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PPA Scottish Magazine Award Winners Revealed

By Jess Browne-Swinburne

3 Dec 2019

The spectacular Scottish magazine industry came together last Thursday to celebrate the very best publications, projects and personal contributions of 2019. It was a joyous, and occasionally raucous event, compered by the inimitable Des Clarke.

Congratulations to everyone that made the shortlists and to the judges, who said the standard of entries this year was exceptionally high.

Columnist of the year: Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communcations

Community Magazine of the Year: Dumfries & Galloway Life, Newsquest

Consumer Magazine of the Year: The Big Issue

Cover of the Year: Gold - Connect, Think Silver - Beano, DC Thomson Bronze - Hood, Miller Mitchell Media

Designer of the Year: Ross Lesley-Bayne, The Big Issue

Editor of the Year - Consumer Magazines: Paul McNamee, The Big Issue

Editor of the Year - Specialist Magazines: Mandy Rhodes, Holyrood, Holyrood Communications

Event of the Year: Oor Wullie's BIG Bucket Trail, DC Thomson Media

Launch of the Year: _A Music Journal, GoldFlakePaint _

Media Brand of the Year: Oor Wullie, DC Thomson Media

Member Magazine of the Year: Connect, Think

Special Edition of the Year: The People's Friend Special Collector's Edition, DC Thomson Media

Special Interest Magazine of the Year: The RPS Journal, Think

Specialist Magazine of the Year: The Biologist, Think

Supplement of the Year: The Scotsman Magazine, JPIMedia

Writer of the Year - Consumer Magazines: Laura Brown, _Scottish Heroes; The People's Friend; Domestic Sluttery _

Writer of the Year - Specialist Magazines: Tom Seymour, The RPS Journal, Think

Young Journalist of the Year: Megan Wallace, The Skinny, Radge Media

PPA Scotland Hall of Fame inductee, 2019: Jackie Bird

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