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2014 Scottish Magazine Awards – winners announced

DC Thomson’s teenage magazine Shout has been named Magazine of the Year at the 2014 Scottish Magazine Awards hosted by PPA Scotland.

The title also won Consumer Magazine of the Year, as well as the award for Online Presence for their Project Smile social media campaign.

More than 200 guests joined in the celebrations at the gala dinner and award ceremony hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay on Thursday 11 December at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow.

Content marketing companies Connect Publications and Think both did well on the night, with Paisley-based Connect taking home four awards and Think receiving three, including Publisher of the Year for Director John Innes.

The Drum won Business & Professional Magazine of the Year for the second year in a row, and Dumfries & Galloway Life’s Editor Andrea Thompson took home the award for Consumer Magazine Editor of the Year.

PPA Scotland Business Manager Nikki Simpson said: "Our twelfth successful Scottish Magazine Awards are testament to just how strong the magazine publishing sector is in Scotland.

“The standard of entries was exceptionally high and well done to all our winners but especially to the Shout team, who have faced adversity head on and completely transformed the magazine.”

The 2014 Scottish Magazine Award winners:

SCOTTISH MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Shout – DC Thomson

BACKSTAGE STAR

Torty Cocks – Scottish Field, Wyvex Media

BRAND EXTENSION

Life On The Land supplement – Dumfries & Galloway Life, CN Group Magazines

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE

The Drum – Carnyx Group

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE DESIGN

The Journal – The Law Society of Scotland, Connect Publications

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE EDITOR

Robert Outram – CA, Think

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITER

Henry Hepburn – Times Educational Supplement Scotland, TSL Education

CONSUMER MAGAZINE

Shout – DC Thomson

CONSUMER MAGAZINE DESIGN

Hot Rum Cow – White Light Media

CONSUMER MAGAZINE EDITOR

Andrea Thompson – Dumfries & Galloway Life, CN Group Magazines

CONSUMER MAGAZINE FEATURE WRITER

Adam Forrest – The Big Issue

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE

Discover NLS – National Library of Scotland, Think

DIGITAL MAGAZINE

In Depth – Rolls Royce, Connect Publications

EMPLOYEE OR INTERNAL MAGAZINE

Spirit – WM Grant & Sons, Connect Publications

MAGAZINE COVER

The Big Issue Christmas cover 2013 – The Big Issue

MEMBER MAGAZINE

Unfiltered – The Malt Whisky Society, Connect Publications

ONLINE PRESENCE

Project Smile social media campaign – Shout, DC Thomson

POSTGRADUATE

Joanna Cummings – Edinburgh Napier University

PUBLISHER

John Innes – Think

SALES PERFORMANCE

The Drum Commercial Team, led by Liz Hamilton – The Drum

SMALL PUBLISHING COMPANY MAGAZINE

Living Orkney – Orkney Media Group

The Judges:

Peter Houston – Publishing Consultant and Chairman of Judges

Roy Carter – Head of Account Management, Emperor Design

Andy Cowles – Publishing Consultant and ex-Creative and Editorial Development

Joe Hames – Business Development Manager, Financial Times

Sue Hitchen – Owner, The Media Company

Margaret Hughes – Subject Leader, Journalism, University of West of Scotland

Peter Martin – General Manager Magazines, Menzies Distribution

David McMurray – Publishing Consultant and Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University

Renata Parolari Fernandes – Founder and Editor, Five Star Magazine

Chris Phin – Technology Writer and Speaker and ex-Editor-in-Chief, MacFormat

Mark Porter – Owner, Mark Porter Associates

David Riddell – Managing Director, International Media Sales

The Sponsors:

PPA Scotland thanks the following companies for their support: Acorn Web Offset, Buxton Press, Circdata, Headley Brothers, Matthew Ball Design, MCL Create, Menzies Distribution, Midton Acrylics and Primitive Media.