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Winners Announced for Irish Magazine Awards 2011

Magazines Ireland is delighted to announce the winners for the Irish Magazine Awards 2011 which, despite difficult trading conditions, attracted the highest number of entries in the 11 year history of the event.

The announcement of the winner in each category took place at a black tie ceremony in the Four Seasons Hotel last night Thursday December 1, 2011. Commenting on the awards, Chairman of Magazines Ireland, Duan Stokes said, “Congratulations to all this year’s winners and a big thank to all our members for their support during the year - it is a credit to our industry and the ability and creativity of our staff that so many of us have weathered the economic storm and are still in business. This year's sponsors deserve a special mention for stepping up to the mark and supporting us in what has been a particularly difficult trading year”.

The winners in each category were:

Publishing Company of the Year

Sponsor – UPM - Norman Hunt

Winner – Harmonia - CEO, Norah Casey

Consumer Magazine of the Year (more than 15,000 circulation)

Sponsor - Ian Keogh - Newspread

Winner - Stellar - Susan Vasquez

Consumer Magazine of the Year (less than 15,000 circulation)

Sponsor Niall Lanigan of Eason and Son

Winner - Image Interiors and Living - Amanda Cochrane

Business to Business Magazine of the Year (more than 5,000 circulation)

Winner  - EuroTimes  - Colin Kerr

Business to Business Magazine of the Year (less than 5,000 circulation)

Sponsor - Lettershop Postal - Geoff Nelson

Winner - Irish Food - Bernard Potter

Customer Magazine of the Year

Sponsor - Gerry Boylan

Winner - Arnotts Magazine – Amanda Cochrane

Consumer Website of the Year

Sponsor Dylan Regan of Media For Buyers Ltd

Winner - Hotpress.com - Duan Stokes

Business Website of the Year

Winner - Irish Medical News.ie - John Whelan

Editor of the Year - Consumer Magazines

Sponsor Barry Harvey of EM News Distribution

Winner -  Susan Vasquez – Stellar

Editor of the Year - Business Magazines

Sponsor -  Suzanne Shanahan - Shanahan Direct Marketing

Winner Mary Sweetman – The Market/Technology Ireland

Annual of the Year

Sponsor - Mark Finney - Sooner than Later

Winner - Maternity - Maria O’Rourke

Design Team of the Year

Sponsor -  Michael Gallagher of KPS Colour Print

Winner David Gibbons - Irish Tatler Man

App of the Year

Sponsor - Ralph Wills PH Media

Winner Easy Food - MD Zahra Publishing - Gina Miltiadou

Journalist of the Year

Winner - Stuart Gilhooly – Parchment

Photographer of the Year

Winner - Trevor Hart – Cara Magazine

Cover of the Year – Consumer Magazines

Sponsor Mark Butler - Sheehan Quinn

Winner - Irish Tatler - Jessie Collins

Cover of the Year – Business Magazines

Sponsor Daniel Moorhead - Origin Design

Winner - Irish Hairdresser International - Maeve O’Healy-Harte

Innovation of the Year

Winner Confetti Privilege Card - Ciara Elliott

The judges for the Irish Magazine Awards 2011 were:

Ian Locks, former CEO, PPA. Chairman of the Judging Panel
Margaret Nelson, Chief Executive, FM104
Aileen O'Toole, Managing Director, AMAS
Samantha Holman, Chief Executive, Irish Copyright  Licensing Agency (ICLA)
Orlaith Blaney, Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI)
Brenda Power, Columnist, Irish Daily Mail and Sunday Times.
Joe Mannion, President, Convenience Store and Newsagents’ Association (CSNA)
Noirin Hegarty, Editor, www.independent.ie
Aidan Power, Association of Advertisers in Ireland (AAI)
Barry Kenny, President, Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII)
Ian Keogh, Managing Director, Newspread
Patsey Murphy, former Editor, Irish Times Magazine
Chris Redman, Former Managing Editor, Time Magazine

A big thank you to all the sponsors of the Irish Magazine Awards 2011:

Boylan Print
Eason and Son
EM News Distribution
KPS Colour Print
Lettershop Postal
Origin Design
PH Media
Sheehan Quinn
Shanahan Direct Marketing
Sooner than Later

For further information on the Irish Magazine Awards contact Grace Aungier, Chief Executive, Magazines Ireland, tel 01 667 55 79 or grace@magazinesireland.ie

Pictures are available here from Paul Sherwood, 087 230 9096 or paul@sherwood.ie



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