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The PPA Awards - shortlist unveiled

On Friday, the PPA announced the shortlist for this year’s PPA Awards. The Cover of the Year award will be decided by public vote.

The PPA Awards - shortlist unveiled
Owen Meredith: “In the current climate, it is more important than ever to celebrate and reward the hard work and resilience across our industry.”

The judging panel for The PPA Awards 2021 featured 51 senior industry professionals who decided on the shortlist from almost 400 entries, says the PPA.

The winners will be announced at the virtual PPA Awards ceremony along with the Cover of the Year, which will be decided by the public. The public vote for Cover of the Year is now open until June 4.

PPA CEO, Owen Meredith, said: “The PPA Awards truly recognised the very best of the best in publishing, shining a light on outstanding talent and achievements across consumer magazines and business media. In the current climate, it is more important than ever to celebrate and reward the hard work and resilience across our industry, and the many success stories that sit behind these shortlists.”

Steph McCabe, PPA Events & Marketing Manager added: “The excitement and passion in the Zoom rooms on judging day was palpable, with 51 judges joining together from all corners of the UK to review the whopping 373 entries. The judges were blown away by the exceptional success stories and, this year in particular, we really didn’t envy their job of deciding the winners.

“As we look at the achievements across 2020, one thing is very clear; publishers are resilient, adaptable, innovative and inspirational, and our industry is in very good health. Congratulations to everyone who entered and to our shortlist this year!”

Registration for the virtual ceremony is now live and is free to attend.

The shortlist:

PPA BEST RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AWARD

Sponsored by Air Business

The Big Issue's COVID-19 Response, The Big Issue

Coverage of the Pandemic, Health Service Journal, Wilmington Healthcare

COVID-19 Centre, Nursing Standard, RCNi

COVID-19 Strategy, Puzzler, Puzzler Media

GQ Men Of The Year Awards, British GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

Grow Your Own, Aceville

Making Sense of the Pandemic for Children, The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

New Scientist Coronavirus Pivot, New Scientist

Stay Home Get Cooking, BBC Good Food, Immediate Media Co.

Women's Health Live Virtual and More, Women's Health, Hearst UK

PPA BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

BSIF Guide to UK Health & Safety Industry, Health and Safety Matters, Western Business Media

Edie, Faversham House

MedicinesComplete, Pharmaceutical Press, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Utility Week, Faversham House

PPA CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by dsb.net

The Big Issue Appeal, The Big Issue

Christmas Campaign 2020, Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

The Climate Crisis Challenge, Property Week, EMAP/Metropolis

Close Knit Friends Campaign, The People's Friend, DC Thomson Media

Cyclist 100 – Success in Tandem, Cyclist, Dennis Publishing

Death Assurance Policy Reversal, C+D, Informa

End Our Cladding Scandal, Inside Housing, Ocean Media Group

Get Travel Talking, TTG, TTG Media

Mind the Gap, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

Monty Don's Book Campaign 2020, BBC Gardeners' World, Immediate Media Co.

New Scientist Influencer Campaign, New Scientist

PPA CHILDREN'S MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR

BBC Top Of The Pops Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

Beano, DC Thomson Media

Cocoa Girl Magazine, Cocoa Publishing

Frozen Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

National Geographic Kids Magazine, Creature Media

PAW Patrol Magazine, Story House Egmont

Pony Magazine, DJ Murphy

The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

PPA COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by NLA Media Access

George Chesterton, British GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

Monty Don, BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

Helen Edwards, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

Liz Hamson, Property Week, EMAP/Metropolis

Sam Philip, BBC TopGear, BBC Studios

Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood Magazine, Holyrood Communications

Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

PPA COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Publishers’ Licensing Services

Haymarket Automotive Studio & What Car? & Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Working With You

Hearst UK & MGOMD x DfE, The Real Influencer Network

Hearst UK & Wake The Bear x NatWest, Cosmopolitan Home Made

Media Business Insight, Broadcast & ITN, Celebrating 65 years of ITN

Time Out & Google,'The Black Issue': Black Pound Day

PPA CONTENT AGENCY OF THE YEAR

Haymarket Automotive Studio, Haymarket Media Group

Hearst Content Agency, Hearst UK

Imagine, Immediate Media Co.

Sunday, Think Publishing

PPA DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

Peter Allen, Magneto, Hothouse Media

Chris Barker, Campaign, Haymarket Media Group

Jo Cloke, Disney Princess Create and Collect, Immediate Media Co.

Andrew Diprose, WIRED, The Condé Nast Publications

Daniel Dvir, PinkNews, PinkNews Group

Jess Hibbert, Saga Magazine, Saga Publishing

Ella Mackinnon, Architects' Journal, EMAP/Metropolis

Kerry Wakefield, Waitrose & Partners Food, John Brown Media

Elliott Webb, BBC TopGear, BBC Studios

PPA DIVERSITY & INCLUSION AWARD

The BMJ, BMJ

Championing Diversity and Holding Adland to Account, Campaign, Haymarket Media Group

Diversity Internship Programme, New Scientist

See the Unseen, Studio PI, News UK

Social Mobility Program, ELLE UK, Hearst UK

PPA EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Fiona Godlee, The BMJ, BMJ

Sophie Griffiths, TTG, TTG Media

Christine Hayes, BBC Good Food and Olive, Immediate Media Co.

Gaby Huddart, Good Housekeeping, Hearst UK

Jaimie Kaffash, Pulse, Cogora

Adam Leyland, The Grocer, William Reed Business Media

Tom Loxley & Shem Law, Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

Alastair McLellan, Health Service Journal, Wilmington Healthcare

Paul McNamee, The Big Issue

Gideon Spanier, Campaign, Haymarket Media Group

Farrah Storr, ELLE UK, Hearst UK

Emily Wilson, New Scientist

PPA EVENT OF THE YEAR

BBC TopGear Awards, BBC TopGear, BBC Studios

Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, Future

EGR Operator Virtual Awards 2020, EGR Global, Pageant Media

GQ Men Of The Year Awards, British GQ, The Condé Nast Publications

Guidelines Live, MGP

Net Zero Festival, BusinessGreen, Incisive Media

Student Accommodation Conference and Awards, Property Week, EMAP/Metropolis

PPA FRONT COVER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Shutterstock Editorial

Vote for your favourite cover here.

Architects' Journal, EMAP/Metropolis

BBC TopGear, BBC Studios

The Big Issue

British Vogue, The Condé Nast Publications

ELLE UK, Hearst UK

Good Housekeeping, Hearst UK

Men's Health, Hearst UK

Saga Magazine, Saga Publishing

The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

WIRED, The Condé Nast Publications

PPA INDUSTRY PARTNER OF THE YEAR

Air Business

Gold Key Media

Jellyfish

Marketforce

PwC

PPA INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Affino

The Big Issue Vendor Map - Digital Sales, The Big Issue

Deskflix, Incisive Media

EPoS Based Returns, Smiths News

PPA MAGAZINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR

Magazine Heaven

One Stop Stores

Sainsbury's

Tesco

PPA MEDIA BRAND OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by YM Group

BBC Good Food, Immediate Media Co.

The Big Issue

Computing, Incisive Media

Cosmopolitan, Hearst UK

Health Service Journal, Wilmington Healthcare

London Review of Books

New Scientist

Radio Times, Immediate Media Co.

The Week, Dennis Publishing

Women's Health, Hearst UK

PPA PODCAST OF THE YEAR

Bed of Lies, Telegraph Media Group

Car Throttle Podcast, Car Throttle, Dennis Publishing

The Farmers Weekly Podcast, Farmers Weekly, MA Agriculture, Mark Allen Group

HistoryExtra Podcast, BBC History Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

New Scientist Weekly, New Scientist

The PJ Pod, The Pharmaceutical Journal, Royal Pharmaceutical Society

The Week Unwrapped, The Week, Dennis Publishing

PPA SPECIAL INTEREST MAGAZINE BRAND OF THE YEAR

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

BBC History Magazine, Immediate Media Co.

Dentistry, Finlayson Media Communications

ESG Clarity, Last Word Media, Bonhill

Farmers Guardian, AgriBriefing

Farmers Weekly, MA Agriculture, Mark Allen Group

Fire Safety Matters, Western Business Media

Nursing Standard, RCNi

Period Living, Future

Third Sector, Haymarket Media Group

PPA SUBSCRIPTIONS STRATEGY OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by ESco

The 1 million Sub Challenge!, Immediate Media Co.

2020 Subscriptions Growth Strategy, New Scientist

The Beano - Supporting the Nation with Weekly LOLs, DC Thomson Media

Jazzwise: Driving Subscriptions from a New Website and Reviews Database, Mark Allen Group

Never Settle, Hearst UK

The Path Back to Growth, Dennis Publishing

Utility Week Membership Project, Faversham House

PPA SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

Sponsored by Denmaur Paper Media

Haymarket Sustain, Haymarket Media Group

Signature Publishing

Sustainability Initiative, Dennis Publishing

PPA TEAM OF THE YEAR

Dennis Automotive Commercial Sales Team, Dennis Publishing

Central Ecommerce Team, Hearst UK

Commercial Operations Team, Hearst UK

Delish UK Team, Hearst UK

Digital Editions Team, Immediate Media Co.

IM Community, Immediate Media Co.

Marketing Team, London Review of Books

Editorial Team, New Scientist

Marketing & Communications Team, The Big Issue

Editorial Team, Health Service Journal, Wilmington Healthcare

PPA UNSUNG HERO OF THE YEAR

Andy Greening, River Sounds, River Group Content

David Kenning, Healthy Magazine & Healthy for Men Magazine, River Group Content

Sofia Lind, Pulse, Cogora

Shyvonne Thomas, Digital Spy, Hearst UK

PPA WRITER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by Copyright Licensing Agency

Jessamy Calkin, Telegraph Magazine, Telegraph Media Group

Lawrence Dunhill, Health Service Journal, Wilmington Healthcare

Elizabeth Hopkirk, Building and Building Design, Assemble Media Group

Guy Kelly, Telegraph Magazine, Telegraph Media Group

Brittaney Kiefer, Campaign, Haymarket Media Group

Graham Lawton, New Scientist

Vic Parsons, PinkNews, PinkNews Group

Nicolas Pelham, The Economist

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