Magazine publishers must tell their story: Australian Magazine Awards open to best in business

By AdNews | 27 August 2014

Magazine publishers. Are you proud of your product, have you overachieved? Are you delivering growth? Then don't be shy about telling your story. That's what magazines do.

Entries are now open for the sixth annual Australian Magazine Awards (AMAs).

You have until September 19 to get your entries in, with the winners bring announced at an industry breakfast held on Friday 31 October at the Sydney Cricket Grounds.

Categories which do not require entries include Fashion, Home and Garden, Food and Entertainment, Men's and Motoring. Winners from these categorise will be selected from the broader market based on circulation growth (ABC), readership (Roy Morgan), advertising volume, front cover, editorial content and design.

Categories that do require publishers to enter are; Custom, Website, App, Event of the year, Editor and Cover of the Year.

A short-list of magazines finalists will be announced on September 22. MEC chief strategy officer James Hier will chair a panel of media buyers who will judge the entries.

Last year Morrison Media's women's magazine Frankie took the coveted Magazine of the Year award for the second year in a row, beating out Marie Claire and Vogue to take out top honours.

Roy Morgan Research is the The Major Sponsor for the AMAs. Category Sponsors are Gordon & Gotch, Magazine Publishers of Australia and The Webstar Group.

More information on the AMAs can be found here.

Download the entry kit here.

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