The winners of the Macworld Awards 2002 were announced at a glittering black-tie event on Friday June 21 at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Macworld editors and readers voted for the year's best products.

Sponsors included: HP, Minolta-QMS, Apple, Square Solutions, PDE, MacUnlimited, MacExpo, Phase One, Thomson Multimedia, and Digit magazine.

The event was hosted by actor Richard E. Grant – a high-profile attendee at the MacExpo last year. At that time, he described himself as “a technosaurus with an Apple laptop".

The winners of the Readers' Choice awards, voted for by thousands of Macworld readers, were:

Best Hardware Winner: iMac G4Apple "We want flat! We want flat", screamed Macworld readers. Apple didn't disappoint. The new iMac is a brave interpretation of the personal computer, and another first for Apple.
iBook – Apple

iPod – Apple

Pocket Drive – LaCie

PowerBook G4 – Apple

Best Software Winner: Mac OS X Apple
People said Apple couldn't do it – replacing the platinum UI of OS 9 with the pulsating Aqua interface of Mac OS X was always a risk. Macworld readers have adopted the new OS as if OS 9.0 never existed.
InDesign 2.0 – Adobe

iPhoto – Apple

Office v.X – Microsoft

Photoshop 7.0 – Adobe

Best Dealer Winner: MacWarehouse The largest Apple reseller in the UK offers everything, from iPods and iMacs, to software and memory.


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The winners of Macworld Editors' Choice awards were as follows:

Productivity Hardware Winner: ColourLaser 21 Xanté
Colour laser printers have come of age, and the Xanté ColourLaser 21 is a great example of the speed and quality now available.
Acculaser 4000 – Epson

Office Keyboard/Wireless IntelliMouse – Microsoft

Psc 950 all-in-one – HP

Treo 270 – Handspring

Productivity Software Winner: Office v.X Microsoft
Microsoft didn't just Carbonize its Office suite, it created the best version of Office yet – for any platform.
Acrobat 5.0 – Adobe

FileMaker Pro 5.5 – FileMaker

Norton SystemWorks 2.0 – Symantec

Retrospect Backup 5.0 – Dantz

Best Creative Hardware Winner: DesignJet 10ps HP
With its sub-£1,000 price tag, the DesignJet 10ps brings affordable colour proofing into everybody's reach.
Cintiq LCD tablet – Wacom

EOS-D30 digital camera – Canon

Iris iProof – Creo

PowerLook 3000 scanner – Umax

Best Creative Software Winner: InDesign 2.0 Adobe
Adobe's page-layout application now threatens the status of QuarkXPress as industry leader.
LightWave 3D 7.5 – NewTek

Maya for Mac OS X – Alias|Wavefront

PhotoRetouch Pro 1.0 – Binuscan

Photoshop 7.0 – Adobe

Connectivity Winner: WebShuttle DSL Hermstedt An ADSL broadband Internet connection is the single-best upgrade you can give a G3 or G4 Mac, and now it's affordable – even for the home.
Grand Central Pro 3 – Hermstedt
Internet Gateway – Vicomsoft

SpeedTouch 510 – Alcatel

Virtual PC 5.0 – Connectix

Storage Winner: Remix Pro Box Clever
For safe storage, audio and video archiving, and high-performance data capture, the Remix Pro is ideal.
Runners-up FireWire CameraMate – Microtech
FireLite – SmartDisk
LaCie 40xCD-RW – LaCie
Network CD Box – LaCie

Multimedia Hardware Winner: XLS1 Canon The Canon XLS1 is the "fly" for just about every fly-on-the-wall documentary you've ever seen. This top-quality video camera is also priced to make it accessible to more than just video professionals.
Cinema HD Display – Apple

DSR-PD150P digital camcorder – Sony

iPod – Apple

Studio – Formac

Multimedia Software Winner: Final Cut Pro 3 Apple Final Cut Pro 3 makes the product even more compelling. If you're a current Final Cut user, this upgrade is a must-have. If you're a new user looking for an editing system, FCP 3 should be at the top of your list.
After Effects 5.5 – Adobe

Director 8.5 – Macromedia

DVD Studio Pro 1.5 – Apple

Flash MX – Macromedia

Winner: MacAdministrator 2.5 Hi Resolution
Hi Resolution has kept more Macs in more schools around the world because of MacAdministrator.
A+ language series – Transparent Language

EndNote 5.0 – Adept Scientific
Live Channel Pro – Channel Storm
ProScope USB microscope – Scalar

Web Publishing Winner: Dreamweaver MX/Fireworks MX Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks MX are more powerful than ever, boasting an impressive new feature-set that continues to keep pace with the latest trends, technologies and standards.
Runners-up BBEdit 6.5 – Bare Bones Software

Flash MX – Macromedia

Freeway 3.5 – SoftPress

GoLive 6.0/LiveMotion Pack – Adobe

Consumer Hardware Winner: Stylus Photo 950 Epson
Fantastic print quality is becoming increasingly common with inkjets, but the ability to print directly onto CDs made the Stylus Photo 950 a favourite with the judges.
Runners-up Gallery 1740 LCD display – Formac

iPod – Apple

PowerShot G2 digital camera – Canon

WebShuttle DSL – Hermstedt

Consumer Software Winner: iPhoto Apple Doing for digital photography what iMovie did for video editing and iTools did for music, iPhoto is a simple-yet-powerful way to organize, edit and share photos – and, like its stable-mates, it's free.
Runners-up iDVD 2 – Apple

Portfolio 6.0 – Extensis

Route 66: 2001-2002 – Route 66

Virtual PC 5 – Connectix

Entertainment Winner: Aliens vs Predator Infrogrames
Aliens Vs Predator is a rare gem of a game, oozing atmosphere and creating genuine feelings of tension.
Runners-up American McGee's Alice – Aspyr

Civilization III – Infogrames

Myst III: Exile – Ubi Soft

Myth III: The Wolf Age – Aspyr

Apple Product of the Year Winner: iMac G4
Apple has once again shown the shape of things to come, with the swivelling screen and compact dome base looking like no PC before it.




Best Advertising Campaign of the Year Winner: Epson inkjet printer range The Epson inkjet adverts both amuse and inform readers.
Runners-up Minolta/QMS – Magicolour Laser
Xerox – Phaser 860

Microsoft – Office V.x

Firelight Extreme – Mac & More

Value-Added Solution Winner: Microspot
Microspot has crafted a system to help estate agents catalogue properties and display them on a multi-screen display.
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