Departments — 17 August 2015
City & Shore Magazine wins state, regional and national journalism awards

Work in City & Shore Magazine has won five state, regional and national journalism awards, in Cover Design, Profile Writing, Special Interest Publication, Humorous Commentary and Specialty Articles categories, from the state Society of Professional Journalists, the Southeast regional Green Eyeshade Awards and the National Federation of Press Women.

At the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) annual Sunshine State Awards Saturday in Miami, City & Shore Art Director/Designer Anderson Greene won First Place in the Magazine Cover Design category; Contributing Editor Elizabeth Rahe won Second Place in the Profile Story category, for her story about Fort Lauderdale Film Festival honoree Jason Alexander (read here,; and PRIME, a biannual edition of City & Shore Magazine for readers 55+, won Second Place in the Special Interest Publication category.

Contributing writers John Tanasychuk and Doreen Christensen, whose Food & Dining and Shopping & Beauty blogs, appear online at, won First Place and Second Place SPJ awards, respectively, in the Commentary & Criticism-General and Commentary & Criticism-Arts categories.

In regional Southeastern U.S. competition, City & Shore Magazine Editor & Publisher Mark Gauert also won Third Place for Magazine Humorous Commentary in the 65th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards for his First Words columns (

Contributing writer Robyn A. Friedman is also a finalist for her story on protecting artwork in the Specialty Articles-Home category in the National Federation of Press Women at-large competition. The winners in that competition will be announced in September at the organization’s national conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

Congratulations to all the award winners, which include publications throughout Florida (complete results,; and to all the NFPW finalists, which include publications throughout the United States.

City & Shore Magazine has won 20 state, regional and national journalism awards in the past four years, including First Place awards for Commentary/Criticism, Design and Niche Publication. Links to all the stories appear on the City & Shore Magazine Facebook page,

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