We are pleased to announce the Kelly Awards honoring the creative spirit of excellence and innovation in the art of advertising in magazine media. Named after former MPA President Stephen E. Kelly, the Kelly Awards are given to agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers whose campaigns demonstrate both creative excellence and effectiveness in meeting campaign objectives.

Winners will be announced at the American Magazine Media Conference in New York City on February 5, 2019. For more information, click here.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES


WHO SHOULD ENTER?
Agency creative teams, advertising clients and magazine media publishers working on advertising creative, multi-platform campaigns and custom programs that effectively meet strategic objectives in a creative manner. 

RULES & ELIGIBILITY 
  1. At least one ad of the campaign must have appeared in a 2018 issue of an American magazine.
  2. Digital-only campaigns are not eligible. There must be a print component.
  3. MPA maintains the right to reclassify entries from one category to another.
  4. Self-nomination is encouraged.

HOW ARE THE WINNERS CHOSEN?
A panel of judges composed of top agency creative directors and marketing executives will review entries in their areas of expertise. No judge shall review the work of his or her own brand, agency or corporate entity. Entries will be judged on the goals, elements and impact of the advertisement or advertising campaign.

KEY DATES

Entry Deadline
November 30

Finalists Notified
Early January

Awards Ceremony
February 5