Judges are looking for the star designer in your team, the individual who has demonstrated consistently brilliant design. Submissions should clearly explain how the designer’s work has contributed to the magazine’s or digital title’s success, paying particular attention to any innovations.  For digital titles, judges will also be looking for brilliant design and ease of navigation created by a person whose designs can’t be replicated in print.

Please submit a supporting statement of no more than 300 words. Please include a word count. 



Please note that the most senior member of the Art Team (Art Director / Creative Director) should complete this entry form on behalf of their nominated individual, but may not be listed as an entrant. Instead they should enter the Art Director of the Year category of the main BSME Awards.

Art department heads should submit three separate pieces of work on behalf of the designer being entered for this award.  For digital titles, please submit links to three separate pieces of online work and enclose a hard copy screen grab of each one on behalf of the designer being put forward.  Should you wish to enter more than one person for this category a separate entry must be submitted for each person.

The work must have been published during the period 1 January to 31 December 2016.

Please note – the magazine editor should ratify each entry.

The judges will be looking for:

·         Quality of design

·         Innovation and originality

·         Creative vision

·         Relevance to audience

·         Ease of navigation (digital titles only)

They must have been published during the period 1 January to 31 December 2017.

Please complete the form below and send it with the statement, pieces of work and payment to the BSME Office. Please send the completed entry form as a word document and include any digital links so they can be easily viewed. The supporting statement and material should be sent as one complete PDF either on a disc or USB stick, with a print-out on A4 paper. Please keep a copy for your records.

Either pay online (click here) or send a cheque made payable to the BSME with your entry. The entry fee is £100.00 for BSME members and £125.00 for Non-BSME members (to qualify for the BSME rate the chief sub/production editor must have been a member of the BSME during the period 1 January to 31 December 2017. If you had temporary membership from entering the main BSME 2017 Awards you must pay the non-member rate).

A VAT receipt will be sent out in due course

Mark your entry Talent Awards and 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 received without payment will not be processed

Entries and supporting material will not be returned