2021 Charlie Awards

**Winners will be announced at 9:00 pm on Friday, July 16!**

View the final list of winners, read the first place winning entries, and more!

View the 2021 Winnerspage available after 9:00 pm 7/16.


2021 Charlie Awards

The judging of this year’s Charlie Awards is complete and a list of magazines that have placed in the competition is now available for review. Please note: the list is presented alphabetically by category/division and not in the order of the award received. View the list here.

Check the List!

Please review the list carefully. The spelling of names and magazines listed will be used for all awards. Any corrections should be sent to info@floridamediacontests.com.

The deadline for corrections is 5:00 pm EDT on May 7, 2021.

Please note: Work by more than three staff members will be treated as a “staff” entry for the purposes of identification on physical awards.

Charlie Awards Ceremony

The 2021 Charlie Awards, sponsored annually by the Florida Magazine Association, will be held on the evening of July 16 during the 2021 Florida Media Conference at The Westin Sarasota.

Register for Awards Ceremony Download the List of Finalists

The 2021 Charlie Awards entry period has ended.

Contest Opens: January 4, 2021
Early Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm, February 12, 2021

Regular Submission Deadline: 11:59 pm, March 1, 2021 Extended! March 8, 2021

Award winners will be announced at a dinner gala on the evening of July 16th during the 2021 Florida Media Conference held at The Westin Sarasota.

For complete Charlie Awards information, including rules, categories, and entry instructions, please visit floridamediacontests.com.

If you have any questions, please contact ddunkle@mediagenius.com or (321) 283-5272.

General Contest Information

Competition is restricted to dues-paying FMA members. Entries must have been published between February 29, 2020 and February 28, 2021.

Entry Fees
Early Entry (submitted on or before 11:59 pm, February 12, 2021)
$55 per entry
$60 per entry – Best Overall categories

Regular Entry (submitted February 13, 2021 – 11:59 pm, March 8, 2021)
$65 per entry
$70 per entry – Best Overall categories entry

New Divisions!

  • Association/Non-profit/B2B Magazines: Nonprofit, institutional, and foundation magazines, as well as magazines targeted for a specific career or point of interest.
  • Consumer Magazines: This division may be further divided into circulation brackets of Under 20,000 and Over 20,000. Divisions are based on print circulation only.
  • Spanish language: Magazines that publish in Spanish.

Please note: Due to many recent changes in magazine distribution, if your magazine has recently moved to digital-only distribution, it will compete in the division that it competed in last year. For example, if a magazine competed in the Consumer Under 20,000 division in 2020 and then went to a completely digital distribution model, it will automatically compete in Consumer Under 20,000 in 2021. If a digital-only publication is entering the Charlies for the first time in 2021, please contact Membership Director Devon Dunkle at ddunkle@mediagenius.com to determine the division to compete in. This rule may change in subsequent contest years.

Fill out the Division Verification Form.

Charlie Awards Gala
July 16, 2021 at The Westin Sarasota