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Stack Awards: Shortlist announced!

Posted by Grace Wang on Monday, October 17 2016

Drum roll please... we're excited to reveal the shortlists for the Stack Awards 2016

After a week of intense magazine reading and (literal) paper pushing, we’ve now carefully pored over more than 350 entries for this year’s Stack Awards and narrowed them down into the shortlists for our 11 categories.

We’re thrilled to have received over twice as many submissions as we did for last year’s inaugural awards, and would like to say huge thank you to everyone who entered.

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The magazines are now on their way to an international panel of expert judges, which includes Gail Bichler, Design Director of the New York Times Magazine, Christoph Amend, Editor-in-Chief of ZEITmagazin and Debbie Millman, previous president of AIGA.

They will live with the magazines for a full month before deliberating during a day of judging at the Ace Hotel in London on 17 November, with the winners announced at our awards ceremony at The Book Club on 29 November.

The one problem with receiving so many more magazines this time around is that the decisions became even harder, and there were lots of really great titles that didn’t make it onto the lists below. But the good news is that this year the magazines we’re sending on to our judges are even stronger than before – choosing the winners from this lot is going to be tough!

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Bad Day – TORONTO
Benji Knewman – RIGA
Delayed Gratification – LONDON
Disegno – LONDON
The Gentlewoman – LONDON
Girls Like Us – BRUSSELS
The Happy Reader – LONDON
Ladybeard – LONDON
MacGuffin – AMSTERDAM
Magazine B – SEOUL
Ordinary – AMSTERDAM
Perdiz – BARCELONA
Sabat – LONDON
The Outpost – BEIRUT
Weapons of Reason – LONDON

LAUNCH OF THE YEAR
212 – ISTANBUL
Accent – LONDON
Food& – BERLIN
Ladybeard – LONDON
The Lazlo Reader – CAGLIARI
Little Atoms – LONDON
Nang – SEOUL
Ordinary – AMSTERDAM
Peeps – TORONTO
Racquet – NEW YORK
Real Review – LONDON
Rough Trade Magazine – LONDON
Sofa – BERLIN
Télévision – PARIS
Yuca – BOGOTA

EDITOR OF THE YEAR
A New Type of Imprint – OSLO
Benji Knewman – RIGA
Courier – LONDON
Delayed Gratification – LONDON
Dirty Furniture – LONDON
Elsie Magazine – CHESHIRE
Eye Magazine – LONDON
Flaneur Magazine – BERLIN
The Great Discontent – NEW YORK
The Happy Reader – LONDON
Magazine B – SEOUL
Positive News – LONDON
Slightly Foxed – LONDON
Soho Revue – LONDON
Womankind – NEW SOUTH WALES

ART DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
A5 Magazine – TEL AVIV
Accent – LONDON
Acid – PARIS
Amuseum – LONDON
Backstage Talks – BRATISLAVA
Elephant – LONDON
Eye Magazine – LONDON
Lost – SHANGHAI
Nichons-nous dans l’Internet – PARIS
NOUS – MANCHESTER
The Outpost – BEIRUT
The Recorder – MASSACHUSETTES
The Ride Journal – LONDON
Shukyu Magazine – TOKYO
Voortuin – HAARLEM

COVER OF THE YEAR
Adbusters Magazine – VANCOUVER
Ambrosia – NEW YORK
Amuseum – LONDON
Boat Magazine – LOS ANGELES
Gentle Rain – HAMBURG
The Gentlewoman – LONDON
The Gourmand – LONDON
Krass Journal – ADELAIDE
Ladybeard – LONDON
Lyra – LONDON
MC1R Magazine – HAMBURG
Parterre de Rois – MILAN
The Pitchfork Review – CHICAGO
Printed Pages – LONDON
ShellsuitZombie – LONDON
So It Goes – LONDON
Unstate – Valencia
Water Journal – LONDON
Weapons of Reason – LONDON
White Fungus – TAIPEI

BEST USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY
212 – ISTANBUL
Accent – LONDON
Brownie – SHANGHAI
Concorde – HYDERABAD
Drift – NEW YORK
The Exposed – COPENHAGEN
Feelings – PARIS
Four & Sons – VICTORIA
Gather Journal – NEW YORK
The Gentlewoman – LONDON
Good Sport – MELBOURNE
OE Magazine – BERLIN
Ordinary – AMSTERDAM
Pollen – NEW YORK
The Smart View – HAMBURG
Victory Journal – NEW YORK

BEST USE OF ILLUSTRATION
Amuseum – LONDON
Counterpoint – Edinburgh
Das Mag – AMSTERDAM
Fiera Magazine – LONDON
Illustoria – OAKLAND
Ladybeard – LONDON
Lodestars Anthology – LONDON
Mundial – LONDON
New Philosopher – NEW SOUTH WALES
Odiseo – BARCELONA
Off Life – LONDON
Okido Magazine – LONDON
The Ride Journal – LONDON
Root + Bone – LONDON
Weapons of Reason – LONDON

BEST ORIGINAL FICTION
American Chordata – NEW YORK
The Canary Press – VICTORIA
Das Mag – AMSTERDAM
Firewords Quarterly – GLASGOW
The Lifted Brow – MELBOURNE
Little Brother – TORONTO
Popshot Magazine – LONDON
Somesuch Stories – LONDON
Structo 15 – LEIDEN
The White Review – LONDON
The Wrong Quarterly – LONDON

BEST ORIGINAL NON-FICTION
American Chordata – NEW YORK
Delayed Gratification – LONDON
Dirty Furniture – LONDON
Drift – NEW YORK
Even – NEW YORK
The Lifted Brow – Melbourne
Mirror Mirror – AMSTERDAM
Mundial – LONDON
The Outpost – BEIRUT
Oxford American – ARKANSAS
Peeps Magazine – TORONTO
Perdiz – Barcelona
Somesuch Stories – LONDON
The White Review – LONDON
Weapons of Reason – LONDON

STUDENT MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
41-43 – HAMBURG
A+ – LONDON
Brasilia – HANNOVER
Bumf – BOURNEMOUTH
Featured – BOURNEMOUTH
Hearing Aid – ST ANDREWS
King’s Review – CAMBRIDGE
Metazine – NOTTINGHAM
Nicht Jetzt! – Hamburg
Niijournal – LONDON
Notes Magazine – CAMBRIDGE
Overground – TURIN
Overview – LONDON
Pacific Rim – VANCOUVER
Pixel Page – BOURNEMOUTH

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