A deserving winner of the Best Magazine 2016, AQILA stands out on many levels. Winner of the Best Overall Editorial content plus highly commended for Best Design and Layout with clever use of imagery and fantastic art direction. The team at Headington also won in the Best Community category for their efforts in raising and donating the £300 sales of their magazine to the Womenkind Charity. Many congratulations to this talented team.
Queenswood School, The Artery
The theme of the Artery is food. The school organised a number of foody events to raise money to fund the magazine. It has a lovely personal feel with a tempting image of a huge and scrummy cupcake on the cover. This is an exploration on food. A sensitively written piece on the Japanese Tea Ceremony lifts this little A5 publication to a different level. Coco Shi the writer, has won a 1-1 Master Class with Simon Heffer, Senior Journalist at the Telegraph.
Saint Olave’s Grammar School – ARTicle
The judges were impressed with the originality. The focus is ART in its many forms and genres and this culminates in a special interest magazine. Some controversial and unusual imagery may or not entice the reader. However, the quality of the content and the research that has gone into the articles is of a very high standard. Sophie Johnston’s image ‘Maps’, winner of Best Illustration makes an unusual and interesting statement. Tom Willis who led the team has won Most Outstanding Pupil.
Thomas Bennett Community College, Booggle
The Booggle is essentially a newsy compilation of school activities. It is full of fun whilst being informative. The key winning element is a focus and attention to the subject of the environment with three articles including ‘Eco Warrior’ which discusses waste management.
Saint Olave's Grammar School
Thomas Bennett Community College