About the Eddie and Ozzie Awards

by Elysian Magazine

The Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards competition is the largest and most prestigious of its kind for magazine publishers. The awards span print and digital media, with the Eddies honoring the best editorial content and the Ozzies highlighting the best in design. It also has the distinction of being the only awards event open to magazines and websites of all kinds—consumer, B2B, association, custom and regional, both large and small.  

More than 1,300 entries were received across nearly 170 categories this year, and finalists represent the highest-scoring entries per category as judged by qualified editorial and design professionals. 

“In a digital age, content is everywhere. Individuals have more options when it comes to the content they consume on a daily basis,” said Bill Amstutz, Folio’s publisher. “The Eddie & Ozzie Awards place the spotlight on leading editorial and design talents for their exceptional work. They are creators of the most thoughtful, in-depth and engaging content that breaks through the noise and their communities are highly engaged. The Eddie & Ozzie Awards is a celebration of their exceptional talent and often inspire innovation in media.”

ELYSIAN Creator-in-Chief Ryan Stalvey of Columbia, S.C., will receive a special recognition as the 2022 Designer of the Year at the awards gala on Sept. 13 at the City Winery in New York. 

Executive Editor Laurie Bogart Wiles of Pinehurst, N.C., has been named a finalist for an Eddie in Range of Work by a Single Author for the magazine’s Spring 2022 issue. This year marks the first time she has been nominated. Wiles joined ELYSIAN in 2017 as feature writer for the magazine’s popular “Icon” column. She assumed the position of executive editor in April 2021.

In addition to his special recognition, Stalvey is an Ozzie Award finalist for Overall Art Direction for the magazine’s Winter 2021/22, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 issues. This is Stalvey’s seventh nomination, and he won a 2021 Ozzie for Best Design of a Single Issue. Stalvey has been ELYSIAN’s creator-in-chief since 2017.  

“ELYSIAN was built upon an idea, a word, a paragraph, an article that developed into a magazine and expanded into a multimedia ecosystem. To have Ryan Stalvey named 2022 Designer of the Year is an honor we are immensely proud of,” said ELYSIAN Publisher Karen Floyd, who founded the magazine in 2015. “And to have ELYSIAN recognized by the Eddie & Ozzie Awards for the third time in as many years is a testament to the talent and determination of our staff and the strength of our brand and readership.”

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