Adirondack Life Wins 12 Regional Magazine Awards

adk-life-manhunt-nd-2015Adirondack Life won a total of 12 awards—four gold, five silver and three bronze—at the International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) conference, presented in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on September 19. The awards honored work from 2015.

Amy Godine’sConservation’s Dark Side” (February), an unflinching look at the role of eugenics in the early environmental movement, took Gold in the Historical Feature category.

Manhunt” (December), Brian Mann’s special report on the Dannemora prison break, was the Gold winner in the General Feature category. An illustration for the article, by David Junkin, won Bronze in the Single Illustration category.

Editor Annie Stoltie’s Short Carries essays, called “wonderful little meditations on key aspects of living in the Adirondacks” by judges, won Gold in the Column category. The winning entries were “Smallville” (June), “Love My Neighbors” (August) and “Lofty Labels” (December).

Ben Stechschulte also won Gold or his demolition derby photograph (April), in the Portrait category.

Twenty Million and a Hyphen” (December), Ned P. Rauch’s examination of a controversy at Paul Smith’s College, took Silver in the Public Issues category.

Lisa Plumley Mintz earned Silver in the Reader Service category for her advice on hiking with children, “Small Feats” (Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors).

Silver in the Nature category went to “Bird Land” (Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors), by Christine Jerome. Judges noted the “wit and humor” of Jerome’s account of bird-watching in the Adirondack Park.

Nancie Battaglia was awarded Silver in the Single Photograph category for “One Square Mile of Hope” (April).

“Anna Bond’s Summer Sketchbook” (Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors), by illustrator Anna Bond, won Silver in the Graphic category.

Art director Kelly Hofschneider was the Bronze winner for overall art direction in the over-30,000-circulation category. The judges praised the “beautiful and striking photography coupled with clean, fun and sophisticated typography.”

Rocking the Boathouse” (At Home in the Adirondacks), by creative director Elizabeth Folwell, won Bronze in the Arts & Culture category.

The magazine also received six awards of merit: for the photography issue (April), in the Special Issue category; Northern Lights, in the Department category; “Johns Brook Lodge—The Last Resort” (Annual Guide to the Great Outdoors), by Luke Cyphers, in the Travel Feature category; “Sugar House Creamery” (August), by Annie Stoltie, in the Profile category, and Lisa Godfrey, in the Photo Series category; and Kelly Hofschneider for “Jazzing Up Lake George” (October), in the Art Direction of a Single Story category.



Adirondack Life Wins 12 Regional Magazine Awards
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