Entry Information

Your company must use the new digital entry system to submit all entries (note: some categories require physical copies).  The Call for Entries site will be open on Thursday, May 18, 2017.  Please review the entry information below and start gathering your materials together now.  Reference the entry checklist at the end of this page to help ensure you are submitting the correct materials for each entry.

IMPORTANT: Before entering, be sure you have all necessary materials at hand; see individual entries for materials that are required.

* All entries must have a cover date between July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.

* Please read each category description carefully; it will tell you what materials to submit.

* Every entry requires a representative PDF image and one JPG of the entry that may be used in the PowerPoint presentation at the gala. For example, depending on the entry, this might show a magazine cover, an inside page or spread, or a screenshot.

* In addition, many entries require a PDF of the entry materials — for example, a complete feature article. See individual categories for information. These will be used by the judges to evaluate your entries. These should generally have an 8.5" x 11" format.

* Some entries require physical copies to be mailed to the MMPA office. For example, the overall excellence category requires three physical copies of each of three issues.

* Every entry requires a brief editorial profile describing the publication’s editorial goals or mission as well as its audience. The judges rely on accurate descriptions to evaluate how well entries meet the publication’s goals.

* Every entry also needs identifying information, such as complete article titles and issue/publication dates.

* Early bird entry fees (May 18-June 16) are $65 per entry for MMPA members and $130 per entry for non-members. From June 17 to June 30, the price increases to $75 per entry for MMPA members and $140 per entry for nonmembers. To complete your entry process, you'll need to submit immediate payment by credit card or you can request to have an invoice generated if you prefer to pay by check.  Please contact the MMPA office for any questions regarding payment or invoices at 952-564-3052.

NOTE: MMPA reserves the right to change an entry’s category, disqualify any inappropriate or incorrectly submitted entry and eliminate categories as deemed necessary. Entry fees for disqualified entries will not be refunded. MMPA also reserves the right not to award a prize in every category. Publications that won at least one MMPA award will be notified by October 6, 2017 (although they won’t be told if they’ve won Gold, Silver or Bronze).  A $50 administrative fee will be applied to any refunds processed.