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“Independent print is booming” Stack Magazine Awards

“Independent print is booming” Stack Magazine Awards

There are so many inventive and ambitious magazines being made around the world that it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with them all. 

Steve Watson, Stack Magazines

The Stack Awards celebrated its third year in front of an international audience of independent magazine makers at The Queen of Hoxton in London on Monday 20 November 2017.  

11 categories were judged by a panel of 22 experts that included Gail Bichler, design director of The New York Times Magazine; Will Hudson, founder of It’s Nice That; and Debbie Millman, president of the AIG.

Founder of Stack Magazines Steve Watson said:

The Stack Awards offers a snapshot of the excitement and innovation that has been filling newsstands for the last 12 months, and I hope our lists of winners and commended titles can help more people to discover and enjoy brilliant independent magazines.

All photos by Robert Parfitt 

Park Communications stand

Park Communications stand at the 2017 Stack Awards

Sponsored by Park Communications, and watched by over 200 people, mostly magazine editors, designers and publishers - the awards revealed the winners in each category:

Magazine of the Year

Buffalo Zine at the Stack Magazine Awards
Buffalo Zine London, UK
Commended: Good Trouble New York, USA, Migrant Journal London, UK


Launch of the Year and Stack Subscribers’ Choice

Anxy at the Stack Magazine Awards
Launch of the Year: Anxy Berkeley, USA
Commended: Migrant Journal London, UK, The Move London, UK

Stack Subscribers’ Choice: Anxy Berkeley, USA
Commended: Racquet New York, USA


Editor of the Year and Art Director of the Year

MacGuffin at the Stack Magazine Awards
Editor of the Year: MacGuffin Amsterdam, NL
Commended: the Happy Reader London, UK, Howler Tampa, USA

Art Director of the Year: MacGuffin Amsterdam, NL
Commended: Hello Mr New York, USA, Sabat London, UK


Cover of the Year

Eye Magazine at the Stack Magazine Awards
Eye London, UK
Commended: Good Trouble New York, USA, Pan and the Dream New York, USA


Best Original Non-Fiction

Rouleur at the Stack Magazine Awards
Rouleur London, UK
Commended: Even New York, USA, Scenario Copenhagen, Denmark


Student Magazine of the Year

Crumble at the Stack Magazine Awards
Crumble Edinburgh, UK
Commended: Brasilia Hanover, Germany, The Tangerine Belfast, UK

Best Original Fiction

Harvard Design Magazine Cambridge, USA
Commended: 212 Istanbul, Turkey, Zoetrope San Francisco, USA

Best Use of Photography

Four & Sons Victoria, Aus
Commended: Petrie London, UK, Victory New York, USA

Best Use of Illustration

Weapons of Reason London, UK
Commended: Beneficial Shock Wiltshire, UK, Oogst Antwerp, Belgium


Our congratulations to all the successful finalists!