Winners of 19th Annual CRMA Awards Announced; Texas Monthly's Levy awarded R.R. Donnelley Lifetime Achievement Award

City and Regional Magazine Association Awards
CHICAGO--()--June 15, 2004--Twenty-three magazines took home awards at the 19th annual City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) Awards competition on June 7th. Los Angeles Magazine was the big winner with nine awards while Boston Magazine and Texas Monthly each took home eight awards.

The prestigious R.R. Donnelley Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Michael R. Levy, founder and publisher of Texas Monthly.


   Gold award winners for General Excellence included:

-- Texas Monthly (circulation greater than 60,000 category)
-- Milwaukee Magazine (circulation between 30,000 and 60,000 category)
-- Aspen Magazine (circulation less than 30,000 category)

   Silver award winners for General Excellence included:

-- Boston Magazine (circulation greater than 60,000 category)
-- HOUR Detroit (circulation between 30,000 and 60,000 category)
-- Cincinnati (circulation less than 30,000 category)

   Bronze award winners for General Excellence included:

-- San Francisco Magazine (circulation greater than 60,000 category)
-- Virginia Living (circulation between 30,000 and 60,000 category)
-- At Home in Arkansas (circulation less than 30,000 category)

The University of Missouri School of Journalism and the CRMA coordinate judging for the competition, which is open to CRMA members as well as other city and regional magazines that qualify.

CRMA member publications are located in virtually every major market in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and have a combined circulation of 4.7 million readers who have over $115 billion in disposable income. CRMA magazines represent a powerful medium for advertisers seeking to reach an affluent, upscale consumer audience. Additional information can be found at the CRMA Web site at www.citymag.org.


2003-2004 CRMA Contest Results

1.  General Criticism

    Gold:
    Los Angeles Magazine
    "Springtime for Hitler"
    "Forbidden Realm"
    "Karaoke for Two"

    Silver:
    Milwaukee Magazine
    "City Speak"
    "Design Matters"
    "Shirtless"

    Bronze:
    Los Angeles Magazine
    "Waves of Passion"
    "In the Flesh"
    "The Hole Truth"

2.  Food/Dining Criticism

    Gold:
    Chicago Magazine
    "Best New Restaurants"
    "The 2003 Dining Awards"
    "Miso en Scene"

    Silver:
    MPLS St. Paul
    "60 Great Dishes"
    "Best Burgers"
    "An Aquavit Hangover"

    Bronze:
    Boston Magazine
    "Persuasion, Sicilian-Style"
    "Too Hot to Handle"
    "Mo' Bitter Blues"

3.  Regular Column

    Gold:
    Philadelphia Magazine, Sandy Hingston

    Silver:
    Connecticut Magazine, Lary Bloom

    Bronze:
    Indianapolis Monthly, Deborah Paul

4.  Reporting

    Gold:
    Texas Monthly
    "God and Man at Baylor"

    Silver:
    Chicago Magazine
    "Anatomy of a Crash"

    Bronze:
    San Francisco Magazine
    "The Brobeck Mutiny"

5.  Personality Profile

    Gold:
    Los Angeles Magazine
    "Master of Illusion"

    Silver:
    Cincinnati Magazine
    "What the (bleep) was Jerry Thinking?"
 
    Bronze:
    Chicago Magazine
    "Dear Ann"

6.  Feature Story

    Gold:
    Texas Monthly
    "Crosses to Bear"

    Silver:
    Atlanta Magazine
    "Possessed"

    Bronze:
    New Jersey Monthly
    "Thirteen Boys"

7.  Writer of the Year

    Gold:
    Atlanta Magazine, Luke Dittrich

    Silver: 
    Las Vegas Life, Joe Schoenmann

    Bronze: 
    Philadelphia Magazine, Sabrina Rubin Erdely

8.  Excellence in Writing

    Gold:
    Texas Monthly, March
 
    Silver:
    Los Angeles Magazine, February

    Bronze:
    Cincinnati Magazine, June

9.  Spread Design

    Gold:
    Philadelphia Magazine
    "Going OM: The Ultimate Guide to Yoga"

    Silver:
    Boston Magazine
    "The Master Race"

    Bronze:
    Minnesota Monthly
    "Brandenburg"

10. Feature Design

    Gold:
    Los Angeles Magazine
    "The Rising"

    Silver:
    Philadelphia Magazine
    "The Cutting Edge"

    Bronze:
    Texas Monthly
    "The Spirit of 76"

11. Photo Essay

    Gold:
    Boston Magazine
    "Under Construction"

    Silver:
    Virginia Living Magazine
    "A Nutcracker Classic"

    Bronze:
    Memphis Magazine
    "Beauty Shops"

12. Cover

    Gold:
    Birmingham Magazine, August

    Silver:
    HOUR Detroit, December 2002

    Bronze:
    Fort Worth Texas Magazine, March

13. Designer of the Year

    Gold:
    Los Angeles Magazine, Joe Kimberling
 
    Silver:
    Texas Monthly, Scott Dadich

    Bronze:
    Boston Magazine, Robert Parsons

14. Excellence in Design

    Gold:
    Texas Monthly, October

    Silver:
    Atlanta Magazine, November

    Bronze:
    Los Angeles Magazine, October

15. Reader Service

    Gold:
    Boston Magazine
    "Boston Confidential"

    Silver:
    Milwaukee Magazine
    "Women @ Work"

    Bronze:
    Boston Magazine
    "The Healthiest Towns"

16. Leisure/Lifestyle Interests

    Gold:
    Cincinnati Magazine
    "Sex and Our City"

    Silver:
    Los Angeles Magazine
    "The 25 Best Beaches"

    Bronze:
    Los Angeles Magazine
    "The Garden Issue"

17. Civic Journalism

    Gold:
    Richmond Magazine
    "Tough Lessons"

    Silver:
    Texas Monthly
    "Their Last Good Chance to Get Better"

    Bronze:
    Milwaukee Magazine
    "Tax Hell"

18. Special Issues

    Gold:
    Atlanta Magazine, August

    Silver:
    Boston Magazine, June

    Bronze:
    San Francisco Magazine, June

19. General Excellence I  (under 30,000)

    Gold:
    Aspen Magazine

    Silver:
    Cincinnati Magazine

    Bronze:
    At Home in Arkansas

20. General Excellence II  (30,000 to 60,000)

    Gold:
    Milwaukee Magazine

    Silver:
    HOUR Detroit

    Bronze:
    Virginia Living

21. General Excellence III  (over 60,000)

    Gold:
    Texas Monthly

    Silver:
    Boston Magazine

    Bronze:
    San Francisco Magazine

Contacts

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Contacts

The Jones Agency
Ken Alan, 760-325-1437, ext.245
kalan@jonesagency.com