Amateur Photographer (AP) has won a consumer magazine of the year award for the fourth time in five years.

UK retailers and manufacturers voted AP their favourite publication in annual awards hosted by the publishers of weekly photographic trade magazine Pixel.

Commenting on the win, AP Editor Damien Demolder said: ?It is always nice to receive awards, but this one is especially important, as it was camera and photographic manufacturers, distributors and retailers from across the country that decided the result.

?In basic terms these are our advertisers and the people who sell the products that we test and feature in the magazine.

?By voting for us they are saying that AP is the most worthwhile magazine on the market. That is touching enough, but actually it means that the people who spend their money with us believe it is money well spent and that we have the respect of the whole trade.?

The award was presented at a ceremony held at The Grove, a golf and spa resort in Hertfordshire, on Friday evening.