Finalists announced for the 2014 Magazine Awards

The Magazine Publishers Association (MPA) is delighted to announce the finalists for the industry’s annual awards, which take place on Thursday 25 September.

The board and executive team of the MPA extend their congratulations to everyone on this list and encourage those who aren’t to enter again in 2015. They would also like to thank all the judges, and in particular convener Kim Mundell, for their hard work. Enough already… here’s the good stuff:

Best Columnist
BUSINESS & TRADE
Finalists: Mike Hutcheson; Vaughn Davis; Shaun Hendy; Pattrick Smellie
CONSUMER
Finalists: Jane Clifton; Steve Braunias; Diana Wichtel

Best Journalist
CELEBRITY & WOMEN
Finalists: Nicky Dewe; Nicola Russell; Aroha Awarau; Eleanor Black; Rachael Russell; Suzanne McFadden
LIFESTYLE
Finalists: Miranda Spary; Rebekah White; Ann Warnock
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Finalists: Donna Chisholm; Rebecca Macfie; Joanna Wane; Mike White; Catherine Woulfe; Duncan Greive; Steve Braunias

Sales Excellence
Finalists: Angela Earl; Lisa Deken; Krista Rostenberg; Elaine Millar

Best Marketing Campaign
Finalists: TV Guide – Best on the Box Awards; New Zealand Geographic– Photographer Awards

Best Publishing Innovation
Finalists: OH Baby! – Personalised Covers; Pro Photographer – Pro Photographer Apps; New Zealand Weddings – Fashion Week Experience

Best Use of Photography
CELEBRITY & WOMEN’S INTEREST
Finalists: Cleo – Beauty and the Beat; Fashion Quarterly– New Mexico; New Zealand Weddings – Love at Veronica Bay
LIFESTYLE
Finalists: Taste – Once Upon a Teatime; NZ Life & Leisure – Juggling With Life; Cuisine – The Iceberg Cometh; Dish – Fabulous Fungi
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Finalists: North & South – The Meaning of Life; Metro – Pride!; NZ Geographic – Treasure Islands

Best Designer
BUSINESS & TRADE
Finalist: Marc Backwell
CONSUMER
Finalists: Anna Savelieva; Arch MacDonnell; Tanya Wong; Derek Ward; Richard Brunton;
SPECIALIST TITLES
Finalists: Emma Henderson; Scott Copeland; Marc Backwell; Samantha Smith; Tracey Ellin

Best Cover
BUSINESS & TRADE
Finalists: Idealog (March/April 2014); NZ Doctor (August 2013); Pro Photographer (August/September 2013)
CELEBRITY & WOMEN'S INTEREST
Finalists: Creme (February 2014); NEXT (January 2014); Little Treasures (December/January 2014); NZ Weddings (Planner; December 2013); Australian Women’s Weekly (October 2013)
LIFESTYLE
Finalists: Good (January/February 2014); Cuisine (May 2013); NZ Life & Leisure (March/April 2013 & January/February 2014); Home (December/January 2014)
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Finalists: The Hobson (March 2014) NZ Geographic (March/April 2014); NZ Listener (May 4 2014)
SPORT & LEISURE
Finalist: Sky Sport (June 2013)

Most Creative Use of Magazines
Finalists: BMW; Draft FCB; Tourism Victoria; Fairfax Media; Vicks VapoNaturals; Bauer Media; Telecom; Dynamo; Unitec; Bauer Media;

Editor of the Year
CELEBRITY & WOMEN’S INTEREST
Finalists: Sarah Henry; Melissa Gardi; Sido Kitchin
LIFESTYLE
Finalists: Jeremy Hansen; Jo McCarroll; Sally Duggan; Sarah Heeringa; Sarah Nicholson
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Finalists:  Simon Wilson; James Frankham
SPORT & LEISURE
Finalist: Rebecca Hayter

Magazine of the Year
BUSINESS & TRADE
Finalists: NZ Business; Idealog; 1972
CELEBRITY & WOMEN'S INTEREST
Finalists: OH Baby!; Woman’s Day
LIFESTYLE
Finalists: Your Home & Garden; Good Health Choices; Home; KiaOra; Cuisine; NZ House & Garden; NZ Life & Leisure; Healthy Food Guide; Good; Dish
NEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS
Finalists: Metro; NZ Geographic
SPORT 
Finalist: Boating NZ

For further information, please contact Julian Andrews, Commercial Director, Magazine Publishers Association NZ
Phone:  (+64) 27 554 5224 or Email: Julian@mpa.org.nz