Taste.com.au reigns supreme at the Australian Magazine Awards

Sarah Homewood
By Sarah Homewood | 13 November 2015

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Food has been the theme de jour of this year's Australian Magazine Awards with NewsLifeMedia's Taste.com.au taking out magazine brand of the year.

Taste.com.au took the unusual step two years ago of going from a website to launching a printed magazine, and this year's AMA judges felt it certainly was the right move saying the title ticked all the boxes making it a deserving winner of the top gong.

“Taste.com.au is a trusted and credible brand,” the judges said. “It has become the go-to when looking for recipes and is an essential resource that people spend time with. If you love taste.com.au you will buy into it everyday and this have been translated into the magazine.”

The title also took out the award for food and entertainment magazine of the year, with its publisher NewsLifeMedia taking out six awards overall.

Rival publisher Bauer also took out six awards at this year's AMAs, with its flagship title The Australian Women's Weekly taking out the coveted women's magazine of the year award, CEO of Priceline Pharmacy and major sponsor of the AMAs, Stephen Roche said: “We are delighted to present the Women's Magazine of the Year Award to Australian Women's Weekly, one of our most dynamic partners and without doubt appropriate recognition for a world class editorial team.” 

This year's Hall of Fame entrant is also synonymous with the food category, with her magazine being one of the only successful titles in Australia to bear a persons name.

Donna Hay became the sixth person to enter the AMA Hall of Fame and she did so because Donna Hay Magazine has shaken-up the food category, with a number one app on the app store, as well as a new magazine title hitting shelves, Hay is a food force to be reckoned with. 

See the finalists and winners below:

WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

• gourmettraveller.com.au, Bauer Media
• www.cosmopolitan.com.au, Bauer Media
• elle.com.au, Bauer Media

Winner: www.cosmopolitan.com.au, Bauer Media

APP OF THE YEAR

• donna hay, NewsLifeMedia
• RoyalAuto, RACV

Winner: donna hay

MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

• Girlfriend, Pacific Magazines
• Cosmopolitan, Bauer Media
• Frankie Magazine, Frankie Press
• Taste.com.au Magazine, NewsLifeMedia
• Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: Taste.com.au Magazine, NewsLifeMedia

FASHION MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• marie claire, Pacific Magazines
• Harper's Bazaar, Bauer Media
• Elle Australia, Bauer Media
• Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia
• Russh, Russh Magazine

Winner: Harper's Bazaar, Bauer Media

COVER OF THE YEAR

• The Australian Women's Weekly, Bauer Media
• The Monthly, The Monthly
• Harper's Bazaar, Bauer Media
• Elle Australia, Bauer Media
• delicious, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: Elle Australia, Bauer Media

EDITOR OF THE YEAR
• Helen McCabe, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Bauer Media
• Brodee Myers-Cooke, Taste.com.au Magazine, NewsLifeMedia
• Claire Bradley, Inside Out, NewsLifeMedia
• Kerrie McCallum, delicious and Sunday Style, NewsLifeMedia
• Victoria Carey, Country Style, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: Kerrie McCallum, delicious and Sunday Style, NewsLifeMedia

EVENT OF THE YEAR

• 2015 Week Logie Awards, TV Week, Bauer Media
• Better Business Summit 2015, The Adviser, Sterling Publishing
• Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia
• Women of the Future 2014, The Australian Women’s Weekly

Winner: Vogue Fashion’s Night Out, Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

FOOD AND ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• Taste.com.au Magazine, NewsLifeMedia
• delicious, NewsLifeMedia
• donna hay, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: Taste.com.au Magazine, NewsLifeMedia

HOME AND GARDEN MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• Australian House & Garden, Bauer Media
• Better Homes & Gardens, Pacific Magazines
• Australian Handyman Magazine, Reader's Digest Australia
• Home Beautiful, Pacific Magazines
• Inside Out, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: Better Homes & Gardens, Pacific Magazines

MARKETING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

• Better Homes & Gardens, Pacific Magazines
• Taste.com.au Magazine, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: Better Homes & Gardens, Pacific Magazines

NEWSPAPER INSERTED MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media
• Sunday Style, NewsLifeMedia

Winner: The Australian Financial Review, Fairfax Media

GENERAL INTEREST MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• R.M. Williams OUTBACK Magazine, R.M. Williams Publishing
• The Monthly, The Monthly

Winner: The Monthly, The Monthly

CUSTOM MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• Coles Magazine, Medium Rare Content Agency
• Myer Emporium, Bauer Custom Media
• INTHEBLACK, Bauer Custom Media

Winner: Coles Magazine, Medium Rare Content Agency

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

• Homes +, Bauer Media
• L'Officiel Australia, Cielo Publishing

Winner: Homes +, Bauer Media

SALES TEAM OF THE YEAR

• Victoria Sales Team, Bauer Media
• Home Beautiful Sales Team, Pacific Magazines

Winner: Victoria Sales Team, Bauer Media

NATIVE CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER

• Puma's - Next Fitness Star, Women's Health, Pacific Magazines
• Spring Racing Sponsorship, Famous Magazine, Pacific Magazines

Winner: Puma's - Next Fitness Star, Women's Health, Pacific Magazines

MEN’S & MOTORING MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• Men's Health, Pacific Magazines

Winner: Men's Health, Pacific Magazines

WOMEN’S MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

• Women's Health Magazine, Pacific Magazines
• The Australian Women's Weekly, Bauer Media

Winner: The Australian Women's Weekly, Bauer Media

UTURN

Winner: Inside Out, NewsLifeMedia

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