The twenty-eighth anniversary of celebrating the best of City and Regional Magazines
NATIONAL CITY AND REGIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD WINNERS Washingtonian, D Magazine and Honolulu Magazine won the coveted general excellence awards in their circulation categories in the 28th Annual National City and Regional Magazine Awards competition announced May 20 at CRMA’s annual conference in Atlanta, GA.
The award is Washingtonian’s first in the general excellence category in the 17 years the Missouri School of Journalism has coordinated the contest.
Atlanta Magazine and Texas Monthly were the top winners, each claiming four awards. Los Angeles Magazine and Washingtonian came in close behind with three prizes to their credit. D Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine and Seattle Met each picked up two awards. Eleven other magazines — Birmingham Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, MPLS St. Paul Magazine, New Orleans Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Pittsburgh Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Westchester, and Yankee Magazine— won single awards.
Atlanta Magazine won in the category of Excellence in Writing for its November issue, “How Southern Are We (and Should We Even Care?),” for Feature Story, Designer of the Year and Community Service Project. Texas Monthly took home the Reporting and Writer of the Year categories for Pamela Colloff’s dedicated work on “The Innocent Man,” a 25-year exploration of loss and corruption about a man wrongfully convicted of his wife’s murder. Texas Monthly also won in the Cover Excellence category and in Special Issue for “The Last Drop of Water,” which focused on drought.
Washingtonian’s story about activist John Wojnowski captured the Personality Profile award and contributed to the magazine’s General Excellence win. Washingtonian also won for Excellence Online. Los Angeles Magazine’s Steve Erickson won in the Criticism category. Los Angeles Magazine also took prizes in Reader Service for “The New Face and Body of Plastic Surgery in LA” and for Food or Dining Feature Package.
Cincinnati Magazine won two design awards, Excellence in Design and Feature Design, while Seattle Met took home prizes for Spread Design and Multiplatform Storytelling. Chicago Magazine captured the Civic Journalism award for its investigative piece on political corruption, “Lawbreakers, Lawmakers.” New Orleans Magazine editor Errol Laborde took the prize for the Column category.
More than 90 judges, including representatives from publications such as The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Fast Company, Food Network Magazine, GQ, Ladies Home Journal, Men’s Health, National Geographic, New York Magazine, Outside, People, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, Saveur.com, Sunset Magazine, Taste of Home, TIME, The Washington Post and The Missouri School of Journalism University of Missouri-Columbia 65211-1200 Whole Living as well as journalism professors from the Missouri School of Journalism, selected the finalists.
The competition is open to members of CRMA and other city and regional magazines throughout North America that qualify. The contest is a 28-year-old national competition and has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for 17 years.
For more information, contact Contest Coordinator Kimberly Townlain, University of Missouri, 320 Lee Hills Hall, Columbia, MO 65211 (573-884-1869) or CRMA Executive Director C. James Dowden, 1970 East Grand Ave., Suite 330, El Segundo, CA 90245 (310-364-0193).