Magazine Awards jury salutes Sido Kitchin

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One title ruled them all at the 2014 Magazine Awards last week with both Supreme Awards – Magazine of the Year and Editor of the Year going to the Bauer Media’s weekly title Woman’s Day.

“With its royal baby story, this magazine wasn’t just first in New Zealand, it was first in the world,” said the judges. “Sido Kitchin is a world-class editor whose drive is unrivalled. Highly respected by her team, her company and the industry, she provided a compelling entry by any measure. She didn’t just live up to her readers’ expectations, she gave them the wow factor.”

Other best magazines accolades were handed out to Barker’s 1972 magazine, Boating New Zealand, Idealog, New Zealand Geographic and New Zealand House & Garden.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to Bud Little, who is a legend in the trade magazine category. Little founded Marketplace Press in 1983 and the doomed 3Media in 2007 (its collapse left most staff out of work and out of money – Ed), and launched the New Zealand Hardware Journal, as well as a number of other titles that continue to this day.

Paul Dykzeul, Chairman of the Magazine Publishers Association said: “On behalf of our industry, I’d like to congratulate all of the winners, and everyone who entered. But I’d also like to recognise that amazing work is done behind-the-scenes every day, by production managers and finance teams, by receptionists and assistants, by HR and IT departments. Amazing gets done by mailmen, paper merchants, printers, distributors, shelf stockers and delivery drivers. Without their efforts none of this would be possible.”



Lifetime Achievement Award: Bud Little

Best Use of Photography – Celebrity & Women’s Interest
New Zealand Weddings, Love at Veronica Bay, Autumn 2013

Best Use of Photography – Lifestyle
Dish, Fabulous Fungi, June/July 2013

Best Use of Photography – News & Current Affairs
New Zealand Geographic, Treasure Islands, July/August 2013

Most Creative Commercial Use of Magazines
Telecom, Dynamo & Rip It Up
Unitec, Bauer Media

Best Marketing Campaign
New Zealand Geographic, Photographer of the Year 2013

Sales Excellence
Elaine Millar, Fairfax Media
Krista Rostenberg, Bauer Media

Best Publishing Innovation
New Zealand Weddings, Fashion Week Experience 2013

Best Columnist – Business & Trade
Pattrick Smellie, Idealog

Best Columnist – Consumer
Diana Wichtel, New Zealand Listener

Best Journalist – Celebrity & Women’s Interest
Suzanne McFadden, Australian Women’s Weekly
Rachel Russell, NEXT

Best Journalist – Lifestyle
Ann Warnock, New Zealand Life & Leisure
Rebekah White, Good

Best Journalist – News & Current Affairs
Rebecca Macfie, New Zealand Listener
Donna Chisholm, North & South

Best Designer- Business & Trade
Marc Backwell, Pro Photographer

Best Designer – Consumer
Richard Brunton, New Zealand House & Garden
Fiona Lascelles, Cuisine

Best Designer – Specialist Titles ( Circulation under 12,000)
Samantha Smith, New Zealand Weddings
Marc Backwell, New Zealand Geographic; Tracey Ellin, Good

Best Cover – Business & Trade
Pro Photographer, August/September 2013
Idealog, March/April 2013; New Zealand Doctor, August 2013

Best Cover – Celebrity & Women’s Interest
New Zealand Weddings, Planner
Australian Women’s Weekly, October 2013

Best Cover – Lifestyle
Cuisine, May 2013
Good, January/February 2014

Best Cover – News & Current Affairs
New Zealand Listener, May 4 2013
The Hobson, March 2014; New Zealand Geographic March 2014

Best Cover – Sport & Leisure
Sky Sport, June 2013

Best Editor – Sport & Leisure
Rebecca Hayter, Boating New Zealand

Best Editor – Celebrity & Women’s Interest
Sido Kitchin, Woman’s Day
Melissa Gardi, New Zealand Weddings

Best Editor – Lifestyle
Sally Duggan, New Zealand House & Garden
Jeremy Hansen, Home New Zealand

Best Editor – News & Current Affairs
James Frankham, New Zealand Geographic
Simon Wilson, Metro

Supreme Editor of the Year
Sido Kitchin, Woman’s Day

Best Magazine – Business & Trade
Idealog, Tangible Media
New Zealand Business, Adrenalin Publishing

Best Magazine – Celebrity & Women’s Interest
Woman’s Day, Bauer Media
OHbaby!, OHbaby! Limited

Best Magazine – Lifestyle
New Zealand House & Garden, Fairfax Media
Good Health Choices, Bauer Media; Good, Tangible Media

Best Magazine – News & Current Affairs
New Zealand Geographic, Kowhai Media

Best Magazine – Sport & Leisure
Boating New Zealand, Fairfax Media

Best Magazine – Judges Commendation
1972, Barkers, Hex Media

Supreme Magazine of the Year
Woman’s Day, Bauer Media

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