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Publish Awards 2017: Bauer’s Take 5 grabs top award – ‘Print is in the ascendancy’

Bauer Media’s Take 5 took home the top gong from last night’s Mumbrella’s Publish Awards while Momentum Media was the most awarded publisher, taking home four trophies.

Real life magazine Take 5 also grabbed the awards for Consumer Publication of the Year – Large Publisher, and the overall Excellence Award after impressing judges with its growth strategies and audience advocacy in the last year.

Accepting the Excellence gong, Take 5 editor-in-chief Paul Merrill told the audience: “Print is in the ascendancy.”

Today he said: “I’m thrilled for the team that we were recognised in such a spectacular and unexpected way. I’m very lucky to work with such a talented and passionate bunch of people who are always looking for exciting new ideas and designs to try to keep Take 5 fresh and surprising.”

Buzzfeed Australia walked away with three trophies in Best Use of Short-Form Video, Journalist of the Year for the now departed Mark DiStefano and  Website of the Year – Consumer/Custom categories.

Brand publishing house Medium Rare also took home three awards with wins in the Publishing Company of the Year – Large Publisher, Sales Team of the Year and Editor of the Year – Consumer/Custom for Qantas Magazine editor Kirsten Galliott.

But the biggest winner on the night was B2B publisher Momentum Media, which dominated the business categories to take home four trophies.

It picked up in the Columnist of the Year category for Aleks Vickovich, Editor of the Year – Business with Katarina Taurian of Accountants Daily, Event of the Year for the Better Business Summit and Lawyers Weekly winning Business Publication of the Year.

Vice Australia was named Brand of the Year while the Vice Bran Studio won the Content Studio of the Year award.

Fairfax Media won two awards with AFR Magazine picking up Magazine Cover of the Year – Consumer/Custom and Tim Beor winning Designer of the Year.

Gen Z-targeted site Punkee won the Launch/Relaunch of the Year – Large Publisher category for parent company Junkee Media, while Camper, which Adventures Group Holdings bought from Bauer Media at the start of the year, won in the small publisher category.

Other winners on the night included News Corp, Fairfax Media, NewsLifeMedia, Nine.com.au, Mahlab, Universal Magazines, Allure Media and Broadsheet.

Magazine Cover of the Year – Business

Current, Mahlab for the Australian Water Association

Magazine Cover of the Year – Consumer/Custom

AFR Magazine, Fairfax Media

Designer of the Year

Tim Beor, Creative Director, Fairfax Media

Best E-commerce Strategy

Cosy PROJECT, Universal Magazines

Best Use of Short-form Video

The Privilege Walk, Buzzfeed

Highly Commended

Change The Date to May 8, Mate, Junkee, Junkee Media

Best Podcast

Modern Babies, Nova Entertainment for Genea Limited  

Publish Award for Innovation

Newsroom.ly

Salesperson/Team of the Year

Qantas Sales Team, Qantas Magazine and Travel Insider, Medium Rare Content Agency

Single Article of the Year – Small Publisher

The Quantum Gamble, Wilson da Silva, UNSW Sydney, Engineering Faculty, Refraction Media

Single Article of the Year – Large Publisher

Impact, Nick Place, Meredith O’Shea, Miguel Rios, Seamus Bradley, Royal Auto, RACV

Young Writer of the Year

Adam Baidawi, GQ Australia, NewsLifeMedia

Journalist of the Year – Small Publisher

Mark Di Stefano, Buzzfeed News

Journalist of the Year – Large Publisher

Emily McPherson, nine.com.au, Nine Entertainment Co

Columnist of the Year

Aleks Vickovich, Momentum Media

Editor of the Year – Business

Katarina Taurian, Accountants Daily, Momentum Media

Highly Commended

Claire Chaffey, LSJ, Law Society of New South Wales

Editor of the Year – Consumer/Custom

Kirsten Galliott, Qantas Magazine, Medium Rare Content Agency

Event of the Year

Better Business Summit, Momentum Media

Special Edition of the Year

Herald Sun Footy17, Herald Sun, News Corp

Highly Commended

Diana, A Beautiful Life Remembered, New Idea, Pacific Magazines

Best Launch/Relaunch of the Year – Small Publisher

Camper, Adventures Group Holdings for Camper

Highly Commended

Shut Up & Take My Money, D’Marge

Best Launch/Relaunch of the Year – Large Publisher

Punkee, Junkee Media

Association or Member Organisation Magazine of the Year

LSJ, The Law Society of NSW

Highly Commended

WA Works, Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

Business Publication of the Year

Lawyers Weekly, Momentum Media

Custom Publication of the Year

Voyage, Storyation for APT     

Consumer Publication of the Year – Small Publisher

Geelong + Surf Coast Living, Provincial Media

Consumer Publication of the Year – Large Publisher

Take 5 Magazine, Bauer Media

Brand of the Year

VICE Australia

Highly Commended

Lawyer’s Weekly, Momentum Media

Website of the Year – Business

Business Insider Australia, Allure Media

Highly Commended

The Urban Developer

Website of the Year – Consumer/Custom

Buzzfeed Australia, Buzzfeed

Publish Executive of the Year

Nick Shelton, Broadsheet Media

Branded Content Studio of the Year

VICE Brand Studio, VICE Australia

Highly Commended

Guardian Labs Australia, Guardian Australia

Publishing Company of the Year – Small Publisher

Mahlab

Publishing Company of the Year – Large Publisher

Medium Rare Content Agency

Publish Award for Excellence

Take 5 Magazine, Bauer Media

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