• Jan 12: Call for Entries
  • Feb 06:  Early Bird Deadline
  • Feb 13: Final Submissions Deadline
  • Mar 1: Submissions Deadline - Harvey Southam Award
  • May 5: Nominees Announcement
  • June 02: KRW Awards Gala

 

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Category Definitions, Fees & Specific Rules

 

There are 4 types of categories: Written, Visual, Digital, and Integrated/Special. All submitters are responsible for ensuring that their submissions conform to the category definitions and restrictions. All submissions must adhere to the Rules & Eligibility.

 

The deadline for all entries is February 14, 2014. All packages of hard-copy submissions must be accompanied by a Master Entry Form confirming submissions and payment. Master Entry Forms are generated after you complete the online submission process.

 

All hard-copy submissions must be sent to our new address: 

Kenneth R. Wilson Awards
2300 Yonge St #1600, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

 

Submissions received by Friday February 7, 2014 at 5pm Eastern Time will be eligible for an Early Bird rate of $115 per submission (not applicable to the Best New Journalist award or other Special Awards).

For the categories Best Feature Article (Trade and Professional) and Magazine of the Year (Trade and Professional), please note the "professional" category includes professional and general business publications, while the "trade" category is for manufacturing and trade publications. Magazines uncertain about their category may enter whichever they feel best represents their background and audience, but may not enter both.

 

WRITTEN Categories 

Are open to content from all eligible print magazines, tablet magazines and magazine websites, except where noted in the restrictions. These awards recognize insight, depth of research and excellent writing skills.

 

Submission Requirements: Upload a PDF of the complete article. Package and send three (3) hard copies of the submission, with a copy of the Entry Form taped to each copy of the submission.  Entry Forms are generated after you complete the online submission process.

 

Written Categories

Definition

Fee excl. HST

Restrictions

Best Editorial

A specific editorial or a series of editorials on the same topic. An editorial is a column or short article that expresses the opinion of the publication carrying it.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

 

Best Industrial / Manufacturing Article

A feature article describing the application of a new technology, method, equipment, technique or practice in the industrial or manufacturing sectors.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

This category is open exclusively to trade magazines.

Best Professional Article

A feature article describing the application of a new technology, method, equipment, technique or practice in a profession.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

This category is open exclusively to professional magazines.

Best Resource / Infrastructure Article

A feature article describing the application of a new technology, method, equipment, technique or practice in the resource, engineering and construction or transportation sectors.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

 

Best Merchandising / Marketing Article

A feature article describing the application of a new technology, method, equipment, technique or practice that facilitates improved communication between buyers and sellers in any sector.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

 

Best Profile of a Person

A feature article offering readers insight into the unique leadership and colourful qualities of an individual who has made a valuable contribution to his/her company, industry, trade or profession.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

 

Best Profile of a Company

A feature article offering readers insight into a company, organization or trade/professional group, which has demonstrated excellence in its operational practices.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

 

Best Regularly Featured Department or Column

Three examples of a single, regularly appearing department or column from three different issues.

 

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

The department or column must appear in at least one-half of the publication’s yearly issues. Do not enter editorials, guest editorials or listings.

Best Feature Article—Professional

Any in-depth feature dealing with subjects, events or developments of importance to a professional publication’s readers and industry.

 

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Do not enter a regularly featured department or column or an editorial. This category is open exclusively to professional magazines.

Best Feature Article—Trade

Any in-depth feature dealing with subjects, events or developments of importance to a trade publication’s readers and industry.

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Do not enter a regularly featured department or column or an editorial. This category is open exclusively to trade magazines.

Best News Coverage

A feature article offering readers timely information and background of an important news event affecting the marketplace served by the publication.

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Do not enter non-news departments, columns or an in-depth analysis.

Best How-To Article or Series of How-To Articles

A feature article informing readers how to do their jobs better, more efficiently, more productively, etc.

 

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

The emphasis should be on direct instruction to the reader rather than on case studies or examples, although they may be used in the article. Do not enter news stories, editorials or analysis.

 

Best One-Of-A-Kind Article

Any article that does not meet the criteria in any of the above written categories. The intent is to make the competition inclusive and allow for entries that are not easily classified.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Articles entered in this category MAY NOT be entered in any other written category.

 

 

VISUAL Categories 

 

Are open to content from all eligible print magazines, tablet magazines and magazine websites, except where noted in the restrictions. These awards recognize the special contribution that designers, illustrators and photographers, together with editors, make to effective communications.

 

Submission Requirements: For all categories except Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue, upload a PDF of the complete article or spread accompanying the visual submission. No hard copies are required.

 

For Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue, upload a PDF of the issue cover, and submit four (4) original issues of the magazine with a copy of the Entry Form taped to each issue. (Entry Forms are generated after you complete the online submission process.)

 

Tablet Magazine submitters must enter the URL to their iTunes or web page where judges can download (free) the issue to be judged.

 

Visual Categories

Definition

Fee

Restrictions

Art Direction of an Opening Spread or Complete Feature

Art direction for an opening spread or complete feature.

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Entries from Magazine Websites are NOT eligible.

Best Photograph

Any original photograph by a Canadian photographer, commissioned by the publication.

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Submission must consist of the entire article or spread in which the photograph was published.

 

Best Illustration

Any original illustration by a Canadian illustrator, commissioned by the publication.

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Submission must consist of the entire article or spread in which the illustration was published.

 

Best Art Direction of a Complete Issue

Art direction for a complete issue.

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Entries from Magazine Websites are NOT eligible.

 

DIGITAL Categories 

 

Are open to content from all tablet magazines and magazine websites, except where noted in the restrictions.

 

Submission Requirements: Submit a URL(s) plus a screen shot (PDF format) which must be uploaded when completing the online entry form. The site will be evaluated live - archived links are permitted. For sites requiring registration, please provide the judges with user IDs and passwords to provide them with access for judging throughout the late winter and spring of 2014.

 

Tablet Edition submitters must enter the URL to their iTunes or web page where judges can download (free) and/or view the issue to be judged.

 

Digital Categories

Definition

Fee

Restrictions

Website of the Year

A Web site that successfully fulfills its editorial mission, effectively serves its audience, maximizes use of the Web and represents the highest journalistic standards. The sites will be judged on excellence of content, interactivity, rich media, design, navigation and community tools. Entries may consist of one main URL and up to three additional sub-URLs in the same domain (to highlight specific features).

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Open exclusively to Magazine Websites (entries from Tablet Magazines are NOT eligible).

 

Editorial material must be clearly delineated from sponsored content, advertising and product sales as prescribed in ASME's Best Practices for Digital Media

 

Editorial mandate of the website is required.

Best Website Editorial Package

An original package of related or thematic editorial content produced by a Magazine Website that best serves its intended audience by maximizing the potential of web-based publishing, and that reflects collaboration by editors and content creators. Elements may include but are not limited to written content, blogs, video, photography, data visualization, illustration, social media and user-generated content. 

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Open exclusively to Magazine Websites (entries from Tablet Magazines are NOT eligible).

 

Eligible entries may include content repurposed from a print edition but may not consist entirely of repurposed content.

Best Online-Only Article

Awarded to the article deemed to be the best written and best reported among the entries. The article must not have appeared in a print publication. Features and service pieces are eligible.

 

$115

(Early-bird)

 

$135

(Regular)

Open to both Magazine Websites and Tablet Magazines

 

 

 

INTEGRATED/SPECIAL Categories

 

Submission requirements: See below.

 

Special Categories

Definition

Fee

Restrictions

Best Issue

The judges consider the impact, usefulness and importance of one single issue of the publication to its editorial mandate.

 

$135

( HST)

 

Submission requirements: Submit FOUR copies of the issue for each entry. A PDF of the cover of the issue must be uploaded during the submissions process.

 

Best Cover

Any single publication cover.

 

$135

( HST)

 

Submission requirements: Submit FOUR unmounted covers for each entry. A PDF of the original must also be uploaded during the submission process.

 

Best New Journalist

This award will go to a writer whose early work in magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise.

 

$25

( HST)

Open to students and magazine writers with a maximum of 2 years’ experience in professional journalism. Open to nonfiction work only. Eligible work must be at least 1000 words. Articles published in university/college magazines are eligible. Candidates must not have published any magazine work longer than 1000 words prior to 2012. One entry per person.

Submission requirements: Applications consist of an uploaded PDF file of the article, as well as a letter of reference from a teacher, mentor, art director or colleague, attesting to the candidate’s eligibility and providing context for the submitted work.

 

Professional Magazine of the Year

This award will go to the professional publication that displays overall excellence in content and design, and that most consistently mirrors its mandate/mission (as published in the media kit) and most effectively engages and serves the needs of its readers.

 

$135

( HST)

Open exclusively to Print Magazines published at least twice per year.

 

Submission requirements: Submit FIVE sets of any three issues from the year 2013. (In the case where a publication only publishes twice per year, five sets of the two issues will suffice.) A PDF of the cover of at least one of the issues must also be uploaded during the submission process. Editors must include a one-page letter cover letter with the submission, which will A) Outline the mandate of the publication and B) Summarize the publication's achievements during the year, which include examples of compelling packaging, mix, reviews, reader feedback, writing and reporting, among other things.

 

Trade Magazine of the Year

This award will go to the trade publication that displays overall excellence in content and design, and that most consistently mirrors its mandate/mission (as published in the media kit) and most effectively engages and serves the needs of its readers.

 

 

$135

( HST)

Open exclusively to Print Magazines published at least twice per year.

 

Submission requirements: Submit FIVE sets of any three issues from the year 2013. (In the case where a publication only publishes twice per year, five sets of the two issues will suffice.) A PDF of the cover of at least one of the issues must also be uploaded during the submission process. Editors must include a one-page letter cover letter with the submission, which will A) Outline the mandate of the publication and B) Summarize the publication's achievements during the year, which include examples of compelling packaging, mix, reviews, reader feedback, writing and reporting, among other things.

 

The submission deadline is Friday February 14, 2014 at 5pm Eastern Time and submissions must be RECEIVED IN THEIR ENTIRETY to be eligible.

 

Submissions received by Friday February 7, 2014 at 5pm Eastern Time will be eligible for an Early Bird rate of $115 per submission (not applicable to the Best New Journalist award or other Special Categories).