Sarasota Magazine Named Best Overall in Florida

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SARASOTA MAGAZINE NAMED BEST OVERALL MAGAZINE AT FLORIDA MAGAZINE ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Sarasota Magazine and its sister publication Biz(941) claimed 11 awards at the prestigious Florida Magazine Association (FMA) 2013 annual conference, including seven first-place Charlie Awards, with Sarasota Magazine taking home top honors for Best Overall Magazine and Best Overall Writing.

 

“With some 700 entries in the competition, it’s thrilling to bring this many awards home to Sarasota,” said Editorial Director Pam Daniel. “It’s especially gratifying to be recognized by our peers for excelling in every aspect of magazine publishing: writing, design, advertising and general excellence. That reflects the diverse talents and overall strength of our entire staff and the gifted writers and artists who contribute to every issue.”
Since 1957, FMA’s annual Charlie Awards competition has recognized excellence in publishing, writing, editing, photography and design. The Charlie Awards banquet and ceremony was held on Friday, August 2, 2013 in conjunction with the 60th FMA Annual Publishing Conference and Expo at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This year’s competition included 73 categories in the areas of Printing Excellence, Writing Excellence, Design Excellence and General Excellence.

 

Florida Magazine Association 2013 Awards—Gulfshore Media Publications

  • WRITING EXCELLENCE

 

Best Feature

Consumer Between 20,000 – 50,000

Circulation

CHARLIE AWARD

Saranova and Me

Sarasota Magazine

Adam Davies, writer

 

SILVER AWARD

Eyes Wide Shut

Sarasota Magazine

Tony D’Souza, writer

 

BRONZE AWARD

Shooting Blanks

Sarasota Magazine

Tony D’Souza, writer

 

Best In-Depth Reporting

All Consumer Magazines

CHARLIE AWARD

Eyes Wide Shut

Sarasota Magazine

Tony D’Souza, writer

 

 

Best Service Feature

All Consumer Magazines

CHARLIE AWARD

Sarasota After Dark

Sarasota Magazine

Various writers

 

Best Public Service Coverage

All Magazines

SILVER AWARD

Poster Boy

Sarasota Magazine

Johannes Werner, writer

 

 

  • DESIGN EXCELLENCE

 

Best Department Design

Consumer Less Than 50,000 Circulation

SILVER AWARD

Party Girl

Sarasota Magazine

Gigi Ortwein, creative director

 

 

  • GENERAL EXCELLENCE

 

Best Overall Magazine

Consumer Between 20,000 – 50,000

Circulation

CHARLIE AWARD

Sarasota Magazine

Pam Daniel, editor

 

Best Overall Writing

All Consumer Magazines

CHARLIE AWARD

Sarasota Magazine

Pam Daniel, editor

 

Best Advertorial Section

Consumer Less than 50,000 Circulation

CHARLIE AWARD

STEM Smart

Biz(941)

Hannah Wallace, associate editor

 

Best In-House Ad for an Outside Client

CHARLIE AWARD

Jack Dusty at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

Sarasota Magazine

Lauren Pritchard, associate art director

 

ABOUT GULFSHORE MEDIA
Gulfshore Media publishes Sarasota Magazine, Biz(941) and the Homebuyer family of magazines across Florida, and a variety of contract and special publications. The company is located in Sarasota.

ABOUT SARASOTA MAGAZINE
For 34 years, Sarasota Magazine has shared an intimate bond with readers, advertisers, organizations and the community at large. Sarasota Magazine has received more than 150 state and national awards for publishing, writing and design excellence, and is the only publication in Sarasota to meet the rigorous membership standard of the prestigious City and Regional Magazine Association.

 

Sarasota Magazine also publishes Biz(941), the award-winning business magazine of Sarasota and Manatee counties, St. Armands, Ringling Museum Quarterly and program books for the Sarasota Orchestra, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Asolo Repertory Theatre. Learn more at sarasotamagazine.com.