The Scottish Magazine Awards is the premier celebration of the talent within Scotland's vibrant magazine media sector. Congratulations to everyone who made this year's shortlists. 

The winners will be announced at our gala dinner on 23 November at EICC, Edinburgh.

Thank you to our judges

Chair of the judging panel: Terri White, Empire

Andrew Diprose, Wired

Becca Thompson, MediaCom

Diane Kenwood, Time Inc

Heather McLaughlin, Pinpoint Scotland

John Innes, Think

Jonathan Whitelocke, Freelance Art Direction and Design

Kerin O’Connor, The Week

Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood

Matt Phare, Shortlist

Neil Braidwood, Connect Communications

Peter Houston, Flipping Pages

Richard Walker, The National

Sally Hampton, DC Thomson

Scott Douglas, Holyrood Partnership

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  • Brand Extension

    Shortlist:

    • The British Health Journalism Awards
    • Escape by Rail
    • The Great Outdoors Challenge
    • Holyrood Magazine Events
    • Scotland Uncovered
    • Scottish Rural Awards

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  • Business and Professional Magazine

    Shortlist:

    • BQ
    • CA
    • ENT & Audiology News
    • Fish Farmer
    • Holyrood

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  • Business and Professional Magazine Designer

    Shortlist:

    • Craig Hopson, BQ
    • John Pender, Think
    • Ross Russell, White Light Media
    • Aimee Watchel, Holyrood

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  • Business and Professional Magazine Editor

    Shortlist: 

    • Robert Outram, CA
    • Peter Ranscombe, BQ
    • Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood

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  • Columnist

    Shortlist: 

    • Jim Crumley, The Scots Magazine
    • Guy Grieve, Scottish Field
    • Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood
    • Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood
    • Roger Smith, The Great Outdoors
    • Gwyn Williams, Eye News

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  • Consumer Magazine

    Shortlist:

    • 110% Gaming
    • Beano
    • The Big Issue
    • Hot Rum Cow
    • Shout
    • Sweet

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  • Consumer Magazine Designer

    Shortlist:

    • Matthew Ball, Think
    • Eric Campbell, Hot Rum Cow
    • Graeme McEwing, WWE Kids 
    • John Pender, Think
    • Sarah Slater, Jacqueline Wilson Magazine & Sweet


     

     

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  • Consumer Magazine Editor

    Shortlist:

    • John Anderson, Beano
    • Richard Bath, Scottish Field, Cask & Still, SF Edinburgh, EQY
    • Lucy Galloway, 110% Gaming and WWE Kids
    • Elliot George, Epic
    • Sally Hampton, My Weekly
    • Robert Wight, The Scots Magazine

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  • Cover

    This award will be decided by a public vote, which closes on November 13. Click here to vote for your favourite cover now! 

    Shortlist:

    • Be Healthy
    • Beano
    • The Big Issue
    • The Biologist
    • Cask & Still
    • Commando Comics
    • Connect
    • Holyrood issue 379
    • Hot Rum Cow
    • Journal of the Law Society of Scotland
    • My Weekly
    • Poppy
    • Scotland in Trust
    • Scottish Field
    • The RPS Journal Feb 17
    • The Scots Magazine
    • WWE Kids Magazine
    • Your Best Ever Christmas

     

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  • Customer Magazine

    Shortlist: 

    • Capital
    • Discover
    • Escape
    • Ferment
    • Reflect 
    • Trust

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  • Digital Presence

    Shortlist: 

    • Be Healthy
    • The Drum
    • The Great Outdoors
    • Scottish Wedding Directory
    • The Scots Magazine
    • Shout

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  • Feature Writer

    Shortlist:

    • Ed Byrne, The Great Outdoors
    • Cameron Clarke, The Drum
    • Cal Flyn, EQY 
    • Mark McLaughlin, Holyrood
    • Christina McPherson, Reflect, Poppy
    • Emma Seith, Tes Scotland
    • Henry Hepburn, Tes Scotland
    • Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood

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  • Member Magazine

    Shortlist:

    • Historic Scotland
    • LifeLinks
    • The RPS Journal
    • Scotland In Trust
    • Townswoman
    • Waterlife

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  • New Launch

    Shortlist:

    • 404 Ink
    • Juniper 
    • Marbles
    • Scottish Caravans & Motorhomes
    • Sweet

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  • Newspaper Supplement

    Shortlist:

    • In10
    • Scotland’s Gem
    • The Menu
    • Weekend

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  • Rising Star

    Shortlist:

    • Angus Blackburn, Wyvex Media Ltd
    • Sarah Holliday, The People's Friend
    • Tehmeena Latif, The Drum
    • Kate McAuliffe, DC Thomson
    • Francesca McCabe, ENT & Audiology News
    • Michael Wilson, Epic

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  • Sales Performance

    Shortlist:

    • 110% Gaming
    • Beano
    • Epic
    • Heather McLaughlin, ENT & Audiology News
    • Holyrood sales team
    • The Scots Magazine

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  • Small Publishing Company Magazine

    Shortlist:

    • Living Orkney
    • Menopause Matters
    • Shetland Life

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  • Social Media Campaign

    Shortlist:

    • 110% Gaming Youtuber Awards
    • The Big Issue's 25th Birthday
    • World Whisky Day

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  • Young Journalist

    Shortlist:

    • Sam Bradley, Dive
    • Lorne Gillies, DC Publishing
    • Kate Pasola, The Skinny
    • Arusa Qureshi, The List, Marbles
    • Malcolm Triggs, Hot Rum Cow, Reflect
    • Alisa Wylie, Strathclyde Telegraph

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