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Publish Awards finalists revealed with NewsLifeMedia leading the pack

Publish Awards 2015The finalists of this year’s Publish Awards recognising the best in print and digital publishing across Australia have been revealed, with NewsLifeMedia leading the finalist pack with a total of 18 entries shortlisted.

NewsLifeMedia was closely followed by Bauer Media, who, including shortlisted entries from Bauer Custom Media, had 16 entries shortlisted. Pacific Magazines and Pacific+, had 12 shortlistings.

The leading business media publisher is Sterling Publishing with six finalists. The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia has five nominations.

Buzzfeed’s editor Simon Crerar is shortlisted for consumer editor of the year, alongside the Australian Women’s Weekly Helen McCabe, Marie Claire’s Jackie Frank, Qantas Magazine’s Kirsten Galliot, Delicious and Sunday Style’s Kerrie McCallum and The Urban List’s Kim Barnard.

More than 270 entries were submitted to the awards with an expert panel of judges from across the publishing industry scrutinising all entries.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at Sydney’s Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf on October 21 and follow the two day Publish conference on October 20-21  being organised by Mumbrella.

Journalist and broadcaster Joe Hildebrand will present this year’s Publish Awards.

To book tickets for the ceremony click here.

The shortlist:

Association or member organisation magazine of the year

  • LSJ – Law Society of NSW
  • Insurance & Risk Professional – Mahlab Media
  • The Road Ahead – RACQ – The Road Ahead Magazine
  • RoyalAuto – RACV
  • In The Black – CPA Australia

Best app on mobile or tablet device

  • Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Donna Hay Magazine – NewsLifeMedia
  • Woolworths Fresh – NewsLifeMedia
  • Royal Auto – RACV and Oomph
  • Virgin Australia Voyeur travel guides – Pacific+

Business magazine of the year

  • In The Black – Bauer Custom Media
  • Acuity – CMMA Digital & Print and Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ
  • Human Resources Director – Key Media Pty Ltd
  • Insurance & Risk Professional – Mahlab Media and National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA)
  • Australian Pharmacist – Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Business publishing company of the year

  • Key Media
  • Sterling Publishing

Consumer magazine of the year (above 20,000 circ)

  • The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • Marie Claire Australia – Pacific Magazines
  • Vogue Australia – NewsLifeMedia
  • GQ Australia – NewsLifeMedia
  • Inside Out – NewsLifeMedia
  • Better Homes and Gardens – Pacific Magazines

Consumer magazine of the year (below 20,000 circ)

  • Peppermint Magazine – Peppermint Magazine
  • Geelong + Surf Coast Living – Provincial Media

Consumer/custom publishing company of the year

  • Medium Rare Content Agency
  • NewsLifeMedia
  • Bauer Media
  • Pacific+

Custom magazine of the year

  • Myer Emporium – Bauer Custom Media
  • Weight Watchers – Bauer Custom Media
  • Travel Ideas – Hardie Grant Media and Flight Centre
  • LSJ – Law Society of NSW
  • Woolworths Fresh – NewsLifeMedia
  • Fitness First – Active Media Group

Designer of the year (business)

  • Aaron Sammut, Queensland Mining & Energy Bulletin – APRS Media
  • Kate Barnett, In The Black, Bauer Custom Media
  • Rebecca Jones, Australian Pharmacist – Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Julie Wright, Sustainability Matters – Westwick-Farrow Media

Designer of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Huw Reynolds, Harper’s Bazaar Australia – Bauer Media
  • Tony Rice, Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Sophia Park, Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Giota Letsios, Country Style – NewsLifeMedia
  • Jade Dunwoody, The Collective – The Collective

Editor of the year (business)

  • Yelena Fairfax, BeautyDirectory – BeautyDirectory
  • Samantha McLean, Elite Agent Magazine – Elite Agent Magazine

Editor of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Helen McCabe, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • Simon Crerar, Buzzfeed – Buzzfeed
  • Jackie Frank, Marie Claire Australia – Pacific Magazines
  • Kirsten Galliot, Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Kerrie McCallum, Delicious and Sunday Style – NewsLifeMedia
  • Kim Barnard, The Urban List – The Urban List

Event of the year (business)

  • Rethink How We Live 2015 – Bauer Media
  • Australian Mortgage Awards 2014 – Key Media
  • Australian HR Awards 2015 – Key Media
  • Better Business Summit 2015 – Sterling Publishing and The Adviser

Event of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Women of the Future organised by the Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • 2015 Prix de Marie Claire, organised by Marie Claire Australia – Pacific Magazines
  • Delicious Produce Awards 2015 – NewsLifeMedia
  • Vogue Fashion’s Night Out 2015 – NewsLifeMedia
  • Instyle and Audi Women of Style Awards, organised by InStyle Magazine – Pacific Magazines

Journalist of the year (business)

  • Peter Waterman, Australian Pharmacist – Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Andrew Daniels, Australian Pharmacist – Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Brett Williams, Police Journal – Police Association of South Australia
  • Scott Hodder, Risk Adviser – Sterling Publishing

Journalist of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Mark Serrels, Kotaku Australia – Allure Media
  • Clair Weaver, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • Michael Sheather, The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • Michael Slezak, New Scientist – New Scientist

Launch/re-launch of the year

  • Qantas Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Coles Magazine – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Buro247.com.au – NewsLifeMedia
  • Ninemsn Honey – Nine Entertainment Co
  • Lawyers Weekly – Sterling Publishing

Magazine cover of the year (business)

  • Acuity – CMMA Digital & Print and Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ
  • Create – Mahlab Media
  • Australian Pharmacist – Pharmaceutical Society of Australia
  • Independent Financial Adviser – Sterling Publishing
  • Sustainability Matters – Westwick-Farrow Media

Magazine cover of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Harper’s Bazaar Australia – Bauer Media
  • LSJ – Law Society of NSW and Communities Assist
  • Country Style – NewsLifeMedia
  • GQ Australia – NewsLifeMedia
  • The Collective – The Collective

Multi-channel brand of the year

  • The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • Vogue Australia – NewsLifeMedia
  • Girlfriend – Pacific Magazines
  • Better Homes and Gardens – Pacific Magazines
  • Vice Australia – Vice Australia

Salesperson/team of the year (business)

  • Nicky Stanley, Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin – APRS Media and Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin
  • Benn Sykes, CarAdvice.com.au – CarAdvice

Salesperson/team of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Bauer Media Victorian sales team – Bauer Media
  • Gillian & Jacques Cornu, Coles – Medium Rare Content Agency
  • Pedestrian.tv sales team – Pedestrian Group
  • The Australian advertising sales team – News Corp Australia

Single article of the year

  • ‘Our son is now our daughter’ written by Michael Sheather for The Australian Women’s Weekly – Bauer Media
  • ‘All in the family’ written by Jessica Irvine for Acuity Magazine – CMMA Digital & Print and Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ
  • ‘Two ways to zap your brain’ written by Dr Elizabeth Finkel for Cosmos Magazine – Cosmos Media
  • ‘Why do we talk more about women on runways than women running away from violence?’ written by Jaqueline Maley for Marie Claire – Pacific Magazines
  • ‘Malcolm Turnbull’ written by Angus Fontaine for GQ Australia – NewsLifeMedia
  • ‘It was torture’ written by Brett Williams for Police Association of South Australia – Police Association of South Australia

Small publisher of the year

  • Conversant Media
  • Premium Publishers
  • Think Publications
  • Refraction Media

Special edition of the year

  • CHILD Magazines – Copeland Publishing
  • Marie Claire Australia – Pacific Magazines
  • Donna Hay Fresh + Light – NewsLifeMedia
  • Better Homes and Gardens – Colour for Me – Pacific Magazines
  • Vice: The Incarceration Issue – Vice Australia

Website of the year (business)

  • In The Black – CPA Australia
  • HC Online – Key Media
  • Insurance and Risk – Mahlab Media and National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA)
  • The Adviser  – Sterling Publishing

Website of the year (consumer/custom)

  • Buzzfeed – Buzzfeed
  • CarAdvice – CarAdvice
  • The Roar – Conversant Media Pty Ltd
  • Taste.com.au – NewsLifeMedia
  • Pedestrian.TV – Pedestrian Group
  • The Urban List – Urban List

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