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ACE Newspaper & Magazine Awards – the winners

The winners of this year’s ACE Newspaper & Magazine Awards were announced last Thursday at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square.

ACE Newspaper & Magazine Awards – the winners

In front of an enthusiastic audience of 260 guests representing the breadth of newspaper and magazine publishing, distribution and retailing, the awards recognised those brands, titles, teams and companies who had demonstrated the drive and persistence necessary to win, said ACE.

“It was great to see so many entries, especially from categories such as Young Achiever of the year and Regional Newspaper of the year. I’d like to thank all the judges that painstakingly went through every submission. The quality of the award entries was exceptional and whether you have won an award or not, thank you for entering; you are all winners!” said ACE Chair James Beardow.

The winners ...

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

The Sun

Judges’ comments: “commendable, well-rounded and integrated newstrade campaign”

REGIONAL NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR

Manchester Evening News

Judges’ comments: “promotions, strong content development and post terror attack engagement with audience”

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - CHILDREN’S

The Beano

Judges’ comments: “a clear circulation strategy and integrated multimedia approach”

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - SPECIALIST INTEREST

Crochet Now

Judges’ comments: “outstanding performance and supply chain efficiencies”

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - LIFESTYLE

BBC Gardeners World

Judges’ comments: “great product innovation and creative retail promotions”

FREE PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Balance

Judges’ comments: “a very slick reader proposition”

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Pokémon

Judges’ comments: “an impressive launch in a competitive sector”

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Reads That Rock

Judges’ comments: “a clear plan, scale of execution and results”

DIGITAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Times Higher Education Supplement

Judges’ comments: “impressive results, innovation and revenue generation”

RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Waitrose

Judges’ comments: “clear strategy, innovative approach with strong industry relationships”

SUPPLY CHAIN COMPANY OF THE YEAR

HH&S

Judges’ comments “level of innovation and results”

INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

HELLO!

Judges’ comments “extremely strong international activity and performance in a pressured market”

MARKETING TEAM OF THE YEAR

Immediate Media Newstrade Marketing Team

Judges’ comments: “innovation, impressive results and industry recognition”

YOUNG ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR

Lucy Wotherspoon

Judges’ comments: “clear and strong industry understanding, underpinned with a highly commercial mindset”

The awards were sponsored by: Smith News, JYL Hand to Hand, Holland Alexander & Fore Events, NewsPrinters, Mail Newspapers, Iberpress, Marketforce, Menzies Distribution, National Federation of Retail Newsagents, Distripress.