2015 Maggies Deadline Extended!
Need more time to enter the Maggie competition? Contact the WPA office and we'll place you on the extension list. Upload your entries and get your materials to the WPA office by Jan. 28th.
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for 2015 Maggie Call4Entries PDF.
for 2015 Maggie website.
Click here for judging criteria.
Deadline for entries: January 22, 2015. See below for savings on membership and MAGGIE entry fees.
WPA Announces 2015 MAGGIE Banquet Date
Mark your calendars now for the 64th Annual MAGGIE Banquet, Friday May 1, 2015, at our new location, the Marriott Hotel at Los Angeles Airport. Special room rate of $119 per night, single or double will be available (limited number of rooms). Watch the WPA website and your email for details. Contact the WPA office with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 805-495-1863.
Marriott Offers Special Room Rate for MAGGIE Banquet
The Marriott Hotel at LAX is offering a special room rate for the May 1, 2015 MAGGIE banquet. There is a limited number of these rooms available, so we suggest you make your reservations easy. the rate is $119. and it expires April 10, 2015. We do not know if additional rooms will be made available after that time.
To make your reservations, contact the Marriott Hotel directly using the toll free number 1(800)228-9290. Please refer to: "Western Publishing Association Maggie Awards Ceremony" when making your reservation.
Western Publishing Association Announces 2014 MAGGIE Winners
Los Angeles, CA – May 2, 2014 – The Western Publishing Association Recognizes Top Trade, Consumer and Student Publications, Video, Digital Pubs and Websites
The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2014 MAGGIE® winners in 89 editorial and design categories at the 63rd Annual MAGGIE® Awards, May 2nd at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport.
More than 325 people from all areas of publishing were on hand to honor the "West's Best" in both print and electronic publishing. An enthusiastic audience cheered as winners accepted their awards and later watched the MAGGIE® trademark "Montage of Winners" video at the close of the banquet.
Considered to be the most prestigious award in the publishing industry, the 2014 MAGGIES drew more than 1,000 entries from 24 states west of the Mississippi River.
For a complete list of Maggie winners, see the Past Winners & Finalists drop-down menu under Maggie Awards.
WPA Special MAGGIE Offers for the Week of Jan. 12 through 16
Each week leading up to our January 22nd MAGGIE deadline, WPA will make special offers to members and non-members.
For the week of January 12th through 16th: You may choose one of the offers below. May not be combined with any other discounts already used.
Enter 3, get the 4th Maggie entry at 20% off
$10 off admittance to Executive Insight Speaker Event, May 1st
OR, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR ANYTIME OFFER:
Exceed last year's total number of Maggie entries and we'll give you one more for FREE
(Note: If you've already entered, you can log back in to meet the requirements above. Must be completed and paid by Jan. 16.)
Click here for MAGGIE Call4Entries.
Scott Dickey, CEO TEN, Slated for Executive Insight Speaker
Scott Dickey, CEO TEN, The Enthusiast Network, is on board as WPA's Executive Insight speaker =, Friday May 1st, the afternoon of the MAGGIE banquet.
In 2014, Scott Dickey brought a 25-year career of managing high-profile global businesses to TEN: The Enthusiast Network (formerly: Source Interlink Media) the world’s premier network of enthusiast brands, such as Motor Trend, Automobile, Hot Rod, Surfer, Transworld and GrindTV. With more than 50 publications, 60 websites, 50 events, 1000 branded products, the world’s largest automotive VOD channel, and the world’s largest action/adventure sports media platform, TEN inspires enthusiasts to pursue their passions - enthusiastnetwork.com.
Join us as Scott speaks about his extensive experiences in the publishing industry, and discusses the innovations, expectations and more he anticipates in the future.
Watch our website and your email to register for this important event.
Did You Miss Our Social Media Webinar? Watch It Any Time On-Demand!
Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Business
Social media is no longer optional for publications, whether print or online. By now, it's likely your publication is active in some way on social media. But are your efforts on target or a waste of time and energy?
Many publishers leapt into the social media world blindly, without a plan. That may have been enough early on, but today there's so much noise on social media platforms you need to create a social media strategy to be heard.
This in-depth one-hour webinar will discuss:
How to create a social media strategy
How to discover the best social platforms for your publication
The rules of social media engagement
Best practices for media companies and social media
How to save time building your brand on social media
And much more
Plus, when your purchase the On-Demand webinar you can watch it as many times as you like for the next 90 days.
Length: One hour
WPA Member Price: $29
(Non-Member Price: $49)
to register for recorded version.
WPA & Maggie Sponsors for 2015
WPA Now Accepting Nominees for the 2015 WPA Awards of Distinction
Entrants for the 2nd Annual Awards of Distinction are required to submit nominations in writing. The Winner is announced at the Maggie Banquet, Friday May 1, 2015 at the Marriott Hotel at LAX.
Click here for information and criteria.
In bestowing the 2014 First Annual WPA Awards of Distinction to Diane Anderson-Minshall, of Here Media, the WPA recognized an individual who distinguished herself in the field of media over the past 12 months.
“As the recipient of our inaugural Leadership Award,” said WPA President Ron Epstein, "this award honors an individual whose vision and innovation in the past year demonstrated real-world execution of a new platform, concept or segment of the business that improved or altered the media landscape in which it operates, or expanded or created a new business opportunity. Diane’s work in helping develop the HIV Plus Treatment Guide Mobile App is an inspiration. She is the epitome of what this award is all about.”
Additional MAGGIE Trophies Available
If you’re interested in purchasing additional MAGGIES, for this year (or past years) and would like to share your excitement of winning a Maggie with your writers, photographers, illustrators, and others in your company, contact the WPA.
Price: $259 each (includes shipping)
Please contact the WPA office to place your orders. Tel. 805-495-1863. All orders must be prepaid. Delivery 4-6 weeks. Wording on Maggie can't be altered.