Scottish Magazine Awards Unveils Shortlst

The List and Scottish Field magazines are among the shortlisted entries to take the Consumer Magazine of the Year title at this year's Scottish Magazine Awards, which has just announced its shortlist, across almost 20 categories.

Organised by the Scottish division of the Periodical Publishers Association, the awards received 149 entries from 42 companies. A total of 98 entries made it to the shortlist, with the category winners to be announced at a dinner in Edinburgh on the 26th of next month.

The judging panel this year is being chaired by Mike Soutar, founder and managing director of Shortlist Media.

Joining the List and Scottish Field in the chase for the Consumer Magazine of the Year title are Dumfries & Galloway Life, Scottish Wedding Directory and The Big Issue in Scotland.

The shortlist reads:
   
1.    Best Online Presence

•    CA Magazine Online / Connect Communications
•    Scotland’s New Homebuyer / Pinpoint Scotland
•    Scottish Field / Special Publications
•    Scottish Wedding Directory / Scottish Wedding Directory         
•    The List / The List
•    Times Educational Supplement Scotland / TSL Education

2.    Best Magazine Design: Business & Professional

•    Cardiology News / Pinpoint Scotland
•    Discover NLS / Think Scotland
•    Experience / Think Scotland
•    FYi / CMYK Design
•    Private Word / Editions Publishing
•    Unfiltered / Scotch Malt Whisky Society

3.    Best Magazine Design: Consumer

•    Able / Craven Publishing                           
•    Scotland Outdoors / CMYK Design
•    Real Life Weddings / Scottish Wedding Directory
•    The Big Issue Scotland / The Big Issue Scotland
•    The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    The List / The List           
 
4.    Best Small Publishing Company Magazine

•    East Lothian Life / PJ Design
•    Fusion Flowers / Fusion Flowers
•    Leopard / MacAber Investments
•    One Magazine / Polwarth Publishing
•    Scotland in Trust / CMYK Design
•    Scotland Outdoors / Big Bend Publishing

5.    Brand Development

•    Dumfries & Galloway Life / CN Magazines
•    The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    The List / The List         

6.    Business & Professional magazine of the Year

•    CA Magazine / Connect Communications
•    Holyrood / Holyrood Communications
•    Public Servant Scotland / PSCA International
•    Scottish Local Retailer / 55 North
•    Surgeons’ News / Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh                   
•    The Scottish Farmer / Newsquest (Herald & Times)

7.    Columnist of the Year

•    Jim Perrin / The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    Mandy Rhodes / Holyrood / Holyrood Communications
•    Neil Patterson / Fly Fishing & Fly Tying / Rolling River Publications
•    Roddy Woomble / The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    Ron Ferguson / Life & Work / Church of Scotland

8.    Consumer Magazine of the Year

•    Dumfries & Galloway Life / CN Magazines
•    Scottish Field / Special Publications
•    Scottish Wedding Directory / Scottish Wedding Directory
•    The Big Issue Scotland / The Big Issue Scotland
•    The List / The List               

9.    Consumer Specialist Magazine of the Year

•    Able / Craven Publishing
•    End of Term / Craven Publishing
•    Fly Fishing & Fly Tying / Rolling River Publications
•    Fusion Flowers / Fusion Flowers
•    The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)

10.    Customer Magazine of the Year

•    Aurora / CMYK Design
•    Connected / White Light Media
•    Discover NLS / Think Scotland
•    Equiniti / White Light Media
•    Stirling Focus / Stirling Council
•    Venturer / Scottish Equity Partners             

11.    Editor of the Year: Business & Professional

•    Alasdair Fletcher / The Scottish Farmer / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    Daniel Lambie / Teaching Scotland; Land Business / Connect Communications
•    Mandy Rhodes / Holyrood / Holyrood Communications
•    Maureen Ferrier / Public Servant Scotland / PSCA International
•    Neil Munro / Times Educational Supplement Scotland / TSL Education
•    Peter Nicholson / Journal of the Law Society of Scotland / Connect Communications

12.    Editor of the Year: Consumer

•    Andrea Thomson / Dumfries & Galloway Life / CN Magazines
•    Cameron McNeish / The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    James Glasgow / Able; End of Term; Civvy Street / Craven Publishing
•    Paul McNamee / The Big Issue Scotland / The Big Issue Scotland
                         
13.    Feature Writer of the Year: Business & Professional

•    Andrew Beach / Unfiltered / Scotch Malt Whisky Society
•    Henry Hepburn / Times Educational Supplement Scotland / TSL Education
•    Katie Mackintosh / Holyrood / Holyrood Communications
•    Patsy Hunter / The Scottish Farmer / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    Rory Cahill / Holyrood / Holyrood Communications
•    William Peakin / Holyrood / Holyrood Communications

14.    Feature Writer of the Year: Consumer

•    Adam Forrest / The Big Issue Scotland / The Big Issue Scotland
•    Claire Sawers / The List / The List
•    Ed Douglas / The Great Outdoors / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    Jackie Macadam / Life & Work / Church of Scotland
•    Lori Anderson / Scottish Woman / Haxton Marketing
       
15.    Member Magazine of the Year

•    Historic Scotland / Think Scotland                       
•    Life & Work / Church of Scotland
•    Off the Run / Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service
•    Scotland in Trust / CMYK Design
•    Scottish Wildlife / Scottish Wildlife Trust
•    Surgeons’ News / Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh   

16.    Publisher of the Year

•    Antony Begley / 55 North
•    Darren Bruce / Newsquest (Herald & Times)
•    John Innes / Think Scotland
•    Steve Craven / Craven Publishing

17.    Sales Performance of the Year

•    Able / Advertising team
•    Craven Publishing / Advertising team
•    Dumfries & Galloway Life / Advertising team
•    End of Term / Neil Millar
•    The Great Outdoors / Ronnie Dodd & Louise Jane MacDonald
•    The Scottish Farmer / Supplier Awards

18.    Staff Magazine of the Year

•    Courier North / Engage Group
•    Lifetimes / White Light Media
•    Pulse / Taste Design
•    SFR News / Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service
•    Slainte / NHS Western Isles
•    Standard / Standard Life   

The 2009 Scottish Magazine of the Year will be selected from category winners and announced at the end of the award ceremony.

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