The PPA Scottish Magazine Awards is the premier celebration of the talent within Scotland's vibrant magazine media sector. Congratulations to everyone who made the 2018 shortlists. 

Thank you to our 2018 judges

Chair of the judging panel: Jamie Jefferson, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Equator

Neil Braidwood, Creative and Publishing Manager, Connect Communications

Laura Brown, Editor, Domestic Sluttery

Laura Cully, Director, i-on 

Avril Gray, Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University

Dani Garavelli, Freelance journalist and Scotland on Sunday Columnist

Sally Hampton, Consumer Magazine Publisher, DC Thomson

Nick Haworth, Creative Director, Primitive Media

John Innes, Managing Director, Think

Mairi Kidd, Head of Literature, Languages & Publishing, Creative Scotland

Elise MacDonald, MD, Lux Events

Marion Reilly, Art Director, HELLO! Monthly

Mandy Rhodes, MD & Editor, Holyrood

Rebecca Thompson, Account Manager, MediaCom

Terri White, Editor-in-Chief, Empire

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  • Best Sales Performance

    Shortlist:

    • Beano, DC Thomson
    • Connect Scottish Dental Show Team, Connect
    • Shout, DC Thomson
    • The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

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  • Best Use of Social Media

    Shortlist:

    • Be Healthy, Think Publishing
    • CAMRA Revitalisation, Think Publishing
    • The People's Friend, DC Thomson
    • The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

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  • Columnist of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Henry Hepburn, Tes Scotland, Tes Global
    • Jackie Bird, No.1 Magazine, DC Thomson
    • Jim Crumley, The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson
    • Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Louise Gray, Scottish Field, Wyvex Media
    • Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

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  • Consumer Magazine of the Year

    Shortlist: 

    • Beano, DC Thomson
    • Glasgow Live, Media Scotland
    • No.1 Magazine, DC Thomson
    • The Big Issue
    • The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

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  • Cover of the Year

    This award will be decided by a public vote. Chose your favourite here!

    Shortlist: 

    • Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Living, DC Thomson
    • National Trust for Scotland, Think Publishing
    • Scottish Wedding Directory, DC Thomson
    • The Big Issue
    • The Biologist, Think Publishing
    • The Journal, Connect 

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  • Customer Magazine of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Capital, Connect 
    • Escape, Think Publishing
    • Trust, Baillie Gifford & Co

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  • Designer of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Aileen Wilkie & Ailsa Smart, Living, DC Thomson
    • Dawn Cochlan, Shout, DC Thomson
    • Dorothy Andrews, The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson
    • John Pender, National Trust for Scotland, Think Publishing
    • Laura Tiliman, Scottish Wedding Directory, DC Thomson


     

     

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  • Digital Innovation of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson
    • TES Portal, TES Scotland, TES Global
    • Trust, Baillie Gifford & Co

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  • Editor of the Year - Consumer Magazines

    Shortlist:

    • Emily Rodway, The Great Outdoors, Terregles Media Ltd
    • Louise Kettle, Shout, DC Thomson
    • Nadine Hawkins, No.1 Magazine, DC Thomson
    • Robert Wight, The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

     

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  • Editor of the Year - Specialist Magazines

    Shortlist: 

    • Iain Mason, CABLEtalk Connect 
    • Kathleen Morgan, The RPS Journal Think Publishing
    • Ken Symon, Scottish Business Insider, Media Scotland 
    • Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Robert Outram, The CA, Think Publishing
    • Sophie Stafford, Waterlife, Think Publishing

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  • Email Communication of the Year

    Shortlist: 

    • Domestic Sluttery, Gadabout Publishing
    • My Weekly Newsletter, DC Thomson
    • The Journal: Your Practice Area News, Connect 

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  • Event of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Exclusive Fashion Show, Scottish Wedding Directory, DC Thomson
    • No.1 Amazing Women Awards, DC Thomson
    • The Holyrood Garden Party & Political Awards, Holyrood Communications
    • The Noisy Girls Club, She is Fierce
    • The People's Friend Reader Holiday, DC Thomson

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  • Launch of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Bite Me, revamp
    • Brave Your Day, Brave Your Day Ltd
    • Fest Magazine Adelaide, Radge Media
    • NYT Scene, Think Publishing
    • SW Magazine, Connect 

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  • Member Magazine of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Children in Scotland Magazine, Children in Scotland
    • Connect, Think Publishing
    • Edit, The University of Edinburgh
    • Historic Scotland, Think Publishing
    • Journal of the Law Society of Scotland, Connect
    • National Trust for Scotland Magazine, Think Publishing

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  • Newspaper Supplement of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • NHS@70, The Times Scotland, Canongate Communications
    • The Menu, The Courier, DC Thomson
    • Weekend, The Courier, DC Thomson
       

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  • Scottish Media Brand of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Beano, DC Thomson
    • Holyrood Communications / Holyrood magazine
    • Scottish Business Insider, Media Scotland
    • Shout, DC Thomson
    • The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson
     

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  • Special Edition of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • 110% Gaming Presents: Fortnite Special!, DC Thomson
    • 80 Years of Fun, Beano, DC Thomson
    • Inverurie Wedding Weekend special edition, Scottish Wedding Directory, DC Thomson
    • Review of the Year 2017/2018, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Scotland Uncovered - Show Special, The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson
    • The People's Friend 150th Anniversary Special Collector's Edition, DC Thomson
       

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  • Special Interest Magazine of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Rare Revolution Magazine, NRG Collective
    • Scottish Wedding Directory, DC Thomson
    • Shetland Life, The Shetland Times
    • Shout, DC Thomson
    • The Great Outdoors, Terregles Media Ltd
    • Whale and Dolphin, Think Publishing
       

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  • Specialist Magazine of the Year

    Shortlist:

    • Enable, DC Publishing
    • Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Scottish Dental, Connect 
    • The Biologist, Think Publishing
    • The CA, Think Publishing
    • Trust, Baillie Gifford & Co

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  • Writer of the Year - Consumer Magazines

    Shortlist:

    • Adrian Lobb, The Big Issue
    • Chae Strathie, Living, DC Thomson
    • George Sully, Fest Magazine, Radge Media 
    • Jane Graham, The Big Issue
    •  Karen Byrom, My Weekly / My Weekly Special, DC Thomson

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  • Writer of the Year - Specialist Magazines

    Shortlist:

    • Emma Seith, Tes Scotland, TSL Education
    • Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Mark McLaughlin, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications
    • Teddy Jamieson, The RPS Journal, Think Publishing
    • Tom Freeman, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

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