The front of a January edition of women’s magazine Grazia, which features model Miranda Kerr holding the Australian flag, has won cover of the year at an awards organised by online mag subscription company iSubscribe.
Ita Buttrose, chair of the judging panel, said of Grazia’s effort: “This is an extremely appealing cover. It has impact, pizzazz and that ‘look at me’ factor that all covers must have. Miranda Kerr is a great cover choice as she is a popular celebrity with appeal and especially since becoming a mother. Good cover lines; excellent use of colour. Well done Grazia.”
The Maggies were shortlisted by a panel chaired by Buttrose, and a shortlist was put to a public vote; 85,000 votes were cast over five weeks.
The category winners were:
Overall Winner & Weeklies Winner – Grazia (January 30, 2012)
Business & Trade Winner – Australian Business Solutions (Apr/May 2012)
Fashion & Beauty Winner – Harper’s Bazaar (June/July 2012)
Food & Wine Winner – Australian Good Taste (April 2012)
Health & Fitness – Women’s Health (December 2011)
House & Garden Winner – Country Style (December 2011)
Lifestyle Winner – R.M. Williams OUTBACK (Dec/Jan 2012)
Science, Tech & Nature Winner – Australian Geographic (Mar/Apr 2012)
Specialist Winner – CHOICE (October 2011)
Sports Winner – Waves (September 2011)
Youth & Pop Culture Winner – Rolling Stone(November 2011)