Judges reveal Magazine Design Awards shortlists

By Alyson Fixter

The shortlist for this year’s Magazine Design Awards has been
unveiled, following a day of heated debate by a panel of 28
distinguished judges from across the newspaper and publishing
industries.

More than 400 entries have been whittled down to shortlists of six
in each of the 17 categories, including Best Designed Fashion Pages and
Best Designed Launch.

Some of the year’s big launch stories –
Grazia, Pick Me Up and Easy Living – feature in the shortlists, as well
as longrunning titles such as Loaded, New Scientist and Radio Times,
while a wide range of B2B magazines, including Health Service Journal,
Property Week and Architects Journal, are also represented.

The
judging panel, which included Eamonn McCabe, Terry Mansfield, Peter
Blegvad, Jan Brown, David Hepworth and David King, met at Freud
Communications on Friday, 29 September to thrash out the final lists,
with the winners announced on Wednesday, 2 November at The Brewery,
Covent Garden.

■ The full list of nominations follows: Best
Designed B2B Magazine: Property Week; Contagious; Intra; Health Service
Journal; Architects’ Journal Best Designed Consumer Magazine: TATEetc;
Car; Maxim; Marie Claire; Ace Tennis; Grazia Best Designed Consumer
Magazine (circulation under 40,000): Selvedge; Edge; Zembla; Guitarist;
Ei8ht; Golf Punk Best Designed Customer Magazine: Carlos; 33 Thoughts;
Pure Racing; Army; Business Life; Ritz Best Designed Fashion Pages:
Wedding Day; Crystallized; Junior; Selvedge; GQ; Toni & Guy Best
Designed Feature Pages: Grazia; New Scientist; Maxim; TATEetc; Guardian
Weekend; Architects’ Journal Best Designed Launch: Easy Living; Grazia;
Pick Me Up; BBC Sky At Night; Little Orange Mag; Beautique Best
Designed Newspaper Supplement: Telegraph Magazine; Guardian Weekend;
Observer Music Monthly; The Herald Magazine; Observer Food Monthly Best
Use of Illustration: Carlos; 33 Thoughts; M-Real; Pure Racing; The
Collection – Carter Jonas; New Scientist Best Use of Photography: Nikon
Pro; Ei8ht; The Sunday Times Magazine; The Herald Magazine; Guardian
Weekend; Observer Food Monthly Best Use of Typography: Mazda; Grazia;
Zembla; Ritz; Architects’

Journal; Icon B2B Front Cover of the
Year: Edit 4; Architects’ Journal; Financial Director; Contact; Health
Service Journal; Contagious Customer Front Cover of the Year: Carlos;
Royal Academy Of Arts Magazine; E; Army; Volvo Magazine; Beautique Mass
Market Consumer Front Cover of the Year: Empire – Behind the Mask
(Darth Vader); Loaded – Jennifer Ellison; Car – Range Rover Sport;
Radio Times – eight covers for Live8; Time Europe – Slaughter of the
Innocents; GQ – Rio Ferdinand Newspaper Supplement Front Cover of the
Year: The Sunday Times Magazine; Telegraph Magazine; The Herald
Magazine; Observer Sport Monthly; Observer Music Monthly; Observer Food
Monthly Redesign/Relaunch of the Year: TATEetc; Crystallized; Property
Week; Classic Rock; Architects’ Journal; Ei8ht Specialist Consumer
Front Cover of the Year: Ei8ht; New Statesman; Kew Magazine; Golf Punk;
Icon For tickets for the event, contact Angie Webster at Press Gazette
on 020 7038 1471, or e-mail angiew@ pressgazette.co.uk for more details.

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