European Magazine Award

The European Magazine Award is part of the European Publishing Awards. It will be awarded from May 12th to 14th, 2019 in Vienna in the categories ‘European Magazine of the Year’ and ‘European Newcomer of the Year’. Awards of Excellence will be distributed in 16 further categories. Participants can be media companies, their partners and service providers.
The deadline for submissions is February 8th, 2019.


European Magazine
of the Year
The category awards a magazine/brand which is successful, proper and creative in a number of ways. Entries should include a brief description and a clear suggestion why it may become European Magazine of the Year. The jury is free to promote entries from other categories to the shortlist.
European Newcomer
of the Year
This category awards a magazine which was launched in the past three years. Please add a brief description and a clear suggestion why the magazine may become European Newcomer of the Year to your entry. The jury is free to promote entries from other categories to the shortlist.


Politics & Society
The most outstanding magazine in Europe dealing with political or social subjects. This category is also open for general interest magazines.
Most outstanding magazine which reveals economy subjects. Magazines related to dedicated industries may be submitted in B2B Media.
Most outstanding magazine with editorial focus on service topics – such as healthcare, education, careers, personal finance, parenting or recreation.
Most outstanding magazine on lifestyle content, such as food and beverage, travel, home design, décor or gardening and others.
Fashion & Beauty
Most outstanding magazine on fashion, beauty, or style. The category is also open for magazines about entertainment and celebrities.
Art & Literary
Most outstanding magazine on literature or visual arts, e.g. fiction, poetry, drama, literary criticism, photography or painting.
Special Interest
Most outstanding magazine dedicated to a specific subject, area of interest or niche topic like region, kind of sports, hobbies etc.
The category "B2B-Media" is for the most outstanding trade magazine in Europe which serves a specific industry or a certain profession.

Visual Approach

Best contemporary magazine design which supports the editorial approach and audience’s needs. Submissions should explain the design idea and include a minimum of two features from one issue or the whole issue itself.
Outstanding photography, be it a single picture or a whole series. The picture(s) can be of any kind and must have been published in a magazine. Entries should include the whole story or feature to illustrate the context and subject.
Best use of infographic to reveal magazine content, be it part of a story or stand-alone infographic. Submissions should include a brief description of the subject and context – and, if appropriate, also the challenge in visualizing the topic.
Most outstanding cover, reflecting perfect collaboration by editors, design and distribution in order to sell the cover story or enhance reading experience. Entries consists of one cover only; however, there is no limitation to entries.

Business / Concept

Audience Marketing
The category is dedicated to innovative and successful concepts of audience marketing for an existing magazine brand, launch or spin-of. Marketing goals, the campaign’s mechanism and methods as well as the results should be described.
The category awards the most creative or successful distribution approach which helps to get a magazine delivered to its readers, be it via newsstand, subscription or single order. Digital solutions such as e-paper are welcome but not crucial.
Business Model
Consequent strategy for increasing profits or defending revenues with a brand. This may be by sharpening the approach to readers/advertisers, introducing digital offers, inventing new formats (e.g. events) etc. Challenges, goals and the outcome should be described.
Organization & Collaboration
Meeting the demands of (magazine) publishing by establishing new ways of work, processes and/or collaboration. The focus should be on one magazine or brand per entry only - including the principles of the approach as well as the results of the model.

Submit now!

The European Magazine Award is open to media companies, their partners and service providers.
The deadline for submissions is February 8th, 2019.


Gerrit Klein


Ebner Verlag GmbH & Co. KG

Thomas Lindner



Andreas Arntzen


Wort & Bild Verlag

Philipp Welte

Board Member National Media Brands


Euke Frank

Editor-in-chief and publisher


Stephan Schäfer

Chief Product Officer

Gruner + Jahr

Jörg Hausendorf

Group Business Head

Bauer Media Group

Stefan Regez

Head of Magazines

Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz

Holger Bingmann


Melo Group

Julia Becker



Christian Rainer

Editor-in-chief and publisher


Marina Haydn

Managing Director

The Economist

Slobodan Sibincic

Secretary General

European Business Press

Gabriele Capolino



Javier Errea


Errea Comunicacion

Markus Wiegand


Kress Pro

Andreas Kornhofer


Red Bull Media House

Rupert Sommer

Correspondent Munich

Gerald Grünberger


Verband Österreichischer Zeitungen

About submissions

How much is an entry?
Entry Fee: 350 Euro per category
Late Deadline Fee: 100 Euro*
*for each entry submitted after February 8th, 2019. All prices excl. VAT.

When ist the deadline?
Deadline: February 8th, 2019, 11.59 p.m.
Late Deadline: February 15th, 2019, 11.59 p.m.

How do I apply?
Submissions must be in digital form, written in English and sent through our submission tool. Suitable finalists who pass the preliminary elimination round will be asked to send physical samples. Participants create a non-binding profile in our online submission tool. If desired, submissions for the European Digital Publishing Award can also be entered using this profile. Submissions can be saved as drafts and edited up until submission. Only after the submission has been sent will the corresponding submission fees be charged. You can enter as many submissions as you wish in a variety of categories.

What do I need to submit?
  • Name of the magazin and ssue
  • Masthead (PDF)
  • Circulation and audience
  • Media package (optional)
  • Founding Year
  • Abstract of 1.000 characters including spaces
  • Screen PDF of the magazine/issue submitted/li>
  • Ansichts-PDF der eingereichten Ausgabe
  • Story: Please describe the case entered according to the relevant aspects in the category definition (maximum 2 pages, PDF). This document will be the basis of the jury’s pre-selection. Therefore, it should contain all aspects relevant for your entry.
  • Magazine Cover (JPG, 300 dpi)
A submission always refers to one object, meaning one magazine issue, if not described differently in the category definition. The number of entries per company is not limited.

Process and conditions of participation
Participants can submit applications in multiple categories. The jury reserves the right to reassign submissions to different categories. Winners will be notified following the jury session in April 2019; however, external communication will not take place until after the awards ceremony at the European Newspaper Congress in May 2019. The jury’s decision is final. The jury can disqualify submissions containing formal errors and submissions with missing information without further justification. By submitting your application, you accept the electronic transmission of your data as part of the jury process and its storage in a database of selected submissions. If your submission is nominated, the short text and selection of submitted images will be published. You can mark certain pieces of information in your submission as ‘confidential’ (i.e. ‘not intended for publication’).

Anna Wellendorf
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