Association Media & Publishing Announces the 38th Annual EXCEL Award Finalists

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Association Media & Publishing Announces the 38th Annual EXCEL Award Finalists

WASHINGTON, DC (May 16, 2018) – Association Media & Publishing is honored to announce the finalists of the 38th Annual EXCEL Awards, which recognizes the best, and the brightest in association media and publishing.

300 finalists were selected from 841 entries. Winners were chosen for taking bold chances in editorial, design, advertising and marketing, online publishing and electronic newsletter categories.

“We are privileged to recognize outstanding work in the association media and publishing industry this year. The EXCEL Awards showcase and spotlight first class association content that’s both innovative and enlightening in a rapidly changing world. We look forward to announcing the winners at our Awards Gala on June 25th,” said Michael Marchesano, AM&P Executive Director.

Rich Luna, EXCEL Award Chair and Director of Publishing of Meeting Professionals International added, “The depth and sophistication of the entries is affirmation that many organizations are stewards of strong narrative writing, inquisitive reporting and impactful design. It is the attention to detail throughout the entries that exemplifies the best of our associations’ publishing skills and commitment to their members.”

The award winners will be announced and celebrated at the 38th EXCEL Awards Gala, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. on June 25, 2017. Award winning entries will be displayed at the EXCEL Awards Gala and featured in the August/September issue of Signature.

The winner of the distinguished EXTRA Awards—presented to associations pushing the edge of the envelope further to innovate in an ever-changing publishing environment—will also be announced at the EXCEL Awards Gala. The Awards Gala is part of the 2018 AM&P Annual Meeting. For more information on the AM&P 2018 Annual Meeting and the EXCEL Awards Gala, visit

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As of August 31, 2017, Association Media & Publishing (AM&P) became a division of Connectiv, the Business Information Association, and will be an important part of Connectiv’s mission to foster innovation and collaboration by bringing together leading content, technology and data companies.