Finalists announced for the Australian Magazine Awards

Lindsay Bennett
By Lindsay Bennett | 4 October 2016
Australian Magazine Awards 2015

Finalists have been announced for the 2016 Australian Magazine Awards with five titles in line for the overall Magazine Brand of the Year. Buy your tickets for the awards breakfast now.

In the category NewsLifeMedia is going head-to-head with itself, with Delicious, GQ, and Vogue Australia each taking out a finalist slot in the category alongside Pacific Magazine’s Girlfriend.

The Awards are designed to celebrate and recognise the most successful, innovative and impactful magazine brands and publishers in Australia.

The finalists in all 17 categories are listed below.

This year there are a few new categories and some categories that have evolved to bring them more in line with the changing dynamics of the magazine industry.

The AMA entries were judged last week in Sydney by a panel of industry execs, including GroupM CEO Mark Lollback, who is the Chairman of Judges this year.

Lollback says: “In a cluttered media landscape, what every client wants is an engaged and loyal audience. During the judging of the AMAs, we saw some fantastic examples of how magazine publishers are delivering just that, by continuing to build strong relationships with audiences across a diverse portfolio of platforms.

“In a 24/7 world it’s not just about a weekly or monthly print product anymore, and publishers have risen to the occasion. My fellow judges and I look forward to revealing the most innovative players in the magazine market at the AMA event next month.”

The winners will be revealed at a breakfast held at the Ivy Sydney on Friday 11 November, where this year's entrant into the AMA Hall of Fame and The U-Turn Award will also be announced.

Sponsors of the event include presenting partner Procter and Gamble and supporting sponsors BlueStarWeb, Gordon and Gotch, Magazine Networks and Royal Auto.

Procter & Gamble communications leader Alicia Spyrou says: “On behalf of P&G, congratulations to the 2016 AMA finalists. Magazines have long played an important role in helping us connect with our consumers to encourage trial of our brands and products. It’s inspiring to see the industry’s commitment to innovation and we’re excited about the potential this brings to advertisers like P&G.”

Don't miss this event. Buy your tickets now.

All the finalists are:
Magazine Brand of the Year
delicious, NewsLifeMedia
Girlfriend, Pacific Magazine
GQ Australia, NewsLifeMedia, NewsLifeMedia
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Fashion Magazine Brand of the Year
GQ Australia, NewsLifeMedia
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Food Magazine Brand of the Year
COLES, Medium Rare Content Agency
delicious, NewsLifeMedia
Gourmet Traveller, Bauer Media

General Interest Magazine Brand of the Year
R.M. Williams OUTBACK magazine, R.M. Williams Publishing
Take 5 magazine, Bauer Media

Home & Garden Magazine Brand of the Year
Australian House & Garden, Bauer Media
Country Style, NewsLifeMedia
Home Beautiful, Pacific Magazine

Newspaper Inserted
Good Weekend, Fairfax Media
The Australian Financial Review Magazine, Fairfax Media
The Weekend Australian Magazine, News Corp Australia

Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year
Australian Geographic, Bauer Media
Duck and Whale Magazine, Gas Publishing

Digital Magazine Brand of the Year - NEW
delicious, NewsLifeMedia, NewsLifeMedia
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Event of the Year
GQ Australia, NewsLifeMedia
TV Week, Bauer Media
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Cover of the Year
donna hay, NewsLifeMedia
ELLE, Bauer Media
The Monthly, Schwartz Media
Vogue Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Custom Media Brand of the Year
COLES, Medium Rare Content Agency
QANTAS, Medium Rare Content Agency
Woolworths Fresh, NewsLifeMedia

Editor of the Year
Kerrie McCallum, delicious, NewsLifeMedia
Donna Hay, donna hay, NewsLifeMedia
Victoria Carey, Country Style, NewsLifeMedia
Paul Merrill, Take 5 magazine, Bauer Media
Brodee Myers-Cooke,, NewsLifeMedia

Sales Team of the Year
Fairfax Media, Brand & Audience, Prestige Team
QANTAS, Medium Rare Content Agency

Designer of the Year - NEW
Aimee Carruthers, frankie magazine, frankie press
Tim Beor, Good Weekend, Fairfax Media
Mia Daminato, Inside Out, NewsLifeMedia
Tony Rice, QANTAS, Medium Rare Content Agency

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Better Homes and Gardens, Doughnuts, a 'hole' new world of baking!, Pacific Magazines
marie claire, marie claire 20th birthday marketing campaign, Pacific Magazines
Vogue Australia, Vogue Golden Ticket to Taylor Swift, NewsLifeMedia

Best use of Multi Media
No finalists selected

Best Content Marketing Campaign of the Year
No finalists selected



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