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WHAT ARE THE BSME TALENT AWARDS?

The BSME Talent Awards are to reward the brilliance of all too often overlooked members of editorial and digital teams, including deputy editor and editorial assistant. 

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS FRIDAY, 1 FEBRUARY 2019

THE CATEGORIES

Entries for this year's Awards are now closed. Click here to view the full list of 2019 categories.

GENERAL RULES

  • The year under consideration runs from 1 January to 31 December 2018 (this is the onsale/availability date, not the date on the cover)

  • Part-time staff are eligible to enter, providing they have made a substantial enough contribution to warrant being nominated

  • If you/your team work across several brands a joint entry is acceptable

  • Only work published during this period may be submitted

  • To enter you must work on a title that is published in English

  • If you are the most senior member of your team and eligible to enter the main BSME Awards, you are therefore not eligible to enter the Talent Awards – e.g. Creative Directors, Art Directors, Editors, Editors-in-Chief etc.  You are, however, eligible to be named as part of a team of more than one.

·         Acting members of staff may enter all categories, except Deputy Editor.  They may only enter the Best Section Team category if they worked on a submitted project.

  • If you work on a print title, the majority of distribution/circulation must be in the UK

  • Digital editions should be produced by a British company and aimed predominantly at a British audience

  • Student titles are not eligible to enter

  • Should a title or App be suspended or closed prior to the Awards Presentation the entry will be withdrawn

  • The decision of the BSME Committee is final

  • For all awards, members of the panel of judges are excluded from judging any title they edit 

COST OF ENTERING

  • BSME Members*: £95.00 + VAT per entry

  • Non-BSME Members: £120.00 + VAT per entry

  • Entrants must pay online (click here) or enclose a cheque with their entry payable to The British Society of Magazine Editors

  • Entries without payment will not be processed

  • To qualify for the BSME rate you must have been a member of the BSME during the period 1 January to 31 December 2018. If you had temporary membership from entering the main BSME 2018 Awards you must pay the non-member rate. 

HOW TO ENTER

It’s simple to enter. Just:

1. Complete entry form included with each category

2. Write the supporting statement

3. Select the required amount of work to submit

4. Pay online (click here) or enclose payment with your entry

5. Send the material on a USB, with print-outs, to the BSME Office.  A check list of category requirements is listed on the bottom of each entry form.  Please keep a copy for your records.

6. Mark your entry ‘Talent Awards’; add the name of your 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 and supporting material will not be returned

For further information, please contact:

BSME Administration Gill Branston & Associates

020 8906 4664

admin@bsme.com www.bsme.com

JUDGES AND JUDGING PROCESS

Entries will be shortlisted and judged by teams of BSME Committee members who will not shortlist titles they work on.

The results will be announced at a Party in June. Further details to be announced in due course.