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Digital Magazine Awards 2012 open for entry

London, UK - 7/19/2012 - The Digital Magazine Awards, the most coveted awards in the international magazine industry, have opened for entry. The awards celebrate the best magazines, individuals and advertisers from the digital publishing industry and recognise the breathtaking achievement and innovation developed within the sector over the past year.


Award categories cover all areas of digital magazine publishing and include the prestigious Magazine of the Year award, won last year by Condé Nast’s WIRED (UK). The Digital Magazine Awards 2011 received entries from 31 countries, reflecting the unique reach and diversity of the digital publishing industry.

This year the Digital Magazine Awards have added four new categories: Entertainment Magazine of the Year; Customer Magazine of the Year; Science & Nature Magazine of the Year and for the first time a category open to a public vote, the Digital Magazine Cover of the Year. For a list of all categories, please visit http://digitalmagazineawards.com/ 

Digital Magazine Awards 2012 will be judged by a panel of industry experts including:
  • CNN International Digital, Vice President and General Manager, Peter Bale
  • Ogilvy Group, Director Innovative Solutions, Nicole Yershon
  • The Times, Digital Development Director, Hector Arthur
  • Menzies Digital Marketing, Managing Director, Sarah Clegg
  • Quark Inc., Director of Mobile, Paul Danter
  • Deloitte MCS, Director Media and Technology Strategy, Howard Davies
  • Getty Images, Vice President, Christian Toksvig
  • AOL and Huffington Post Tech UK, Managing Editor, Grattan McCoach
The Digital Magazine Awards are delighted to announce Quark Inc. as the competition’s Platinum Sponsor for the third consecutive year and to announce that Menzies Digital Marketing will join them as co-Platinum Sponsors.

Bruce Hudson, Chairman, Digital Magazine Awards 2012 comments: “I am delighted by the international recognition our awards receive and how the winners are inspiring the fast-paced creativity and innovation in our burgeoning sector. I look forward to seeing how this year’s entries have pushed the possibilities of the digital magazine experience.”

Gavin Drake, Vice President of Marketing at Quark, comments: "We are proud to be sponsoring the Digital Magazine Awards for the third year in a row and to see how the competition has grown every year to become one of the most influential international accolades in digital publishing. We are excited to see what the publishing industry will present for the 2012 contest: the past year has seen new digital publishing solutions enter the market such as App Studio and PressRun, that have made it easier than ever for publishers to create digital magazines. It promises to be an enthralling round of entries for the judges with new digital magazines pushing to compete with the established players."

Sarah Clegg, Managing Director of Menzies Digital Marketing, said: "We're delighted to be supporting an event which recognises the grassroots of digital development, and rewards those who are pushing the boundaries of technology and publishing because that's something we really identify with.
"Creating a digital publication that truly engages an audience and demonstrates strong return on investment is not easy, but it is entirely possible. At MDM we are always keen to encourage individuals, agencies and publishing houses alike to make the most out of the sophisticated software that exists and we really hope that this year's DMAs attract a cross-section of entrants who all share our love of creativity."

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About the Digital Magazine Awards 2012
Digital Magazine Awards 2012 will close for entry on October 5th with all winners announced at an interactive showcase event at the University of Arts, London, on December 6th.

To find out more about the awards please go to: www.digitalmagazineawards.com or to organise an interview with Bruce Hudson call Gerrie Hawes on 07940 263 673 or email contact@digitalmagazineawards.com

About Quark 
Founded in Denver in 1981, Quark’s vision was to create software that would lay the foundation for modern publishing. For 30 years, Quark has delivered on that promise. Quark’s dynamic publishing solutions are setting new standards in automated cross-media publishing by combining the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customised, intelligent communications across print, the Web, and digital media.

Quark, 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. PressRun is a trademark of Mobile IQ Ltd. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

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

About Menzies Digital Marketing 
At Menzies Digital Marketing (www.menziesdigitalmarketing.com) we recognize that customers need an engaging digital publication that can maintain and extend audience reach, and demonstrate strong return on investment.
We combine our expertise, creative flair and sophisticated software to develop interactive customised communications which are truly multi-platform. We pride ourselves in our collaborative and cost-effective approach and we have an exemplary track record in helping our clients to achieve their goals. To speak to the team call 0208 742 4343. For more information call Lucy Harvey or Mike Keeler at Garnett Keeler on 0208 647 4467.