The Imagination Awards honor the work of independent magazine media companies and brands. These awards recognize projects and teams that capture the essence of a brand and demonstrate innovative thinking and imaginative tactics, well-defined business objectives, and successful execution and results.

Winners will be announced at the 2019 IMAG Conference on May 9. For more information about the conference, click here

To view the 2018 winners and finalists, click here . To view the 2017 winners and finalists, click here.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

WHO SHOULD ENTER?
All independent consumer and enthusiast magazines published in the United States are eligible to enter the Imagination Awards. (Want to know if your brand is considered independent? Ask!)

RULES & ELIGIBILITY 
  1. Digital-only brands are not eligible. 
  2. MPA membership is not required.
  3. To be considered for a 2019 award, applicants must have started the project between January 1 and December 31, 2018.
  4. Applicants may submit in multiple categories.
  5. MPA may extend the award submission deadlines at its discretion. 
  6. MPA maintains the right to reclassify entries from one category to another.
  7. Self-nomination is encouraged.

HOW ARE THE WINNERS CHOSEN?
Panels of judges composed of senior executives from independent magazine media brands in the areas of audience, content, digital, events, leadership and revenue will review entries in their respective areas of expertise. No judge shall review the work of his or her own brand or corporate entity. Entries will be judged on the goals, elements and impact of the program.

KEY DATES

Entry Deadline
February 28

Finalists Announced
Late March


Awards Ceremony
May 9