BEST INDEPENDENT MAGAZINES NAMED
The 2016 Stack Awards celebrated the world’s finest indie magazines, as judged by the best in the business
The second annual Stack Awards, celebrating independent magazine publishing, saw Britain and the Netherlands carry off seven of the 11 trophies on offer, with Dutch design and crafts mag MacGuffin taking the Magazine of the Year title.
This year’s awards attracted more than double the number of entries submitted for last year’s competition, and 150 magazine makers met in London to celebrate. The judges presenting the awards commented on both the quantity and quality of the magazines they saw.
“The standard of entries this year was extremely high across all categories,” said Steven Watson, founder of Stack, a subscription service for independent publications. “It’s been another exceptionally good year for independent publishers, and I’m delighted that the expanded awards have been able to recognise the fantastic work being done by these passionate makers.”
The winners and commendations were decided by an international panel of magazine experts that included Gail Bichler, design director of the New York Times Magazine; Debbie Millman, creative director of Print magazine; and Jeremy Leslie, creative director of magCulture.