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2021 Excel Awards
National recognition of WSMA's communications efforts is a tribute to excellence and the work of the WSMA.

WSMA Reports Nationally Recognized

WSMA’s flagship publication, WSMA Reports, has received national recognition via the EXCEL Awards, presented by Association Media & Publishing Network. The EXCEL Awards are the largest and most prestigious program recognizing excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communication.


2022 Excel Award

In addition to 73 gold winners, the AM&P Network named 75 silver and 70 bronze winners. The WSMA was among the companies winning the most awards, along with American Speech Language Hearing Association, American Institute of Physics, American Society of Landscape Architects and GRAPHEK.

  • GOLD: Best direct mail/single piece for the 2021 Impact Report.
  • GOLD: Best magazine cover illustration for "Telehealth's Time has Come" by Jacob Stead (WSMA Reports Sept/Oct 2021 issue).
  • SILVER: Best magazine cover illustration for "Supporting Washington's Safety Net" by Pete Ryan (WSMA Reports May/June 2021 issue).
  • SILVER: Best pandemic response campaign for “Talk to Your Doctor About the COVID-19 Vaccine” vaccine confidence campaign with the Washington State Department of Health.
  • BRONZE: Best special report for the 2021 Legislative Report.
  • BRONZE: Best magazine editorial/opinion for "Be the Voice" by Judith Kimmelman, MD (WSMA Reports Jan/Feb 2021 issue).

Read the press release and see all of the 2022 Excel Award winners.


The magazine received four awards in the “magazines with fewer than 10,000 circulation” category including:

The WSMA’s communications in other areas also received awards, including:

As a statewide medical association’s publication, we are in excellent company with other association publications—many of them national and international. Click here to see all of the 2021 Excel Award winners.


In 2020, WSMA Reports won EXCEL Awards in these categories:

  • SILVER: Best editorial for “Heartbeat” by Mark Vossler, MD.
  • SILVER: Best redesign (circulation 10k or fewer).
  • SILVER: Best feature article for "Health at Risk" by Rita Colorito (circulation 10k or fewer).
  • BRONZE: General excellence (circulation 10k or fewer).
  • BRONZE: Design excellence (circulation 10k or fewer).
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