The Maggies judges have spoken and the covers they have deemed to be the country’s best will now fight it out for top honours in their respective categories, plus the coveted overall cover of the year award, as they go up for a public vote over the next five weeks at www.themaggies.co.nz.
In 2011, Good’s cover featuring a handmade pohutukawa wreath was crowned winner of the second edition of The Maggies. And it went on to win the supreme magazine title at this year’s magazine awards. Coincidence? We think not. So get your nominations in for this year’s edition of The Maggies, a national poll to recognise and celebrate the best New Zealand magazine covers of the past year.
The chance to bathe in the Maggies limelight of award-wining cover design is quickly passing with entries closing this Friday 5 August. And, as long as you are in possession of a snazzy cover and can operate a mouse, entering is easy, “just choose a cover, tell us why, and press go”.
The cover. Proudly sitting there on the newsstand in amongst all the other covers vying for the attention of passersby with enticing images and catchy lines. It’s the art—some might say science—of the tease. And The Maggies, which has once again opened the gates for entries for its second year, aims to celebrate the best examples of this in New Zealand.
Mother always said never to judge a book by its cover. But, as the finalist list for the The Maggies shows, the opposite applies when it comes to magazines.
A veritable smorgasbord of Kiwi magazine industry hot shots have been roped in to impose their harsh judgements for the inaugural New Zealand edition of The Maggies, the popular UK award show that’s been shipped down to the southern hemisphere to honour the year’s best magazine covers.
Ah, the magazine cover. How we love the way you capture the consumer’s attention. How we love critiquing the efforts of our competitors. And how we love the mixture of art and science often required to create a stunner. Well, undercover cover lovers rejoice, for The Maggies have been shipped in from the UK and entries for the inaugural New Zealand competition are now open.