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Cosmos named magazine of the year at Bell Awards

CosmosLuna Media’s Cosmos magazine has been named Magazine of the Year at today’s Publishers Australia Bell Awards.

The science title was also named Consumer Magazine of the Year.

In other categories, He Said She Said’s Nett was Custom Magazine of the Year, while Intermedia’s Professional Beauty was B2B Magazine of the Year.

Dennis Publishing’s The Week was awarded Launch of the Year.

Publishers Australia is the industry body for Australia’s non-major publishers. The award ceremony was in Sydney today.

Last year, Magazine of the Year went to Indigo Media Group’s Real Weddings, scooping the top award for the second year running.

Full list of winners:

*Magazine of the Year:

Winner: Cosmos Magazine, Luna Media.

*B2B Magazine of the Year:

Winner: Professional Beauty – The Intermedia Group

Runner up: Nett Magazine – He Said She Said Communications

Highly Commended: Sold Magazine – GASP Media

*Consumer Magazine of the Year:

Winner: Cosmos Magazine – Luna Media

Runner up: Australian Road Rider’s Cruiser & Trike – Universal Magazines

Highly Commended: Selector Magazine – Australian Wine Selectors

Highly Commended: Runner’s World Magazine, Australia & New Zealand – Dingoes Refrain

*Custom Magazine of the Year:

Winner: Nett Magazine – He Said She Said Communications

Runner up: Mercedes Magazine – Hardie Grant Magazines

*Digital-only Publication of the Year:

Winner: The Overclocker – Sproog Media

*Best magazine Launch:

Winner: The Week – Dennis Publishing

Runner up: Australian Advanced Aesthetics magazine – The Intermedia Group

*Best magazine Relaunch:

Winner: Spice Magazine – The Intermedia Group

Runner up: Dogs NSW Magazine – Mahlab Media

*Best Small Publisher:

Winner: Luna Media

Runner up: T-World

*Best annual printed publication:

Winner: UDIA 2009 – The Magazine Publishing Company

Runner up: Wellbeing Food – Universal Magazines

Highly Commended: Outdoor Design Source – Universal Magazines

*Best Print and Media Integration:

Winner: Four Four Two magazine – Haymarket Media

Runner up: Voice&Data Magazine +eMag – Westwick-Farrow Media

*Editor of the Year:

Winner: Brett Winterford, iT News – Haymarket Media

Runner up: Rob Johnson, Editor of Next, Smile, Bite, Broadway, and Restaurant & Catering’ magazines – Engage Media

Highly Commended: Lisa Holmes, Runners World magazine Australia & New Zealand – Dingoes Refrain Publishing

Highly Commended: Mark Hughes, Selector Magazine – Australian Wine Selectors

*Journalist of the Year:

Winner: Zoe Lyon – Lawyers Weekly, LexisNexis Media

Runner up: Trevor Treharne – Four Four Two magazine, Haymarket Media

Category 11 New Journalist of the Year

Winner: Paul Rodger – The Open Road, NRMA Publishing

Runner up: Jeff Megahan – Club Marine Magazine

Highly Commended: Jacqueline Hayes – Cosmos magazine, Luna Media

*Best Analytical Writing:

Winner: Luna Media – Cosmos Magazine, Luna Media

Runner up: Harriet Morely – Runners World Magazine Australia & New Zealand, Dingoes Refrain

*Best Integrated Media Advertisement or Campaign:

Winner: DMAG – SmartyPantz Communications

Runner up: What’s New In Process Technology magazine – Westwick-Farrow Media

*Best Digital Engagement Strategy:

Winner: Cosmos Magazine – Luna Media

*Most successful subscriptions campaign:

Winner: Australian Road Rider’s Cruiser & Trike – Universal Magazines

Runner up: Westwick-Farrow Media magazines

*Designer of the Year:

Winner: Kelley Sheenan – Peppermint magazine

*Best Designer – B2B:

Winner: Loni Parker – The Magazine Publishing Company.

*Best Designer – Consumer:

Winner: Kelley Sheenan – Peppermint magazine.

*Best Designer – Custom Media:

Winner: Steven Ah Tow, Senior Designer – The Open Road, NRMA Publishing

*Best Customer Magazine Cover:

Winner: Craig Hodges and Georgina Armour – Private Word (NAB), Edge Custom Media

Runner up: Stephen Dibden – Australian Classic Car, NRMA Publishing

Highly Commended: Alys Martin – Lawyers Weekly, LexisNexis Media

Highly Commended: Eddie Zammit – T-world

*Innovation in Distribution:

Highly Commended: Sproog Media

*Sustainability in publishing:

Winner: Kelley Sheenan – Peppermint magazine.

*Board awarded ‘The Pinnacle Award’:

Winner: John Blondin – CEO, Media Titles

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