One of WPA’s primary objectives of the MAGGIES is to promote the pursuit of excellence among publishing and media professionals. The tools, training and information WPA provides are designed to improve skills, foster creativity and inspire the publishing community to do their best work.

WPA believes recognition is the best way to honor achievement. For over 64 years, WPA has bestowed awards of excellence to deserving individuals and companies whose work is deemed “The Best in the West” in a wide variety of publishing categories.

The Annual MAGGIE Awards Banquet is the most prestigious publishing event in the West. Publishing professionals from 24 states gather to honor excellence in print and electronic publishing in over 100 editorial, design, promotional and event categories. A trademark of the MAGGIE ceremony is its high-tech, visually creative multimedia show featuring entries and MAGGIE winners from the current year.

If you would like to be on the MAGGIE e-mail list, please send your e-mail information to

Mark your calendar for these important dates 2015-2016 MAGGIE dates:
  • November 23, 2015 – 2016 MAGGIE Call4entries will be available on WPA website 
  • January 21, 2016 – MAGGIE competition deadline
  • Mid-to-end Feb. – MAGGIE judging (offsite)
  • MAGGIE judging (to be announced)
  • Friday May 6 – MAGGIE banquet (Sheraton Gateway hotel as LAX

Our Call4Entries is user-friendly, with over 100 categories to choose from

ALL ENTRIES REQUIRE AN UPLOAD. Print publications will still be required to send in hard copies for those categories that judge the entire publication. Make sure you read the rules carefully before you begin.