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Quark unveils Digital Magazine Awards 2011 finalists and winners' showcase exhibition

London, UK - 11/15/2011 - The international Digital Magazine Awards, in association with Quark, are delighted to announce the finalists for this year's competition. A showcase event, announcing the winners, will be held at the London College of Communication on 14th December.

Digital magazines from 18 countries were named as finalists in 16 categories. Magazines receiving multiple nominations included: T3, British Vogue, PROJECT, Good Food and WIRED.

The full list of finalists can be viewed at: www.digitalmagazineawards.com/finalists

Sponsored by Quark, the Digital Magazine Awards 2011 are judged by luminaries from the digital publishing industry including Quark's Vice President of Marketing Gavin Drake; CNN International Digital's Vice President and General Manager, Peter Bale; The New York Times' Multimedia Producer, Tanzina Vega and Thomson Reuters' (China) Chairman, David Schlesinger. 

Category winners and the overall Magazine of the Year will be announced and displayed at a showcase exhibition, at the Well Gallery, London College of Communication on 14th December. 

Bruce Hudson, Digital Magazine Awards' Chairman commented: “It is clear digital magazines now cross over traditional publishing skills with all forms of interactive media combining sensational content, ingenious design, incredible photography, film and videography, superb use of sound and with many challenging the definition of what a magazine actually is. This year's winners will give a glimpse into the future of digital media.”

Gavin Drake, Quark's Vice President of Marketing said: “As a company that is focused on providing leading tools for digital design and publishing, it's fantastic to be able to support an area that is evolving so rapidly and to see the continued innovation since last year's inaugural Digital Magazine Awards. Thank you to everyone that has taken the time to make submissions and our sincere congratulations to those fortunate enough to be selected as finalists.”

Professor Sandra Kemp, London College of Communication’s Head of College said: “As the leading global higher education institution linked to the communications industries we are proud to be associated with these innovative awards. It is fitting that the early 21st Century publishing and media innovators should be recognised at an institution that has heritage going back to the beginning of design and print education in the 19th century.”


About the Digital Magazine Awards 2011

For a full list of finalists, please go to: www.digitalmagazineawards.com

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 Videographer of the Year to award categories for outstanding advertisements.

For further information or to organise an interview with Bruce Hudson please contact Gerrie Hawes on: +44 (0)7970 422437 or email: info@digitalmagazineawards.com.

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

About the London College of Communication

London College of Communication (LCC) is a world leader for delivering industry-orientated media and design courses for the digital age. Located in the Elephant & Castle the College remains at the forefront of pioneering undergraduate, post graduate and research programmes which are geared to preparing students for successful creative careers. Lecturers and support staff with major practice backgrounds work to maintain strong professional relationships and links with industry to ensure that the College's portfolio of courses continues to keep pace with the rapidly-changing new media and design environment. 

For more information and images contact Marco Dingemans on m.dingemans@lcc.arts.ac.uk or 020 7514 6000 (ext. 4248).

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, QuarkXPress, App Studio, 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