The Week, Stylist and T3 scoop top prizes at PPA Awards

By Nick Batten, mediaweek.co.uk, Thursday, 21 June 2012 11:30AM

Dennis Publishing's The Week and Shortlist Media's Stylist picked up two major awards each on a night that also saw Future win Digital Product of the Year for its T3 tablet edition.

The Week: scoops PPA prize

The Week: scoops PPA prize

The Week was named Consumer Magazine of the Year while its chief executive, Kerin O’Connor, was awarded Publisher/Manager of the Year.

O’Connor said: "It's terrific to see The Week being recognised at the PPA Awards. We're very proud of the magazine's achievements over the years and with our successful digital launches last year we've entered a new stage in its development."

Stylist won Consumer Media Brand of the Year while its editor Lisa Smosarski was named Editor of the Year.

T3 was awarded International Consumer Magazine of the Year in addition to its digital prize.

Front Cover of the Year, which was voted on by the public, was awarded to UTV Media’s Sport magazine for its cover featuring former footballer Paul Gascoigne.

The Sport cover received 5,782 out of a total of 37,798 votes, narrowly beating Stylist's Nigella Lawson cover.

The PPA Diversity Award, a new category highlighting efforts to represent a variety of body sizes and shapes, ages, sexualities and ethnicities, was won by IPC Media’s Essentials.

The award was presented by equalities minister Lynne Featherstone, who said: "I am thrilled to present this very special award to Essentials magazine.

"By using real women on their covers instead of models and celebrities, they are an excellent example of a magazine promoting diversity of body image – a real issue that cannot be ignored."

Writer of The Year went to Will Self for his work in Hearst Magazine's Esquire, although Alex Bilmes, editor of Esquire, collected the award on his behalf.

The winners 


Consumer Magazine of the Year

The Week, Dennis Publishing

Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year

CBeebies Special Magazine, Immediate Media Co

International Consumer Magazine of the Year

T3, Future Publishing

The PPA Diversity Award – NEW AWARD

Winner: Essentials, IPC Media

Highly Commended: Psychologies, Hearst Magazines UK

Front Cover of the Year – NEW AWARD

Sport, The Gazza Cover, UTV Media

Digital Product of the Year (Consumer Media)

T3 Tablet Edition, Future Publishing

Digital/Data Product of the Year (Business Media)

TES.co.uk, TSL Education

Consumer Media Brand of the Year

Stylist, ShortList Media

Business Media Brand of the Year

Winner: Property Week, UBM Built Environment

Highly commended: Third Sector, Haymarket Business Media

Business Magazine of the Year

Times Educational Supplement, TSL Education

Customer Magazine of the Year

Winner: Live for IKEA Family, August Media

Highly commended: Business Strategy Review, Mosaic

Publisher/Manager of the Year (Consumer Media)

Winner: Kerin O’Connor, The Week, Dennis Publishing

Highly commended: Glenda Marchant, Stylist, ShortList Media

Publisher/Manager of the Year (Business Media)

Winner: Tim Brooke-Webb, The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, William Reed Business Media

Highly commended: Shan Millie, Insurance Times, Newsquest Specialist Media

Publisher/Manager of the Year (Annual Turnover Under £10m)

Alex Martinez, Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

Editor of the Year (Consumer Media)

Lisa Smosarski, Stylist, ShortList Media

Editor of the Year (Business Media)

Winner: Emma Penny, Farmers Guardian, Briefing Media

Highly commended: Jane King, Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information

Highly commended: Max Gosney, Works Management, Findlay Media

Writer of the Year (Consumer Media)

Will Self, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Writer of the Year (Business Media)

Martin Hilditch, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group

Columnist of the Year (Consumer Media)

Winner: Richard Morrison, BBC Music, Immediate Media

Highly Commended: Stuart Maconie, Country Walking, Bauer Media

Columnist of the Year (Business Media)

Dr Phil Peverley, Pulse, Briefing Media

Designer of the Year (Consumer Media)

Winner: Adrienne Pitts, Jamie Magazine, John Brown

Highly commended: Andrew Diprose, Wired, The Conde Nast Publications

Designer of the Year (Business Media)

Finnie Finn, I: Global Intelligence for the CIO, Redwood

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