Print Media Awards
The "Charlie Award," now a part of the Print Media Awards, was originally established in 1984 as
part of the WASSA Conference held in San Diego, CA and presided over by WASSA President William Baub, University of Colorado (Denver).
The "Charlie Award" emphasized excellence in printed summer catalogs was created in honor of Charlie White, Portland State University, who was known as an premier editor and resource for best practices of printed summer catalogs. Since then, with the inception and advancement of the internet, most institutions have eliminated the printing of course schedules/catalogs, but the "Charlie Award" has survived, but with a slight twist.
Today, the "Charlie Award" is part of the Print Media Awards and are presented and showcased each year as part
of the annual WASSA Conference based on submissions from WASSA members
in the categories of:
Guidelines for print media submissions are available here (PDF).
- "Charlie Award" (based on best printed piece)
- Best Print Media Advertising (based on theme and distribution)
- Most Innovative Printed Promotional Item (creative and innovative marketing & promotion)