, to digital publishing, training, subscription management, printing, marketing, paper, event services. . . and beyond!

Our judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding service levels, surpassed objectives and expectations, genuine partnership with clients to find innovative solutions, as well as evidence of real work towards sustainability alternatives, and best working practices.

Our judges are looking for genuine evidence of innovation that has expanded the reach and influence of a brand among an existing and/or new target audience group.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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This can include but is not limited to: launches within 2019, new products, lead generation, use of data, new ways of working, communication methods, cultural change, etc. Judges will be looking for a genuinely creative approach, solid measurable results, and the longer-term sustainability of the relationships and revenues generated.

This award is for magazine brands that really stand out as an absolute beacon of excellence. We will be awarding a winner for both B2B and Consumer Media.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges are looking for evidence of a complete understanding of the needs of the target audience, a strong commercial performance, outstanding editorial and design, and constant innovation in responding to the changing dynamics of its market. Entries should clearly demonstrate how a multi-channel approach creates ever deeper engagement with the target audience.

Please note that brands cannot enter both Magazine Brand of the Year and Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year Awards.

This category is open to any retailer who is dedicated to promoting the sale of magazines and is free to enter.

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The winner in this category is the multiple or independent retailer who has most successfully demonstrated dedication to the cause of selling more magazines, a commitment to offering a good choice of titles to its customers, and enhancing the shopping experience for the magazine consumer (e.g. through store appearance, shelf layout, information, innovation, customer service, etc). 

This new award is for the podcast which demonstrates the most success in relation to innovation, creativity, commercial, and audience engagement within the publishing industry in the last year.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Have you delivered an exceptional podcast in the last 12 months that has had excellent engagement, or has changed the conversation? Our judges will primarily be looking for evidence of real relevance and creativity, along with a podcast that has proven commercial success which fully engages with the target audience.

The winning publisher podcast will deliver consistent quality content that exceeds the listeners’ expectations.

This award is for the best magazine brand which is an expert in it's field of specialism. 

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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For the purposes of this award, a special interest magazine brand is one which by the title or description addresses a specific business-to-business community or consumer leisure interest (including food, health, sport, hobbies, homes, interiors, and travel), or one which publishes within a specific sector, such as children's magazines or partworks.

The winning special interest magazine brand will demonstrate a total understanding of the needs of the target audience, a strong commercial performance, outstanding editorial and design, and constant innovation in responding to the changing dynamics of its market. Entries should also demonstrate how a multi-channel approach creates ever deeper engagement with the target audience.

Please note that brands cannot enter both Magazine Brand of the Year and Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year Awards.

This new award looks to recognise and reward a change, campaign, project or event (internal or external) that has enhanced the environmental credentials of the publishing company.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges will be looking for evidence of how publishers have developed an initiative which recognises the importance of their responsibility towards the environment.

Our judges here will be looking for any team or department that has excelled in making a positive and measurable contribution to the overall company in 2019.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Eligible teams include, but are not limited to: Content, Creative, Commercial, Marketing, Production, HR, Operations, Subscriptions, Business Development, or Events. Our judges are looking for outstanding teams with a blend of complementary skills who are exceeding all business expectations as a result.

Evidence of creativity and new approaches will be rewarded but must also be backed up with solid results.

This category seeks to recognise those truly progressive team leaders whose contribution has really enriched and genuinely elevated the brand or company.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Our judges are looking for an outstanding leader whose real dedication and ongoing commitment across the board has revolutionised their brand or company's approach to professional publishing while also generating significant results in revenue and audience engagement.

The winner will provide measurable evidence of their contribution to strategy as well as their commitment to developing a more effective environment and working culture, providing ongoing development and support to their respective team(s).

This PPA Award looks to recognise that unsung hero without whom the business would not be the same.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Credit for success in business often understandably goes to the leaders. The hard work and efforts by those on the ground to deliver the results often goes unrecognised but can be equally important for achieving long-term success.

Our judges are seeking nominations for a team member who has demonstrated an outstanding level of commitment to the success of their company or brand. One who is a role model to their peers, has supported the achievement of exceptional results and champions best practice.

This award recognises real excellence in style and content from writers on any platform, or across multiple platforms.

£ 280.00 +VAT (20%)
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Whatever the medium, our judges will be looking for writing of the highest quality in a style appropriate to the relevant audience. The winning entry will show evidence of the writer's brilliance, originality, and flair, together with their ability to truly captivate the target audience.

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To unlock the correct price for your entry, use the following codes in the final stage of checkout*:

PPA Member (£140) - PPAMEMBER
Non-Member Independent Publisher (£190) - INDPUB
PPA Independent Publisher Member (£95) - PPAINDPUB

*Any entries submitted using PPA Member discount codes must ensure the publisher is a current paid-up PPA member. A list of current member companies can be found at www.ppa.co.uk/members. If you wish to enquire about PPA membership, or confirm your current membership status, please contact membership@ppa.co.uk. Any entries submitted using these codes, without valid membership, will require immediate payment of the full Non-Member rate, in order for entries to qualify. 
The Independent Publisher rate (Member or Non-Member) is available for smaller publishers with an annual turnover under £10 million for the financial year covering the qualifying period. If using these codes, you may be asked for evidence of your company turnover. Entries submitted using this code which exceed the turnover limit will be re-invoiced at the appropriate rate.