Ocean News

SOSF Magazine wins two International Creative Media Awards

By Lauren De Vos, 12th December 2019

Readers of the Save our Seas magazine have come to expect a visual feast that dives deep into our oceans and explores the contemporary conservation issues facing sharks and rays.

Photo by Olivier Born | © Save Our Seas Foundation

Now, the design and creativity of the magazine have been recognized at the 10th International Creative Media Award (ICMA). The ICMA is focused primarily on contemporary graphic design and has been promoted to foster creative enthusiasm and encourage the exchange of ideas across the globe.

Photo by Olivier Born | © Save Our Seas Foundation

The Save Our Seas magazine won awards in two categories: bronze in “Magazine Print Edition”, and silver in “Magazines Online”. The awards are a great recognition of graphic designer Peter Scholl’s artistic touch, and the hard work and passion of the in-house editorial and writing team at the Save our Seas Foundation (SOSF).

Editor Michael Scholl with the late Dr. Samuel 'Doc' Gruber, whom we paid tribute to in Issue 10 of the SOS magazine. Photo by Olivier Born | © Save Our Seas Foundation

The magazine has now published ten issues since being launched by former CEO Michael Scholl as a bi-annual publication. Michael’s determination has seen the magazine bridge the gap between the innovative shark research being done by SOSF project leaders, and the wider reach of their conservation messages to a public audience, in a creative and stylish publication. He led an in-house team of designers, writers and editors that has produced in-depth conservation journalism and science reporting. The stories are all supported by the strong visuals and aesthetics that Michael was keen to have as the focus of the magazine: infographics, illustrations, and extraordinary submissions from renowned photographers have helped SOSF project leaders tell their stories in ways that are exciting and interesting.

Photo by Olivier Born | © Save Our Seas Foundation

For the team at Save our Seas Foundation, it’s wonderful to have the creative communication of shark and ray science and conservation recognised in the same field as many other fantastic visual media!