Shortlists unveiled for Australian Magazine Awards

By By Amy Kellow | 24 September 2012

The Australian Magazine Awards (AMA) has unveiled this year's shortlists, naming titles like Harper's Bazaar, Better Homes and Gardens and Men's Health as contenders.

The program recognises magazines that perform at the highest level for publishers and advertisers, and covers a number of categories including food and entertainment, business, women's fashion, niche and youth.

Magazines are shortlisted based on ABC circulation, Roy Morgan Readership and Nielsen ad expenditure data.

Started in 2009, the awards now boast a number of categories available for entry such as Custom, Website, App and Event, which will be announced 8 October.

It also includes a Hall Of Fame category which is announced at the award's ceremony. Previous inductees are John Southern, Bernard Leser and Matt Handbury.

Magazine judging is conducted by a number of media buyers and will take place early October. Winners will be announced at a breakfast event at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art on 1 November.

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Shortlised magazines:

Business, Finance and Current Affairs:

- AFR Smart Investor
- Money Magazine
- The Monthly

Computing and Games:

- Australian PC User
- Game Informer

Food and Entertainment:

- Australian Good Food
- Australian Gourmet Traveller
- Australian Gourmet Wine
- Donna Hay
- Recipes +

Home and Garden:

- Australian Home Beautiful
- Australian House and Garden
- Belle
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Country Style
- Inside Out
- Real Living
- Your Garden


- Australian Men's Fitness
- Men's Health


- Australian 4WD Action
- Australian Auto Action
- Australian Motorcycle News
- Wheels

Women's Fashion:

- Frankie
- Harper's Bazaar
- Marie Claire
- Vogue Australia

Women's Lifestyle:

- Australian Women's Weekly
- Cosmpolitan
- Shop Til You Drop

Women's Weeklies:

- Famous
- New Idea
- OK!
- Who

Niche (under 20,000 ABC)

- Australian Auto Action
- Australian Sailing + Yachting
- Caravan World
- Earthmovers and Excavators
- Rolling Stone
- Runner's World
- Russh


- Dolly
- Girlfriend
- K-Zone


- Feast
- Moshi Monsters

Newspaper Inserted:

- AFR Magazine
- Boss Magazine
- Good Weekend
- The Australian Magazine
- Wish

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