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PPA Awards 2015 - the shortlist

The names of the finalists competing for the PPA Awards 2015, have been revealed.

An independent judging panel comprised of leading figures from both consumer and business media whittled more than 500 entries down to the shortlists in 24 categories.

The 10 shortlisted entries for the Front Cover of the Year category will now be put to the public, vote here.

All of the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at The Grosvenor House Hotel on July 9. The event will also include the presentation of the PPA Chairman's Award, and the announcement of the 2015 inductee into the PPA Hall of Fame.

Barry McIlheney, CEO of the PPA, said: "Congratulations to everyone who has made it on to such a competitive shortlist for this year's PPA Awards. This event is now in its 35th year and is always the biggest night in the magazine media calendar.

"To be shortlisted is a real honour that opens up the prospect of joining our legendary Roll of Honour. My thanks go to all our judges, and good luck to all those on the shortlist."

The full shortlist:

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information

FourFourTwo, Haymarket Media Group

heat, Bauer Media

Homebuilding & Renovating, Centaur Media

Sainsbury's Magazine, Seven

Stylist, Shortlist Media

Sugarscape, Hearst Magazines UK

The Economist, The Economist

woman&home, Time Inc. (UK)

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

John Cottle, #studentfarmer, National Farmers' Union (NFU)

Sonny Dhamu, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group

Darren Endicott, Professional Manager, Think

Alison Fisher, Drapers, EMAP

Ravi Naidoo, Pulse, Cogora

Chris Rowe, Director, Institute of Directors

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Kevin Fay, ShortList, Shortlist Media

Angela Lamb, Sainsbury's Magazine, Seven

Christine Leech, Marie Claire, Time Inc. (UK)

Chris Lupton, Empire, Bauer Media

Rebecca Mason, PORTER, Net-A-Porter

Rob Milton, Cyclist, Dennis Publishing

Stuart Selner, Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

Suzanne Sykes, ELLE, Hearst Magazines UK

Nick Thackray, Women's Health, Hearst-Rodale

Clare Watters, John Lewis Edition, John Brown

WRITER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Nick Duxbury, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group

Joey Gardiner, Building, UBM

James Halliwell, The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

Dan Howarth, Dezeen

Gareth Iacobucci, The BMJ, BMJ

Andy McNicoll, Community Care, Reed Business Information

Rakesh Ramchurn, Architects' Journal, EMAP

Jack Sidders, Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

Emily Wright, Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

WRITER OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Sanjiv Bhattacharya, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Johnny Davis, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Alexi Duggins, Time Out, Time Out Group

Amy Grier, Women's Health, Hearst-Rodale

Rosie Green, Red, Hearst Magazines UK

Simon Hattenstone, Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

Jonathan Heaf, GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

Stuart McGurk, GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

João Medeiros, WIRED, The Condé Nast Publications

Nick Redman, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, News UK

Will Self, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Oliver Smith, Lonely Planet Traveller, Immediate Media Co.

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Stephen Carr, Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information

Helen Edwards, Marketing, Haymarket Media Group

Mel Exon, Marketing, Haymarket Media Group

Will Harris, Marketing, Haymarket Media Group

Wendy Johnson, Learning Disability Practice, RCN Publishing

Adam Leyland, The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

Dr Margaret McCartney, The BMJ, BMJ

Rory Olcayto, Architects' Journal, EMAP

Dr Phil Peverley, Pulse, Cogora

Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

Vitali Vitaliev, E&T, The IET

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

A A Gill, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Alison Graham , Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

Gaby Hinsliff, Grazia, Bauer Media

Jeremy Langmead, Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Lucy Mangan, Stylist, Shortlist Media

David Profumo, Country Life, Time Inc. (UK)

Polly Vernon, Grazia, Bauer Media

Danny Wallace, ShortList, Shortlist Media

TEAM LEADER OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS & CONSUMER MEDIA)

Alex Beaumont, Managing Director, cogora.com, Cogora

Kathy Day, Managing Director, Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

Lorraine Hendle, Managing Director, Retail & Manufacturing, William Reed Business Media

Julie Lavington, Publishing Director, LOOK, Time Inc. (UK)

Glenda Marchant, Publishing Director, Stylist, Shortlist Media

Katharine Plunkett, Managing Director, Centaur Marketing, Centaur Media

Nicholas Rapley, CEO, Open Door Media

Judith Secombe, Publishing Director, Good Housekeeping, Hearst Magazines UK

Pete Wootton, Managing Director, Dennis Digital, Dennis Publishing

PUBLISHING INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR (ANNUAL TURNOVER UNDER £10M)

Jon Bickley, Anthem Publishing

Dan Davey, Progressive Customer Publishing

Alex Martinez, Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

Nicholas Rapley, Open Door Media

Paul Rowney, PA Life, Forum Events

Tim Slee, Square Up Media

Utility Week, Faversham House

Elise Wells, Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

foresightnews.com, Centaur Media

HSJ Intelligence, EMAP

Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

The Drum

The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

DIGITAL INNOVATION OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

BBCGoodFood.com, BBC Worldwide

Carbuyer, Dennis Publishing

Cook Edition, John Brown

GamesRadar+, Future

GossipCam, Now, Time Inc. (UK)

heatworld, heat, Bauer Media

Stylist, Shortlist Media

TechRadar, Future

The Economist Espresso App, The Economist

Waitrose Kitchen App, John Brown

EVENT OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Company Car in Action, Bauer Media

Family Law Awards, Jordan Publishing

Fertile Minds, Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information

Global Real Estate Debate, Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

HSJ Awards, HSJ, EMAP

Pulse Live London, Pulse, Cogora

The Construction News Summit, Construction News, EMAP

The Drum Live, The Drum

The Festival of Marketing, Econsultancy, Centaur Media

TTG Travel Awards, TTG Media

Works Management Manufacturing Champions Awards, Findlay Media

EVENT OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Company #BSHS Bloggers Style the High Street, Company, Hearst Magazines UK

Fashfest, Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

Grazia Mind The Pay Gap Campaign, Grazia, Bauer Media

Handmade, Wallpaper*, Time Inc. (UK)

InStyle Pre-BAFTA Party, InStyle, Time Inc. (UK)

Livingetc House Tours Plus, Livingetc, Time Inc. (UK)

NME Awards 2014, NME, Time Inc. (UK)

Red Women of the Year Awards, Red, Hearst Magazines UK

Silent Disco at the View from the Shard, Time Out, Time Out Group

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Homebuilding & Renovating, Centaur Media

The Photography Show, Future

GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR

Forever Sports , Haymarket Media Group

FourFourTwo, Haymarket Media Group

Good Housekeeping Institute, Hearst Magazines UK

House Beautiful Homes, Hearst Magazines UK

HSJ Intelligence, EMAP

Planning, Haymarket Media Group

PORTER, Net-A-Porter

TechRadar, Future Publishing

The Drum

Victoria Archbold, Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

EDITOR OF THE YEAR (BUSINESS MEDIA)

Jonathan Boyd, Investment Europe, Open Door Media

Adam Leyland, The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

Alastair McLellan, HSJ, EMAP

Eric Musgrave, Drapers, EMAP

Rory Olcayto, Architects' Journal, EMAP

Nigel Praities, Pulse, Cogora

Sarah Richardson, Building, UBM

Dickon Ross, Engineering & Technology, The IET

Damian Wild, Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

Anna Winston, Dezeen

Gordon Young, The Drum

EDITOR OF THE YEAR (CONSUMER MEDIA)

Gillian Carter, Good Food, BBC Worldwide/Immediate Media Co.

Jo Elvin, Glamour, The Condé Nast Publications

Clare Foggett, Garden News, Bauer Media

Lindsay Nicholson, Good Housekeeping, Hearst Magazines UK

Karen Livermore, Woman Magazine, Time Inc. (UK)

Pete Muir, Cyclist, Dennis Publishing

Farrah Storr, Women's Health, Hearst-Rodale

Catherine Westwood, Woman's Own, Time Inc. (UK)

Hugo Wilson, Bike, Bauer Media

Toby Wiseman, Men's Health, Hearst-Rodale

FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR

Country Life, Time Inc. (UK)

Crumbs, Media Clash

ELLE, Hearst Magazines UK

GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

N by Norwegian, Ink

Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

Red, Hearst Magazines UK

The Big Issue

Time Out, Time Out Group

ShortList, Shortlist Media

CUSTOMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Audi, Northstar

Food Service Consultant, Progressive Customer Publishing

Healthy, The River Group

High Life, Cedar Communications

My VIP for Pets at Home, John Brown

Live from IKEA FAMILY, August

N by Norwegian, Ink

Slimming World, Slimming World

The Experts on behalf of Flight Centre, August

Waitrose Kitchen, John Brown

SPECIALIST CONSUMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

BBC Good Food, BBC Worldwide/Immediate Media Co.

BBC History Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

Bike, Bauer Media

Cyclist, Dennis Publishing

Garden News, Bauer Media

House Beautiful, Hearst Magazines UK

Jamie Magazine

Livingetc, Time Inc. (UK)

Practical Classics, Bauer Media

Runner's World, Hearst-Rodale

Slimming World Magazine, Slimming World

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, News UK

BUSINESS MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Architects' Journal, EMAP

Building, UBM

Construction News, EMAP

Drapers, EMAP

Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

HSJ, EMAP

Pulse, Cogora

The BMJ, BMJ

The Drum

The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

CONSUMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

Country Life, Time Inc. (UK)

Esquire, Hearst Magazines UK

Good Housekeeping, Hearst Magazines UK

Tatler, The Condé Nast Publications

The Lady

The Week, Dennis Publishing

Time Out, Time Out Group

woman&home, Time Inc. (UK)

Woman's Own, Time Inc. (UK)

Women's Health, Hearst Magazines UK

INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Digital Camera World, Future Publishing

Evo, Dennis Publishing

FourFourTwo, Haymarket Media Group

Jamie Magazine

The World in, The Economist

Time Out, Time Out Group

BUSINESS MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Building, UBM

Estates Gazette, Reed Business Information

Farmers Weekly, Reed Business Information

Fashion Monitor, Centaur Media

Fleet News, Bauer Media

HSJ, EMAP

Marketing, Haymarket Media Group

Procurement Leaders, Sigaria

The Drum

The Lawyer, Centaur Media

CONSUMER MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Auto Express, Dennis Publishing

Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

Digital Camera World, Future

Good Housekeeping, Hearst Magazines UK

Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

Stylist, Shortlist Media

Time Out, Time Out Group

Woman Magazine, Time Inc. (UK)

woman&home, Time Inc. (UK)

Woman's Weekly, Time Inc. (UK)