Departments — 28 May 2020
City & Shore wins state, region, national awards

City & Shore magazine has been recognized this year with 13 state, regional and national awards, from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Green Eyeshade Awards, the Society for Features Journalism, the Florida Magazine Association, the SPJ “Sunshine State Awards” and the FOLIO Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

At the 2020 FOLIO Magazine Awards announced Sept. 21, recognizing “excellence in engaging content and gorgeous design across all sectors of the publishing industry,” the March 2020 issue of City & Shore PRIME won the Eddie Award in the City & Regional Full Issue South East category, Contributors to that publication included Desginer/Art Director Anderson Greene, and writers Greg Carannante, Robyn A. Friedman, Carrie Classon, Carol Brzozowski, Jana Soeldner Danger, Phillip Valys, Doreen Christiansen, Michael Mayo, Peg San Felippo and Elizabeth Rahe. Editor Mark Gauert also won an Eddy Award in City & Regional Column/Blog competition for his column.

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This year’s competitors for Folio Magazine Awards, “featur[ing] the crème de la crème of content creators and designers — a pool of roughly 300 winners narrowed down from thousands of entries,” organizers said, included entries from publications throughout the United States. The full list of winners appears here,

In SPJ Green Eyeshade competition, recognizing “the very best journalism in the southeastern United States,” Gauert also won First Place in the Humorous Commentary/Magazine category. The five columns entered in competition were “Beaten Out of House and Home,”; “Where Every Body Knows your Name,”; “Losing Facebook,”; “Clothes to Home,”; and “Rock of Ageless,”


Gauert won Second Place in national competition from the Society for Features Journalism in the Food Feature category for “Our Madeleine Moments,”, and Honorable Mention for the aforementioned “Rock of Ageless” in the Short Feature category. The magazine staff also won Third Place in the Best Niche Publication category for City & Shore PRIME, Contributors to that publication included Eric Barton, Lori Capullo, Greg Carannante, Ben Crandell, John Dolen, Jana Soeldner Danger, Peg San Felippo, Robyn A. Friedman and Elizabeth Rahe.

The judges said, “This is a beautiful magazine that shines with stellar photography. It’s chock full of information, and the wonderful editor’s notes aren’t to be missed.”

City & Shore PRIME, April 2019-page-001

City & Shore magazine won six awards this year in the Florida Magazine Association’s annual Charlie Awards competition, “recognizing publishing excellence in the state of Florida.”

The magazine won three 2020 Charlie Awards – FMA’s top recognition – in the Over 20,000 Circulation Category for:

Best Visitor Publication: Explore Florida & the CaribbeanCity & Shore’s annual travel issue, Contributors to that publication included Anderson Greene, John Dolen, Robyn A. Friedman, Patti Roth, Thomas Swick, Cassie Armstrong, Kathleen Christiansen and Gauert. The judges said: “Good thorough content presented in a sophisticated publication. Great layout, graphics and photos and lots of information.”

Explore Florida & the Caribbean cover-page-001

Editor Mark Gauert’s column in the Best Writing Column category, which included “What I Didn’t Know Then about the Super Bowl,’’; “Rock of Ageless,” and “Beaten Out of House and Home,”  The judges said: “What a winning style of storytelling! Mark Gauert’s charm, wit and ability to paint with words shine through his columns in the way of the best weavers of tales. These are only a single page in length, but he would easily entice you on a multi-page turner. That the succinct personal tales are so satisfyingly complete in just the one page, though, shows a writer skilled in his craft.”

Rock of Ageless, by Mark Gauert, April 2019-page-001

Best Writing, Humor: “Rock of Ageless,” by Mark Gauert,  The judges said: “Great concept for a piece. The anecdotes felt very real and they kept me interested and reading more. The writer feels quirky and likeable.”

The magazine also won Silver Awards in FMA competition for Feature Writing, for “What Ruined it For Me,’’ and Headlines; and a Bronze Award in the Best Humor category, for Gauert’s column, “Where Every Body Knows Your Name,”  About “What Ruined it For Me,” the judges said: “An original and delightful take on how to present a series of shorts to enlighten readers about their greater community. This works so well because it is done by a quality, seasoned and masterful storyteller who can stitch together humor, personality and information seamlessly into an enjoyable whole.”

What Ruined It For Me, by Mark Gauert, May 2019-page-001

City & Shore also won First Place Aug. 15 in the annual SPJ “Sunshine State Awards” for cover designs by Art Director/Designer Anderson Greene, which included the September 2019, December 2019 and 2019 Explore Florida & the Caribbean covers. The winners in the competition, “honoring excellence in journalism in the state of Florida,” were announced in a virtual ceremony,

City & Shore magazine, September 2019-page-001

.  City & Shore Magazine, December 2019-page-001

Explore Florida & the Caribbean cover-page-001


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