News 

BSME Talent Awards 2022 – shortlist announced

The shortlist for the BSME Talent Awards 2022, in association with Readly, has been announced. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 28 June.

BSME Talent Awards 2022 – shortlist announced
Tim Pollard: “These awards provide a moment to reflect on our collective achievements through what has been a hard slog.”

There are 23 categories in total, recognising the best writers across a range of sectors, along with new awards for 2022, such as Best Podcast, a Special Recognition Award and a Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Tim Pollard, BSME chair 2022, said: "Congratulations to all those shortlisted – having sat in on the judging sessions, I can guarantee you that the standard of entries to the BSME Talent Awards 2022 was extremely high, reflecting the quality, passion and innovation upon which Britain’s magazine sector thrives. It’s been another extraordinary year as editors and writers, designers and videographers, production staff and digital wizards emerge from the pandemic tougher, stronger and more inventive than ever. These awards provide a moment to reflect on our collective achievements through what has been a hard slog. Everyone at the BSME is looking forward to holding our first IRL awards for three years to toast the successes of our industry’s most creative minds."

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at a standing reception ceremony and party at 100 Wardour Street.

Shortlisted entries are listed in brand order.

BEST SUBBING/PRODUCTION TEAM

Alice Lipscombe-Southwell - BBC Science Focus

Esther Neve, Sam Burnett, Peter Rawlins - BBC TopGear

Bethany Coombs and Michael Porter - Campaign

Kate Goodacre - Digital Spy

Hannah Tibbetts, Igrain Roberts - Disney Magazines

Jon Squire, Lucy Brown, Naeemah Miah, Danny Lyle - Inside Housing

Hayley Pawley, Claire Hills, Diana Gollop, Sarah Cobbold - Waitrose & Partners Food

Which? Subs & Production: Angus Dawson, Hannah McEwen, Joanna Bregosz, Claire Kielczewska, Melinda Powers, Paul Ryan, Jack Tomlin, Melanie Train, Al Warman – which.co.uk,Which?Magazines

Jo Cloke, Elizabeth Barber, Elaine Harris, John Leonard, Alessandra Clerico - Disney Magazines

BEST ART TEAM

Laura Cunningham, Rob Lavery, Jade Bright - Fabulous

Caz Roberts, Jessica Snow, Ben Neale - Grazia

FT Creative team - Investors Chronicle

Modus: Rob Hearn, Nina Whitley-Jones - Modus

Lauren Atkinson-Smith, Lauren Gamp, Rosie Klein, Kelly McKenna, Liz Owens, Oliver Puglisi, Dean Reynolds, Becky Redman - National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Isabella Fernandes, Emily Foster, Emily Black, Ceri James - Ocadolife

Chris Clarke, Maggie Murphy, Sara Ramsbottom, Suzanne Lemon, Kate Edwards, Caroline Hunter, Louis Siroy, Sarah Smith, Amparo Escobedo & Rob Timm - Saturday magazine

Telegraph Magazine Art Department: Will Martin, Mark Hickling, Andy Greenacre, Neamh Randall - The Telegraph Magazine

BEST SECTION EDITOR/TEAM

1843 Magazine, Rosie Blau - 1843 Magazine

Skyatnightmagazine.com team: Iain Todd - BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Maria Iu and Nicola Merrifield for The Knowledge - Campaign

Pulse news team: Sofia Lind, Costanza Potter and Caitlin Tilley - Pulse

UK news team: Mico Tatalovic, Sophie Inge, Robin Bisson, Chris Parr, Fiona Mcintyre - Research Professional News

Books: Charlotte Northedge, Liese Spencer, David Shariatmadari, Justine Jordan, Terry Eagleton , Anne Enright - Saturday magazine

Meena Alexander - Stylist

Dawn Connelly - The Pharmaceutical Journal

BEST DESIGNER

Sarah Pyke - Bloom

Mike Cathro - Empire

David Robinson - ENDS Report

Lauren Atkinson-Smith - National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Emily Foster - Ocadolife

Poppy Malby - Stylist

Mat Gill - The Sunday Times Magazine

Bryan Mayes - Time Out London

Katerina Varnavides - Waitrose & Partners Food

David Young - Which? Magazine

BEST WRITER – B2B

Gemma Charles - Campaign

Lawrence Dunhill - Health Service Journal

Jack Simpson - Inside Housing

Peter Apps - Inside Housing

Costanza Potter - Pulse

Sophie Inge - Research Professional News

Carolyn Wickware - The Pharmaceutical Journal

Julia Robinson - The Pharmaceutical Journal

BEST WRITER - LIFESTYLE

Harriet Hall - Independent

Olivia Petter - Independent, Sunday Times Style

Best Wrtier – Fashion & Beauty ( New 2022)

Kate Pasola - cosmopolitan.com/uk

Tara Ledden - Fabulous

Charlie Teather - Glamour UK

Lottie Winter - Glamour UK

Jess Cartner-Morley - Saturday magazine

BEST WRITER - SPECIALIST (NEW 2022)

Ollie Kew - BBC TopGear

John Earls - Classic Pop

Jennifer Hahn - Dezeen

Sophie Cockett - Glamour UK

Joanne Finney - Good Housekeeping, Red, Prima, Good Housekeeping's Financially Fabulous

Lauren Geall - Stylist

Andrzej Lukowski - Time Out London

Jo Rhodes - Which? Travel

BEST WRITER NEWS (NEW 2022)

Will Ing - AJ (Architects’ Journal)

Jack Simpson - Inside Housing

Lucie Heath - Inside Housing

Peter Apps - Inside Housing

Costanza Potter - Pulse

Robin Bisson - Research Professional News

Trevor Baker - Which? Travel

BEST WRITER – FEATURES (NEW 2022)

Chris Hewitt - Empire

Georgia Aspinall - Grazia

Ella Dove - Hearst Lifestyle, Hearst Magazines UK

Simon Hattenstone - Saturday magazine

Chiara Wilkinson - Time Out London

Ellie Simmonds - Which? magazine

BEST CONTENT IDEA

Matthew Valencia - 1843 Magazine

Nicolas Pelham - 1843 Magazine

Michael Neeves, Gareth Evans, Richard Newland, Dan Sutherland, Joe Dick - Motorcycle News Digital

Time Out's ’20 21 Year Olds‘ feature - Time Out London

BEST PICTURE EDITOR/RESEARCHER

Melanie Grant - 1843 Magazine

Joanna Moran - Empire

Chelsea Hughes - Glamour UK

Oliver Puglisi - National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Kate Edwards, Caroline Hunter - Saturday magazine

Andy Greenacre - The Telegraph Magazine

BEST EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Shei Mamona - Glamour UK

Gene Robertson - Inside Housing

Sarah Collins - Prospect Magazine

Molly Pickering - Vegan Food & Living

BEST DEPUTY EDITOR

Cajsa Carlson - Dezeen

Andy Durrant - MEGA

Nicola Trup - National Geographic Traveller Food

Sofia Lind - Pulse

Daniel Cressey - Research Professional News

Ruth Lewy - Saturday magazine

Shahesta Shaitly - The Observer Magazine

Leah Hyslop - Waitrose & Partners Food

Sam Richardson - Which? Money

BEST VIDEO TEAM

Business Green video team - BusinessGreen

Campaign editorial team for Pick of the Ads - Campaign

Alex Hering, Tyra Chuck, Edie Jefferys - Cosmopolitan

MCN Video Team: Joseph Wright, Gareth Evans, Ben Clarke, Dan Sutherland, Michael Neeves, Emma Franklin, Mike Armitage - Motorcycle News Digital

Which? Video team: Angus Farquhar, Grace Forell, Matthew Harms, Lucia Ariano, Harry Kind, Aodhán Gregory, Josh Reeves, Sinéad Griffin-Lennon - which.co.uk

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Bobbie Edsor - Delish UK

Nadine Forshaw, Abigail Wilson - Fabulous

Chloe Laws - Glamour UK

Tyla Social Team - Tyla

BEST INNOVATION

Paul Geoghegan - Gramophone, Songlines, International Piano, Opera Now

Marie Claire UK team: Andrea Thompson - Marie Claire

Superdrug TV - Superdrug TV

The Spectator Data Team: John O'Neil, Simon Cook, Michael Simmons and Sam McPhail - The Spectator

Giulia Sgarbi - The World's 50 Best Restaurants

Emily Seymour, Sarah Ingrams, Aaron West, Stephanie Kipling, Yvette Fletcher, Karen Lawrence, Ellie Simmonds, Felix Wilson, Alison Potter - Which? magazine

BEST CAMPAIGN

Will Hurst - AJ (Architects’ Journal)

Imogen Watson and the Campaign editorial team - Campaign

Sarah Barns, Lizzie Parry, Vanessa Chalmers, Ellie Cambridge, Terri-Ann Williams, Gayle Schoales, Hannah Ferrett, Anna Roberts, Rachael Clarke, Yasmin Cooke, Kara Dolman, Lynsey Clarke, Abigail Wilson - Fabulous

Rannon Evans, Phoebe Parke, Emma Rowley - Grazia, The Juggle by Grazia

Superdrug TV - Superdrug TV

Women's Health Team - Women's Health

BEST PODCAST (NEW 2022)

Chris Hewitt, James Dyer, Helen O'Hara - Empire

Olivia Petter - Independent

The Radio Times podcast team - Radio Times

Pharmaceutical Journal team: Nigel Praities, Dawn Connelly, Julia Robinson - The Pharmaceutical Journal

Cindy Yu - The Spectator

Katy Balls + the broadcast team: Cindy Yu, Max Jeffrey, Natasha Feroze, Sam Holmes - The Spectator

Angus Farquhar, Rob Lilley, Greg Foot, Eric Bria, Richard Headland - which.co.uk

Esther Newman, Holly Taylor - Women's Running

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AWARD (NEW 2022)

BBC Good Food & Olive Team - BBC Good Food, olive

Campaign editorial team - Campaign

Catriona Innes, Megan Wallace, Jennifer Savin, Jade Biggs, Victoria Jowett, Lottie Lumsden, Alex Hering, Tyra Chuck, Sophie Boyden, Natasha Harding, Hanna Ibraheem - Cosmopolitan

Digital Spy team - Digital Spy

Claire Norman, Becky French - Girl Talk

TTG Team - TTG

Women's Running Team - Women's Running

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD (NEW 2022)

Hattie Brett - Grazia

The Time Out editorial team - Time Out London

THE FIONA MACPHERSON NEW EDITOR

Jack Rix - BBC TopGear

Maisie McCabe - Campaign

Helen Etheridge - Candis

Sophie Grove - Konfekt

Francesca Rice - redonline.co.uk

Emily Burt - Third Sector

Alice Wilkinson - Waitrose & Partners Health

Adam Binnie - Whatsthebest.co.uk

THE READLY AWARD

Anna Lawson - BBC Good Food "8 ways to brighten up your month" (Feb 2021)

Nathalie Whittle - Good Housekeeping "Love is what matters this Christmas" - Joanna Lumley interview (Dec 2021)

Jane Dowdeswell - HELLO! "Exclusive Wedding Album: Jess Wright and William Lee-Kemp" (27 Sep 2021)

Craig Grannell - Stuff "100 Best Apps" (Feb 2021)

Gemma Calvert - woman&home "Singing was my obsession" - Katherine Jenkins interview (Feb 2021)


Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.