EXCLUSIVE: News Magazines' Vogue Australia has been named Magazine of the Year at
the Australian Magazine Awards (AMA), beating out strong competition
from Australian House & Garden, Famous, and Australian Women's Weekly.
The results were announced at a gala breakfast event just moments ago at Sydney's Doltone House. Speakers included MediaCom head of non-broadcast and chairman of the judges Nick Keenan, Clemenger BBDO Sydney executive creative director Paul Nagy and AdNews editor Darren Davidson.
The third year of the AMAs saw Matt Handbury, former owner of Murdoch Magazines, inducted into the Magazines Hall of Fame.
The AMAs recognise the nation’s top magazine publishers by assessing and rewarding excellence in a dynamic media sector. This year 19 awards were handed out, with K-zone and Super Food Ideas winning the inagural Magazine Website and Magazine App of the year gongs, respectively.
Vogue was handed the top gong over the likes of 2010 winner the Australian Women’s Weekly because of its consistency over time, according to the judges. They commented: “Vogue’s covers are stunning and are true to brand form. Vogue sets the benchmark for fashion and beauty within its category and does that for the entire magazine channel.”
ACP’s Australian Women’s Weekly won the Mass Women’s category, while awards went to The Monthly in Business, Finance & Current Affairs, Game Informer in Computing & Games and Australian Gourmet Traveller in Food & Entertainment.
Men’s Health won the Men’s magazine of the year award while Girlfriend won Youth/Kids, RM Williams Outback in General Interest, Women’s Health in Health & Family, Australian House & Garden in Home & Garden, Top Gear in Motoring, Vogue in Women’s Fashion and Famous in Women’s Lifestyle.
Wish won the Newspaper Inserted Magazines category, Australian Traveller the Niche, Vogue Living the U-Turn of the Year and Qantas The Australian Way in the Custom category.
For a full rundown on all of the awards see today’s issue of AdNews.
2011 AUSTRALIAN MAGAZINE AWARDS WINNERS:
Magazine of the Year
Food & Entertainment
Australian Gourmet Traveller
Australian Women’s Weekly
Home & Garden
Australian House & Garden
Health & Family
Business, Finance & Current Affairs
RM Williams Outback
Computing & Games
U-Turn of the Year
Qantas The Australian Way
Newspaper Inserted Magazines
Magazine App of the Year
Super Food Ideas
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