Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
Sydney —The largest gathering of magazine professionals this country has seen celebrated the best in their industry at the Publishers Australia 2011 Excellence Awards in Sydney on Friday night.

At the first joint awards event featuring Publishers Australia and the Magazine Publishers of Australia, PA Chairman Geoff Hird called for one united voice from all sections of the industry to promote the power and health of the magazine, in all its current shapes and forms.

"We have a powerful, evolving product, fantastically talented and innovative people, and we continue to deeply engage audiences – we just need to do a better job of taking this to market, and it makes sense to do it with one voice, rather than two”.

marie claire won the premier 2011 Excellence Award, which is chosen from the five main category winners. Pacific Magazines’ marie claire also won Consumer Magazine of the Year (over 50k circ). Editor Jackie Frank accepted the top award and was joined on stage by Pacific CEO and MPA Chairman, Nick Chan.

The other main category winners were: foodService (B2B), Mumbrella (website), QANTAS – The Australian Way (custom), and Vogue Living (consumer under 50k circ).

The 2011 Awards saw the introduction of two new categories with the Best App going to Fitness First magazine and Association Mag of the Year going to INTHEBLACK.

Held for the first time as a gala evening event, the Excellence Awards attracted 500 guests and marked the close of the inaugural Magazine Week which included a very successful two day industry conference featuring 75 local in international speakers and panelists.

From a pool of over 300 entries, a panel of judges from across key magazine disciplines, chaired by Fusion Strategy MD Steve Allen, nominated 100 finalists and the 29 resulting winners.

Publishers Australia chairman Geoff Hird added, “We are delighted to congratulate the high calibre winners, runners up and finalists of the 2011 awards."

For full details of all the 2011 Excellence Awards finalists, runners-up and winners CLICK HERE

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Please contact Isabel Wartho: (02) 9955 1520, [email protected]

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Publishers Australia

Publishers Australia represents more than 110 publishers and 900 magazines. The association brings together a large community of mass consumer, specialist consumer, business and custom publishers into a cohesive group of professionals. Through networking, news, updates, specialist seminars, events and the national annual Excellence Awards, each member has numerous opportunities to engage with peers and providers.

www.publishersaustralia.com.au and www.magazineweek.net.au
Isabel Wartho, Marketing & Communications Officer
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