TESS editor Neil Munro was chosen as 2009 Editor of the Year in the annual Periodical Publishers' Association Scotland awards.
At a gala dinner and ceremony last Thursday evening in Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, the judges decided Neil had the edge over the other five who made it on to the short list in the business and professional magazine category.
The judging panel said it chose someone who "showed a clear understanding of what readers want, backed up by glowing testimonials - this is someone who is heading up an informative, well-designed publication".
Louise Rogers, chief executive officer of TSL Education, which publishes The TESS, said: "The PPA Scotland Magazine awards are highly prestigious, and this was a well-deserved recognition of Neil's dedication to the publication."
The award was presented by the sponsor in this category, Peter Martin of Menzies Distribution, before 400 leading figures in the Scottish magazine industry. The event was hosted by BBC Scotland's Cathy MacDonald.
The TESS enjoyed an evening of achievement. Staff journalist Henry Hepburn was "highly commended", in the feature writer of the year category, as was the newspaper's website for its "online presence."
There were 149 entries in the 17 award categories, of which 98 made it to the final.
This year's accolades follow on from last year's when The TESS was selected as Business and Professional Magazine of the Year, and from 2007 when it was "highly commended".