Now in its 41st year, the PPA Awards is back in 2021 to further its mission to recognize, celebrate and elevate the achievements and progress made across the UK publishing & media industry. The PPA Awards recognize and celebrate individuals and companies within the UK professional publishing sector who have demonstrated excellence in the past 12 months.
As people move into an important recovery phase, it’s more important than ever to celebrate the resilience, ingenuity, and perseverance that form the fabric of the industry. Thus, three new categories have been introduced to this year’s PPA Awards:
- PPA Best Response to COVID-19 Award
- PPA Children’s Magazine of the Year
- PPA Subscriptions Strategy of the Year
These will join the list of 23 categories, which include Editor of the Year, Media Brand of the Year, Podcast of the Year, and Front Cover of the Year (which will be open to a public vote).
The event is powered by PPA, which stands for the UK’s Professional Publishers. It represents, champions, and supports around 250 companies, ranging from consumer magazine publishers to business-to-business data and information providers, customer magazine publishers, and smaller independents.
“This is the big one. We’ve actually won quite a lot of awards but these are the ones we boast about to our readers and to the market.”
Pete Muir, Editor Cyclist, Dennis Publishing
“Instead of four different awards shows we will now have one truly Grand Prix event that celebrates the very best of the best across all of our constituencies. To win one of these new PPA Awards really will be the ultimate accolade for anyone working anywhere within professional publishing.” Barry McIlheney, PPA CEO
*Given the ever-changing status of the Coronavirus pandemic, the schedules of several events are changing. To see their latest updates, please visit each event’s respective website.