European Magazine Award

The European Magazine Award welcomes media companies that create and market content-driven products, as well as their suppliers, service partners and service providers. Deadline for submissions was February 1st, 2024. The winners will be notified after the jury session in March 2024.


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. Enter your magazine according to the segment:
- Politics & Society
- Economy
- Service
- Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty
- Special Interest
- B2B
- Indie
Magazine Relaunch
Please submit both one issue before and one after the relaunch. You may want to briefly describe the underlying idea of the relaunch: why it happened, what was changed and how it works for readers and editorial team.

Best use of infographic to reveal magazine content, be it part of a story or a stand-alone piece. Submissions should include a brief description of the subject and context – and, if appropriate, also the challenge in visualizing the topic.

Outstanding photography. 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. Please select your category: Portait or Sequence.

Cover Concept
The category awards visual concepts of cover page design. Please describe the underlying creative principles and submit an appropriate number of cover examples.

Cover One-shot
Single outstanding cover that has been published, reflecting perfect collaboration of editors, design and distribution in order to sell the cover story or enhance reading experience. An entry consists of one cover only; however, there is no limitation to the number of entries.>
The jury is looking for excellent illustrations which enrich a magazine story. You can enter single stories or, in case the illustration principles are used throughout an issue, the whole issue.

Best use of typo – be it in a single element of a magazine or globally across the magazine. Solid and visually harmonic typography may be as succsessful in this category as surprising or bold approaches. Please name the font(s) employed.
Feature, Report, Q&A
This category is for long pieces like features, reports or Q&A formats. The jury looks for outstanding ways to tell a story and to reveal the content.

Short Piece
This category focuses on short pieces which run on less than one page. The jury looks for outstanding ways to tell a story and to reveal the content.

Content Marketing
Outstanding magazines produced by a publisher or consultancy on behalf of a client or by the organization itself. The submission should contain owned media at a high quality level.


Markus Wiegand


kress pro

Julia Rotherbl

Member of the editorial board

Wort & Bild Verlag

Javier Errera –


Errera Communication

Barbara Haas

Deputy editor

Styria Medienhaus Lifestyle

Stefan Regez

Head of Public Magazines

Ringier Axel Springer Schweiz

Martin Schumacher

Managing Director

kicker business solutions

Malte von Bülow

CPO (Chief Product Officer) Publishing Germany

Bauer Media Group

Jessica MacDermot

Global Portfolio Director

Haymarket Media Group

Jan Blender

Managing Director & Head of Content


Gerald Grünberger


Verband Österreichischer Zeitungen

Kerstin Hasse

Head of Digital



The entry fee is EUR 390 for each media brand and award section. A media brand may consist of different media products operating under the same brand and publishing responsibility. Award sections are European Magazine Award, European Digital Publishing Award and European Corporate Media Award.
For all submissions completed by November 24th, 2023, this entry fee will be reduced to EUR 290 per brand and section. All prices excl. VAT.
Early Bird: 24-11-2023,11.59 pm (EUR 100 off per brand and section)
Deadline: 01-02-2024, 11.59 pm
Submissions will only be made digitally and in English using our submission tool. After pre-selection, the finalists will be asked, if appropriate, to send haptic copies. Participants create a profile in the tool without obligation. Submissions can be saved as drafts and processed until they are sent. The corresponding submission fees will only be charged after submission. You can make as many submissions as you like and submit them in different categories. Unless otherwise mentioned in the category descriptions, a submission always refers to an object, i.e. a copy of a magazine label.
Entries can be submitted in multiple categories. The jury is allowed to move entries to other categories. The winners will be notified after the jury session in March 2024, but external communication will start after the awards show at the European Newspaper Congress. The jury’s decisions are final. The jury is allowed without further explanatory statement to disqualify entries which are formal incorrect or entries with missing data. By submitting your entry, you accept that your data will be proceeded electronically in the course of the judging process and filed in a database containing of selected entries. In case an entry gets nominated or awarded, the abstract and a selection of the submitted pictures will be published. Within your entry, you can highlight certain statements or data as “confidential” in the sense of “nor for publishing”.


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