University of Utah Magazine Awards & Honors

From design to storytelling and online to print, University of Utah Magazine has won dozens of awards. Here’s a roundup of some of the top prizes and recognitions for the most recent issues.

CASE Awards

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) holds regional and national awards for marketing and communications, and Utah Magazine has brought home top honors in both.

CASE National Circle of Excellence

Most Improved Grand Gold Winner

Award text excerpt: “Forward-thinking design; this layout is current and modern. Pushing the traditional format of college publications, the typography in University of Utah’s magazine is unique, and the atypical page size makes it stand out.”

CASE District VII

  • GOLD General Magazine
  • GOLD Editorial Design
  • GOLD Publishing
  • GOLD Cover Design
  • BRONZE Writing Feature, “Big Data: Humanizing Analytics to Better Support Students” by Chris Nelson and Seth Bracken

Content Marketing World Awards

Best Print Publication

Every year, Content Marketing World holds one of the largest marketing conferences and awards programs in the world, attracting businesses and nonprofits such as Mazda, ExxonMobil, the AARP, and thousands of others. Utah Magazine not only beat publications in higher education, but also went head-to-head against top marketing agencies and Fortune 100 companies and came out on top.

Golden Spike Awards 

Best Print Publication (Nonprofit)

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) hosts a statewide award competition, honoring the best in communications from across Utah.

MarCom Awards 

Platinum Award – Print
Platinum Award – Digital

This competition honors excellence in marketing and communications. There are two tiers of awards—gold (the lower tier) and platinum (the higher tier). Utah Magazine received the Platinum Award. Other entrants include Johnson & Johnson, Hilton, and Honda.

Ragan PR Daily Nonprofit Awards

Best Print Publication

Ragan PR Daily is a public relations organization that holds conferences and trainings and is a source of news for PR professionals. Other entrants included PBS SoCal, the Texas Better Business Bureau, and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Society of Publication Designers

Utah Magazine is an SPD 56 Merit Award Winner in two categories: feature and cover.

UCDA Awards

These honors are judged by a hand-picked panel of peer jurors composed of designers, design educators, photographers, and illustrators working in or doing a significant portion of their work for educational institutions, and Utah Magazine has been awarded more than a dozen times for design, photography, and illustration.