ISLANDIA, NY—InspireDesign, the newly launched media brand from ICD Publications, which is also publisher of Hotel Business, based here, has been recognized as a finalist for both the Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards in the new launch category. The winners and honorable mentions will be announced and celebrated at an Awards Gala at New York City’s Hilton Midtown on Oct. 9, 2018.
“It was no easy feat, but the Folio: team, along with a prestigious panel of 200+ judges, has narrowed the more than 2,000 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Award entries received this year to a list of roughly 1,000 finalists,” according to a press release issued by Folio:. “The annual awards program, recognizing the very best in editorial and design, is the most comprehensive of its kind in the industry. Finalists include gorgeous designs and uncompromising journalism.”
“The Eddie & Ozzie Awards recognize the pillars of magazine and digital publishing—outstanding journalism and content, photography, design and the extremely talented people who produce it,” said Caysey Welton, content director at Folio:. “No other program celebrates a wider range of publications. Whether it’s a niche magazine with an audience of 5,000, or an online trade publication, or a mass consumer brand that reaches tens of millions of readers on multiple platforms, these awards shine a light on all their brilliant work. Year after year, the entries continue to impress all of us here at Folio. It’s inspiring to see all the great work our community produced over the past year.”
“The entire InspireDesign team is so honored and excited to be recognized by Folio: as a finalist for both its editorial content and creative development,” said Publisher Allen Rolleri. “We are extremely proud of this media brand, debuting this year in a very competitive environment.”
Said Editor-in-Chief Christina Trauthwein, “To receive such an outstanding acknowledgment of our concept, execution and dedication to the InspireDesign launch validates our belief that this magazine—and its companion digital offerings—is a fresh approach to design inspiration and creativity.”