Computerworld's very own Lauren Thomsen-Moore was recognised as "best newcomer to journalism" at the annual ABP Bell Awards for Excellence.
In addition to Computerworld's outstanding win in the newcomer category, its sister publications in the IDG Communications stable won the two main awards; six of the eight awards for editorial excellence; two of the three electronic publishing awards as well as magazine launch of the year.
The Australian Business Publishers Association (ABP) Bell Awards recognise excellence in business and specialist publishing. Now in its fifth year, the awards attracted more than 250 entries from print and online publications.
CIO magazine received the top award as "Business Magazine of the Year" as well as winning "best editorial issues campaign of the year", "best case studies of the year", "best analytical writing of the year" and "business publishing printing project of the year". This is the second consecutive year that CIO has won more awards than any other Australian publication.
PC World, also an IDG publication, received the other major award for "best specialist magazine of the year" and the magazine's Web site was named "electronic editorial product of the year".
The Industry Standard Australia was recognised as "magazine launch of the year" and Australian Reseller News won "best product information series of the year" for the second year in a row.
IDG Communications managing director Don Kennedy said the company won 12 of the 28 categories in which awards were given and had a total of 59 finalists.