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Stack announces winners of its independent magazine awards

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Last night in London, Stack hosted its second ever awards ceremony celebrating the best independent magazines. More than 150 editors, designers and publishers met to find out the winners of the 11 awards. Magazine of the Year was awarded to Amsterdam-based MacGuffin, and launch of the year was presented to Real Review. The full list of winners and runners up can be read below.

The winners and commendations were judged by an international panel of magazine experts that included Gail Bichler, Design Director of the New York Times Magazine, Debbie Millman, President of AIGA, and Jeremy Leslie, Creative Director of magCulture. The shortlists were made up of independent print titles from across the world and winners included magazines from Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Lebanon and the US.

“The standard of entries this year was extremely high across all categories,” says Steven Watson, founder of Stack. “It’s been another exceptionally good year for independent publishers, and I’m delighted that the expanded awards have been able to recognise the fantastic work being done by these passionate makers.”

Videos of the judging process can be found here.

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
WINNER
MacGuffin Amsterdam

COMMENDED
The Gentlewoman London
Ladybeard London

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Real Review London

COMMENDED
Ladybeard London
Racquet New York

EDITOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER
The Happy Reader London

COMMENDED
Eye London
Flaneur Berlin

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Voortuin Amsterdam

COMMENDED
Elephant Amsterdam
Lost Shanghai

COVER OF THE YEAR
WINNER
Parterre de Rois Milan

COMMENDED
Shellsuit Zombie London
Water London

BEST ORIGINAL FICTION
WINNER
The White Review London

COMMENDED
American Chordata New York
The Lifted Brow Melbourne

BEST ORIGINAL NON-FICTION
WINNER
The Outpost Beirut

COMMENDED
American Chordata New York
Oxford American Arkansas

BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
WINNER
Gather Journal New York

COMMENDED
212 Istanbul

The Exposed Copenhagen

BEST USE OF ILLUSTRATION
WINNER
Ladybeard London

COMMENDED
Amuseum London
The Ride Journal London

STUDENT MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
WINNER
King’s Review Cambridge

COMMENDED
Metazine Nottingham
Nii Journal London

STACK SUBSCRIBERS’ CHOICE
WINNER
Drift New York

COMMENDED
Ladybeard London