The award is named in memory of the late Fiona Macpherson, editor of Harpers & Queen and a former Committee member.



Submissions are welcomed from any editor of a British brand within their first two continuous years of editing (ie who was not an editor before 1 January 2017) and at least six months into their current editorship.  Editors may only enter once during the two-year period.



Please submit a supporting statement of no more than 500 words (please include a word count).

The judges will be looking for evidence of outstanding editorial talent, commitment, market knowledge, innovation and commercial savvy. 


Key points to address might be:

·         Who your audience is

·         How your brand fits into the marketplace

·         What your brand objectives are and how you have met them

·         The key things you have done to improve, change or consistently maintain your title

·         How you have made use of your resources


Please also submit:

·         Print Titles:  One copy each of three issues from the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018

·         Digital Titles: Three examples of work

·         A recent CV


Please complete the form below and send it with the statement, CV, magazines/digital examples and payment to the BSME Office. The entry form, statement and CV should be sent as word documents on a 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 £95.00 + VAT for BSME members and £120.00 + VAT 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 2018. If you had temporary membership from entering the main BSME 2018 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