Seven Shortlisted for 'Scottish School Mag of the Year' Title

Seven magazines have been shortlisted for the title 'Scottish School Magazine of the Year', with a further 14 in the running for other titles in the annual competition run by the Scottish division of the Professional Publishers Association.

Says a statement issued by PPA Scotland: “This is the fifth year of an unique competition to encourage, recognise and reward young creative talent within all secondary schools in Scotland. The distinguished panel of judges, chaired by Fraser Allen, managing director of White Light Media, was impressed not only by the enthusiasm, competence and boldness displayed within the pages of each submission, but also by the quality and professionalism of the entries.”

The seven are: Coatbridge High School, North Lanarkshire, for Rare Beast; Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire, for The Galley; Douglas Academy, East Dunbartonshire, for Juvenis; Kilgraston School, Perth and Kinross, for The Habit – Good Food Issue. Paible High School, North Uist, Western Isles, for Paible’s Got Talent; Stirling High School, Stirling, for The Insider; and Trinity High School, Renfrewshire, for Trinity Times.

The winners will be announced in Edinburgh on the 17th of next month. 

The judges are Alasdair Smith, Scottish manager, Skillset Scotland; Avril Gray, Head of Publishing Programme, Edinburgh Napier University; Carol Matthews, managing director, Matthews Marketing; Daniel Lambie, editor, Teaching Scotland / General Teaching Council for Scotland; Fraser Allen, managing director, White Light Media; Maria Welch, editor, Shout magazine, DC Thomson; Marion Sinclair, CEO, Publishing Scotland; Matthew Ball, managing director, Matthew Ball Design; and Neil Munro, managing editor, Times Educational Supplement Scotland / TSL Education.

The shortlist reads: 

1. Best Magazine Cover

• Calderglen High School, South Lanarkshire / Footnote • Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire / The Galley • Douglas Academy, East Dunbartonshire / Juvenis • Kilgraston School, Perth and Kinross / The Habit – Good Food Issue • Stirling High School, Stirling / The Insider • Trinity High School, Renfrewshire / Trinity Times

2. Best Overall Editorial Content

• Banff Academy, Aberdeenshire / Vivat • Coatbridge High School, North Lanarkshire / Rare Beast • Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire / The Galley • Elgin Academy, Moray / The Caddy Mag • Forfar Academy, Angus / The Taylor Street Journal • Linwood High, Renfrewshire / Linwood High Times • Paible High School, North Uist, Western Isles / Paible’s Got Talent • Park Mains High, Renfrewshire / Patter in the Park

3. Best Overall Design & Layout

• Coatbridge High School, North Lanarkshire / Rare Beast • Forfar Academy, Angus / The Taylor Street Journal • Kilgraston School, Perth and Kinross / The Habit – Good Food Issue • Paible High School, North Uist, Western Isles / Paible’s Got Talent • St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh City / Independent Women • Stirling High School, Stirling / The Insider

4. Best Online Presence

• Anderson High School, Shetland Islands / Northword • Elgin Academy, Moray / The Caddy Mag • Musselburgh Grammar, East Lothian / Planet Teenager • Portlethen Academy, Aberdeenshire / The Locker • Stirling High School, Stirling / The Insider

5. Best Feature Article

• Calderglen High School, South Lanarkshire / Footnote • Coatbridge High School, North Lanarkshire / Rare Beast • Kilgraston School, Perth and Kinross / The Habit – Good Food Issue • Portobello High School, Edinburgh City / Re:Portobello • Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh City / Stem 2 • Trinity High School, Renfrewshire / Trinity Times

6. Best Commercial Strategy

• Anderson High School, Shetland Islands / Northwords • Calderglen High School, South Lanarkshire / Footnote • Kilgraston School, Perth and Kinross / The Habit – Good Food Issue • Paisley Grammar School, Renfrewshire / Grammarian 2011 • St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh City / Independent Women • Trinity High School, Renfrewshire / Trinity Times

7. Best Original Artwork

• Coatbridge High School, North Lanarkshire / Rare Beast • Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire / The Galley • Firrhill High School, Edinburgh City / Firrhill Heights • Portlethen Academy, Aberdeenshire / The Locker • St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh City / Independent Women • Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh City / Stem 2

8. Best Original Photography

• Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire / The Galley • Douglas Academy, East Dunbartonshire / Juvenis • Park Mains High, Renfrewshire / Patter in the Park • Portobello High School, Edinburgh City / Re:Portobello • Trinity High School, Renfrewshire / Trinity Times

9. Most Inspirational Teacher

• Banff Academy, Aberdeenshire / Rachel McKean • Firrhill High School, Edinburgh City / Jonathan Foley • Linwood High, Renfrewshire / Dionne Doherty • Musselburgh Grammar, East Lothian / Jane Bonnar • Portlethen Academy, Aberdeenshire / Ian Anderson

10. Outstanding Pupil

• Banff Academy, Aberdeenshire / Jonathan West, 17 • Forfar Academy, Angus / Lucy Berry, 16 • Linwood High, Renfrewshire / Jody Docherty, 12 • Musselburgh Grammar, East Lothian / Katy Hogg, 17 • Paible High School, North Uist, Western Isles / Hannah Hocine, 13 • St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh City / Emma Earnshaw, 17 • Stewart’s Melville College, Edinburgh City / Marc Pacitti, 17 • Trinity High School, Renfrewshire / Sean Cosgrove, 14 and Sarah Jane Thomson, 17

11. Scottish School Magazine of the Year 2011

• Coatbridge High School, North Lanarkshire / Rare Beast • Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire / The Galley • Douglas Academy, East Dunbartonshire / Juvenis • Kilgraston School, Perth and Kinross / The Habit – Good Food Issue • Paible High School, North Uist, Western Isles / Paible’s Got Talent • Stirling High School, Stirling / The Insider • Trinity High School, Renfrewshire / Trinity Times