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SI Swimsuit Best of Awards FAQs and Reminders


What Is the timeline of the SI Swimsuit Best of Awards?

Applications open Nov. 16, 2022. Applications close February 10, 2023. Winners will be announced in conjunction with the launch of the 2023 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

How many categories can I enter?

You are eligible to enter more than one category as long as the work submitted meets the criteria. Brands must pay an entry fee per submission.

How are the Best of Awards entries judged?

Finalists and award recipients will be selected based on factors determined by SI Swimsuit editors, models and industry experts which may include, without limitation, creativity, style, usefulness, affordability and overall impression.

Who are the Best of Awards entries judged by?

This is your chance to get your products recognized by our roster of cover models, expert makeup artists, hairstylists and editors as we vote on the best in swimwear, beauty, fitness and travel..

How do brands enter?

Brands will pay an entry fee per product and fill out an entry form to be considered for the SI Swimsuit Best of Awards.

Early bird fee : $199 (11/16 - 12/15)
Fee during official application period: $299 (12/16 - 1/31)

Apply here to enter.

What do brands receive as part of the entry fee?

For the application fee, SI Swimsuit promises that a company’s application is guaranteed to be reviewed by a SI Swimsuit editor....nothing else.

Where will the list be published?

The list will be published in SI Swimsuit’s print magazine and on SI Swimsuit’s website. It will also be promoted across SI Swimsuit’s social channels.

Is the list ranked?

No, the list is not ranked. All winners chosen are designated an SI Swimsuit’s Best of 2023 Award.

How will designers be recognized by SI Swimsuit?

At a minimum, if SI Swimsuit selects a brand to appear on the list, that brand will receive a short write-up outlining what it does and why it’s selected.

How could brands be promoted in connection with the list?

SI Swimsuit owned and operated channels and earned media. Brands will also have the option to license SI Swimsuit’s Best of Awards content and seal for use in their own marketing and promotional materials.

Helpful Reminders

  • You may edit your entry after submitting it up until the entry deadline.
  • Please make sure all your personal details are entered accurately, including contact details.
  • You can use the “copy” feature to create a copy of your entry and change the category as required.
  • Entry fees may be paid by credit card only and must be paid online at the time of completing your submissions. If your submissions have not been paid for at the close of entry, they may not be included for judging.
  • A merchant fee will be applied to entries paid by Visa, MasterCard and American Express. These fees will be added to your total and outlined in the payment summary.