2018 Webstar Magazine Media Awards FAQ

If you know what you are looking for, use the left hand side to navigate through the Magazine Media Awards frequently asked questions. To view which category your brand belongs to click here to download the Brands by Category document. 

What is the qualification period to enter the 2018 Webstar Magazine Media Awards?

To be eligible for the 2018 Webstar Magazine Media Awards, entries must have been published, or on sale, between April 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2018.

When do entries close?

Friday 6th July 2018 by 4pm. Any entries received after this deadline will be disqualified.

How do I know whether I am a custom or trade title?

A custom or owned title is classified as a magazine created and published for a company, brand or association. A trade title is classified as a magazine with an editorial focus on specific types of business or profession. Custom titles may enter Best Magazine under another category of their choice.

If my title isn’t measured by Nielsen or ABC, what should I provide?

If you are not in the ABC circulation audit or Nielsen Readership survey, you will need to provide a credible independent source of reference for any circulation and readership claims made. Independent or third-party data will be accepted e.g. NZ Post invoice or a distributor statement.

Is my information confidential?

All judges and other involved parties are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement relating to entry material and supporting documents before commencing their duties.

Who are the 2017 Magazine Media Awards Judges?

Kim Mundell is the 2018 Judging Convener.

A full list of judges will be announced by Friday 6th July 2018. Visit www.mpa.org.nz for more details.

When will the finalists be announced?

Tuesday 14th August 2018.

Where will the Awards Ceremony be held?

The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Bruce Mason Events Centre on Thursday 6th September 2018.

How do I purchase tickets to the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner?

Tickets will be available from Tuesday 14th August 2018 at www.mpa.org.nz

How much are tickets?

$215 (ex. GST) per person or $2,000 (ex. GST) for a table of ten.

My title is listed in the wrong category – what do I do?

Please email mpa@mpa.org.nz before 21st June 2018 to discuss changing your category.