2012 MPASA PICA Awards call for entries
Entries are now open for the 43rd annual PICA Awards, hosted by the Magazine Publishers Association of South Africa (MPASA): you’ve got five weeks to debate the what, the who, and enter, enter, enter. Enthusiastic and efficient entrants can take advantage of an early bird discount. The deadline for early bird entries is 14 August 2012 with a price of R900 per entry Overall Publishing Excellence and R750 per entry for Editorial Excellence.
In keeping with its dynamic approach to publishing development, the 2012 PICA Awards feature a new category titled 360 Degree Innovation. This award is open to magazines that operate in the consumer, customer or business-to-business arenas and their related platforms. The Award recognises the interdependence of the various media channels which magazine publishers use to understand, engage and inspire their audiences.
Early adoption of new platforms and technologies is crucial in publishers’ quests to meet their consumers’ needs. The measure of their success here is determined by innovative application of new concepts and by the degree to which they are able to integrate these new channels into their existing “conversations” – be they print, web, apps, mobile, social media, events, activations, research, retail, shows, events or conferences.
2012 PICA Awards entry costs
Overall Publishing Excellence and Publishing Excellence Awards (per category entered):
- Delivered by 14 August 2012 – R900 excl VAT
- Delivered within the period of 15 August to 21 August – R1 100 excl VAT
- Delivered within the period of 22 August to 3 September – R1 200 excl VAT
Editorial Excellence Awards (per category entered):
- Delivered by 14 August – R750 excl VAT
- Delivered within the period of 15 August to 21 August – R950 excl VAT
- Delivered within the period of 22 August to 3 September – R 1200 excl VAT
For more information on the PICA Awards go to www.mpasa.org.za click on the PICA 2012 banner