PPA praise for quality of school magazine publishing

March 27, 2010 by  

All kinds of printing companies in and around Coatbridge, including brochure printers and magazine printers, will be aware of the PPA. The Periodical Publishers Association evolved into its present form on 29th August 1967 when other periodical publishers associations merged into one body. The PPA is now one of the UK’s largest and most effective trade associations.

PPA Scotland is the association’s Scottish arm and it recently named The Dumfries & Galloway Life as Scottish Magazine of the Year in 2009. They also presented an award for the best PPA Scottish School Magazine. The quality of school magazines being printed in Scotland is now very high and makes the judging extremely difficult. However, a judging panel comprising of some of the UK’s leading publishing industry figures ensured the task was tackled with great care.

Last year, Coatbridge High School was picked in four categories at the 2009 PPA Scottish School Magazine Awards and was one of seven schools competing for the top prize, School Magazine of the Year. The award recognises excellence in editorial, design, creative writing and commercial aspects of magazine publishing.

The Scottish School Magazine Competition is now in its fourth year, the PPA describes it as a ground-breaking initiative open to every secondary school in Scotland. The 2010 awards event will take place at Our Dynamic Earth, located in Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. Kathy Crawford, Business Manager of organisers PPA Scotland, said:

“These young, enthusiastic, industrious and creative magazine people of the future deserve recognition for all their excellent work”

These are very encouraging words for talented aspiring young publishers.