17th November 2016

BSME Award winners 2016 announced

The British Society of Magazine Editors Awards were held at The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel.


Comedian Katherine Ryan presented the awards with Chair of the BSME Claire Irvin.

The winners of the BSME Awards 2016 are as follows:

EDITORS OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS BRAND - MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT

Nigel Praities, Pulse, Cogora

BUSINESS BRAND – WEEKLY/FORTNIGHTLY/MORE FREQUENT

Jenni Middleton, Nursing Times, Plexus

BRANDED CONTENT - BUSINESS

John L. Walters, Pulp (for Fedrigoni), Eye Magazine Ltd

BRANDED CONTENT - CONSUMER

Nigel Evans, &London (for Strutt & Parker), Sunday

Highly Commended: Simon Kurs, easJet Traveller, Ink

LIFESTYLE BRAND

Paul McNamee, The Big Issue, The Big Issue

ENTERTAINMENT BRAND

Mike Williams, NME, Time Inc. UK

Highly Commended: Terri White, Empire, Bauer Media Group

SPECIAL INTEREST BRAND

Rachael Jolley, Index on Censorship, Sage

Highly Commended: Richard Headland, Which?, Which? Ltd

MEN'S BRAND

Dylan Jones, GQ, Condé Nast Britain

Highly Commended: James Charlton, Forever Sports, Haymarket

WOMEN'S BRAND - MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT

Penny Martin, The Gentlewoman, Fantastic Woman

WOMEN'S BRAND - WEEKLY/FORTNIGHTLY/MORE FREQUENT

Lisa Smosarski, Stylist, Shortlist Media Ltd

NEWSPAPER OR CURRENT AFFAIRS BRAND

Nicola Jeal, The Times Magazine, News UK

INDEPENDENT BRAND - NEW

Rob Orchard & Marcus Webb, Delayed Gratification, The Slow Journalism Company

THE FIONA MACPHERSON NEW EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Russell Parsons, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

ART DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR

ART DIRECTOR – BUSINESS

Tom Carpenter, The Architectural Review, Plexus

Highly Commended: Aubrey Smith, Supply Management, Haymarket

ART DIRECTOR – CONSUMER

Paul Frost, Forever Sports, Haymarket

ART DIRECTOR – BRANDED CONTENT – NEW

Clare Watters, John Lewis Edition, John Brown Media

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Anna Bassi, The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Ben Preston, Radio Times, Immediate Media for their DCMS Campaign which fought for readers, exposed a lie and forced a Government u-turn

Highly Commended: Simon Brew, denofgeek.com, Dennis Publishing for their Geeks Vs Loneliness, a mental health campaign deliberately designed to appear where people would least expect to find it

INNOVATION / BRAND-BUILDING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Alexandra Shulman, Vogue, Condé Nast Britain for Vogue 100: A Century of Style, an exhibition showcasing the remarkable range of photography commissioned by British Vogue since it was founded in 1916

COLUMNISTS OF THE YEAR

COLUMNIST - SPECIAL INTEREST & BUSINESS BRAND

John Lewis-Stempel, Country Life, Time Inc. UK

Highly Commended: Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

COLUMNIST - CONSUMER & GENERAL INTEREST BRAND

Simon Kuper, FT Weekend Magazine, The Financial Times Ltd

Highly Commended: Damian Barr, The Big Issue, The Big Issue

SCOOP OF THE YEAR

Matthew Todd, Attitude, for Prince William speaks out against homophobic bullying in Attitude

THE MARK BOXER AWARD

Ian Hislop, Editor, Private Eye

THE 2016 EDITORS’ EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Ben Preston, Editor, Radio Times, Immediate Media

The winners of the two COVER OF THE YEAR categories were voted on by guests attending the Awards Dinner. The winners are:

COVER OF THE YEAR BUSINESS:

Robert Jeffery & Chris Barker, People Management

COVER OF THE YEAR CONSUMER:

Dan Biddulph, The Sunday Times Magazine

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