iostudio received Design Team of the Year honors at the 2015 Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards annual luncheon, held Oct. 19 in New York City. The prestigious award recognizes iostudio’s design staff for its work on GX: The Guard Experience magazine, an official publication of the U.S. Army National Guard that celebrates and supports Guard soldiers and families.
The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards competition, presented by Folio: Magazine, is the magazine industry’s largest competition that encompasses consumer, business-to-business and custom publications in digital and print, honoring editorial and design excellence for more than 20 years. The annual contest attracts entries from many of the nation’s top publications, including Time, National Geographic, People, Food & Wine, and Entertainment Weekly. This year’s competition drew more than 2,800 entries and was judged by a panel of more than 300 industry experts.
In addition to the overall Design Team of the Year award, iostudio and GX received honorable mentions in six editorial and design categories: Editorial Team of the Year; Best Editorial, full issue, custom publication (6 or more issues); Best Series of Articles, custom publication; Best Overall Design, full issue, custom publication (6 or more issues); Best Cover, custom publication; and Best Feature Design, custom publication (6 or more issues).
iostudio was the only finalist in both the overall Design Team of the Year and Editorial Team of the Year categories at this year’s show. This is also the third straight year that iostudio was a finalist in the category of best overall issue in both editorial and design categories.