TESS named Scottish Magazine of the Year

TESS being awarded Scottish Mag of the Year 2012, Oct 25 2012

THE education magazine, the Times Educational Supplement Scotland, has been named Scottish Magazine of the Year.

At the Scottish Magazine of the Year Awards – run by the Scotland division of the Professional Publishers Association, in Glasgow – the magazine this evening took the top accolade after scooping three category prizes: Professional Magazine, Sales Performance and – for Neil Munro – Publishing Star.

Also celebrating was Connect Communications, a winner of four titles: Brand Extension, Business and Professional Magazine Editor (for Peter Nicholson), Staff Magazine and, for Richard Croasdale, Feature Writer.

And in a celebration of the awards’ tenth anniversary, a cover of cycling magazine, Boots & Spurs, was named the best cover of the last ten years, the decision following an open, online vote.

The illustration was done by Garry Marshall, while the magazine was designed by Matthew Ball, who, coincidentally, helped re-design TESS last year.

The awards – decided by a judging panel chaired by publishing consultant, David McMurray – attracted 130 entries which were then whittled down to a shortlist across 18 categories.

And the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award – aka the Murray Cochran Award – was Kathy Crawford Hay, who set up the awards and has recently stepped down as head of PPA Scotland to operate as a publishing consultant.

Said Crawford Hay: “We’re delighted to see so much talent and achievement recognised this evening. The fantastic response we received to the Scottish Magazine Cover of the Decade category and the wonderful support shown by publishers in Scotland is truly overwhelming, and continues to show just how strong the magazine publishing sector is in Scotland.”

The Chairman’s Award, meanwhile, went to Stir, a magazine published by prisoners for prisoners with the support of Motherwell College.

The winners list reads:

Magazine Cover of the Year

Winner: WWE Kids – DC Thomson

Nominated: Boots & Spurs Magazine – Matthew Ball Design

BQ Magazine Scotland – Room 501 Publishing

ENT & Audiology News – Pinpoint Scotland

Fusion Flowers – Fusion Flowers

Holyrood Magazine – Holyrood Communications

PosAbility Magazine – 2A Publishing

SN – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

The List – The List

Brand Extension

Winner: Scottish Dental Magazine Conference – Connect Communications

Nominated: Country Lifestyle Scotland – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

The Beano – DC Thomson

The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine – DC Thomson

The People’s Friend – DC Thomson

Business and Professional Magazine

Winner: Times Educational Supplement Scotland – TSL Education

Nominated: ENT & Audiology News – Pinpoint Scotland

Holyrood Magazine – Holyrood Communications

RIAS Quarterly – Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

The Scottish Farmer – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Urology News – Pinpoint Scotland

Business and Professional Magazine Design

Winner: The Biologist – Think

Nominated: BQ Magazine Scotland – Room 501 Publishing

FYI – CMYK Design

Holyrood Magazine – Holyrood Communications

Sport First – Redpath

Surgeons’ News – CMYK Design

Business and Professional Magazine Editor

Winner: Peter Nicholson – Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Connect Communications

Nominated: Alasdair Fletcher – The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Kenny Kemp – BQ Magazine Scotland, Room 501 Publishing

Mandy Rhodes – Holyrood Magazine, Holyrood Communications

Sharon McCord – RIAS Quarterly, Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

William Peakin – Connect, Holyrood Communications

Consumer Magazine

Winner: The Official Jacqueline Wilson Magazine – DC Thomson

Nominated: Dumfries & Galloway Life – CN Magazines

i’i Shetland – Millgaet Media

PosAbility Magazine – 2A Publishing

Scottish Field – Wyvex Media

Scottish Walks – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Source – DC Publishing

Consumer Magazine Design

Winner: Animals and You – DC Thomson

Nominated: Able – Craven Publishing

Escape – Think

MSA – Think

Scottish Walks – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

WWE Kids – DC Thomson

Consumer Magazine Editor

Winner: Richard Bath – Scottish Field, Wyvex Media

Nominated: Andrea Thompson – Dumfries & Galloway Life, CN Magazine

Jack Kibble-White – Escape, Think

Rosalind Tulloch – PosaAbility Magazine, 2A Publishing

Customer Magazine

Winner: Escape – Think

Nominated: Aurora – CMYK Design

Discover NLS – Think

Premier Living – Connect Communications

Digital Magazine

Winner: Standard – White Light Media

Nominated: Conference Call – White Light Media

Strathclyde People – White Light Media

Unfiltered – Connect Communications

Feature Writer

Winner: Richard Croasdale – Unfiltered, Connect Communications

Nominated: Anna Burnside – The List, The List

Hannah McGill – The List, The List

Jean McLeish – Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

Mandy Rhodes – Holyrood Magazine, Holyrood Communications

Paris Gourtsoyannis – Holyrood Magazine, Holyrood Communications

William Peakin – Connect, Holyrood Communications

Member Magazine

Winner: Scottish Mountaineer – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Nominated: Historic Scotland – Think

Off The Run – Strathclyde Fire & Rescue

Scottish Seabird Centre – Scottish Seabird Centre

Scottish Wildlife – Scottish Wildlife Trust

Stir – Motherwell College

Surgeons’ News – CMYK Design

Unfiltered – Connect Communications

Edit – The University of Edinburgh

Online Presence

Winner: www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Nominated: www.bq-magazine.co.uk – Room 501 Publishing

www.fusionflowers.com – Fusion Flowers

Publishing Star

Winner: Neil Munro – TSL Education

Nominated: Andrew Cattanach – Think

Carol Jeffrey – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Darren Bruce – Newsquest (Herald & Times)

Denise Connelly – DC Publishing

Hayley Orr – CMYK Design

Tony Smith – Connect Communications

Sales Performance

Winner: Linzi Carr – Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

Nominated: Animals and You – DC Thomson

Historic Scotland – Think

My Weekly – DC Thomson

Royal Highland Show Preview – The Scottish Farmer, Newsquest (Herald & Times)

TESS Sales Team – Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

Small Publishing Company Magazine

Winner: Fusion Flowers – Fusion Flowers

Nominated: East Lothian Life – PJ Design

PosAbility Magazine – 2A Publishing

Scotland Outdoors – Big Bend Publishing

The Arts Journal – The Arts Journal

Urban Realm – Urban Realm Ltd

Staff Magazine

Winner: Pulse – Connect Communications

Nominated: Our People – CMYK Design

SN – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Spirit Magazine – Connect Communications

The Caledonian – Glasgow Caledonian University

WRVS Action – Think

Postgraduate of the Year

Christina McPherson – Edinburgh Napier University

Chairman’s Award

Stir

Murray Cochran Award

Kathy Crawford Hay

Pic: Mike Wilkinson

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