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Editor-in-Chief of student magazine 106 nominated for Guardian award

Minas Panayi nominated for feature writer of the year in the Guardian Student Media Awards

Editor-in-Chief of the Cass student magazine 106, Minas Panayi, has been nominated for Feature Writer of the Year in the Guardian Student Media Awards. 

Minas will be competing against four other nominees in next month's award ceremony, which takes place on November 23. 

Minas has a passion for writing and founded 106 magazine in autumn 2010. The aim is to provide students with a publication devoted to sharing insights on important business issues. "106 magazine chronicles how our world is shaped by business--and who the players are that wield the power," said Minas. "We aim to identify the business angle in every story; whether it is politics, technology, art or entertainment, you will find an eclectic mix of up to the minute articles."

106 magazine is entirely student run and published on a termly basis. In its first year, the magazine was only available online due to lack of funds, but as there was growing demand from students for a magazine that could be saved as a keepsake, it is now distributed in print. 

Minas presented a comprehensive business plan to Cass in order to win the necessary funding, and commissioned industry-respected artists to design the artwork (he managed to persuade them to do this for free!).

When asked what motivated him to start this magazine, Minas said, "We are in the midst of global change--the way we decide, the way we consume, even the way we interact. The ability to renew ourselves under these turbulent economic times is of vital importance in order for us to able to emerge from the crisis. The community at Cass is comprised of highly driven individuals, who should contribute to this change. This magazine, therefore, serves as a platform to foster this idea."

Vince Mitchell, Professor of Consumer Marketing at Cass said, "Minas' vision for the magazine, determination and hard work getting all the pieces together, and his creativity has meant that this inaugural hard-copy issue is huge a credit to him and Cass, as well as an inspirational benchmark for future cohorts of students."

Minas has a message for the new intake of Cass students, "This magazine is your magazine, too! We invite you to contribute--read, engage, and enjoy."

106 is on sale from the events office at Bunhill Row, copies cost £1 and all proceeds go to Hanna's Orphanage

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