It’s been one hell of a year for CALM winning awards.
One year on from us launching #BiggerIssues in partnership with Lynx, we have now racked up 66 awards for that campaign. By anyone’s standards, that’s phenomenal and we’re hugely proud of what it has achieved and delighted that it has been given such widespread recognition.
But, last week we won an award that perfectly completes this incredible year in CALM’s history, when the CALMzine won Best Publication at the Mind Media Awards.
To use a well-worn cliché, the Mind Media Awards are the Oscars for our industry and to be recognised as the pinnacle in its field by peers is a huge achievement. The mag is a perfect example of CALM’s philosophy of being “by men and for men” and we owe a debt of gratitude to the many contributors who have made it so great – writers, poets, illustrators, artists and a number of interviewees who have shared their stories, inspired and entertained. And of course massive thanks to Topman who have provided such great support for the CALMzine over the years.
The judges’ comment sums it better than we can:
“CALMzine is a potentially life changing magazine. Men might pick it up in Top Man and do something about their own mental health”
The CALM clan there on the night were ecstatic and it was great to have Silvina, for many years the design inspiration behind the mag, there to collect the award along with CALM ambassador and previous editor, Jack Rooke. Jack certainly made an impression with the celebrity audience with his lovely words of acceptance.
Rest assured, we’ll keep making the CALMzine relevant, funny and full of great content to keep men entertained and supported.
Speaking of which, the next issue is going to be a special edition, created on site at London’s Southbank Centre during the Being a Man Festival, at which CALM is a key partner. It will be hitting Topman and all our other amazing outlets on 19 December, just in time for Christmas.
Thanks to Topman, Jojo Furnival, Silvina, Rachel Clare, Jack Rooke.
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