Friday, 2 July 2010

Call for entries for the 2010 BSME Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the 2010 British Society of Magazine Editors Awards. This year the Society has produced an online entry form which can be viewed at The deadline for entering is Thursday 29 July. Some changes within categories have been made for 2010: this year a new category in the Editors of the Year Section - Sport, Leisure & Health for titles focusing on sport, gardening, or health and wellbeing has been introduced; the hugely popular Art Director of the Year Award has now been split into three categories - Business, Consumer Weekly or Fortnightly, and Consumer Monthly or Less Frequent; Current Affairs magazines will join the Newspaper Category; The Special Interest category now includes hobbies; and the Lifestyle category will now be for titles focusing on food, homes & interiors, and travel.

The full 2010 Awards Category List is:
Editors of the Year
Business & Professional Magazines (non-weekly)
Business & Professional Magazines (weekly)
Entertainment & Celebrity Magazines
Customer Magazines (business readership)
Customer Magazines (consumer readership)
Lifestyle Magazines
Sport, Leisure & Health NEW
Men’s Magazines
Newspaper & Current Affairs Magazines
Special Interest & Hobbies Magazines
Women’s Magazines (monthly or less frequent)
Women’s Magazines (weekly or fortnightly)
Youth Magazines

Gogo Philip unveils debut jewellery collection

The Gogo Philip brand aesthetic is based on vintage luxe design made affordable, accessible and modern. The launch collection is a mix of fine gold rings, simple elegant bracelets and necklaces juxtaposed with their big, bold counterparts in the form of chains, earrings and bangles. Photographed by Mari Sarai the collection is modelled by Leanne Elliot and Loulou Dudman who run the door at one of London’s most prominent club nights. The Gogo Philip brand is the brainchild of Georgi (Gogo) Philip Peckinov, Milanese banker turned jewellery entrepreneur who is also responsible for the jewellery label Toy-me and part of the Essi-Pi dynasty, the family that has produced chains for Italy’s most illustrious design houses over the last forty years. Gogo, is now putting that influence to good use, taking inspiration from the infamous designs of the last four decades and producing new range available in 6 Topshops around the UK and on This is not a static collection – new designs are constantly being produced and being added to the collection which can be seen on the brand’s first website The site launches this week, soon to be a portal to buy each new design as they are released.

Lee Broom wins prestigious commission

Lee Broom, one of the UK’s fastest rising interior and product designers, has won the Studio East Product Design Commission for Westfield Stratford City. Broom will now work with Westfield to create a pendant light installation that will play an integral part in the Westfield Stratford City shopping experience, which opens in 2011. Studio East was launched as a cultural initiative to identify emerging talent, providing bursaries for a series of commissions. Broom was shortlisted by a cultural panel of high profile names including Tracey Emin, Tom Dixon and Mary Portas. Broom founded his company eight years ago and has since become one the UK’s most talented interior and product designers. He has designed over 35 bars and restaurant interiors across the UK, winning 15 awards. In 2007, Broom launched his first furniture collection ‘Neo Neon’ to critical acclaim and has launched a new collection each year since, selling to London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and the Middle East. Broom’s latest collection will launch later this year at the London Design Festival in September.

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards launches

Cosmopolitan has launched the ‘Cosmopolitan Blog Awards’. Aimed at celebrating the best of the blogging community, the awards will recognise the finest blogs in nine different categories:

Sex and relationships
Fashion and style
Gadgets and technology
News and current affairs
Celebrity and entertainment
Best new fashion blogger in association with