Girlfriend (magazine)

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Girlfriend Magazine
Girlfriend (magazine) cover.jpg
Editor Sarah Tarca
Categories Teen magazine
Frequency Monthly
Total circulation
(2012)
80,014[1]
Company Pacific Magazines
Country  Australia
Language English
Website girlfriend.com.au
ISSN 1033-7288

Girlfriend magazine is an Australian teen girls magazine established in December 1988 by Futura Publications.[2][3] It targets readers aged 12–17 years old with a mix of entertainment, fashion, beauty, advice and lifestyle articles.

Girlfriend gained media attention in 2005[citation needed] when it was the first magazine to allow readers complete control of the magazine's content via the website in an initiative called "U Make The Mag". In 2006 Girlfriend celebrated its 18th birthday and won the Magazine Publisher's Awards for both Best Website and Editorial Initiative.[citation needed] Also in 2006 the magazine began to alert readers to its use of Photoshop throughout the magazine, as part of the "Self Respect" campaign.[citation needed] In 2007 Girlfriend became one of the first magazines to be completely printed on recycled paper.[citation needed]

Girlfriend has been part of the Pacific Magazines stable since 1993;[3] a New Zealand edition is published from Auckland each month under Pacific Magazines New Zealand.

Campaigns and initiatives[edit]

"U Make The Mag" allows the magazine's readers to vote for aspects of an edition of the magazine, such as its cover girl, colour and features, and happens once a year.

Girlfriend initiated a "Girlfriend Bans Bullying" campaign to prevent bullying in 2005. In each issue of the magazine, Girlfriend featured ways to deal with bullying, and stories of people that had had to deal with bullying in their lives. Girlfriend also teamed up with Supré to release a range of "Girlfriend Bans Bullying" singlets and dogtag necklaces, with slogans such as 'Peace Lover' and 'Lover, not a fighter'. All proceeds raised went to charity.

The Self Respect Campaign encourages readers to be themselves, not put themselves down, be happy with who they are, and generally lead a good and happy life. The magazine features 'Real Girls' in the magazine each month, who have had to deal with issues in their lives, and are intended to be an inspiration. There are quotes, recipes, reader profiles, exercise tips, and dogma on how to live a happy, successful life in the "Girlfriend Guru" section of the magazine, which is part of the self-respect campaign.

The magazine has started a "Girlfriend Goes Green" campaign, to inform readers of the effects of global warming and how they can help to slow it. The Girlfriend website also features an "Enviro-Room" which contains ideas on how to save water, electricity and resources.

Girlfriend Model Search[edit]

The 22nd annual Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search for 2012 arrives in Sydney on June 23, 2012, searching for the freshest modelling talent

The Girlfriend Model Search a modelling competition.[4] Now known as the Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search, it is an offshoot of Girlfriend and is currently sponsored by Rimmel London.[5] In past years, the model search has been sponsored by Schwarzkopf,[6] with selected 2007 national finalists even being appointed as the faces of "Schwarzkopf LIVE Colour" semi-permanent hair colorant products.[7]

Starting in 1992[citation needed], it has grown to be a national model search that has discoverrd some of the biggest names in Australian modelling today. Past winners such as Alyssa Sutherland, Catherine McNeil, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Sarah Stephens, Pania Rose and Ruby Rose Langenheim have become successes in the modelling industry.[5]


Finalists

Year Winner National Finalists
2014 Lilli Watt Avril Campbell, Meg Thurston, Rhiannon Proper, Emily McDonald, Leah Bell
2013 Olivia Ludington Leilani Mendez, Elizabeth Greenwood, Caitlin Brown, Caitlin Clarke, Clare Stunzner, Mikayla Schnabel, Selina Polyak, Hollyarabella Thomas, Rose Freemantle, Brook Crompton, Rebecca Bomgaars
2012 Grace Simmons Elizabeth Love, Sharnee Gates, Georgana Coles, Jade Burton, Jessica Picton-Warlow, Molly Grace Nylander, Stephanie Field
2011 Chloe Glassie Yasmeena Osman, Zara Dobbie-Smitham, Isabella Vick, Rebecca Dupain, Claudia Reed, Dominique Roussetos, Monique Jensen
2010 Jemma Baines Tiffany Adcock, Bridgit Hollitt, Maddison Brown, Jacqui McGrath, Loren Harrison-Gorton
2009 Karri Pledger Abbey O'Connell, Madison Borbely, Jessica Ridolfi, Kailyn Allen, Rebecca Downes
2008 Kate Budrodeen Alex Klages, Karla Reid, Josie Vann, Karina White, Gemma Weaver
2007 Aimee & Morgan Hurst Lutèce Gourluck, Lucy Fry, Meg Lindsay, Emma Power, Catriona Gray
2006 Sarah Stephens Anastazia Bobis
2005 Tia Woods
2004 Abbey Lee Kershaw Pania Rose, Samantha Harris, Allegra Carpenter, Amelia Jennings
2003 Catherine McNeil Ruby Rose Langenheim, Tully Smyth, Amber Vucko
2002 Elizah McNeltty
2001 Mahlie Peet Kerryn Amyes
2000 Madelin Kieta Van Ewyk
1999 Millie Chandler, Kate Mcginnity Kali Dempster, Jemma Mayo, Belinda Slater
1998 Tione Hawkins Joanna Hughes, Jessica Gomes
1997 Alyssa Sutherland Adrienne Nicholls (Victoria), Tammy Knox (W.A), Korrin Reardon (N.S.W), Melissa Bain (S.A)
1996 Jodie Hunter Rebecca Seidel
1995 Emma Scanlan
1994 Tenille Petrelli
1993 Wanita Wright Olivia Treharne, Kate Millis, Jane Bourne, Samantha Froggatt
1992 Tina Cianci Rhye Costello, Brydie Cavanagh, Kylie Geihlick, Chantelle Leahy
1991 Amanda Gleeson

Girlfriend Fiction[edit]

Girlfriend Fiction is a collaboration with Allen & Unwin. There are 19 novels in the series [8] with another to be released in October 2010.[9] The novels are written by a variety of authors,[10] who write from a teenage girl's point of view.

Novels[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ABC Circulation Results AdNews
  2. ^ Marcus, Caroline (September 21, 2008). "Growing up: why it can really get you down". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Girlfriend". Catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  4. ^ "2013 Girlfriend Rimmel Model Search". Girlfriend Magazine. 2013-03-04. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  5. ^ a b "2010 Girlfriend Rimmel Model search". Girlfriend Magazine. 2010-04-27. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  6. ^ . Another Model Resource. 2007 http://www.anothermodelresource.com/73/girlfriend-magazine-model-search/. Retrieved 2013-09-17.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Girlfriend Model Search: The Plait Thickens". Frockwriter. 2008-07-08. Retrieved 2013-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Girlfriend Fiction". Allen & Unwin. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  9. ^ "About the series". Allen & Unwin. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 
  10. ^ "Authors in real life". Allen & Unwin. Retrieved 2010-07-19.