American Society of Magazine Editors

9 Single-Topic Issue

This category honors magazines that have devoted a single print issue to the comprehensive examination of one subject or topic. Judges will evaluate entries based on the quality and consistency of the reporting, writing, illustrations and photography and on the ambition and originality of the issue as a whole. An entry consists of one issue of the magazine that is clearly branded, on the cover or inside the magazine, as a special issue or as containing a special section, the content of which has displaced all or most of the feature well. Entries may also include related digital content. Newsstand-only issues and bookazines are not eligible in this category.

Rules and Eligibility for Categories 7–10: Any eligible magazine published in print may submit one entry in Design and Photography and two entries in Single-Topic Issue and Magazine Section. Entries in Design and Photography may include one issue dated December 2014/January 2015. Content entered in Design and Photography can also be submitted in other categories. Entries in Single-Topic Issue may be dated December 2014/January 2015; entries in Magazine Section may include one article dated January 2015. Content entered in Single-Topic Issue and Magazine Section cannot be submitted in other categories except as part of an entry in the categories listed in section 7 on page 3. WHAT TO SUBMIT: (1) four copies of each print issue that is part of or contains a part of the entry and (2) a CD or DVD containing PDFs of each issue (advertisements need not be included). THE FOLLOWING MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED IN SINGLE-TOPIC ISSUE: (1) one clearly labeled link to a landing page featuring related digital content or (2) platform-specific instructions, including user names and passwords, for accessing related digital content published on a tablet or smartphone.