Magazine Media Awards finalists already #inspiringexcellence for 2016

Magazine Media Awards finalists already #inspiringexcellence for 2016

From an outstanding field of entrants, the Magazine Publishers Association is proud to announce 116 talented finalists to inspire excellence in the magazine industry.

The magazine and print industries are one page closer to discovering who will take home the trophies for 2016.

Click here for full list of finalists. 

The 2016 Magazine Media Awards finalists have been announced – selected from a fiercely competitive field of entries – and the unveiling of the winners is fast approaching. The Awards have long served to inspire excellence in the magazine industry, and each year’s results are testament to the diversity and richness of the talent on offer.

Following on from last year’s successful introduction of peer judging, all 68 judges were chosen based on their industry experience and expertise. They’re well qualified to select the best of the best, and all were delighted by the impressive calibre of this year’s entries. “The standard of work we saw in the entries was exceptional, reflecting the rapid evolution and growing sophistication of magazine media across every conceivable platform,” said John Baker, MPA Board Member and CEO of Tangible Media. “This year’s finalists are evidence of an innovation explosion in the magazine sector,” adds James Frankham, MPA Vice-Chairman and Publisher at Kowhai Media. “The diversity of working solutions demonstrate how many opportunities there are for magazine media in the modern environment.”

In a time where big ideas and unconventional thinking are constantly needed, it’s heartening to see so much potential. Entrants particularly embraced the five new award categories, introduced to reflect the ever-changing face of the industry: Best Magazine 360 Brand Audience, Best Launch/Relaunch, Best Use of Research, Best Use of Video and Rising Star. The full list of finalists can be viewed at here. 

Winners will be announced at the Magazine Media Awards Gala Dinner, a must-attend event on the industry calendar. On Thursday 8 September 2016, the magazine and print industry’s best will converge on the Auckland Museum Events Centre ready for a night of classic black-tie glamour. The big names will be there – and so will the next wave of movers and shakers as the winners take the stage. 

Purchase your tickets to the Awards Gala Dinner here. 

The MPA are hugely grateful to the 68 judges who generously offered their time and experience, and would also like to thank all who took the time to enter and share their work.