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By Nick Batten, mediaweek.co.uk, Thursday, 21 June 2012 11:30AM
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 Week, Dennis Publishing
CBeebies Special Magazine, Immediate Media Co
T3, Future Publishing
Winner: Essentials, IPC Media
Highly Commended: Psychologies, Hearst Magazines UK
Sport, The Gazza Cover, UTV Media
T3 Tablet Edition, Future Publishing
TES.co.uk, TSL Education
Stylist, ShortList Media
Winner: Property Week, UBM Built Environment
Highly commended: Third Sector, Haymarket Business Media
Times Educational Supplement, TSL Education
Winner: Live for IKEA Family, August Media
Highly commended: Business Strategy Review, Mosaic
Winner: Kerin O’Connor, The Week, Dennis Publishing
Highly commended: Glenda Marchant, Stylist, ShortList Media
Winner: Tim Brooke-Webb, The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, William Reed Business Media
Highly commended: Shan Millie, Insurance Times, Newsquest Specialist Media
Alex Martinez, Procurement Leaders, Sigaria
Lisa Smosarski, Stylist, ShortList 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
Will Self, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK
Martin Hilditch, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group
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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