Guidelines for Brands:

Here are the general guidelines for use of the following Men's Health Beauty Award Seals
Brand Licensing Guidelines
  • Men's Health will only approve and release high-resolution seal artwork once guidelines are met and the appropriate agreements are in place.
  • A mockup of the promotional material is required when submitting your request for approval of seal use. Mockups must feature the correct FPO seal.
  • A description of intended seal use is required when uploading your mockup (where, when, and in what context seal will appear, plus estimated impressions or quantities, and if applicable, media spend).
  • For approval of mockups featuring FPO seal, please upload the final file featuring high-resolution artwork to Men's Health
  • The approval process must be continued: a.) throughout the terms of the purchase agreement; b.) with any revisions to approved materials; and c.) on all new materials.

  • Men's Health award seals may only be used with the award-winning product(s) in the winning shade or type.
  • The seal must be featured on or near the winning product.
  • If multiple products are shown, the seal must be clearly placed with the winning product so that consumers are not misled.

  • All seals must include the year in which the award was won.
  • You may change the size of the seals at your discretion.
  • The seals cannot be translated in any other language. The English version can be used internationally.

  • Seals expire after three years from the time they are awarded. (Please note that licensing fees are paid on an annual basis.)
  • On the dates the MH seals expire, seal artwork is no longer available for licensing. If a seal's expiration date falls during a brand's one-year term, the brand may continue to use the seal until the term end date listed on the brand's Purchase Agreement.

  • Includes: Commercials, infomercials, TV shopping networks, and TV segments
  • Submit script and storyboard with correct FPO seal artwork for approval.
  • Submit final cut with high-resolution seal artwork for approval.
  • Includes: Outdoor media, print ads, direct mail, catalogs, FSIs, and circulars (consumer and trade apply).
  • Includes: All online, tablet, and mobile ad units

Print + Retail Displays
  • Print includes: Posters, counter cards, company newsletters, brochures, and printed materials used internally by brands (consumer and trade apply)
  • Retail displays include: In-store fixtures, end-caps/end-aisles, point-of-purchase, shelf talkers, and gondolas.
  • If the display features the MH award-winning product alongside other products, seal artwork must be in close proximity to the award-winning SKU.
  • Includes: Brand website, product detail pages on retailer websites, email blasts, social media, web videos, blog posts, and mobile apps
Product Packaging
Includes: on-pack, stickering, and hangtags.
  • Once the annual usage agreement expires, units featuring the seal that have already shipped and/or are on-shelves may be sold through; however, you may not produce additional units featuring the seal.
  • If the name of a product is changed or if the packaging is redesigned, you must state this when submitting your application and/or mockups.
  • Submit MH Food for Men Award text references or copy featuring MH Food for Men Award Seal references for approval.
  • Any references to product name and categories should be worded as they appear within MH.
  • The winning year and type of award are required in text references.