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PPA Scotland Awards – winners announced

The awards were announced last week at a black-tie awards ceremony at Òran Mór, in Glasgow, with all the finalists and judges in attendance.

PPA Scotland Awards – winners announced
All the winners... Photograph: PPA Scotland.

The ceremony, which commenced after a three-course meal, was hosted by Scottish comedian Craig Hill.

There were over 100 entries across the 19 categories, including the Magazine Cover of the Year which was voted for by the public, and won by Historic Scotland. PPA Scotland also surprised Paul McNamee, Editor of The Big Issue with a special Hall of Fame Award, celebrating his continued commitment to his publication.

John Innes, Chair of PPA Scotland commented: “The shortlist for this year’s awards highlights not only the diverse work being produced by publishers in Scotland but that the work they’re producing is up there with the best in the UK. It covers not only magazines but also newspapers, podcasts, email, virtual events, commercial campaigns, social content, video, and face-to-face events.

“PPA Scotland members today are not only magazine publishers, they’re broadcasters, communicators, influencers and agenda setters. They forge communities of readers, listeners and viewers. They hold the powerful to account and offer a hand up to those that need it. They’re old friends with generations of readers under their belts and new kids on the block uniting people around a common interest. They’re trusted advisors and court jesters. A link with the past and a window into the future.”

The winners of the PPA Scotland Awards 2021:

YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Amy Shearer, Greenock Telegraph

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Dods

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Matt McArthur, White Light Media

SOCIAL INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR

The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson Media

WRITER OF THE YEAR

Tom Seymour, RPS Journal, Think Publishing

Highly Commended: Andrew Learmonth, Holyrood, Dods

EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Sarah Speirs, CA Magazine, River Group

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

Kenmure Street, Holyrood, Dods

CONSUMER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

110% Gaming, DC Thomson

Highly Commended: The Scots Magazine, DC Thomson

EVENT OF THE YEAR

At Home with the Trust, National Trust for Scotland, Think Publishing

PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Reading Between The Lines, The People’s Friend, DC Thomson

BRAND EXTENSION OF THE YEAR

At Home with the Trust, National Trust Scotland, Think Publishing

Highly Commended: The Week In Retail, 55 North

CUSTOMER/MEMBER PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

RPS Journal, Think

COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR

Holyrood, Dods

BUSINESS PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Holyrood, Dods

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Animal Planet Warriors, Animal Planet, DC Thomson

MAGAZINE COVER OF THE YEAR

1..2..3.. Action! Historic Scotland, Think Publishing

Second: ‘United in Opposition’ (Kenmure Street), Holyrood, Dods

Third: Out Together, Somewhere: For Us, Somewhere EDI Community Interest Company

LAUNCH/RELAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Greater Govanhill, Greater Govanhill CIC

MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Beano, DC Thomson

HALL OF FAME

Paul McNamee, The Big Issue

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