The winners of the Irish Magazine Awards 2016 were announced (Thursday 1 December) at a glittering, black tie ceremony at Dublin City Hall.

The event is the most important celebration of the world-class talent in Ireland’s professional publishing community.Magazines Ireland CEO, Grace Aungier said, “the Awards recognise and reward genuine excellence amongst the editors, designers, publishing teams and brands that are performing at the very top of their game. Irish people love their magazines and the Awards’ ceremony  is a celebration of the best of Irish magazine media –  both business to business and consumer titles across a whole range of platforms”.

Veteran magazine publisher Stephen Quinn was presented with the Magazines Ireland Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016. The lifetime achievement award is given to individuals who have made contributions of outstanding significance in publishing. Stephen has had an illustrious career spanning nearly five decades. Starting off as a Sales Executive on Thompson regional newspapers, he went on to work on the launch of Over 21. Quinn moved to Harpers & Queen in 1976, becoming Publisher in 1981.In 1988, seeing a gap in the men’s magazine market, Quinn went onto launch British GQ. In 1991, Stephen took over the fashion bible, Vogue where he has been Publishing Director for a quarter of a century. Stephen attended the ceremony with his wife Kimberly.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Annual of the Year
The Ultimate Maternity GuideCustomer Magazine of the Year
Better Business

Designer of the Year
Irish Tatler – Aine Duffy

Digital Product of the Year

Journalist of the Year
Stuart Clark – Hot Press

Photographer of the Year
Matthew Thompson – Cara Magazine
Innovation of the Year
Irish Made Stamp of Approval – Irish Country MagazineConsumer Magazine of the Year (more than 15,000)
Woman’s Way

Consumer Magazine of the Year (less than 15,000)
Image Interiors & Living

Editor of the Year Consumer Magazines
Niall Stokes -Hot Press

Editor of the Year Business to Business Magazines
Mark McDermott – Law Society Gazette

Business to Business Magazine of the Year (more than 5,000)

Business to Business Magazine of the Year (less than 5,000)
The Hardware Journal

Cover of the year Business to Business Magazines
Surgical Scope

Cover of the Year Consumer Magazines
RTE Guide

Publisher of the Year
IFP Media

Lifetime Achievement Award
Stephen Quinn – Vogue

Further information is available from Grace Aungier, CEO, Magazines Ireland.

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