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Quark announces Digital Magazine Awards 2011 judging panel

Judges from leading international media companies will evaluate entries for Digital Magazine Awards 2011

London, UK - 10/4/2011 - Quark announced today the full list of judges for the Digital Magazine Awards 2011. Quark also announced the deadline to submit entries to the competition is extended to 21st October 2011. 

The lead judges panel will be chaired by Digital Magazine Awards founder Bruce Hudson and includes CNN International Digital’s Vice President and General Manager, Peter Bale; The New York Times’ Multimedia Producer, Tanzina Vega; Thomson Reuters’ (China) Chairman, David Schlesinger; and Quark’s Vice President of Marketing, Gavin Drake.
The Digital Magazine Awards Chairman Bruce Hudson commented: “To secure such a diverse panel of industry experts in our second year not only adds kudos to the competition, but it demonstrates how seriously this burgeoning industry is valued.”

Gavin Drake, Vice President of Marketing at Quark, said: “It’s fantastic to be a part of the second annual Digital Magazine Awards, especially because now with App StudioTM designers are able to create digital magazines and content for the iPad from within QuarkXPress®. Many have already been producing digital publications with Quark technology, so it’s great to give them a bit more time to create and submit their work for consideration in the competition.”

Entries for the awards are open till 21st October. Finalists will be announced in November with the winners announced on 30th November.
Full list of Digital Magazine Awards 2011 lead judges:

  • David Schlesinger: Chairman, Thomson Reuters China
  • Tanzina Vega: Multimedia Producer, The New York Times
  • Gavin Drake: Vice President of Marketing, Quark Software Inc.
  • Sarah Locke: Chief Executive, Braben PR
  • Peter Bale: Vice President and General Manager, CNN International Digital
  • Ivan Fernandes: Global Director of Social Media, MediaCom
  • Rishi Khiani: CEO, Times Internet Limited
  • Richard Ayers: Head of Digital, Manchester City Football Club
  • Peter Houston: Editor, FlippingPages.org.uk
  • Russell Clark: Editor, MagDesigner.net
  • Bruce Hudson: Chairman, Digital Magazine Awards

Judges full biographies are available at www.digitalmagazineawards.com
The lead judges may be available for interview and can be contacted via: gerrie@digitalmagazineawards.com
About the Digital Magazine Awards
The Digital Magazine Awards 2011 are an international awards celebrating the best of the digital publishing industry with categories ranging from Magazine of the Year and individual awards for Editor, Designer, and Writer of the Year to award categories for outstanding advertisements.

The entry fee is GBP£50 per category entered. Award winners will be announced on 30th November 2011.

To find out more about the awards please go to http://www.digitalmagazineawards.com/ 
For further information or to organise an interview with Bruce Hudson please contact Gerrie Hawes on: +44 (0)7970422437 or email: gerrie@digitalmagazineawards.com

To organise an interview with Gavin Drake please contact Valentina Moressa on +44 (0)7506000817 or email vmoressa@quark.com

About Quark
Quark Software Inc. (http://www.quark.com/en) is a leading provider of publishing software for professional designers, small and mid-sized businesses, and large organisations in more than 160 countries. Two decades ago, Quark’s flagship product — QuarkXPress — changed the course of traditional publishing. For more than 25 years, Quark has built on its knowledge and experience in design and publishing to provide software solutions that support collaborative workflows and automated publishing across multiple channels. Today, Quark is revolutionising publishing again by setting new standards in XML-based publishing across print, the Web, and digital media, as well as by helping owners and employees of small and mid-sized businesses promote their products and services easily, professionally, and affordably. Denver-based Quark Inc. is privately held.

Quark and the Quark logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Quark Software Inc. and its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact: Valentina Moressa, vmoressa@quark.com, 0044 (0) 7506 000 817