2010 Maggie Awards Preview: Get ready to Enter, Judge, and Win!

Veg News wins in the 2009 Maggie AwardsHere’s a heads up for publishers, editors, and art directors in the western half of the U.S.: Don’t miss the 2010 Maggies. The Western Publishing Association (WPA) will post the Call for Entries here on Nov. 1, online entry registration will begin Nov. 15, and entries will be due Jan. 19, 2010. Note that WPA will not send a Call for Entries via postal mail.

If you’ve entered Maggie’s in the past, you’ll appreciate a revamped entry process. With no more tearsheets or mounted artwork required, you may now complete most entries online via PDFs and URLs (depending on the category).

The new online submission process also makes it easier for judges (and the WPA seeks qualified judges across all categories). With more online categories, many judges will be able to participate without having to travel to L.A. for the traditional two-day judging confab. Categories that require a complete magazine will still be judged in hard copy at a day-long judging event.

With the Call for Entries, the WPA is offering a free Maggie entry to all publishing companies who renew their WPA memberships or join as new WPA members before Dec. 31, 2009. (You must enter more than one category to qualify. The cost of your first entry will be deducted from your membership rate.)

About the Maggies: The Maggie Awards recognize excellence in print and online publishing. Every year, more than 600 publishing professionals gather to recognize excellence in more than 100 editorial, design, promotional, and event categories. For more information, see the official Maggie Award page.

View scenes from last year’s Maggie Awards ceremony: