The Maggies 2014 Winners Announced

Category winners:
Best Magazine Cover of the Year & Business & Trade Winner – Architecture New Zealand (March/April 2014)
Food & Home – Dish (February/March 2014)
Lifestyle Winner – Good (January/February 2014)
Specialist Winner – DPhoto #59 (April/May 2014)
Sports Winner – NZ Adventure Magazine (April/May 2014)

Architecture New Zealand’s Editor, Justine Harvey, said of the accolade “Winning the Maggies Cover of the Year Award is a great achievement, especially as it is a public vote. Clearly the cover resonated with the public, the same way great architecture does.”

“Photographer Jason Mann depicted the sculptural quality of the Coastlands Aquatic Centre in the dusky light of a coastal landscape – we love its enigmatic quality – while designer Sara Black avoided all text, simply allowing the image to evoke the story,” Harvey said.

Initiated by online subscription company, iSUBSCRiBE, the covers entered in The Maggies were shortlisted by a panel of industry heavyweights, including Julian Andrews, Commercial Director of Magazine Publishers New Zealand, and Jude Dobson, TV Presenter and Producer. This shortlist was then put to a public vote via www.themaggies.co.nz, where over 15,000 votes were cast during a five week period. 

Julian Andrews said of the winning cover, “The decision to leave off any text other than the masthead means the undulating balloon-like dome of the Coastlands Aquatic Centre near Wellington threatens to float out of this minimalist cover. Like the best front pages the world has to offer, this execution is attention-grabbing and yet breathtakingly simple at the same time. On behalf of our industry, I salute the winner, and all the other publications that entered.”

Publishers were encouraged to donate to Barnardos New Zealand, plus everyone who voted received a $5 iSUBSCRiBE gift voucher, with $1 from every magazine subscription purchased with this voucher going to charity.  Over $1,800 has been raised so far, with this figure set to rise. 

About iSUBSCRiBE
iSUBSCRiBE is the leading and most comprehensive online magazine and newspaper subscription superstore, currently operating in 3 countries - New Zealand, Australia and the UK. iSUBSCRiBE represents over 1,000 publishing clients worldwide & lists subscriptions for nearly 5,000 different titles - the largest range of any company in our field. iSUBSCRiBE’S development of The Maggies shows the company’s commitment to improving the popularity of New Zealand’s great magazine publishing industry.

About Barnardos
Barnardos New Zealand believes ‘Children Come First’ and for over 40 years we’ve been working to improve the lives of children in Aotearoa. With our unique blend of early childhood and social service expertise, we’re able to respond to children and families where they are at, providing services for all and more to those who need it most. In operating from more than 65 locations throughout New Zealand we directly supported more than 12,500 children and their families last year. We helped thousands more through our community development, outreach and helpline services.

For more information please contact Paula Vinogradov, iSUBSCRiBE Ltd on telephone +612 9251 3500, mobile +61 404 862 933 or email paula@themaggies.co.nz