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The gong show

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Good fun at the MPA 2008 magazine awards last night. Idealog again came away with a decent haul in the business category—Designer of the Year for Adrian Clapperton, the über-talented yet selfless fellow who makes the rest of us look good; Editor of the Year for, ummm, me; and Business Magazine of the Year, for which in Idealog’s (admittedly short) life we currently hold a clean sweep.

There was no winner in the website section, but the judges did give us a Highly Commended, which is appreciated. This website is largely the work of the multi-talented and multi-sequinned Su Yin Khoo, who took home a couple of other trophies: Cover of the Year in the contract category for her work with our stablemate, Inspire magazine, and Su Yin and Adrian together won contract Designer of the Year for Inspire too.

All in all, not a bad night for the HB Media team. Next year we hope to have another reason to shout: Good magazine, which is currently arriving in subscriber mailboxes and will be officially launched on Tuesday (proper website coming any … moment … now).