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. The awarding ceremony will take place at the European Publishing Congress from October 04th to 06th, 2020 at Schönbrunn Palace. Get your ticket here.

Categories

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.

Winner:

Harper's Bazaar
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)
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.

Winner:

GUIDO
Gruner + Jahr (Germany)
Politics & Society
The most outstanding magazines in Europe dealing with political or social subjects. This category is also open for general interest magazines.

Winner:

FOCUS
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)

Schweizer Illustrierte (lssue, Helvetia wählt- 100 neue Frauen für Bern!)
Ringier Axel Springer (Switzerland)
Economy
Most outstanding magazines which reveal subjects from the economy. Magazines related to dedicated industries may be submitted in B2B Media.

Winner:

WirtschaftsWoche
WirtschaftsWoche (Germany)

Finansliv
Journalisten AB (Sweden)



Service
Most outstanding magazines with editorial focus on service topics – such as healthcare, education, careers, personal finance, parenting or recreation.

Winner:

my life
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)






Lifestyle, Fashion & Beauty
Most outstanding magazines on lifestyle content, like food, travel, home design and others such as fashion, beauty, entertainment and celebrities.

Winner:

Odalisque Magazine
Odalisque Magazine (Sweden)

WIENERIN
Styria Medienhaus Lifestyle (Austria)


Special Interest
Outstanding magazines dedicated to a specific subject, area of interest or niche topic like region, kind of sports, hobbies.

Winner:

Språktidningen
Vetenskapsmedia (Sweden)

Sabrina Strickjournal
OZ Verlags GmbH (Germany)

Oostenrijk Magazine
FREN Media (Netherlands)
B2B Media
The category B2B Media is for the outstanding trade magazines in Europe which serve a specific industry or a certain profession.

Winner:

Next Industry
Vogel Communications Group (Germany)





Indie
This category is dedicated to independent magazines, published without the support of a major publisher.

Winner:

„Fritz+Fränzi“ (Swiss Parent Magazine)
Stiftung Elternsein (Switzerland)





Rookie
Magazines which have been created during education and trainings should be entered in this category.

Winner:

Klartext – Wertstoff
Deutsche Journalistenschule (Germany)

Klartext – Blaue Flecken
Deutsche Journalistenschule (Germany)

Design
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.

Winner:

Harper's Bazaar
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)










Photography
Outstanding photography, no matter if it is 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.

Winner:

GEO (Issue 9/2019, editorial series ocean)
Gruner + Jahr (Germany)

STERN (Issue 22/2019, editorial series surviver)
Gruner + Jahr (Germany)

Sveriges Basta Restauranger 2019
Produktionsgruppen Ek Förv AB (Sweden)
Infographic
Best use of infographic to reveal magazine content, be it part of a story or a stand-alone piece of infographic. Submissions should include a brief description of the subject and context – and, if appropriate, also the challenge in visualizing the topic.

Winner:

Ukrainian week infographic (Issue 8/2019, editorial series Tyzhden)
Ukrainsky Tyzhden (Ukrain)

FOCUS (Issue 33/2019, editorial series Weapons in America)
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)




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



Winner:

BARBARA
Gruner + Jahr (Germany)

Harper's Bazaar
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)

Wirtschaftswoche
WirtschaftsWoche (Germany)




Cover One-shot
Outstanding cover that has been published, reflecting perfect collaboration by 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.

Winner:

STERN CRIME
Gruner + Jahr (Germany)

Finansliv
Journalisten AB (Sweden)
Business Model
Consequent strategies 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 etc. Please describe challenges, goals and the outcome.

Winner:

Instyle Shop it
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)

House of Food
Bauer Food Experts (Germany)
Business Innovation
New ideas in publishing which may serve as an example for the magazine industry. Please describe challenges, goals, idea and, if possible, outcome.





Winner:

Instyle Lounge
Hubert Burda Media (Germany)



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.

Winner:

Schweizer Illustrierte (Issue Romandie)
Ringier Axel Springer (Switzerland)

Jury

Julia Jäkel

CEO


Gruner + Jahr

Thomas Lindner

CEO


FAZ

Marina Haydn

Managing Director


The Economist

Philipp Welte

Board Member


Hubert Burda Media

Andreas Arntzen

CEO


Wort & Bild Verlag

Julia Becker

Publisher


Funke

Karl Ulrich

Managing Director


Süddeutscher Verlag

Maria Hedengren

CEO