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Cheers to Excellence

More than 300 people came out to Aria in Minneapolis on November 12 to celebrate their successes in publishing and toast an industry that’s growing, changing, and getting better every day.

The 19th Annual MMPA Excellence Awards recognized top accomplishments in editorial, design, marketing, events, and digital media. It was a night of fun, laughter, and festivity as emcees Julia Cobbs and Stephanie Hansen from MyTalk 107.1 kept the audience energized and entertained.

Guests came ready to shop the silent auction, which sold out and raised $2,500; these funds support MMPA’s many educational programs throughout the year. Thank you to our many donors and everyone who bid!

Some fun facts from this year’s awards:

  • 85 magazines submitted entries, winning 270 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards
  • 636 total entries were received and more than 80 people volunteered as judges
  • 12 publications won their first-ever MMPA award
  • 11 publications had their most successful year ever
  • 6 publications tied their most successful year ever

View and download the 2015 winners booklet here.

Thank you to all who helped us celebrate, and cheers to our growing industry!