Holyrood takes top prize at PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2017

Laura Rutkowski

Holyrood has been named Scottish Magazine of the Year at the PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2017.

The title also won Business and Professional Magazine of the Year, while editor Mandy Rhodes was named Business and Professional Editor of the Year.

More than 250 guests joined in the celebrations at the gala dinner and award ceremony hosted by broadcasting treasure Judith Ralston on Thursday 23 November at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre.

The PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2017 also saw the very first entrant to the brand-new PPA Scotland Hall of Fame. The first inductee was named as Dundee native Mike Soutar, the current Chairman of ShortList, Stylist, Emerald Street, and Mr Hyde, and an interviewer on BBC’s The Apprentice.

For the first time, the award for Cover of the Year was decided 100% by public vote. More than 10,000 votes came in for the shortlist of 18 covers. The winner was revealed as The Big Issue’s satirical take on John Carpenter’s They Live, featuring Donald Trump as a monstrous alien.

Content marketing company White Light also did well on the night, receiving four awards, including taking home both the Consumer and Business and Professional Magazine Designer Awards.

PPA Scotland Business Manager Laura Dunlop said: “The PPA Scottish Magazine Awards are a window into a vibrant and dynamic industry. The talent on show from all the winners and shortlisted entries was incredible – and we were delighted to be able to celebrate with so many talented people.

“We were particularly pleased to see so many readers vote for their favourite magazine cover. It shows the important place that magazines continue to play in people’s lives.”

PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2017 – The Winners

Young Journalist
Malcolm Triggs
Hot Rum Cow, Reflect
White Light

Rising Star
Tehmeena Latif
The Drum
Carnyx Group Ltd

Sales Performance
The Scots Magazine
DC Thomson

Brand Extension
Scottish Rural Awards
Scottish Field
Wyvex Media Ltd

Digital Presence
The Drum
Carnyx Group Ltd

Social Media Campaign
World Whisky Day
White Light

Business and Professional Magazine Designer
Ross Russell
Reflect, Shelf
White Light

Consumer Magazine Designer
Eric Campbell
Hot Rum Cow
White Light

Columnist
Guy Grieve
Scottish Field
Wyvex Media Ltd

Feature Writer
Cameron Clarke
The Drum
Carnyx Group Ltd

Consumer Magazine Editor
Lucy Galloway
110% Gaming, WWE Kids
DC Thomson

Business and Professional Magazine Editor
Mandy Rhodes
Holyrood
Dods PLC

New Launch
Sweet
DC Thomson

Newspaper Supplement
In10
The Sunday Post
DC Thomson

Small Publishing Company Magazine
Shetland Life
Shetland Times Ltd

Member Magazine
Historic Scotland
Think

Customer Magazine
Ferment
Beer52

Business and Professional Magazine
Holyrood
Dods PLC

Consumer Magazine
The Big Issue

Cover
The Big Issue

Hall of Fame
Mike Soutar

Scottish Magazine of the Year
Holyrood
Dods PLC

PPA Scotland thanks the following companies for their generous support: Warners PLC, Newnorth, Acorn Web Offset, Menzies, Midton Acrylics, Tony Blow, YM Group, Wyndeham Group, Rhapsody, Primitive Media and Blushbooth.

 

 

 

 

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