• Any editor of a British brand with a print iteration that is published at least twice a year and/or is online, who has been editing the brand for at least six months during the period 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.
  • You may enter a brand in only one Editor of the Year category but in any number of other categories – please ensure you submit a complete set of material for each entry
  • If your brand has launched since 1 April 2015, please enter the Launch category - click here


  • Whose brand has achieved and maintained within their market sector consistently high editorial quality in terms of ideas, words, design, contributors, illustration and photography
  • Who can demonstrate innovation and their success in communicating with their audience
  • Who can show how their brand has developed editorially during the year OR been consistently excellent and appropriate for their readership


Tell us in no more than 500 words what you’ve done that marks you out as exceptional. Key points to address might be:

  1. Who is your audience and how does your brand fit into the marketplace?
  2. What are your brand objectives and how have you met them? 
  3. What are the key things that you have done to improve, change or consistently maintain your title?
  4. How have you made use of your resources?


Complete the form below

Provide three copies each of three magazines available during the period 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2016 that you think best show how your brand meets the criteria.  If your title only comes out twice a year, please submit FIVE copies of each of the two issues.

If you edit a digital brand please enclose a screengrab of your web traffic analytics (such as Google Analytics or similar) 

You need to provide seven copies of the entry form – photocopies are acceptable. All entries must be printed on regular A4 paper and should not be bound. Please do not submit material on art paper

Please send these to the BSME office and keep a copy for your records

There is an administration charge of £45 + VAT for each entry

If you were not a member of the BSME on 1 June 2016 an additional payment of £154 + VAT must accompany each entry

Please either:

  • Enclose a cheque payable to The British Society of Magazine Editors
  • Click here to pay online
  • Call the BSME office (020 8906 4664) to pay by BACS

Entries without payment will not be processed.

Mark your entry BSME Awards and add the name of your own title.

Send it to: BSME Administration, Gill Branston & Associates, 137 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9QP

  • Entries will be accepted only between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Incomplete entries will not be processed
  • Entries received without payment will not be processed
  • Entries and supporting material will not be returned