More than 2,000 entered, but only 260 made the finals, and AOPA Pilot magazine was one of them. Folio magazine - the association and magazine for the magazine industry, has selected AOPA Pilot as a finalist for its 2006 Eddie Awards recognizing editorial excellence.
"This is the first time AOPA Pilot has been a finalist for the Eddie Awards," said Tom Haines, editor in chief of the magazine. "Although Pilot is the largest aviation magazine in the world, we're proud to be recognized in the same awards program as such well-known publications as Fortune, National Geographic, Fine Woodworking, and Newsweek.
"Our goal has always been to be not only the biggest but the best aviation magazine in the world. It's a thrill to be recognized for the efforts of our editorial team to consistently deliver the quality content that informs and engages our readers - the members of AOPA."
The Eddie Awards, presented annually, are among the most prestigious national awards in magazine publishing. The competition is open to all magazines - consumer, business-to-business, online, and associations - and is unique in that magazines are judged by how well they fulfill their editorial mission statement and for their editorial content, the quality of their content, and how the overall design and production support their mission.
The winning entries in each category will be announced at an awards banquet in New York City in late October.
And to think, you get this world-class publication as part of your $39 membership dues.
October 2, 2006