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Bauer Media and Medium Rare lead the way as the Mumbrella Publish shortlist is announced

Bauer Media has run away with the prize of most shortlisted entries at the Mumbrella Publish Awards. The Australian operation of the German publisher scooped an immense 27 shortlisted entries across the 35 categories.

Among its nominations were major categories including Publishing Company of the Year (Large), Brand of the Year for both Take 5 Magazine and The Australian Women’s Weekly, Branded Content Studio of the Year for Story 54 and Editor of the Year with both Elle’s Justine Cullen and Take 5 Magazine’s Paul Merrill in the running.

Medium Rare Content Agency also performed strongly with 14 nominations. It was shortlisted for Publishing Company of the Year (Large), Business Publication of the Year for Company Director, Custom Publication of the Year for both Qantas Magazine and Coles Magazine as well as Sales Person/Team of the Year for its sales team as a whole, among others.

Baidawi won Young Writer of the Year at Mumbrella’s 2017 Publish Awards

There were five nominations for Young Writer of the Year (30 or Under) with Mahmood Fazal of VICE, Kate Allman of LSJ – The Law Society of NSW, Gina Rushton and Lane Sainty from BuzzFeed as well as Brittany Smith from Bauer Media. Last year’s winner, Adam Baidawi, was recently announced as the launch editor GQ Middle East.

New category, Newsletter of the Year, featured a shortlist of four with successful entries from The Squizz, Take 5 Magazine, Nine.com.au and The Bangarra Dance Theatre’s Songlines newsletter.

Renowned British comedian David Baddiel will MC the 2018 Mumbrella Publish Awards

Meanwhile, renowned British comedian and writer, David Baddiel, has been confirmed to MC the Mumbrella Publish Awards. Baddiel created the hit TV series Fantasy Football League and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned with Frank Skinner, as well as being an acclaimed author who has written four adult’s novels and five popular children’s novels.

Baddiel will fly in from the UK to host the event and tour his latest Olivier-nominated stand-up show, My Family: Not the Sitcom. Aside from his stand-up comedy, TV and novels, David has also written critically-acclaimed movie The Infidel, starring Matt Lucas (later adapted into a musical), and is currently adapting his first children’s novel, The Parent Agency, into a film for Fox 2000.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on September 20 at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, in Sydney. Tickets are on sale now. 

The 2018 Mumbrella Publish Awards shortlist:

Magazine Cover of the Year – Business
Elite Agent Issue 19 – Elite Agent
LSJ – The Law Society of NSW
Asian Jurist – LAWASIA
Company Director – Medium Rare Content Agency for Australian Institute of Company Directors

Magazine Cover of the Year – Consumer/Custom
The Australian Financial Review Magazine – Fairfax Media for AFR
Wheels Magazine – Bauer Trader Media
Stellar Magazine – News Corp Australia
marie claire – Pacific Magazines
ELLE Australia – Bauer Media

Designer of the Year
Tony Rice, Creative Director, Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
Sophia Park, Creative Director, Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
Carly Roberts, Creative Director, ELLE Australia – Bauer Media
Joshua Beggs, Creative Director, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
Aimee Carruthers, Senior Designer, frankie magazine – frankie press
Samantha Hamilton, Art Director, GT Journal – Geelong Advertiser News Corp

Best Use of Short-Form Video
VICE Media – VICE Australia
Future Fit, novafm.com.au – NOVA Entertainment for CUB – Pure Blonde
Blockchain video series, intheblack.com – CPA Australia with Sketch Group
Holden Equinox – Bauer Media for Holden Equinox
Nine.com.au – Nine

Best Podcast
Pretty For An Aboriginal – BuzzFeed
Tough Conversations with Henry Rollins – Whooshkaa and The Royals for Mercedes-Benz Vans
Confessions of a Twenty Something Train Wreck – Nova Entertainment
Addicted – Nova Entertainment
Bodyshock, Kinderling Kids Radio Pty Ltd – Kinderling Kids Radio with Alice Fenton and Shannon O’Meara
Bold Businesses – My Small Business, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age – Fairfax Media for Vodafone

Newsletter of the Year
Songlines – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Nine.com.au – Nine
Take 5 Magazine – Bauer Media
Squiz Today – The Squiz

Single Article of the Year
Brett Williams, Police Journal – Police Association of South Australia
Phil Scott, Wheels Magazine – Bauer Trader Media
Liz Wilson, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
Genevieve Gannon, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media

Event of the Year
The Adviser Better Business Summit 2018 – Momentum Media
Vogue Codes 2017 – News Corp Australia for Vogue Australia
Women’s Health Women In Sport (WinS) – Pacific Magazines
Vogue American Express Fashion’s Night Out 2017 – News Corp Australia for Vogue Australia
Street Machine Drag Challenge, Street Machine – Bauer Media
Australian Mortgage Awards – Key Media
Australian HR Awards – Key Media

Special Edition of the Year
Palace Secrets: The Real-Life Story Behind the Crown, Who – Pacific Magazines
Royal Wedding coverage, 9Honey – Nine
End of the Line, Wheels Magazine – Bauer Trader Media
Travel Ideas: Wow List 2018 – Flight Centre
Harry & Meghan: A Royal Wedding, Herald Sun – News Corp Australia
Unforgettable Voyages – Storyation with APT

Launch/Relaunch of the Year – Small Publication
This Week in Australia – Hardie Grant Media with Bastion China for This Week in Australia
PlayersVoice
Careers with STEM – Refraction Media for Careers with STEM
Samotor – RAA

Launch/Relaunch of the Year – Large Publication
Take 5 Monthly – Bauer Media
MOTOR Magazine – Bauer Media
Gourmet Traveller – Bauer Media
Defence Connect – Momentum Media
Company Director – Medium Rare Content Agency with Australian Institute of Company Directors for Australian Institute of Company Directors
9news.com.au – Nine

Young Writer of the Year (30 or Under)
Mahmood Fazal, VICE – VICE Australia
Kate Allman, LSJ – The Law Society of NSW
Gina Rushton, BuzzFeed News – BuzzFeed News
Lane Sainty, BuzzFeed – BuzzFeed
Brittany Smith, Take 5 Magazine – Bauer Media

Journalist of the Year – Small Publication
Bernadette Chua – Cruise Passenger
Jane Southward – LSJ – The Law Society of NSW

Journalist of the Year – Large Publication
Genevieve Gannon, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
Alice Klein, New Scientist
Alice Workman, BuzzFeed News
Daniel Williams, Men’s Health Australia – Pacific Magazines
Emily McPherson, Nine.com.au – Nine
Juliet Riedon, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media

Columnist of the Year
Richard Cooke, The Monthly – Schwartz Media
Jane Caro, Sunday Life – Fairfax Media
Will Glasgow & Christine Lacy, The Australian, News Corp
Erik Jensen, The Saturday Paper – Schwartz Media
Chris Kenny, The Australian – News Corp
Janet Albrechtsen, The Australian – News Corp
Jo Abi, 9Honey – Nine

Editor of the Year – Business
Samantha McLean, Elite Agent / Elite Property Manager – Elite Agent
Adam Zuchetti, My Business – Momentum Media
Narelle Hooper, Company Director – Medium Rare Content Agency with Australian Institute of Company Directors

Editor of the Year – Consumer/Custom
Kirsten Galliott, Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency for Qantas
Kerrie McCallum, delicious. – News Corp Australia
Paul Merrill, Take 5 Magazine – Bauer Media
Justine Cullen, ELLE Australia – Bauer Media
Julie Lee, Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency for Coles

Salesperson/Team of the Year
Fairfax Media Direct Sales & Business Development Team – Fairfax Media
Bauer Media Victoria Sales Team – Bauer Media
Medium Rare Content Sales Team – Medium Rare Content Agency
PEDESTRIAN.TV Advertising & Partnerships – PEDESTRIAN.TV

Publish Executive of the Year
Louisa Hatfield – Pacific Magazines
Alison Rice, POPSUGAR, Who What Wear, Byrdie, MyDomaine – Allure Media
Rob Gallagher – Adventures Group Holdings with Emprise Group Limited (formerly Adventures)

Publish Award for Innovation
9News app re-launch, Network Product and Development Nine Entertainment – Nine
Incites – Incites.com
The Sydney Morning Herald – Fairfax Media
Female Futures – Bauer Media
Home Beautiful Magazine, House to Home Beautiful – Pacific Magazines

Association or Member Organisation Publication of the Year
Acuity – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
Horizons – RAC for RAC
LSJ – The Law Society of NSW
Health Agenda – Hardie Grant Media for HCF

Consumer Publication of the Year – Small Publication
Pursuit – University of Melbourne
Geelong + Surf Coast Living – Provincial Media
frankie magazine – Frankie Press

Consumer Publication of the Year – Large Publication
New Idea – Pacific Magazines
taste.com.au – News Corp Australia
that’s life! – Pacific Magazines
ELLE Australia – Bauer Media
Take 5 magazine – Bauer Media

Business Publication of the Year
SmartCompany – Private Media
Insurance Business – Key Media
Company Director – Medium Rare Content Agency with Australian Institute of Company Directors
Lawyers Weekly – Momentum Media

Custom Publication of the Year
AWOL – Junkee Media with Qantas
be. Magazine – Medibank
Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency with Qantas
Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency with Coles

Website of the Year – Business
Defence Connect – Momentum Media
Insurance Business – Key Media
Human Resources Director – Key Media

Website of the Year – Consumer/Custom
Qantas Travel Insider – Medium Rare Content Agency for Qantas
Daily Mail Australia
PlayersVoice
Nine.com.au – Nine

Branded Content Studio of the Year
Story 54 – Bauer Media
Broadsheet studio – Broadsheet Media
Commercial Innovation Studio – Fairfax Media
VICE Australia – VICE Australia
Junkee Studio – Junkee Media
Medium Rare Content Agency – Medium Rare Content Agency

Brand of the Year
Take 5 Magazine – Bauer Media
The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
9Honey – Nine
New Idea – Pacific Magazines
VICE Australia – VICE Australia
BuzzFeed – BuzzFeed

Publishing Company of the Year – Small Publication
Provincial Media
Mahlab
Grin Creative
Refraction Media

Publishing Company of the Year – Large Publication
Bauer Media
Hardie Grant
Junkee Media
Medium Rare Content Agency
Pacific Magazines

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