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BSME Awards – winners announced

The 2018 British Society of Magazine Editors Awards were held last night at The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Hotel.

The Awards were co-hosted by BSME Chair Alex Mead, Content Director, eric, and comedian Rachel Parris.

The dinner menu was specially devised for the evening by three chefs: Anna Hansen of The Modern Pantry, José Pizarro and Simon Ulph, Head Chef at St. Leonard’s and musician Hailey Tuck entertained the guests.

The list of 2018 Winners, Highly Commended and Shortlisted editors, art directors and columnists were:

EDITORS OF THE YEAR:

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Harry Rose, Which? Money, Which? Ltd

TRADE & PROFESSIONAL

Keely Stocker, Drapers, EMAP

BRANDED CONTENT

Ellie Hughes, Healthy for Holland & Barrett, The River Group

Highly Commended: Sarah Warwick, N by Norwegian, Ink

CULTURE

Jane Ferguson, The Observer New Review, Guardian Media Group

CURRENT AFFAIRS & POLITICS

Tom Clark, Prospect, Prospect Publishing Ltd

Highly Commended: Jason Cowley, New Statesman, Progressive Media

ENTERTAINMENT & CELEBRITY

Colin Tough, What's On TV, TI Media

Highly Commended: Rosie Nixon, HELLO!, HELLO! Ltd

FOOD & DRINK

Laura Rowe, olive, Immediate Media

GARDENS & COUNTRY

Lucy Bellamy, Gardens Illustrated, Immediate Media

SPORT, FITNESS & HEALTH

Claire Sanderson, Women's Health, Hearst Magazines UK

HOMES & INTERIORS

Susy Smith, Country Living, Hearst Magazines UK

Highly Commended: Ben Spriggs, ELLE Decoration, Hearst Magazines UK

MEN’S & WOMEN’S

Farrah Storr, Cosmopolitan, Hearst Magazines UK

Highly Commended: Jill Wanless, Hello! Fashion Monthly, HELLO! Ltd

MOTORING

Ben Miller, CAR, Bauer Media Group

NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE

Melissa Denes, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Guardian Media Group

SPECIALIST

Kelly Wilks, Girltalk, Immediate Media

Highly Commended: Peter Hart, BBC Top of the Pops, Immediate Media

INDEPENDENT

John L. Walters, Eye, Eye Magazine Limited

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Greg Williams, Wired, Condé Nast Britain

TRAVEL

Melinda Stevens, Condé Nast Traveller, Condé Nast Britain

Highly Commended: Ed Grenby, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, News UK

DIGITAL

Marcus Fairs, Dezeen, Dezeen Limited

ART DIRECTORS OF THE YEAR:

ART DIRECTOR – B2B

Aubrey Smith, Supply Management for the Chartered Institute of Procurements and Supply, Haymarket

Highly Commended: Sam Walker, Modus for The Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sunday

ART DIRECTOR - CONSUMER

Maggie Murphy, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Guardian Media Group

ART DIRECTOR – BRANDED CONTENT

Paul Yelland, WHN? for Hyundai, ScratchCreate

ART DIRECTOR – INDEPENDENT

Simon Esterson, Eye, Eye Magazine Limited

ART DIRECTOR – DIGITAL

Gemma Stark, Porter Digital, Yoox-Net-A-Porter

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Vivien Jones, Kookie, Missprint Media

COLUMNISTS OF THE YEAR:

COLUMNIST – B2B

Mark Ritson, Marketing Week, Centaur Media

COLUMNIST - CONSUMER

Polly Vernon, Grazia, Bauer Media Group

Highly Commended: Helen Lewis, New Statesman, Progressive Media

THE MARK BOXER AWARD

Jeremy Leslie, Founder, MagCulture

THE CHAIR’S SPECIAL AWARD

Sue Peart

THE 2018 EDITORS’ EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Anna Bassi, The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

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 B2B

Ravi Naidoo, Pulse, Cogora

COVER OF THE YEAR CONSUMER

Graeme James, The Economist, The Economist Group