Students from University of Central Lancashire magazine Munchkin will see the title professionally printed and distributed after winning the top award at the Magazine Academy competition, organised by the Periodicals Training Council.

Munchkin, a monthly title for young children about fun food and creative cooking, won the New Student Magazine category.

Other winners included City University, London, which took home the New Magazine Concept category for the idea for Ground, and Cardiff University which won New Digital Product Concept for the Re: new website.

Angharad Jones, editor of Re:new magazine and graduate from Cardiff, was awarded the editorship of the Magazine Academy's print magazine, its accompany e-zine and it's website for six months.

Gill Hudson, editor in chief of Reader’s Digest and chair of the PTC Editorial Training Consultants Committee, said: "The Magazine Academy event is unique in underscoring our principal aim in helping talented new journalists onto the industry ladder, and if there's ever a time that's been necessary, I think it's now."

Roger Cummings of IPC Media was named Felix Dennis New Publisher of the Year at the awards and received a £5,000 prize personally donated by the Dennis Publishing founder.

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