Work in City & Shore magazine has been recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists’ 70th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, by the Society for Features Journalism, by the Florida Magazine Association and by the SPJ “Sunshine State Awards.”
In SPJ Green Eyeshade competition, recognizing “the very best journalism in the southeastern United States,” City & Shore magazine editor Mark Gauert won First Place in the Humorous Commentary/Magazine category for his column, “First Words.” The five columns entered in competition, all published in 2019, were “Beaten Out of House and Home,” https://bit.ly/31ugQ1h; “Where Every Body Knows your Name,” https://bit.ly/2YOq474; “Losing Facebook,” https://bit.ly/2ZuwAz0; “Clothes to Home,” https://bit.ly/3gdQ1mm; and “Rock of Ageless,” https://bit.ly/3eNILx1.
Gauert also won Second Place in national competition from the Society for Features Journalism in the Food Feature category for “Our Madeleine Moments,” https://bit.ly/2OcTmWC, and Honorable Mention for the aforementioned “Rock of Ageless” in the Short Feature category. The magazine staff also won Third Place for City & Shore PRIME, http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?m=24202&i=565760&p=0. 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.”
The magazine is also a finalist for six more awards in five categories in 2020 Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards competition, celebrating excellence in journalism and design in magazines statewide.
The FMA finalists, all in the Writing Excellence and General Excellence 20,000-circulation+ consumer magazine categories, are:
Best Visitor Publication: Explore Florida & the Caribbean, City & Shore’s annual travel issue, http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=588065. Contributors to that publication included Anderson Greene, John Dolen, Robyn A. Friedman, Patti Roth, Thomas Swick, Cassie Armstrong, Kathleen Christiansen and Mark Gauert.
Best Writing, Feature: “What Ruined It For Me,” by Mark Gauert, http://www.cityandshore.com/departments/what-ruined-it-for-me-eight-over-the-top-luxury-experiences/
Best Writing, Humor: “Rock of Ageless,” by Mark Gauert, http://www.cityandshore.com/departments/here-now/my-full-apology-to-mick-jagger-25-years-late/
Best Writing, Humor: “Where Every Body Knows Your Name,” by Mark Gauert, http://www.cityandshore.com/departments/here-now/where-every-body-knows-your-name/
Column: “What I Didn’t Know Then about the Super Bowl,” http://www.cityandshore.com/departments/here-now/what-i-didnt-know-then-about-the-super-bowl/; the aforementioned “Rock of Ageless” and “Beaten Out of House and Home,” http://www.cityandshore.com/departments/here-now/hard-to-keep-a-house-beautiful-here/, by Mark Gauert
Feature Headlines: “What Ruined It for Me,” “To Hill and Back” and “Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack Coladas,” by Mark Gauert
The full list of finalists appears here, https://floridamediacontests.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020FMA_Random_List.pdf. Winners will be announced at noon July 24 in a Virtual Charlie Awards program on Facebook.
The SPJ “Sunshine State Awards” finalist is 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 will be announced Aug. 15 in a virtual ceremony, https://spjflorida.com/sunshine-state-awards/. Watch this page for details.