From The Needle's Eye – April 1947
Fortune, in the form of four contest judges, smiled again on The NEEDLE's EYE. The judges represented the Industrial Editors Association of Chicago, a group of editors of trade publications, employee publications, and house magazines. At a recent dinner given by the I.E.A., annual contest awards were made to publications in several different classifications, and THE NEEDLE’S EYE was awarded a Certificate of General Excellence. The award was based on the layout, illustration, design, and general overall appearance of the February 1946 and June 1946 issues–the two that were entered into the contest.
This made the fourth time in the previous eight years that THE NEEDLE's EYE had been honored with a prize award. It all started back in 1939 when the National Industrial Advertising Association honored THE NEEDLE'S EYE. Again, in 1941 it was selected for an award by the Direct Mail Advertising Club of Chicago. In 1945 the Industrial Advertisers Association awarded first place for cover and second place for the layout to the June issue–a special number devoted to the 100th anniversary of the sewing machine.
Naturally, Union Special was pleased to have been honored with another award. It was always been the aim of THE NEEDLE's EYE to provide its readers with an interesting and informative publication devoted to items of interest to the needle trades.