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Media Pioneer Awards 2013

The Media Pioneer awards celebrate innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in specialist media markets.  Shortlisted businesses for the 2013 awards are profiled here and their stories are also published by InPublishing magazine.  Shortlisted businesses from past Media Pioneer Awards in 2010, 2011, 2012 are also profiled in the Media Pioneers news section: a great source of inspiration and ideas.
Judging takes place in April, with winners announced and awards presented in the conference theatre at the Specialist Media Conference on 24 April 2013.

Watch the 2013 Media Pioneer awards video here

Shortlisted businesses are featured on the show website and InPublishing.   There is no entry fee and submitting an entry is simple.  The awards are open to any specialist publisher who has innovated in print, digital media or events and can prove positive results.  

Judges include:  

Colin Morrison, former CEO at Emap, Reed, Future, ACP, Axel Springer and now non-exec at Centaur, Travel Weekly

Andy Marshall, former MD Origin & now MD Immediate Media

Peter Houston, former Content Director Advanstar & Media Pioneer Award winner in 2011 - now Founder of Flipping Pages Media

James Evelegh, Publisher & Editor, InPublishing

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