The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2012 Maggie Award winners at the 61st annual banquet held last Friday at the Westin Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport.

Roughly 400 attendees gathered to celebrate winners in 78 editorial and design categories, chosen among more than 1200 entries from titles published west of the Mississippi River. The banquet followed this year’s WPA Media Publishing Conference 3.0: Navigation. Innovation. Growth., which drew about 100-120 attendees after a couple of years on hiatus.

Future US’s Maximum PC won best overall publication in the consumer category, as well as best special interest title.

International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) magazine topped the trade sector for best overall title and also won for best overall design, as well as best web or digital edition article.

Mother Jones took home four awards: among consumer magazines, the 200,199-circulation title won for best news story, best feature, and best politics & social issues publication; among both trade & consumer publications, it won for best use of social media.

Other multi-award winners include Diablo—best overall design/consumer and best series of articles/trade & consumer—and American Way—most improved publication/trade & consumer and best travel & in-transit publication/consumer & trade.

A full list of winners is available here.

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