Amateur Photographer has won Consumer Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Pixel Trade Awards.

Pictured, from left: Simon Skinner, title manager at ‘Pixel’ magazine; AP publishing director Alex Robb; AP marketing manager Samantha Blakey; AP advertisement manager Felix Barlow; Nikon UK group marketing manager Jeremy Gilbert; and awards host, comedian Hal Cruttenden

Amateur Photographer (AP) was declared top magazine after Pixel, a photographic trade magazine, spoke to 30 leading figures in the UK photo industry.

Simon Skinner, title manager at Pixel magazine, said: ‘I think it’s a testament to AP’s respect in the market that it has won the award more than any other title in the sector over the 11 years that the awards have been running.

‘It’s such a competitive marketplace, with significant challenges facing the traditional magazine model and so many opportunities for photo enthusiasts to consume information via blogs and other digital platforms.’

He added: ‘AP, and the excellent team within, manage to produce an issue every week… to ensure that it is relevant, interesting and informative every time. That’s hard to beat.’

awards.webAP Editor Nigel Atherton said: ‘On behalf of the entire AP team I’d like to express how delighted we are to win this award, and how honoured we are to be held in such high esteem by the photographic industry.

‘The team works very hard to produce an engaging and relevant consumer photography magazine week after week and it’s great that this achievement, which is unique in the world, has been recognised in this way once again.

‘Thanks to Pixel, and to everyone who voted for us.’

The award, sponsored by Nikon, was presented at a ceremony held at The Grange City Hotel in central London on Friday night.



  • entoman

    Well done AP.

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  • Scott Carey

    Something’s been clearly going on at the AP office for the last decade or so: the magazine’s definitely had a lot to gain from editors as prestigious and competent as Gary Coward-Williams, Damien Demolder (not to mention too many a reliable reviewer) and has been gathering momentum ever since.

    This, IMO, is just the consequence of that AP’s defacto outstanding work ever since. Congratulations!