Mumbrella named website of the year; Marie Claire is magazine of the year

Mumbrella was named Australia’s website of the year at the Publishers Australia Excellence Awards on Friday night, while Pacific Magazines’ Marie Claire was named consumer magazine of the year above 50,000 circulation and News Magazines’ Vogue Living was consumer title of the year below 50,000 circulation.

Custom magazine of the year was Qantas The Australian Way, published by ACP Magazines. The B2B magazine of the year was Food Service, published by Yaffa Publishing.

Marie Claire also took the top prize of the night, the Publishers Australia Excellence Award.

The ceremony marked the first time that magazines owned by publishing giants including ACP, PacMags and News Magazines were eligible for the awards after consumer trade body Magazine Publishers of Australia joined the board of Publishers Australia last year.

Nick Smith, editor of News Magazines’ GQ was named editor of the year. Mumbrella editor Tim Burrowes and Victoria Carey, editor of News Magazines’ Country Style were joint runners up.

Football title FourFourTwo, published by Haymarket, was integrated media brand of the year. Mumbrella and finance title The Adviser were joint runners up.

The innovation in print award went to ACP’s Shop Til You Drop. Mumbrella’s Creative Agency Review was runner up.  

The launch of the year above 50,000 circulation went to Smarter Business Ideas, published on behalf of Telstra.

Full winners list:

Excellence Award:

  • Marie Claire

Consumer magazine of the year (over 50,000):

Marie Claire

Runner up – Australian Women’s Weekly

Consumer magazine of the year (under 50,000):

  • Vogue Living
  • Runner up – Australian Men’s Fitness

Website of the year:

  • Mumbrella
  • Runner up –

Custom magazine of the year:

  • Qantas The Australia Way
  • Runner up – Smarter Business Ideas
  • Runner up – The Medical Journal of Australia

B2B magazine of the year:

  • Food Service
  • Runner up – The Adviser

Integrated media brand of the year:

  • FourFourTwo
  • Runner up – Mumbrella
  • Runner up – The Adviser

Best app:

  • Fitness First
  • Runner up – Wine regions of Australia

Association or member magazine:

  • In The Black
  • Runner up – Royal Auto

Launch of the year above 50,000:

  • Smarter Business Ideas
  • Runner up – Culture

Launch of the year below 50,000:

  • Treadlie
  • Runner up – Australia’s Family Business Magazine

Relaunch of the year:

  • In The Black
  • Runner up – Medical Journal of Australia
  • Runner up – Mortgage & Finance Brief

Small publisher of the year:

  • Sterling Publishing
  • Runner up – Focal Attractions

Regional publication:

  • Barossa Living
  • Runner up – Out There

Editor of the year:

  • Nick Smith, GQ Australia
  • Runner up – Tim Burrowes, Mumbrella
  • Runner up – Victoria Carey, Country Style

Journalist of the year:

  • Michael Stahl, Wheels
  • Runner up – Michael Sheather, Australian Women’s Weekly
  • Runner up – Harriet Edmund, Runners World

Analytical journalist of the year:

  • Clair Weaver, Madison
  • Runner up – Brett Winterford,

New journalist of the year:

  • Mitch Brook, Out There
  • Runner up – Thomas derricott, Engineers Australia
  • Runner up – Myles Gough, Cosmos

Single article:

  • Brett Williams, Police Journal
  • Runner up – Craig Henderson, Marie Claire

Special edition:

  • Runner’s World Coach
  • Runner up – Green Lane Diary
  • Runner up – Medical Observer, The Arts Issue

Digital marketing strategy:

  • Medical Observer smartest GP campaign
  • Runner up – Mumbrella360

Subscription campaign:

  • Run For Your Life $9.95 campaign
  • Runner up – Australian Classic car

Innovation In Print:

  • Shop Til You Drop
  • Runner up – Mumbrella Creative Agency Review

Designer of the year consumer:

  • Jack Milenkovic, GQ Australia
  • Runner up – Louise Fisher, Slow Magazine
  • Runner up – Giota Letsios, Country Style

Designer of the year custom:

  • Kate Barnett, Out There
  • Runner up – Ben Jarvis Triple J magazine

Designer of the year B2B:

  • Monica Lawrie, My Business
  • Runner up – Gemma Pillars, Medical Observer

Cover of the year consumer:

  • Vogue Australia
  • Runner up – Selector

Cover of the year custom:

  • Triple J magazine
  • Runner up – Westfield Sydney

Cover of the year B2B:

  • Voice + Data
  • Runner up – Australian Baking Business


  1. Elbogrease
    13 Nov 11
    8:29 am

  2. Nice one, Mumbrella is a great site and deserves some recognition .

  3. jean cave
    13 Nov 11
    7:12 pm

  4. Wow this is awesome news innit? Huge congrats.
    Vogue Living is also a great favourite of mine.
    I am so on message.

  5. Chris Walton
    13 Nov 11
    8:55 pm

  6. Well done chaps

  7. Groucho
    13 Nov 11
    9:05 pm

  8. Good work Mum!

  9. Tony Simms
    13 Nov 11
    10:26 pm

  10. A well deserved award. Congratulations to the team. Well done!

  11. Dad Joke
    13 Nov 11
    10:31 pm

  12. Congratulations guys.

  13. Clive Burcham
    13 Nov 11
    11:12 pm

  14. congrats!

  15. Cathie
    14 Nov 11
    1:17 am

  16. Congratulations chaps – great to see all your hard work and talent being recognised.

    (Also, I’d like to nominate Jean Cave as Mumbrella Commentor of the Year).

  17. Em
    14 Nov 11
    2:56 am

  18. Wow – runner up editor for Tim also – well done!

  19. ML
    14 Nov 11
    7:18 pm

  20. Any chance of removing the top story that comes up every day on the mumbrella news page

    ie “Announcing Mumbrella360 – and how you can be involved”

    for some reason its always the top story despite the event finishing months ago!

  21. mumbrella
    14 Nov 11
    7:59 pm

  22. Consider it done, ML. A glitch (caused by me) that I’d failed to notice.


    Tim – Mumbrella

  23. audrey
    14 Nov 11
    10:05 pm

  24. top work mumbrella.

  25. Aden Hepburn
    15 Nov 11
    12:29 am

  26. Congrats mate :) Well deserved .

  27. Andrew Bolt & Gina Reinharts Love Child
    15 Nov 11
    11:22 am

  28. Well done Tim.

    On another note I am glad to hear you talking about magazines. Your coverage of magazines has been a bit sparse of late. If winning an award gets you talking more about magazines I am all for it!