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Australian Magazine Award winners announced

The Australian Magazine Award winners and finalists have been announced, with a number of niche publishers featuring in the final line-up. 

The Australian Magazine Awards provide Australian magazine publishers with the opportunity to be rewarded and recognised for excellence. The 2019 awards are sponsored by emma, Nielsen, Ovato, Blue Star Web and Magazine Networks

This year, organiser AdNews Australia added new categories to the awards line-up in a bid to encourage nominations from niche publishers

News Corp Australia’s VOGUE Living took out Special Interest Magazine Brand of the Year, closely followed by finalists Australian Geographic, Australian Traveller and Equestrian Life

The Farmer, published by Medium Rare Content Agency for the NSW Farmers’ Association won Regional Magazine Brand of the Year, followed by finalists COAST Magazine (COAST Publishing) and Geelong + Surf Coast Living (Provincial Media). 

Schwartz Media won Cover of the Year for its April edition of The Monthly, ahead of News Corp publications Stellar and Vogue Australia. 

Man of Many was listed as a finalist for Digital Magazine Brand of the Year, while Medium Rare took out the Custom Magazine of the Year category with Company Director (published on behalf of the Australian Institute of Company Directors). 

Editor of the Year was awarded to Julie Lee, Editor of Coles Magazine at Medium Rare, and Tim Bauer from Good Weekend (Nine) was awarded Photographer of the Year, with COAST Magazine’s Craig Parry being highly commended. 

Sales Person/Team of the Year was awarded to Medium Rare’s Qantas Magazine team, with Schwartz Media’s Fabien Beillard and Rebecca Costello as finalists for The Monthly.

Schwartz Media was also finalist in the Podcast of the Year category for its 7am podcast. 

In addition, Medium Rare boss Gerry Reynolds was recognised for his industry contribution by being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Other winners included News Corp Australia’s Delicious (Magazine Brand of the Year), VOGUE Australia (Fashion Magazine Brand of the Year) and taste.com.au magazine (Food Magazine Brand of the Year), and Pacific Magazine’s New Idea Magazine (General Interest Magazine Brand of the Year). 

The full list of award winners and finalists can be viewed on AdNews Australia’s website

Written by Lyndsie Clark

Niche Publishing Network Founder and Editor Lyndsie Clark has over 10 years of niche publishing experience, working in a variety of roles spanning B2B editorial, sales, operations, events, BD, and management.

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