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About the Awards

The Irish Magazine Awards 2018 (IMA) will take place on Thursday 29th November at an exciting new venue.

Now in its 18th glorious year, this event is the most important celebration of the world-class talent in Irish magazine media. The ceremony and gala dinner is always well attended by Ireland's leading magazine publishers and is a fantastic celebration of magazine media brands.

The Awards are the ultimate accolade for the achievements of Irish magazine publishers, celebrating the best Irish magazines and the people behind them.

Closing Date for Entries is Monday 24 September


What to Submit?

Entry to the competition is free of charge and members can enter as many categories as they wish. The Irish Magazine Awards 2018 are open to all members of Magazines Ireland. For details on joining the association please contact Grace Aungier

Remember that the core part of your entry is your entry form. Tell us in a few bullet points, why you should win this award. Ensure you answer the individual category criteria, as that's what the judges will be marking against. (Guide word count - 200 words).

The judges find the following information useful when judging.
Please include, if relevant and available:

  • Circulation by size and type (free, controlled, newstrade, subscription)
  • Audit method (if applicable)
  • Relevant revenue / profit figures
  • Growth statistics
  • Other performance statistics and results / evidence of success/research
  • Website data: page impressions (monthly / yearly), monthly unique users
  • Any additional online data

  • No credit will be given for the quality of the design, packaging or presentation of entries. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. All entries must be made on the official entry form only.

    Each submission should contain high resolution print quality scans (300 dpi jpeg) of the magazine covers, head shots, examples of work and any other material relevant to the category you have entered.

    Once the online entry form has been completed please make sure you send us all the hard copy material relevant to the category entered (including magazines, examples of work) to Grace Aungier, 63 Patrick St. Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

    Queries should be directed to Grace Aungier on 01 667 55 79 or

    Please submit the magazine cover or relevant image to represent this entry (min. 300 dpi, max. 5Mb) along with a copy of your company logo to: and use as the recipient email address.


    The Irish Magazine Awards 2018 are given for work originally published for and addressing the Irish market, regardless of where the publication originated. Material first published in other media, such as newspapers or books, is not eligible.

    For the purpose of these awards, a magazine is defined as any journal that is published on a regular basis at least four times a year and not more frequently than once a week, and is sold or distributed independently of other publications (except customer magazines and annuals - see criteria for more information).

    Newspaper supplements are not eligible.

    Magazines included in each entry must carry a cover date from the last 12 months.

    Digital products need to have been published within this time period also.

    Closing date for entries is Monday 24th September 2018.

    Entry to the competition is free of charge and members can enter as many categories as they wish.

    What To Wear?

    The Dress Code: Black Tie

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    The Competition

    Award Categories

    The Review Board

    Meet the Judges

    Dr Martina Byrne Chief Executive PRII
    Jane Suiter Director Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo), DCU
    Brendan McCabe Chairman ABC IRELAND
    Bernie Grogan Office of the Press Ombudsman and Press Council of Ireland
    Paul McDonnell Commercial Manager, Newspread
    Samantha Holman Executive Director ICLA
    Anthony Nakache Director of Online Partnerships, Google
    Kate O'Leary Managing Partner, Mindshare
    Dave Bostock The Professional Publishers Association

    Industry Partners

    Event Sponsors

    The Benefits

    • The opportunity to make a presentation on your company to the board and members of Magazines Ireland at a Lunch & Learn event during the year.
    • Associate membership of Magazines Ireland for one year (value €2,500.00).
    • Complimentary tickets for you and your colleagues to attend IMA.
    • A cocktail table at the pre-dinner drinks reception branded with your company logo.
    • Your company name and logo will appear on all IMA branding – AV material; menus; awards’ trophies and certificates.
    • Promotion in a full national press programme being implemented in recognition of the awards.
    • Special recognition in the publication of your category winner.
    • Presentation of award on stage to the winners on the night.
    • A full page colour advertisement in the high quality awards’ ceremony brochure.
    • A half page advertisement in a Magazines Ireland B2B magazine (value €1,800.00).
    • A website advertisement on with links to your own site.
    • Pre-event list of attendees.
    • Full access to digital library of all photographs taken on the night.
    • You will be invited to become an active member of our sponsorship committee, to ensure that we take full advantage of all opportunities to reward our sponsor.
    • You will receive first option on retaining your category for sponsorship for next year’s ceremony.
    • Our mixologist will design and name a cocktail after your company for the drinks’ reception!

    Sponsorship opportunity

    IMA 2018 is an excellent opportunity for your company to meet and influence Ireland's leading magazine publishers. The event will be attended by the publishers, editors, designers and advertising executives of all the major Irish magazines. The profile and recognition that our sponsors will receive from their association with these awards are extensive and tangible.

    Packages range from €2,500 to €8,750

    For further information or to discuss a tailored sponsorship package for your company at IMA 2018, please contact us

    Grace Aungier, Magazines Ireland, 63 Patrick St, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
    Tel 00 353 1 667 55 79 | email