How to participate in ICMA Magazine: 1. choose category, 2. fill in the participation form, 3. upload the publication as pdf via the upload center, 4. request an invoice, 5. Make the payment.
1. Choose category
Works created between 1 June 2019 and 20 October 2020 are eligible for participation. The ICMA has print and online categories:
Special category for corona themes
If you have dealt with the topic of the Corona crisis in print and/or online in a special way, please submit it in this special category. We want to present examples from all over the world. Just name the folder with the keyword “Corona”.
4.1 Magazines Print
4.2 Trade journals Print
4.3 Magazines Online
4.4 Trade journals Online
4.5 Social media projects
4.7. front pages
4.8. cover- and coverstory
4.9. Typography – Layout
4.11. Photo reportage
4.12. Visual Storytelling
4.14. Alternative Storytelling
4.17. Print finishing
In category 4.1 and 4.3. Magazines there are these categories:
4.1.1. Art, architecture, design, music
4.1.2. Car and traffic
4.1.3. Film and TV
4.1.4. Travel and photography
4.1.5. Computer and technology
4.1.6. Parents and education
4.1.7. Women and fashion
4.1.8. Children and youth
4.1.9. Food and drink
4.1.10. Garden and hobby
4.1.11. Men and sport
4.1.12. Lifestyle and fun
4.1.13. Region, city and nature
4.1.15. Non-profit, associations, institutions
4.1.16. Politics and science
4.1.17. Economy and finance
It is possible that there may not be enough submissions in all categories. Then the jury will do another splitting.
What should be submitted?
We want to move to online judging as much as possible this year. Jury members from all over the world meet in virtual meetings and judge the work on screen. That’s why only Pdfs are initially required in the print categories. If the jury needs printed copies, we will request them. The Pdfs should preferably be laid out as double pages – pasteboard. Works created between June 1, 2019 and October 20, 2020 are eligible.
Take a screenshot of the start page, provide the link to the project and describe the details if necessary. The competition is open to works created between 1 June 2019 and 20 October 2020.
Transfer of data:
Please use our upload center for the transfer. Please put all files in one folder, zip the files and upload it. If you have more than 600 MB of data, you can do multiple uploads.
2. Fill in the participation form
The entry form for each publication must be completed and enclosed in any case. It can be completed on screen.
Fill out the participation form and provide us with a link to the publication. Upload the form in the Upload Center. You can also attach screenshots with descriptions.
3. Send the submissions as Pdf
Submissions in main categories
It is planned that two different journals will be sent per submission, e.g. Issue 1 and 3, in order to give the jury a better overview of the concept and design of the journal. The submissions are made as Pdf. The total fee for both submissions is 180 Euro. If your publication is published only once a year, send only one copy.
Add the entry form as Pdf to the submission.
Pdfs of both publications are required, all pages. Create the Pdfs as double pages if possible. When producing the Pdf, this means “pasteboard”. It is sufficient if the Pdfs are suitable for an image at a height of approx. 10 cm. The Pdfs are only used if the publication is awarded.
If you are participating with several projects, please put them all together in one folder, zip them and upload them in the upload center.
Upload Center: Upload up to 600 MB in one step is possible. It is best to put all submissions together in one folder and zip them. Then upload the zipped files. For files over 600 MB, simply send several zipped files. Click here to go to the upload center.
Submissions in subcategories
In subcategories, such as front pages, cover and cover story, photography, photo reportage etc., 6 works can be submitted per publication and per subcategory. These works can be taken from different issues of the publication. Period 1 June 2019 – 20 October 2020.
4. Request an invoice
Please request an invoice at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
To be able to write an invoice, we need the number of submissions and your company address.
Participants from the European Union: We need the VAT number of your company, because it has to be mentioned on the invoice. If you do not have an VAT number, please inform us. It is not a problem.
After you have requested an invoice, you will normally receive an invoice by email within 24 hours.
5. Make the payment
Corporate Media: 180 Euro per publication. (The fee includes two different editions.)
Books: 90 Euro per book.
Logo & Graphic Design: 90 Euro per logo, 180 Euro per corporate design.
Magazines: 180 Euro per magazine. (The fee includes two different editions.)
Late submissions: For submissions between October 2 and 20, a fee increased by 20 percent will be charged.
Payment: Transfer the amount within 14 days. The bank details and a Paypal account will be mentioned in the invoice. On www.icma-award.com you can pay with Paypal or credit card.
Works can be submitted that were created between 1 June 2019 and 30 September 2020.
Start of submission phase:
1 September 2020
1 October 2020
Late entries are possible until 20 October 2020, an additional fee of 20% will be charged for submissions between October 2 and 20.
30 November 2020:
The list of winners will be posted on the website www.icma-award.com around 30 November.
Until 15 December 2020:
All participants will receive an individual email notification of their results.
31 January 2020:
The certificates will be sent by email. For a separate fee, award trophies can be ordered, which are produced individually.