Entering an award's competition consists not only of entering, but judging and awarding. All three elements have to work for any competition to be successful.
At WPA, the MAGGIE entry process works beautifully. Entries are processed, viewed, sorted, and made ready for judging. But here is where it gets difficult. We usually have enough judges for our online judging, but we struggle, as do many competitions, to gather enough onsite judges to complete our process. Of course we understand why – publishing industry professionals have much more to do and less time to do it. It's tough to make room in your schedule for a day, or half day of judging – and the work is tedious and often tiring. But it's also a great opportunity to see what your peers are doing, and learn from it.
Without you, the MAGGIES doesn't work – without judges willing to commit the time, we can't finish the process. So...if you have more than three year's direct experience in editorial or design, please consider judging the MAGGIES onsite. Choose a half or whole day, or both days:
Tuesday, Wednesday, March 11or 12, 2014, at the RR Donnelley Plant Torrance, CA. (Address and details will be provided.) Of course, we need offsite judges, too.
Click here for 2014 MAGGIE Judging info and application.