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Wilderness wins again

Wilderness's editor Alistair Hall and freelance journalist Kathy Ombler were recognised at the recent Magazine awards.

Wilderness was once again recognised at the Magazine Publishers’ Association awards in early September.

Alistair Hall was named Best Editor and Kathy Ombler was named Best Journalist in the Consumer Special Interest category.

The magazine was awarded a ‘Highly commended’ in the best magazine award.

Art director Pelin Hall was runner-up in the Best Designer category and deputy editor Matthew Cattin was runner-up in the Best Journalist category.

Ombler is a freelance journalist who writes regularly for Wilderness. She was recognised for her stories Closing the ZIP on possums, Weathering the Change and The Contender.

“I’m delighted Wilderness and its staff have once again been recognised with these awards,” said Hall. “I’m so proud our team has been able to produce a magazine and website that is seen by our peers and our industry as a winner.

“Our goal at Wilderness is to inspire people into the outdoors. We want people to see our beautiful country and wish themselves onto the tracks, hills and mountains Wilderness shows them.

“But equally, it’s our readers who inspire us. They share with us their stories, photos and passion for the outdoors and that pushes us to do our best in creating this amazing magazine each month.”

This is the second year in a row Wilderness has had success at the magazine awards. Last year, it won Best Magazine, Best Editor and Best Journalist in the special interest category.