Magazine Design & Journalism Awards: the shortlist

A record number of entries has been received for this year's Press Gazette Magazine Design and Journalism Awards.

Some 436 entries have now been whittled down to shortlists for each category, and the winners will be announced by comedian Daisy Donovan at Floridita Restaurant in London, on 18 October.

Designer Michael Crozier, on the design awards judging panel, said: 'The standard was very high, especially from the contract publishers. What was particularly good to see was a move back to having good illustration and spending some money on having good photographs as well.

'In addition, a lot of the young designers seem to be doing really good things with typography."

Publishing consultant Richard Davies, in charge of shortlisting the awards' journalism categories, said: 'There are some big names here from some big publishing houses – it took me far longer than I expected to draw up the shortlist, partly because so many of the pieces I just wanted to take my time to read.

'Cutting them down to shortlists has been particularly difficult – in the feature writer and columnist categories particularly, the shortlists could have been twice as long."

MDA SHORTLIST

Young designer of the year
Jonny Clark, Ryanair
Jess Hibbert, BBC Focus
Anja Linke, Insight & Benefit
Katherine Stock, Grand Designs
Chris Wheatley-Hubbard, Liv

Best-designed features spread
Yayu Chang, Zoom Zoom
Sam Jenkins, Building
J Clayton-Jones, Grazia
Live Magazine Designers, Live
Observer Sport Monthly
Stefanie Schwary, Toni & Guy
Jenni Doggett, CO-OP Members Magazine
Tim Scott, .32

Best design/redesign
Jon Butterworth, Camouflage
Jeff Cooper, Designer
Charlotte Kemp, Daily Mail Weekend
Nick McKay, New Humanist
David McKendrick, Esquire
Wesley Mitchell, FX
Will Scott, B&O Magazine
Jonny Clark, Julia Murray and Ramsay Short, Ryanair Magazine
Richard Siddle, Harpers Wine & Spirit

Best-designed front covers – B2B
Richard Murray, Contact
Christopher Gardner, Financial Director
Joe Gardiner, Landscape
Dean Dorat, Contagious
Wesley Mitchell, FX

Best-designed front covers – consumer
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Jonathan Clayton-Jones, Grazia
Andrew Johnson, V&A Magazine
Shem Law, Radio Times
David McKendrick, Esquire
Patrick Myles, Blueprint
Stephen Reid, Sunday Times Magazine
Paul Solomons, GQ

Best-designed front covers – customer
Ian Findlay, Ethos
Jon Butterworth, Camouflage
Kate Monument, A Journal of Interest/Coutts
Richard Murray, Contact
Chris Parker, MREAL
Stefanie Schwary, Toni & Guy
Tim Scott, .32
Mark Farrow, Design Council Magazine

Best use of typography
Jonathan Clayton-Jones, Grazia
David McKendrick, Esquire
Chris Parker, Crystallized
Stefanie Schwary, Toni & Guy
Simon Robinson, Ronnie Scott's
Duncan Spires, Electric!
Paul Solomons, GQ

Best-designed magazines – B2B
Ian Findlay, Ethos
Leonie Brown, Inside Housing
Sam Jenkins, Building
Wesley Mitchell, FX
Richard Murray, Contact
Richard Siddle, Harpers Wine & Spirit
Abi Singmin, A1
Cai Taylor, On Office Magazine

Best consumer magazine (under 40,000 circulation)
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Vince Frost, POL Oxygen
John Levey, Ei8ht
Andrew Johnson, V&A Magazine
Patrick Myles, Blueprint
David Gibbons, New Statesman

Best consumer magazine (over 40,000 circulation)
Jonathan Clayton-Jones, Grazia
Andrew Franklin, Car Magazine
Elizabeth Galbraith, Olive
David McKendrick, Esquire
Michelle Ogundehin, Elle Decoration
Suzanne Taylor, Which?
Tom Usher, Harpers Bazaar
Paul Solomons, GQ
Carolyn Roberts, Observer Music Monthly

Best customer magazine
Jon Butterworth, Camouflage
Kate Monument, A Journal of Interest/Coutts
Kate Monument, Asos.com
Jonny Hughes, Fortnum & Mason
James Grubb, 33 Thoughts
Tan Parmar, Liv
Sam Walker, Goodwood Revival Programme
Mark Farrow and Jo Spreadborough, Design Council Magazine
Geraldine Lynch, Zoom Zoom

Best use of illustration
Dan Delaney, One Life
Nick Dixon, EBF
James Grubb, 33 Thoughts
Shem Law, Radio Times
Sam Walker, Goodwood Revival Programme

Best use of photography
Dan Delaney, One Life
Wendy Hinton, In Style
Jeremy Leslie, Waitrose
Chris Parker, Crystallized
Stephen Reid, Sunday Times Magazine
Mishka Westell, BBC Wildlife

Magazine designer of the year
Jon Butterworth, Camouflage
Dan Delaney, One Life
Christopher Gardner, Financial Director
Patrick Myles, Blueprint
Joel O'Connor, various
Tan Parmar, Liv
Graham Smith, various

MJA SHORTLIST

Business reporter
Alex Hawkes, Accountancy Age
Vicki Miller, Building
Angela Monagham, Building
Beena Nadeem, Inside Housing
Penny Sukhraj, Accountancy Age
Victoria Vaughan, Health Service Journal

Columnist
Stephen Bayley, Waitrose
Lindsey Hilsum, New Statesman
Rod Liddle, GQ
Piers Morgan, Live
Phil Peverley, Pulse
John Simpson, BA Highlife

Digital journalist
Tony Collins, Computer Weekly
Tom Dunmore, Stuff
Grace Dent, Radio Times

Exclusive
Maria Ahmed, Community Care
Stephen Davies, Live
Richard Hoey, Pulse
James Inverne, Gramophone
Damien Lewis, Live
Piers Morgan, GQ

Feature writer
Richard Girling, Sunday Times Magazine
Jonathan Green, Live
David James Smith, Sunday Times Magazine
Jeff Maysh, Loaded
Ian Taylor, BBC Focus
Alex Renton, Observer Food Monthly

Interviewer
Rachel Cooke, Observer Magazine
Jane Dickson, Radio Times
Andrew Duncan, Radio Times
Piers Morgan, GQ
Lesley White, Sunday Times Magazine

News reporter
Lilian Anekwe, Pulse
Katie Banks, Reveal
Martin Bright, New Statesman
Michelle Perrett, The Publican
Charlotte Santry, Health Service Journal

Reviewer
Andrew Collins, Radio Times
Guy Dimond, Time Out
Ryan Gilbey, New Statesman
John Naughton, GQ
Rob Waugh, Live

Subbing team
Eve
Look
Property Week
Radio Times
Sainsbury's

Some 400 tickets are available for the awards on a first-come first-served basis. The event takes place at Cuban-themed restaurant Floridita on Wardour Street, London W1, from 6.30pm on 18 October and will be hosted by comedian and TV presenter Daisy Donovan.

The £65 ticket price includes 'big canapés'and drinks until 8.30pm. Afterwards, there will be music and dancing until 1am. To book your ticket, go to Magazineawards.co.uk

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