Read Our 2014 Regional Magazine Award Winners

Hawk Krall’s winning illustration appeared in the November/December 2013 issue.

The International Regional Magazine Association held its annual conference and awards banquet in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, October 24 to 28. With such distinguished competition as Down East, which covers the state of Maine; Cottage Life, the Canadian media powerhouse; state-funded titles like Arizona Highways and Texas Highways, and dozens of other regional magazines across the U.S. and Canada, we are honored to be among the winners. Adirondack Life took home nine awards, including three gold, four silver and two bronze, for work from 2013.

Mary Thill’s “Adirondack Still Life” (At Home in the Adirondacks), a look at the curious art of Adirondack taxidermy, was the gold winner in the Arts and Culture Feature category. One of Kyle Ford’s photographs from that feature, “Glass-Eyed Menagerie,” also won gold, in the Single Photograph category.

The other gold winner was in the General Feature category. “The Ascendants“ (July/August), by Leath Tonino, traced both modern and historical climbs of the Trap Dike.

Death on the River” by Joe Connelly (May/June), the sad tale of a fatal white-water rafting accident and its legal aftermath, won silver in the Public Issues category.

In the Reader Service category, Elizabeth Folwell took silver for “The Dark Side” (January/February), a guide to the Adirondack nighttime sky.

Annie Stoltie earned silver in the Column category for her Short Carries essays, “Local Conviction” (March/April), “Keeping Time“ (July/August) and “Career Development” (September/October). Stoltie also received an Award of Merit for her profile of Lake George’s longtime mayor, “Blais of Glory” (July/August).

Kelly Hofschneider won silver in the Art Direction of a Single Story category for “Hairy Tale” (November/December), a look at Adirondack beards.

David Sommerstein’s “Loonscape” (September/October), in which he takes readers on a loon research safari, earned bronze in the Nature and Environment Feature category.

The other bronze went to Hawk Krall, in the Illustration category, for his gravy-soaked take on “Poutine” (November/December).

Congratulations to all our winning contributors!


Read Our 2014 Regional Magazine Award Winners
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