|The Qantas Media Awards are an annual New Zealand media awards recognising excellence in the news print media. The first awards, held in 1974 awarded news photography and have expanded to include many disciplines of journalism.
ACP enjoyed success at the most recent awards with Metro editor Simon Wilson named Magazine Senior Feature Writer of the Year. North & South Metro editor-at-large Donna Chisholm and North & South senior writer Mike White also being finalists for this award.
Metro art director Charlie McKay picked up the award for best magazine designer while North & South contributor Anna Crichton won the award for Best Artwork.
North & South picked up four magazine feature writing awards. Editor-at-large Donna Chisholm won the Crime & Justice category for her cover story "Seeking Justice for Jason"; she also won the Science & Environment category for her story on New Zealand's IVF programme, "NZ's First Test Tube Baby turns 25".
North & South senior writer Mike White won the Profile category for magazine feature writing for "Brave Cop, Classroom Hero" - an insightful cover story about cop turned miracle-working school counsellor Nigel Hendrikse.
North & South contributing writer Amanda Cropp won the Human Relations category for magazine feature writing for her feature story on refugee resettlement in New Zealand, "No Refuge".
CEO Paul Dykzeul said ACP Magazines' success at the 2010 Qantas Awards reflected the winning titles' commitment to quality journalism and design. "The Qantas Media Awards are New Zealand's premium journalism awards and we are delighted with the wins we achieved," said Dykzeul.
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