About the Calendar Awards

Since 1989, the Calendar Marketing Association has been conducting our Calendar Awards. This award program celebrates the artistic and technical talents of Calendar Publishers around the world.

There are two main competitions:

  • The National Calendar Awards, an award program ┬áthat features Publishers who have produced calendars for the United States market
  • The World Calendar Awards, an award program that features Publishers who have produced calendars for the Global market
  • Publishers enter their work in different classes, divisions and categories

Calendar Classes

Desk Class

Any calendar intended to sit on a desk

Daily Box

Any calendar that allows for the user to tear off a separate page for each day of the month

Planner Pocket

Any dairy-type calendar designed to be carried in a purse, pocket or briefcase for appointment/scheduling purposes

Poster

Any unbound series or single-sheet calendar designed for hanging

Wall

Any multi-page calendar with a binding designed for hanging

Calendar Divisions

Custom/Corporate

A calendar for a specific organization

Promotional

A calendar with an area for imprinting/personalization

Retail

All calendars purchased by consumers generally sold through stores, online and direct mail

Technical

This division will be judged only on technical merit within the category in which it is entered

Calendar Catagories

World Calendar Awards

Best Animal/Wildlife Photography
Best Black & White Photography
Best Classical Art
Best Contemporary Art
Best Glamour Photography
Best Graphic Design
Most Original
Best Scenic/Other Photography
Best Subject

National Calendar Awards

Best Animal/Wildlife Photography
Best Black & White Photography
Best Children’s
Best Classical Art
Best Contemporary Art
Most Creative Marketing Application
Best Glamour Photography
Best Graphic Design
Most Humorous
Most Informative
Best Non-Profit
Most Original
Best Scenic/Other Photography
Best Subject

Technical Calendar Awards

Best Color Separations
Best Finishing
Best Printing
Best Typography
Best Use of Paper