2020 Nichee Award Categories
The Nichee Awards capture the talent, spirit, and creativity of the very best of target-audience magazine media publishers. Plus, the super-fun Nichee Awards Ceremony is an amazing opportunity to showcase Niche Publisher awesomeness at Super Niche 2020 in San Antonio!
The deadline for submissions closed on Friday, January 24, 2020. If you have any questions regarding a submission, please reach out to Megan Black at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nichee Entry Guidelines:
For target-audience publishers in B2B, Consumer, City & Regional and Association hyper-specific markets and topics. Mass media or general interest brands need not apply!
The size of your market is taken into account to keep each Nichee category a level playing field.
Nichee Awards cover Print, Digital and Event brands. Whether you’re a digital-only media company, print a beautiful monthly magazine, or put on the best niche event around, there’s a Nichee category for you! Plus Team Recognition Nichees to acknowledge your staff’s hard work!
Be prepared to share company info and revenue numbers (percentages instead of dollars are ok). Don’t worry — it’s all between you and the judging panel only!
Nichee submissions are now closed.
Team & Company Nichee Awards
Use the Team & Company Nichees to showcase the great work happening inside your company every day!
Best Media Company
Does your company have what it takes to be a Niche “Top 3”? Does your business excel across the board? Do you have a comprehensive and creative array of multi-platform products that serve your niche, a strong relationship with your user community, and a solid revenue plan? Do your employees embody fantastic company culture and a niche team spirit? Tell us your story and recognize the work of your hard-working team! (We will recognize up to 3 companies if warranted.)
Best Sales Executive
The Best Sales Executive award recognizes up to 10 outstanding salespeople in target interest magazine media who excel in their knowledge of their market and advertisers, bring fresh revenue initiatives to their media companies, and are the engines that drive company growth. Give us specific details of how your salesperson truly excels in their role, new revenue ideas they’ve brought to your media company, and concrete revenue growth examples (in $ or %).
Rising Star (new!)
The Rising Star award recognizes up to 10 outstanding employees in target interest magazine media who have developed new ideas or initiatives that drove company growth, streamlined processes, took on (or created) a key role, or dynamically contributed to your company’s culture. Give us specific details on how your Rising Star has made a difference to your company, and why they are essential to your company’s future success.
Digital Nichee Awards
Show us how you are winning the online revenue race — 11 Digital Nichee categories to choose from!
Is your website the best in your niche? We’re looking for user-friendly, multi-platform design that delivers high-quality niche content, multimedia, and resources that engage your audience and keep them coming back for more. We want B2B sites that are the authority in their niche, B2C sites that are their audience’s go-to information source, Association sites that go above and beyond to serve their members, and City & Regional sites that are the trusted, hyper-local resource for their regions. (Be prepared to provide website traffic statistics.)
Best Digital Edition
Does your digital edition go beyond the basics to integrate multimedia and embrace the digital platform for the ultimate reader experience (plus generate new revenue streams)? Or do you produce a special digital supplement with unique features and cutting-edge presentation? Plain Jane flipbooks need not apply – we’re looking for innovative formats, multimedia features integration, mobile-friendly design, and a great reader experience! (Be prepared to provide digital edition traffic and engagement statistics.)
Best Use of Video
We’re looking for excellence in using video to engage your audience and enhance the user experience while delivering high quality niche content. This can be your own video content or video you created for a sponsor/advertiser. Tell us your video story, your video program goals and the real-life results that led to video greatness! (Be prepared to share relevant video traffic statistics for your entry.)
Best Magazine Nichee Awards
Enter your amazing magazine now – 7 categories to choose from! We’re looking for great design, targeted content, digital integration, innovative revenue models, plus brand tie-ins / expansion (events, user-generated content, etc). Size of market and needs of your niche audience are taken into account. (For print and digital-only magazine models.)
- City & Regional
- Directory or Guide
- Best Magazine Launch (first issue must be in 2019)
- Best Magazine Design (new!)
Best Event Nichee Awards
Calling all phenomenal niche events! We’re awarding Nichees in 3 event categories: B2B, B2C, and Association.
Your event should have growth potential, creative marketing, clear tie-ins (as applicable) with a print or digital magazine, innovative revenue models, and a deep connection with attendees. Show us why your event is the “must attend” for sponsors, exhibitors and attendees in your niche!