Crystal Palace Football Club are delighted to announce that our matchday programme has been named Championship Programme of the Season awarded by the national memorabilia magazine, Programme Monthly & Football Collectable.
Announcing the results of the annual contest, which includes a fans panel awarding marks for every club, co-editor Kevin Whitcher said:
“The variety and depth of content gives Palace’s programme the nod over its rivals. It features a healthy eight pages of historical content and there are a similar number of pages on the day’s opposition, which is both informative and stimulating. Add three columns in addition to those of the manager, captain and chairman and this issue should have no-one feeling short changed.
“The design is full of little touches that make this issue stand out, such as the kick-off time represented by a clock on the front of the publication. It also includes simple but very effective graphic touches throughout. Perhaps the fact that there are two designers on the publication’s staff roster is relevant here.
“This is a worthy winner of the award”.
Programme Editor Mike Sinnerton paid tribute to the efforts of everyone involved in making this publication number one. “It is very pleasing to see the club recognised for this award and I would like to thank our team of contributors both from an editorial and design perspective that play such an important part in ensuring each edition reaches such high standards.”
The results announced by Programme Monthly for the 2012-13 season are:
Winner – Crystal Palace; Runners-up – Leicester City and Brighton & Hove Albion
Best Design – Burnley; Runner-up – Hull City
Best Feature – Brighton & Hove Albion (You Couldn’t Make it Up); Runner-up Leeds United (We’re all going on a European Tour)
Winner – West Bromwich Albion; Runners-up – Sunderland and Stoke City
Best Design – Manchester City; Runner-up – Arsenal
Best Feature – Southampton (Life Story); Runner-up Stoke City (Programme Reproduction)