Penny a Winner at Magazine Editors Awards

The Scots editor of a farming title has emerged a winner at a UK-wide magazine awards ceremony.

Emma Penny, from Clola in Aberdeenshire, last night won the Editor of the Year prize in the business and professional magazines (weekly) section at the British Society of Magazine Editors Awards.

Penny is the editor of the Preston-based Farmers Guardian, which is owned by UBM.

The Farmers Guardian was also highly commended in the innovation and brand-building initiative section at the awards, where it was runner-up to Cosmopolitan.

The winners of the 2011 BSME Awards are as follows:

EDITORS OF THE YEAR

Sport, Leisure & Health Magazines

Andy Dixon, Runner's World – Natmag-Rodale Ltd

Youth Magazines

Dickon Ross, Flipside – The Institute of Engineering and Technology

Entertainment & Celebrity Magazines

Ben Preston, Radio Times – BBC Magazines (now Immediate Media Company London Ltd)

Business & Professional Magazines (non-weekly)

Dickon Ross, E&T – The Institute of Engineering and Technology

Highly Commended: Matthew Gwyther, Management Today – Haymarket

Business & Professional Magazines (weekly)

Emma Penny, Farmers Guardian – UBM

Highly Commended: Fiona Godlee, British Medical Journal (BMJ) – BMJ Group

Special Interest & Hobbies Magazines

Martyn Hocking, Which? – Which? Ltd

Newspaper Magazines & Current Affairs Magazines

Jason Cowley, New Statesman – New Statesman Ltd

Highly Commended: Rachel Richardson, Fabulous – News International

Men's Magazines

Matthew Todd, Attitude – Vitality Publishing (now Attitude Media Ltd)

Women's Magazines (weekly or fortnightly)

Ali Hall, Look – IPC Media

Highly Commended: Chantelle Horton, more! – Bauer Media

Women's Magazines (monthly or less frequent)

Jules Barton-Breck, Essentials – IPC Media

Customer Magazines (consumer readership)

Donna Hardie, Completely London – August Media

Highly Commended: Mark Jones, Do Not Disturb – Cedar Communications

Customer Magazines (business readership)

Kenny MacIver, I – Redwood

Lifestyle Magazines

Tony Chambers, Wallpaper* – IPC Media

WEBSITE EDITOR OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER

Jon Bernstein, NewStatesman.com – New Statesman Ltd

WEBSITE EDITOR OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS

Anna Winston, bdonline – UBM Built Environment

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Jane Wright, Metropolitan – Ink

Highly Commended: Charlie Watson, Norwich Magazine – East Publishing Ltd

THE FIONA MACPHERSON NEW EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Rachel Richardson, Fabulous – News International

Highly Commended: Kate Stephens, Look.co.uk – IPC Media

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – BUSINESS

Simon Esterson, Eye – Eye Magazine Ltd

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER (WEEKLY OR FORTNIGHTLY)

Mark Hayman, Fabulous – News International

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER (MONTHLY OR LESS FREQUENT)

Andrew Diprose, Wired – The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

INNOVATION/BRAND-BUILDING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

Louise Court, Cosmopolitan – The National Magazine Company (now Hearst Magazines UK) for Cosmo on Campus, a free spin-off title distributed to a quarter of a million female university students

Highly Commended: Emma Penny, Farmers Guardian – UBM for Tractor Factor – farming's X-Factor – a campaign championing the talent and ability of younger readers

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR

Jenni Middleton, Nursing Times – Emap for A Seat on the Board, a campaign for nurses to have a say on commissioning boards post-NHS reforms

Highly Commended: Beverley Cuddy, Dogs Today – Pet Subjects Ltd for Don't Cook Your Dog, a global campaign to educate dog owners not to leave dogs in hot cars

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR (NEW CATEGORY)

Caitlin Moran, The Times Magazine – News International

Highly Commended: Julie Fawcett for Inside Housing – Ocean Media Group

THE MARK BOXER AWARD

Gill Hudson. Editor-in-Chief, Reader’s Digest – Vivat Direct

2011 BSME EDITORS’ EDITOR OF THE YEAR AWARD

Mark Ellen, Editor, The Word – Development Hell Ltd

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