Glory for Kampfner's new-look New Statesman at magazine awards

The relaunched New Statesman took many of the top honours at the Magazine Design and Journalism Awards last night.

The Press Gazette-organised awards recognised the most outstanding talent in both the visual and editorial sides of the magazine business.

The New Statesman picked up four prizes including front page of the year and scoop of the year.

Grazia picked up the prestigious Magazine Icon of the Year prize.

The prizes were awarded after deliberations by two juding panels totalling 40 of the magazine industry's most experienced figures.

Chairman of the judges Sally O'Sullivan said "British magazines are amongst the finest in the world and this is, again, proved by the fantastic standard of entries in this year's Press Gazette Magazine Awards.

"As all of us in the business know, success is the result of team excellence and it has been exciting to see such excellence alive and well in magazines at every level and in every discipline. All winners should feel immensely proud of their talents, the competition was high and reaching final decisions not easy."

New Statesman editor John Kampfner is pictured with designer Simon Esterson.


  • Young Designer of the Year – Amar Hussain, Inside Out
  • Best Use of Typography – New Statesman
  • Best Use of Photography – Sunday Times Magazine
  • Best Designed Business to Business Magazine – 33 Thoughts
  • Best Designed Customer Magazine – Toni & Guy
  • Best Designed Consumer Magazine (under 40k) – EI8HT
  • Best Designed Consumer Magazine (over 40k) – GQ
  • Best Designed Feature Pages – Grazia
  • Best New Design/Redesign – Contact
  • Consumer Front Cover of the Year – New Statesman
  • Customer Front Cover of the Year – David Morris Stores
  • Business to Business Front Cover of the Year – Young People Now
  • Magazine Designer of the Year – Tan Parmar, Redwood Publishing


  • Exclusive of the Year – Martin Bright, New Statesman
  • Feature Writer of the Year – Jeff Maysh, Loaded
  • Interviewer of the Year – Alex Bilmes, GQ
  • Columnist of the Year – Phil Peverley , Pulse
  • News Reporter of the Year – Helen Mooney, Health Service Journal
  • Business Reporter of the Year – Mark Leftly, Building
  • Reviewer of the Year – Andrew Billen, New Statesman
  • Subbing Team of the Year – GQ
  • Magazine Icon of the Year – Grazia

See photos from the night here

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