Final deadline for Publish Awards this Friday

The deadline for the Mumbrella Publish Awards is tomorrow, Friday 28 July.

Publish is the industry’s longest-running awards program

The awards – which recognise and celebrate the best work in consumer, business-to-business and custom publishing – can be entered online until midnight on FridayThis year’s awards will feature five new categories including Columnist of the Year, Best E-Commerce Strategy, the Publish Award for Innovation, Brand of the Year and Branded Content Studio of the Year, to reflect the evolving nature of the publishing sector.

The Publish Award for Innovation seeks to recognise initiatives, technology or products which have benefited a publisher or the wider industry over the past 12 months, while the Brand of the Year Award will reward Australia’s best-performing and strongest media masthead.

There were almost 300 entries submitted for last year’s awards with BuzzFeed named Website of the Year in the consumer/custom category. In addition, Qantas Magazine’s national sales team was named Sales Team of the Year, Mamamia’s Kylie Rogers took home the Publish Executive of the Year gong, and News Corp’s The Australian won Best Podcast for Bowraville.

The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at The Westin Sydney. More information can be found here.

Mumbrella’s editor Vivienne Kelly urged journalists, editors, salespeople, designers and publishers to do what they do best and use tomorrow’s deadline as a motivating force to start – and finish -all the entries they’ve been thinking about.

“There’s nothing like a deadline to motivate the publishing industry, so with less than 48 hours to go, I know a lot of people will be weighing up whether they have time to finish those entries they’ve been thinking about,” she said.

“I encourage everyone who has been secretly thinking ‘I could win that award’ to take the time and submit the entry before midnight on Friday.”

The Publish Awards began life 21 years ago as magazine body Publishers Australia’s Bell Awards, before rebranding to the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards and then the Publish Awards.

Kelly said the night was one of her favourites in the calendar

“Having attended the Publish Awards for the first time in 2011 myself I know what a fun night this will be and how rewarding it is to take home an award.

“Never is there more evidence that the publishing industry isn’t ‘dying’ than when everyone comes together to celebrate the growth, innovation and successes of the past year. I look forward to celebrating with everyone in October.”

For entry criteria and details on how to enter the Publish Awards, click here. The deadline for entries is Friday 28 July. 


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