To advertise in the 2023 winners magazine, contact your ad representative at The Pilot or call 910.692.7271.

Magazine Ad Specifications:

Mechanical Requirements:

Full page bleed: 8.75″ x 11.25″
Full page trimmed: 8.25″ x 10.75″
Full page live area: 7.75″ x 10.25″
1/2 page vertical ad: 3.75″ x 9.875″
1/2 page horizontal ad: 7.75″ x 4.75″
1/4 page square ad: 3.75″ x 4.75″

Production Requirements:

Electronic Files: All ads should be submitted as electronic files in the form of a PDF or TIFF. Files are accepted through google drive, dropbox, or can be emailed to Ads should be CMYK, exact size, 300 DPI resolution. Include all fonts, hi-resolution images, and placed graphics.


Ad placement for a specific page offered for a 15% add-on for 1/2 page ads and larger.


Deadline to reserve ad space: Monday, August 16, 2023
Deadline for artwork: Friday, August 20, 2023


If you have questions concerning any of the requirements listed above, please contact your ad representative at The Pilot or