Real Living named Magazine of the Year at the AMAs

Sarah Homewood
By Sarah Homewood | 31 October 2014

Bauer Media's Real Living has taken out the top honours at this year's Australian Magazine Awards.

An event held at The Sydney Cricket Ground this morning saw the home and lifestyle title take out not only the Magazine of the Year award but editor-in-chief of the title Deborah Bibby took out Editor of the Year.

Of the title the judges noted how it was recognised across several categories, “Capturing both Home & Garden and the Editor awards as well as a strong showing for the Front Cover, Real Living is competitive across the board. Combined with positive growth in both circulation and readership Real Living is the deserved winner of Magazine of the Year.”

The judges had the same praise for Bibby as editor-in-chief of the title, “This was the hardest decision of the day with so many deserved contenders but Deborah Bibby’s stamp on Real Living, its consistency and its continued success won over the judges.”

Real Living's win ends a dream run for Morrison Media's title Frankie, that took out the awards two years running however it wasn't all bad news for Frankie, with the title taking out the Women's Fashion Award, beating out Harper's Bazaar and Vogue Australia.

The 2014 Australian Magazine Awards also saw a new inductee entering the Hall of Fame. This year's inductee is none other than the editor and publisher of Marie Claire magazine, Jackie Frank.

Frank was not only the launch editor of Marie Claire in Australia she was also the first Australian publisher of the title. She has overseen the title for 19 years and told AdNews that she feels so lucky for all that Marie Claire and the industry has given her.

“The world of Marie Claire has opened up the world to me and I have developed as a person because of the brand,” she said.

“I feel so blessed, I never take it for granted and I am really grateful for the people that you meet and the issues that you get to cover.”

See the full list of winners of the Australian Magazine Awards below:

Women's Fashion

Finalists:
Frankie
Harper’s Bazaar
Vogue Australia

Winner: Frankie

Food and Entertainment

Finalists:
Australian Gourmet Traveller
Donna Hay
Recipes +

Winner: Australian Gourmet Traveller

General Interest

Finalists:
RM Williams Outback
The Monthly
Australian Geographic

Winner: RM Williams Outback

Health and Family

Finalists:
Diabetic Living
Healthy Food Guide
Women’s Fitness

Winner: Diabetic Living

Home and Garden

Finalists:
Real Living
Inside Out
Belle
Australian Home Beautiful

Winner: Real Living

Launch

Finalists:
James Halliday’s Wine Companion
Elle
Taste.com.au

WIinner: James Halliday’s Wine Companion

Motoring and Men's

Finalists:
Australian 4WD Action
Motor
Wheels

Winner: Australian 4WD Action

Newspaper Inserted Magazine

Finalists:
AFR Magazine
Wish
Good Weekend

Winner: AFR Magazine

Niche – Under 20,000

Finalists:
Australian Traveller
Russh
Trade a Boat
Caravan World

Winner: Australian Traveller

Women's

Finalists:
Australian Women’s Weekly
New Idea
Who

Winner: Australian Women’s Weekly

APP

Finalists:
Coles Magazine
Qantas The Australian Way
RoyalAuto

Winner: Coles Magazine

Custom

Finalists:
In The Black
Myer Emporium Magazine
Qantas The Australian Way
Coles Magazine
Foxtel Magazine

Winner: In The Black

Editor

Finalists:
Real Living – Deborah Bibby
Inside Out – Claire Bradley
Foxtel Magazine – Kara Byers
Australian Traveller – Georgia Rickard
Country Style / Vogue Living – Victoria Carey

Winner: Deborah Bibby, Real Living

Event

Finalists:
Vogue Australia – Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2013
Better Homes and Gardens – BHG LIVE
James Halliday’s Wine Companion – Australian Wine Companion Awards
Instyle – InStyle Ultimate Designer Sale

Highly Commended: Better Homes and Gardens – BHG LIVE
Winner: Vogue Australia – Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2013

Front Cover

Finalists:
Donna Hay – Dec/Jan 2014
RoyalAuto – April 2014
Real Living – Jan/Feb 2014
Vogue Australia – March 2014

Winner: Donna Hay

Website

Finalists:
Australian Gourmet Traveller
Australian Geographic
RoyalAuto
Vogue Australia

Winner: Australian Gourmet Traveller

Magazine of the Year

Finalists:
Real Living
Australian Gourmet Traveller
Australian Traveller
Frankie
Donna Hay

Winner: Real Living

Special Mentions: RoyalAuto

See all the photos from the event below:

 

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