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