The Agenda Group’s Seamus Bradley is a finalist in Australia’s top awards for digital and print publishers.

RoyalAuto, which Seamus edits for the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria, is a finalist in seven Australian national 2017 Publish Awards for excellence in publishing, the most for any single title.

RoyalAuto, which appears in digital and print, is a finalist for:

Finalist for Special Edition of the Year and Magazine Cover of the Year

  • Best Use of Short-Form Video
  • Magazine Cover of the Year
  • Designer of the Year
  • Editor of the Year
  • Single Article of the Year
  • Special Edition of the Year, and
  • Journalist of the Year (Large Publisher).

RoyalAuto is up against all the established media players (News Corporation, Fairfax, Pacific Magazines, Qantas) as well as new media companies such as Junkee, Buzzfeed and other dedicated digital publishers.

Pacific Magazines, which produces 15 magazine titles, has 13 finalists for magazines such as Marie Claire, InStyle and Better Homes and Gardens. The News Corporation-backed, Sydney-based Medium Rare Content Agency – which produces content for some of Australia’s biggest corporations – was nominated in nine categories.

Buzzfeed and Broadsheet each have six nominations, while Allure Media – which produces Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Business Insider and MyDomaine – achieved five nominations.

Seamus, who is a former Associate Editor of The Sunday Age, News Editor at The Age, Guardian Australia contributor and Herald Sun journalist said: “It is an exciting privilege to be competing with some of the biggest players in digital and print media in Australia and a testament to the quality of work that can be produced by a small dedicated team of professionals.”

The RoyalAuto team won the Melbourne Press Club TAC Quill Award for excellence in journalism on the issue of road safety in March this year. RoyalAuto’s Quill win marked the first time one of Australia’s auto club magazines had taken out a major journalism prize.

Seamus and the RoyalAuto team have also been nominated for several Walkley Awards, Australia’s top journalism awards. The team is competing with ABC, News Corporation, the commercial TV networks, digital news outlets and Fairfax Media titles.

The award-winning multi-media project is below, and can also be found at: