BSA magazines pick up 7 nominations for prestigious awards

The Boy Scouts of America’s family of magazines — Boys’ LifeScouting and Eagles’ Call — received seven nominations for the prestigious Eddie & Ozzie awards, presented by Folio.

BSA magazines fared well against our peers in the competition that recognizes “all brands that are winning in magazine media editorial and design.”

Boys’ Life is a finalist for the competition’s top award in the youth/teen category: Best Consumer Magazine. In all, Boys’ Life received four nominations, while Scouting magazine got two and Eagles’ Call one.

Three of the BoysLife nominations honored the magazine’s useful “BL Essentials Guide,” which included everything Scouts need to know before their next outing. Boys’ Life also picked up a nomination for “Super Storm, Super Scouts,” a June 2013 story about Scouts being at their best when nature (in this case Hurricane Sandy) was at its worst.

Scouting got a nomination for its “Adventures of a Super Troop” article in the May-June 2014 issue. The story told of a troop that balances service and adventure in innovative ways. That same issue included the second Scouting nominee: the illustration accompanying the “Game of Life to Eagle” story.

And finally, Eagles’ Call got recognized for the magazine’s complete redesign from Eagle Scout Magazine to its improved form as Eagles’ Call. Now’s probably a good time to remind you that the official magazine of the National Eagle Scout Association is available to anyone, not just Eagle Scouts.

Why all the bragging? We know you have high standards, and the BSA’s magazine team works hard to make sure the publications you and your Scouts receive meet or exceed those standards. All while providing information, inspiration and entertainment.

Making you happy is priority No. 1. But these Eddie and Ozzie nominations are a nice validation that our magazines meet the industry’s high standards, too.

Below you’ll see the categories in which the BSA magazines are nominated, as well as the other nominees in each category.

The winners are announced next month.

Consumer – Full Issue – Youth / Teen [Eddies]

Consumer – Single Article – Youth / Teen [Eddies]

Consumer – Cover Design – Above 250,000 Circulation [Ozzies]

  • Boy Scouts of America | Boys’ Life magazine – May 2014
  • Conde Nast Publications | Architectural Digest – December 2013
  • Hearst Corp. | Harper’s Bazaar – June/July 2013
  • Time Inc. Affluent Media Group | Food & Wine – August 2013
  • TIme Out Magazine Ltd | Time Out London – Best Shops, February 2014

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Single Article – Less than 6 Issues [Eddies]

  • Boy Scouts of America | Scouting magazine – Adventures of a Super Troop, May 2014
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Discoveries – Safe Landing for a Troubled Heart, January 2014
  • OnEarth | OnEarth – Hog Wild, February 2014
  • The Nature Conservancy | Nature Conservancy – “Python Patrol” (February/March 2014), February 2014
  • University of Illinois Alumni Association | Illinois Alumni – Lady in Waiting, March 2014
  • World Vision | Healing Hearts: Rwanda 20 Years Later, May 2014

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Use of Illustration – Less than 6 Issues [Ozzies]

Association / Non-Profit (Consumer) – Redesign  [Ozzies]

  • AMVETS | American Veteran – Spring 2014
  • Bates Creative Group | Dartmouth Medicine – Spring 2013
  • Boy Scouts of America | Eagles’ Call – March 2014
  • National MS Society | Momentum
  • Publicitas Publishing Singapore | Frontline – May/June 2014
  • The Trust for Public Land | Land&People – The Water Issue, Spring/Summer 2013


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