Local travel magazine "Hayo" nominated for international award

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A local indie magazine has been nominated for Launch of the Year by Stack Magazines, a London-based subscription service for independent magazines.

Hayo magazine is a travelling magazine for arts and culture lovers that shares stories, images and advice from writers, artists and other creatives. Every contributor has one key goal in mind: to represent the real people of the places they travel authentically.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this nomination,” said Joanna Riquett, Editor in Chief of Hayo in a statement.

“When we started working on this, our first issue, we knew we wanted to produce a magazine with the highest quality standards in terms of design, storytelling and photography. This is an encouragement and shows that we have started with the right idea, but we still have a way to go.”

Hayo is the only Canadian indie magazine of the 170 publications nominated across seven categories. These inaugural awards are a showcase of the world’s best independent magazine publishing.

Director of Stack Steven Waston said while people think the independent magazine industry is dying, it’s anything but.

“The independent sector is absolutely brimming with fresh ideas, outstanding design and quality editorial, and these awards are a fantastic example of what the most exciting small print publishers can do.”

The winners will be announced on November 30 in London. The magazines have been sent to the judges who will spend the next month deliberating before reaching their verdicts.

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