Departments — 29 April 2021
City & Shore wins state, region, national awards

City & Shore, Explore Florida & the Caribbean and City & Shore PRIME magazines are finalists for nine awards this year from the Florida Magazine Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State Awards. In addition, City & Shore Editor Mark Gauert won three SPJ Green Eyeshade Awards on Monday (6/28), “recognizing the very best journalism in the southeastern United States,” for humorous commentary and travel writing; and second place in national competition on June 15 for Lifestyles column writing from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

The full results follow:

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The finalists for Florida Magazine Association honors  this year, for Writing, Design and General Excellence, all in the 20,000+ circulation category, are for:

General Excellence: 

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City & Shore magazine’s 20th Anniversary Issue, https://bit.ly/3vurHnH.

Best Custom Publication

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Explore Florida & the Caribbean, https://bit.ly/332MgLL

Design Excellence: Best Cover

Best Cover finalist

City & Shore PRIME, November 2020, https://bit.ly/3xIKVYX

Writing Excellence: Humor

Postcards from the Edge of a Pandemic, October 2020-page-001The Creature Discomforts of Home, March 2020-page-001

“Postcards from the Edge of a Pandemic,” https://bit.ly/3e3zRxD, and “The Creature Discomforts of Home,” https://bit.ly/3u91DhC, both by Mark Gauert, editor of City & Shore magazines.

Best Writing: Headlines

“Postcards from the Edge of a Pandemic,” “The Creature Discomforts of Home” and “Island Out of the Stream,” https://bit.ly/3jpCTPH, all written by Gauert.

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The winners will be announced at a live event July 16 at the Florida Media Conference in Sarasota. Congratulations to all of the finalists, from magazines throughout Florida, https://floridamagazine.org/charlie-awards/2020-charlie-awards/

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The finalists for Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine State honors, all in the Magazines category, are:

Commentary/Criticism

“Post-it Notes from the Edge of the Pandemic,” https://bit.ly/3drRDtx, “The Creature Discomforts of Home,” https://bit.ly/3u91DhC, and “The Seat of Luxury in a Time of Coronavirus,” https://bit.ly/3h1sE2A, all by Mark Gauert, editor of City & Shore magazines.

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Cover Design

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“The Food, Wine & Spirit Issue,” September 2020, https://bit.ly/2Thcyc1; and City & Shore PRIME, November 2020, https://bit.ly/3qAJQiz, both designed by City & Shore magazines Art Director/Designer Anderson Greene.

Best Single Issue

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City & Shore PRIME, November 2020, https://bit.ly/3xIKVYX,

Congratulations to all of the finalists, from publications throughout Florida, http://spjflorida.com/. Winners will be announced in a virtual ceremony on Aug. 7 .

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The Southeast U.S. regional SPJ awarded Mark Gauert first place Green Eyeshade Awards June 28th for Humorous Commentary for “Our Current Experiment with Virtual Reality Will Never Replace the Real Thing,” https://bit.ly/3A4DXP3; “The Seat of Luxury in a Time of Coronavirus,” https://bit.ly/3hjPbXc, and “Dad vs. the Toxic Frog: The Creature Discomforts of Home,” https://bit.ly/3x4AcXL; and for Travel Writing, which included “Island Out of the Stream,” https://bit.ly/3dmCQ3m, “Postcards from the Edge: Traveling to the Keys in a Pandemic,” https://bit.ly/3AddazS, and “Keys Resorts take Fire, Hurricane, Pandemic in Stride,” https://bit.ly/3hgrYW3, in competition among All Daily newspapers. Gauert also took second place for Humorous Commentary in the Magazine division for “The Good Life, Rediscovered,” https://bit.ly/3Aa0JF0, “Postcards from the Edge of a Pandemic,” https://bit.ly/3qCw8fc, and “What I Didn’t Know Then About the Super Bowl,” https://bit.ly/2U8LMmb.

Congratulations to all of the winners, from publications across 11 southeastern states, which will be posted here, http://greeneyeshade.org/.

 

NSNC column winner

The National Society of Newspaper Columnists awarded Mark Gauert second place June 15 for Lifestyles column writing for an entry that included “What I Didn’t Know Then About the Super Bowl,” https://bit.ly/3yjg191 and “The Good Life, Rediscovered,” https://bit.ly/3qz4G1D.

What I Didn t Know Then About the Super Bowl, by Mark Gauert, January 2020-page-001What I Didn t Know Then About the Super Bowl, by Mark Gauert, January 2020-page-002The Good Life RediscoveredAugust 2020-page-001

Congratulations to all of the winners, which included entrants from across the United States, https://bit.ly/3Ae2WiG

 

 

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