Newspaper & Magazine Awards 2018

London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square,
3rd May 2018

A vibrant, celebratory atmosphere was prevalent at the London Marriott Grosvenor Square on Thursday 3rd May 2018 as ACE, in its 67th year, hosted The Newspaper & Magazine Awards, the highest accolade of the Newspaper & Magazine publishing industry.


An energised audience of 260 guests representing the breadth of newspaper and magazine publishing, distribution and retailing were enveloped in an atmosphere of excitement and mutual celebration as we recognised those brands, titles, teams and companies who had demonstrated the drive and persistence necessary to win.

Our Sponsors

Once again this highly regarded awards ceremony was only possible through the generous sponsorship from; Smith News – JYL Hand to Hand – Holland Alexander & Fore Events – NewsPrinters  – Mail Newspapers – Iberpress – Marketforce – Menzies Distribution – National Federation of Retail Newsagents – Distripress

Guest Comments

a really ‘buzzy’ atmosphere The food was delicious, the waiting staff very attentive, the awards run very professionally, overall a great event One of the best I’ve been to This was my first time at the NMA’s as my title was shortlisted, all in all I had a great evening, the awards were fun and food was excellent. A great night to get together with colleagues and celebrate industry excellence.

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Video Of The Awards Night

Can’t wait to see the moment you collected a prize? Couldn’t make it on the night and want to see what the fuss is all about?

Our video highlights and an exclusive winners video are available below!

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Our Winners

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National Newspaper of the Year

The Sun

Judges’ comments “ commendable,  well-rounded and integrated newstrade campaign”

Regional Newspaper of the Year

Manchester Evening News

Judges’ comments “promotions, strong content development and post terror attack engagement with audience”

Magazine of the Year – Children’s

The Beano

Judges’ comments “a clear circulation strategy and integrated multimedia approach”

Magazine of the Year – Specialist Interest

Crochet Now

Judges’ comments “outstanding performance and supply chain efficiencies”

Magazine of the Year – Lifestyle

BBC Gardeners World

Judges’ comments “great product innovation and creative retail promotions.”

Free Publication of the Year


Judges’ comments “a very slick reader proposition.”

Launch of the Year


Judges’ comments “an impressive launch in a competitive sector.”

Campaign of the Year

Reads That Rock

Judges’ comments “a clear plan, scale of execution and results.”

Digital Publication of the Year

Times Higher Education Supplement

Judges’ comments “impressive results, innovation and revenue generation.”

Retailer of the Year


Judges’ comments “clear strategy, innovative approach with strong industry relationships”

Supply Chain Company of the Year


Judges’ comments “high level of innovation and results”

International Publication of the Year


Judges’ comments “extremely strong international activity and performance in a pressured market.”

Marketing Team of the Year

Immediate Media Newstrade Marketing Team

Judges’ comments “innovation, impressive results and industry recognition.”

Young Achiever of the Year

Lucy Wotherspoon

Judges’ comments “clear and strong industry understanding, underpinned with a highly commercial mindset”


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