2017 BSME Talent Awards

The British Society of Magazine Editors’ Talent Awards were announced on Tuesday, 6 June at Cargo.

2016 BSME AWARDS WINNERS + SHORTLIST (To see what the Judges' said, click here!)


WINNER: Joanna Bregosz, Chris Cox, Angus Dawson, Charlotte Gorbold, Louise Keable, Claire Kielczewska, Anna Kierstan, Hannah McEwen, Mel Powers, Paul Ryan, Mel Train & Al Warman - Which?, Which? Ltd

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Russell Deeks & Alice Lipscombe-Southwell - BBC Focus, Immediate Media

Marie Farquharson & Cheryl Freedman - Healthy & Healthy For Men, The River Group

Tom Allsop & Olivia McLearon - High Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

Tom Campbell, Vivienne Greig, Eleanor Harris, Hannah Joshua, Emma Keelan, Richard Lim, Eleanor Parsons, Chris Simms & Gareth Wilmer - New Scientist, RBI

Jon Axford, Jessica Bowden, Jo Czechowska, Stuart Dade, Patsy Dunne, Michelle Harrison, Susannah Hockham, Jackie Holtham, Muzakkir Iqbal, Mark Morris, Lucy Parley, Heather Ransome & Karen Staddon - Time Inc. UK - Women's Lifestyle Production Hub, Time Inc. UK



WINNER: Andrew Diprose, Phill Fields & Mary Lees - Wired, Condé Nast Britain

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dave Kelsall & Mike Mansfield - The Week Junior, Dennis Publishing

Olly Gibbs, Chris Lupton & James Ramsay - Empire, Bauer Media Group

Gillian McNeill & Nicki Smith - Olive, Immediate Media

Rebecca Cooper, Rory Elphick, Graham Saville, Nina Brennan, Jack Huntley, David Jackson, India Jackson, David Jenkins,   Nic Myhill, Iona Newton & Alex Whitfield - Tesco GM Publications, Cedar Communications

Sarah Tangwood, Katerina Varnavides & Kerry Wakefield - Waitrose Food, John Brown Media



WINNER: Sofia Lind, Alex Matthews-King, Caroline Price & Carolyn Wickware - Pulse News Team, Cogora

Lilian Anekwe, Annabelle Collins, Thomas Cox & Grace Lewis - C+D News Team, UBM

Nick de Semlyen - Empire Features Editor, Bauer Media Group

Eleanor Jones - Goodtoknow.co.uk Video Editor, Time Inc. UK

Sally Adee, Gilead Amit, Catherine Brahic, Daniel Cossins, Catherine De Lange, Kate Douglas, Joshua Howgego, Graham Lawton, Tiffany O'Callaghan, Richard Webb & Caroline Williams - New Scientist Features Team, RBI

Sally Adee, Jacob Aron, Andy Coghlan, Leah Crane, Niall Firth, Lisa Grossman, Jessica Hamzelou, Alice Klein, Michael Le Page, Timothy Revell, Penny Sarchet, Mico Tatalovic, Vicki Turk, Jon White, Chelsea Whyte, Clare Wilson & Sam Wong -   New Scientist News Team, RBI

James Halliwell & Megan Tatum - The Grocer Features Desk, William Reed Business Media

Jeremy White - Wired Product Editor, Condé Nast Britain



WINNER: Tom Havell - Time Out London, Time Out

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nina Brennan - Tesco Magazine, Cedar Communications

Joanna Levitas - Healthy, The River Group

Nicki Smith - Olive, Immediate Media

Julia Canavan - Radio Times, Immediate Media

Katerina Varnavides - Waitrose Food, John Brown Media



WINNER: Olly Gibbs - Empire Online, Bauer Media Group

Sarah McGinnis - Get The Gloss, Bellatricks

Robbie Mailer-Howat - Love, Condé Nast Britain

Lisa Gillard - which.co.uk, Which? Ltd



WINNER: Oliver Franklin-Wallis - Wired, Condé Nast Britain

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Alexi Duggins - Time Out London, Time Out

Stuart McGurk - GQ, Condé Nast Britain

Andy Morris - High Life (British Airways), Cedar Communications

Alexandra Jones - Stylist, Shortlist Media

Kira Agass - Woman / Woman's Own, Time Inc. UK



WINNER: Bethan Holt - telegraph.co.uk/fashion, Telegraph Media Group

Sirin Kale - Broadly UK, Vice Media

Ben Dowell - radiotimes.com, Immediate Media

Eleanor Bley Griffiths - radiotimes.com, Immediate Media

Sarah Biddlecombe - Stylist.co.uk, Shortlist Media

Ben Stockton - which.co.uk, Which? Ltd



WINNER: Nick de Semlyen - Empire: Fellowship Of The Ring: 15th Anniversary Special, Bauer Media Group

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Greg Williams - Wired: White Cargo, Condé Nast Britain

Sandra Marques, Matt McEvoy & Su-San Sit - Forever Sports: Porn Star Fitness, Haymarket

Catherine Brahic, Graham Lawton & Richard Webb - New Scientist: Metaphysics, RBI

Kate Barrett, TF Chan, Nick Compton, Sarah Douglas, Alex Milnes & Nick Vinson - Wallpaper*: Subscriber Since 1996, Time Inc. UK

Matt Clear & Natalie Hitchins - Which?: Black Friday - Deal Or No Deal?, Which? Ltd

Andrew Laughlin - Which?: Software Updates: A Step Backwards, Which? Ltd



JOINT WINNER: Olivia Mull - Dezeen: Dezeen Hot List, Dezeen

JOINT WINNER: Eleanor Jones - Goodtoknow.co.uk: #MumWins, Time Inc. UK

Grazia Team - Grazia Daily: Facebook Live, Bauer Media Group

Jonathan Bacon, Lucy Handley, Jo Roberts, Nicola Smith & Lucy Tesseras - marketingweek.com: 100 Disruptive Brands, Centaur Media

Vicky Spratt - The Debrief: Make Renting Fair, Bauer Media Group

Martin Coomer, Gail Tolley & Phoebe Trimingham - Time Out London: 40 Best Photos Of London Ever Taken, Time Out



WINNER: Joanna Moran - Empire, Bauer Media Group

James Cutmore - BBC Focus, Immediate Media

Steph Seelan - Heat, Bauer Media Group

Deborah Castle - Hello! Fashion Monthly, HELLO!

Peta Bell - Mosaic Science, The Wellcome Trust

Dalia Nassimi & Steve Peck - Wired, Condé Nast Britain



WINNER: Matt Stevens - Which?: Carbon Monoxide Alarms, Which? Ltd

Peter Apps, Sophie Barnes & Martin Hilditch - Inside Housing: L&G To Launch Largest Housebuilding Factory In Europe, Ocean Media Group

Ben Dowell - radiotimes.com: Doctor Who Showrunner Steven Moffat Quits To Be Replaced By Broadchurch Creator Chris Chibnall, Immediate Media

Tom Gormer - Stylist: Made By Politicians Issue, Shortlist Media

Matt Clear - Which?: Black Friday - Deal Or No Deal?, Which? Ltd



WINNER: Caroline Baxter - Woman, Time Inc. UK

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chloe Jackson - Look, Time Inc. UK

Lynne McKenna - Fabulous, News UK

Elgar Johnson - GQ, Condé Nast Britain

Gemma Hayward - Grazia, Bauer Media Group

Des Lewis – Marie Claire, Time Inc. UK

Sophie Warbuton - The Telegraph - Stella / Telegraph Magazine / Telegraph Food & Drink Guide, Telegraph Media Group



WINNER: Emma Justice - woman&home, Time Inc. UK

Lilian Anekwe - C+D, UBM

Ellie O'Mahoney & Gayle Schoales - Fabulous, News UK

Sarah Allard - Goodtoknow.co.uk, Time Inc. UK

Miranda McMinn - Marie Claire, Time Inc. UK

Jaimie Kaffash - Pulse, Cogora



WINNER: James Lloyd - BBC Focus, Immediate Media

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Eleanor Vousden - Powder, Time Inc. UK

Francesca Specter - Healthy & Healthy For Men, The River Group

Matthew Whitehouse - i-D, Vice Media

Layla Haidrani - Nursing Standard, RCNi

Sarah Carson - Radio Times, Immediate Media


Many thanks to the following for supporting the 2017 BSME Talent Awards:

  • Our generous Drinks Sponsors Captain Morgan and Smirnoff
  • Maitre Choux for the delicious eclairs

Thanks also to the following for our fantastic raffle prizes which raised money for The Sick Children's Trust

  • Lunch or Dinner for two at El Pastór, to value of £70
  • A Martini at Dukes Bar, followed by dinner for two in Dukes’ new signature restaurant
  • An overnight stay for two with Breakfast and Dinner at the OXBO Restaurant up to the value of £150 at the Hilton London Bankside
  • A two-night break in a signature Dream Lodge in any of their private parks