26 Jun 2009
Four major awards at the 2009 MPA Magazine Awards have gone to the AUT Media magazine title Idealog.
Idealog was awarded Magazine of the Year (Business), Designer of the Year (Business), Cover of the Year (Business) and Best Use of Photography.
Editorial director Vincent Heeringa says the accolades reflect significant investment in “good people and good ideas”.
“We’ve worked hard on our titles, we’re very proud of their success and we really appreciate the recognition from our peers in the magazine industry.”
Heeringa says art director Adrian Clapperton is the toast of his industry today after winning the Supreme Designer of the Year and Cover of the Year for his work on Idealog.
“We make magazines that people want to read, and a big part of that is their top-notch design and illustration,” he says. “Adrian’s work means reading Idealog is always a pleasure. He deserves his plaudits.”
This year AUT Media has also published the bestselling children’s book Awesome Aotearoa: A Kids' History of New Zealand, written by Margaret Mahy.
Awesome Aotearoa repeatedly topped Nielsen Bookscan’s weekly bestseller charts for children and teens.
AUT Media is the first New Zealand publisher to publish a Mahy book in over 20 years.
“This is such an honour for us and something we’re really proud of, especially given we are only two years old as a press,” says Heeringa.
AUT Media is the university press for AUT University. AUT Media publishes Idealog magazine and also books including Awesome Aotearoa Margaret Mahy’s History of New Zealand, the best selling children’s book.
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