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Judging Criteria

Julian Andrews

Commercial Director, Magazine Publishers Association New Zealand

A founder of both Jones Publishing and Tangible Media, Julian has launched, relaunched or rebranded more than 30 consumer and customer titles in the last 20 years, including Urbis, TopGearNZ, Habitat and 2006's Supreme Magazine winner – Dish.

Leonie Barlow

Journalist & Editor,

Leonie Barlow is an Australian journalist who has spent the last twenty years working in magazines both in Australia and New Zealand. She has spent over 12 years editing some of New Zealand's top selling women's lifestyle magazines including Fashion Quarterly, CLEO, SHE, New Idea and The Australian Women's Weekly. After four years editing the New Zealand edition of The Australian Women's Weekly she decided to set up her own fashion and beauty website which is currently one of New Zealand's fastest growing blogs.

Andrew Burge

CEO & Founder of iSUBSCRiBE Pty Ltd

Founder and CEO of online magazine subscription business iSUBSCRiBE in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Australian-born Andrew Burge has worked extensively in media for nearly 20 years. His experience includes working at the Channel 7 TV Network in Australia and advertising agency, Young & Rubicam. Currently based in the UK, Andrew is also a Director of subscription bureau, CDS Global in Australia, and a Director and Principal of Digital Initiatives.

Jude Dobson

TV Presenter & Producer

Jude Dobson is well known to generations of kiwis having been on NZ television screens for over 25 years.

The registered nurse changed career in 1989 as co-host in the first ever strip programmed (every night at 7pm) quiz show, Sale of the Century. This was when the country had only two channels to choice from!

She went on to present many primetime lifestyle and magazine shows in the 1990s on TVNZ - Open Home, NZ Living, Town and Country, Body and Soul and Paradise Picture Show - Julie Christie's first ever show, as well as being a regular panellist on 'help shows' like Dilemmas and How's Life?

She then went on to anchor her show for 5 years - 5.30 with Jude and 5 O'clock with Jude Dobson. She has also written advice/ help columns for the NZWW and had her own column in the Aucklander for 5 years, as well as hosting Family Health Diary on TV for the past decade.

Early in the 2000's she formed her own production company, Homegrown Television, with a focus on making programming for parents. In the past decade she has produced, presented and narrated many broadcast series and docos on parenting, seen both in NZ and overseas - the latest being Series 2 of Raising Children which is a multi-platform resource. Its purpose built DVD on the first three years is currently given free of charge to every parent of a newborn baby in NZ.

Rachel Glucina

Journalist & Columnist at the New Zealand Herald

Rachel Glucina is a journalist and columnist for the New Zealand Herald. Her bi-weekly Diary column is the go-to place for stories on the country's top newsmakers, events and what's really going on behind the scenes. She is the director of a public relations company.

Paula Ryan

Founder of Fashion Quarterly & Simply You

Paula Ryan founded Fashion Quarterly publishing house in 1980 and Simply You publishing company in 1998. Both publishing companies she later sold.

Paula has developed a brand around her own name, developing a scientifically focused collection of clothing. This collection now sells in over 150 stores in Australia and New Zealand. The Paula Ryan brand is also licensed to several companies who have developed complimentary merchandise for pharmacy and fashion distribution.

Paula has also been involved in external projects like the design committee for the Commonwealth Games, International consultant to Merino NZ and style consultant to various airlines at various times. Paula is a regular speaker at seminars, and makes regular appearances on NZ television.

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