Los Angeles Wins Big at CRMA Awards
If Adam Moss was happy with New York’s five awards out of seven nominations at the National Magazine Awards, the Los Angeles staff must have been rapturous over their 12 awards at the 22nd annual City and Regional Magazine Awards. The magazine dominated the ceremony Monday at the City and Regional Magazine Association’s (CRMA) annual conference held this year in Denver. Close behind, however, was perennial favorite Texas Monthly with 11 awards.
Rounding out the top five winners are Philadelphia, with seven awards, and Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, with six and Chicago with five.
The General Excellence gold awards went to Los Angeles for circ over 60,000; Indianapolis Monthly for circ between 30,000 and 60,000; and Berkshire Living for circ under 30,000.
Texas Monthly grabbed gold for Excellence in Design and Excellence in writing. Mpls. St. Paul took the gold for Excellence Online.
Selecting the finalists were 73 judges from 35 publications and the Missouri School of Journalism, which has coordinated the awards for CRMA for the last 11 years.
The complete list of winners:
Gold: Los Angeles Magazine "An Epic Life"
Silver: Los Angeles Magazine "Close Range"
"Four in the Afternoon"
Bronze: Berkshire Living "The Voice of the Global Village"
"Who’s The Boss?"
"Beauty in Repetition"
Gold: Boston "The Truffle Underworld"
"They Broil! They Bake! The’ve Got Serious Chops"
"Let Them Eat Duck Fat"
Silver: The Washingtonian "Southern Exposure"
"Very Hot Commodity"
"Back to the Future"
Bronze: Honolulu "Kosmic Kauai"
"Ready for Prime Time?"
"Eating at the Bar"
Gold: Philadelphia Magazine "Dialing for Dollars"
"Fire the Firemen!!"
"Don’t Start Snitchin’"
Silver: Texas Monthly "The Bidness Myth"
"North Toward Home"
"My Father’s War"
Bronze: Los Angeles Magazine "Pajamas Game"
"The Z Factor"
Gold: Chicago "The Nightmare"
Silver: D "Framed"
Bronze: Texas Monthly "Free Richard Lafuente!"
Gold: Philadelphia Magazine "Dr. Huxtable and Mr. Hyde"
Silver: Los Angeles Magazine "The Teenager and the Porn Star"
Bronze: 5280 "A Leg to Stand On"
Gold: Philadelphia Magazine "The Raging Silence"
Silver: Los Angeles Magazine "Wheels of Fortune"
Bronze: Philadelphia Magazine "The Aftermath"
Writer of the Year
Gold: Chicago Bryan Smith
Silver: Texas Monthly Skip Hollandsworth
Bronze: Philadelphia Magazine Matthew Teague
Excellence in Writing
Gold: Texas Monthly September
Silver: Philadelphia Magazine December
Bronze: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine April
Gold: Philadelphia Magazine "The Aftermath"
Silver: Indianapolis Monthly "Male Order"
Bronze: Cincinnati "Kept"
Gold: Los Angeles Magazine "The Teenager & the Porn Star"
Silver: Texas Monthly "Dell Freezes Over"
Bronze: Boston "The Smartest City on the Planet"
Gold: Los Angeles Magazine "Ordinary Heroes"
Silver: Texas Monthly "Open Season"
Bronze: Texas Monthly "Wings"
Gold: Texas Monthly June
Silver: D May
Bronze: Diablo November
Designer of the Year
Gold: Los Angeles Magazine Joe Kimberling
Silver: Los Angeles Magazine Lisa Lewis
Bronze: Atlanta Magazine Hector Sanchez
Excellence in Design
Gold: Texas Monthly June
Silver: Los Angeles Magazine November
Bronze: Tu Ciudad October/November
Gold: Las Vegas Life "52 Things Every Las Vegan Must Do"
Silver: Diablo "Sushi 101"
Bronze: Cincinnati "Animal Magnetism"
Gold: 5280 "Welcome to Dog City"
Silver: Chicago "Why we Love Chicago in the Summer"
Bronze: St. Louis Magazine "The Best of Dining"
Gold: 5280 "Nobody’s Hero"
Silver: Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Teaching your Children Well"
Bronze: The Washingtonian "Why is Lead Still Poisoning Our Children?"
Gold: Texas Monthly March
Silver: Chicago April
Bronze: Indianapolis Monthly November
Gold: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine www.mspmag.com
Silver: The Washingtonian www.washingtonian.com
Bronze: Boston www.bostonmagazine.com
General Excellence I (under 30,000)
Gold: Berkshire Living
Silver: Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine
General Excellence II (30,000 to 60,000)
Gold: Indianapolis Monthly
Silver: St. Louis Magazine
General Excellence III (over 60,000)
Gold: Los Angeles Magazine
Silver: Texas Monthly
Ancillary Publications I
Gold: St. Louis Magazine At Home
Silver: Palm Springs Life Art and Culture
Bronze: Cincinnati Wedding
Ancillary Publications II
Gold: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Ultimate Insider’s Guide
Silver: Chicago Home
Bronze: D Fashion
Community Service I
Gold: Evansville Living Remembering Nov. 6
Silver: Berkshire Living The Rest of the Story
Community Service II
Gold: Portland Monthly Light a Fire Awards
Silver: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine 2006 Showcase Home Tour
Bronze: The Washingtonian Washingtonian of the Year Awards
Multimedia Extensions I
Gold: Evansville Living Dream Wedding, What Men
Want, Best of Evansville, Ask a Professional
Silver: Madison Magazine Katrina, Tomorrow’s Trend,
Easy Green Living, C3K Live
Multimedia Extensions II
Gold: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Showcase Minnesota, Morning Show with BT & Lee
Silver: Los Angeles Magazine Best of LA, Cuisine Event, Press Recap
Bronze: New Orleans Magazine Steppin’ Out & All You Can Eat