Yorkshire Living is the region’s best lifestyle magazine, according to judges of a prestigious awards scheme.

The magazine, produced by The Press in York and staff from its sister titles The Northern Echo in Darlington and the Telegraph and Argus in Bradford, was named best Specialist Publication in Yorkshire and the Humber at the O2 Media Awards.

As well as being described as the best lifestyle magazine in the region, judges said Yorkshire Living was “chic, upmarket and beautifully designed with strong editorial content.”

Publisher Jenny Thompson said she was thrilled at the accolade.

“Living has a clear brand position as the society magazine for Yorkshire and The North East; delivering creative designs with first-class editorial. We know exactly what our readers want to read about and work closely with our commercial customers. For this hard work to be recognised by the industry is truly fantastic.”

Editor Francine Clee paid tribute to the talented team who had made the award possible. “They really deserve the recognition,” she said. “It is a great reward for all their hard work.”

This year’s awards were held at The Royal Armouries in Leeds and attracted an audience of 150 media professionals across print, digital and broadcast organisations. BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin hosted the event.

With almost 300 individual entries the O2 Awards are the biggest regional press awards in the country.