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BSME Awards 2020 – winners revealed

The winners of the BSME Awards 2020 were announced last Thursday at the BSME Awards 2020 Online Celebration.

BSME Awards 2020 – winners revealed
Maria Pieri: “I am humbled by the talent, tenaciousness and creativity of our industry.” Photograph: Joseph Chan on Unsplash.

The Annual Awards are the biggest BSME event of the year, celebrating a year of editorial excellence across digital and print publications.

This year, all the winners received a Marks & Spencer hamper.

The event, which was filmed during lockdown and powered by software from Evessio, was hosted by BSME Chair Maria Pieri and Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. There were also special guest appearances from Alan Titchmarsh, Bryony Gordon, Charley Boorman, Ellie Goldstein, Jeremy Leslie, Jessica Morgan, John Simpson, Julia Bradbury, Kate Garraway, Phillipa Found, Piers Morgan, Sabrina Ghayour, and Steve McCurry. BSME Committee members Andrea Thompson, Dan Green and incoming BSME Chair Hattie Brett also presented a category each.

There were 32 categories including two new awards; ‘Editor of the Year – Editor-in-Chief/Editorial Director,’ to celebrate those who oversee more than one publication, and the ‘Special Recognition 2020 Award, ‘reflecting the hardship of 2020 and the brands that went above and beyond for their readers.

Maria Pieri, BSME Chair 2020 and National Geographic Traveller (UK) Editorial Director, said: “It’s been incredible to oversee such an outstanding body of work from the whole industry sector – what an achievement despite these challenging times. I am humbled by the talent, tenaciousness and creativity of our industry. Congratulations to all the winners, highly commended and everyone who partook in the Awards!”

See the recording of the event here.

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - BUSINESS AND FINANCE

Gideon Spanier, Campaign

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – BRANDED CONTENT

Julia Martin, Boots Health and Beauty

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - CULTURE

Dan Crowe, PORT Magazine

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – CURRENT AFFAIRS AND POLITICS

Jason Cowley, New Statesman

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - DIGITAL

Anna Conrad, GQ.co.uk

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – ENTERTAINMENT AND CELEBRITY

Shem Law and Thomas Loxley, Radio Times

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – FOOD AND DRINK

Helen Graves, Pit Magazine

Highly Commended: Glen Mutel, National Geographic Traveller Food

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – GARDENS AND COUNTRY

Lucy Hall, BBC Gardeners’ World

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – HOMES AND INTERIORS

Loma-Ann Marks, Reclaim

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - INDEPENDENT

Marcus Fairs, Dezeen

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – MEN’S & WOMEN’S BI-WEEKLY/LESS FREQUENT

Joint winners:

Kate Reardon, Times Luxx

Farrah Storr, Elle

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - MEN’S & WOMEN’S WEEKLY/MORE FREQUENT

Hattie Brett, Grazia

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - MOTORING

Ben Miller, CAR

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE

Marianne Jones, The Telegraph Magazine

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENT

Greg Williams, Wired

Highly Commended: Amanda Ruggeri, BBC Future

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – SPECIALIST

Marcus Fairs, Dezeen

Highly Commended: Harry Rose, Which?

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – SPORT, FITNESS AND HEALTH

Claire Sanderson, Women’s Health

Highly Commended: Alex Mead, Rugby Journal

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – TRADE AND PROFESSIONAL

Jamie Kaffash, Pulse

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - TRAVEL

Rory Boland, Which? Travel

EDITOR OF THE YEAR - YOUTH

Jamie Clifton, VICE UK

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER

Andrew Diprose, Wired

Highly Commended: Chris Lupton, Empire

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR - B2B

Simon Esterson, Eye

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR – BRANDED CONTENT

Kerry Wakefield, Waitrose and Partners Food

Highly Commended: Geraldine Lynch, Boots Health and Beauty

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR – B2B

Ben Heubl, E&T

COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR - CONSUMER

Simon Kuper, Financial Times

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR

Serlina Boyd, Cocoa Publishing

COVER OF THE YEAR – B2B

Jennifer Van Schoor, Nursing Times

COVER OF THE YEAR – CONSUMER

Erica Weathers, New Statesman

EDITOR OF THE YEAR – EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Tim Pollard, Parkers.co.uk, CAR, Motorcycle News, Today’s Golfer

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARD 2020

Immediate Media, Youth and Children’s Editors, Your Mind Matters.

EDITOR’S EDITOR OF THE YEAR

Edward Enninful, OBE, British Vogue

MARK BOXER AWARD

Lorraine Candy

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