The Magazine Cover Of The Year Awards shortlist announced!

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15 May 2016
The Magazine Cover Of The Year Awards shortlist announced!

Auckland (23rd October 2012) – While golf player, Tiger Woods, roars from the cover of New Zealand Golf Magazine, and Good assures us to “Keep Calm and Carry On”, Energy NZ very simply fires up the competition.

A stethoscope and brightly coloured pill capsule cuddle up in bed and “Mr Fix-It”, Steven Joyce, focuses his stare as they battle it out for Best Business & Trade Cover, while the mouth-watering coffee and walnut cake on the cover of Dish tempts us with its “sweet delight”.

These are just some of the images that are in the running to win the Best Magazine Cover in their respective categories, plus the coveted Magazine Cover of the Year Award in this year’s 2012 consumer awards, The Maggies.

New Zealand’s leading online magazine and newspaper subscription business, iSUBSCRiBE, today announced the shortlist for its annual publishing awards. This national poll celebrates and awards the best covers over the next five weeks as the voting goes live at

A panel of industry heavyweights gathered to select a shortlist of 5 covers per category from the nominated entries. This panel included:

Andrew Burge, CEO & Founder of iSUBSCRiBE Pty Ltd

Lindsey Dawson, creator of three major women’s titles in New Zealand More, Grace and Next and winner of the MPA Lifetime Achievement Award 2009

Jude Dobson, TV Presenter and Producer

Rachel Glucina, New Zealand Herald Columnist

Gideon Keith, Creative Director at Strategy Auckland

John McClintock, Executive Director of the MPANZ

Paula Ryan, founder of Fashion Quarterly and Simply You and winner of the MPA Lifetime Achievement Award 2010

John McClintock, Executive Director of the Magazine Publishers Association New Zealand and chair of the judging panel, said, “Once again the Maggies attracted a very diversified range of entries across the categories. Judges continue to be impressed with the photographic and design skill that produces such arresting covers. With covers being a critical element in the manner in which editors deliver the title to their readers, it is evident that competition in cover design will remain very strong in our market.”

The overall winner and individual category winners will be announced late November 2012.

The public will be incentivised to vote for their favourite magazine cover with a reward of a $5 iSUBSCRiBE gift voucher. The voucher may be redeemed against iSUBSCRiBE’s entire range of over 400 magazine subscriptions. In addition, $1 from every subscription sold using the iSUBSCRiBE gift vouchers will be donated to The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

The shortlist consists of:

Business & Trade

Idealog (May/June 2012)

Idealog (July/Aug 2011)

New Zealand Doctor (9 May 2012)

NZRetail (Sept 2011)

NZ Marketing (May/June 2012)

Food & Wine

Dish (April/May 2012)

Dish (Aug/Sept 2011)

Dish (June/July 2012)

Healthy Food Guide (March 2012)

New Zealand’s Best Dining Guide (Issue 9 2012)


Eye Magazine (June 2012)

Good (Jul/Aug 2011)

NZ House & Garden (April 2012)

The Australian Women’s Weekly NZ ed. (June 2012)

Urbis (April 2012)


AA Directions (March 2012)

Antarctic (June 2012)

Diabetes (Autumn 1 June 2012)

Energy NZ (Nov 2011)

New Zealand Geographic (Mar/April 2012)


New Zealand Adventure Magazine (April 2012)

New Zealand Adventure Magazine (Dec 2011)

New Zealand Adventure Magazine (June 2012)

New Zealand Golf Magazine (Dec 2011)

NZ Rugby World – RWC Special (August 2011)

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