Departments — 29 May 2018
City & Shore Magazine wins six 2018 awards

City & Shore magazine has won six state, regional and national awards this year, from the state Society of Professional Journalists, the Florida Magazine Association the regional SPJ Green Eyeshade Awards and the national Society for Features Journalism.

The magazine is a finalist for three Sunshine State Awards, “recognizing the best in Florida journalism,” from the Society of Professional Journalists. The three awards are for Best Trade or Special Interest Publication (for City & Shore PRIMEhttps://bit.ly/2IXwPci and https://bit.ly/2L6BfOJ); Best Cover Design (for the January (https://bit.ly/2IZibRU), September and November issues); and for Commentary & Criticism for Editor-in-Chief Mark Gauert’s First Words column (links, https://bit.ly/2IU2QGjhttps://bit.ly/2so1SXp and https://bit.ly/2IYSiBq).

Gauert’s column also won Second Place for Humorous Commentary in SPJ’s 68th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards, “in recognition of the best journalism in the Southeastern United States.” The columns entered were “Good Advice When Formal Wear Goes Bad,” https://bit.ly/2sqRajP; “My Reservations about Reservations,” https://bit.ly/2sxcMu8;  and “In a Hurricane, Everything May Depend on Something Small,” https://bit.ly/2so1SXp.

Also in June, the magazine won second for Best Niche Publication from the national Society of Features Journalism for PRIME, a special issue of City & Shore for readers 50 and above. Of the entries, which included the May (https://bit.ly/2IXwPci) and August (https://bit.ly/2lwXoep) 2017 issues of the magazine, the judges said,  “Stunning covers … invite readers in. The mix of short takes and longer pieces keeps them there. Loved the piece on five places to escape to before the summer fades away. Overall, a strong effort.” The annual awards, “[honor] the craft of feature storytelling.”

The Florida Magazine Association also announced in June that City & Shore is a finalist  in the “Best Writing: Feature Headlines” category for a collection of headlines written by Gauert. The awards, ”recognizing publishing excellence in the state of Florida,” will be announced Aug. 10 at the Florida Media Conference in Orlando.

City & Shore has won 50 state, regional and national journalism awards in the past seven years, including First Place awards for Niche Publication, Commentary/Criticism, Cover and Inside Design. Links to all the stories appear online at cityandshore.com; and on the City & Shore Magazine Facebook page, facebook.com/CityAndShoreMagazine.

City & Shore, the Sun Sentinel and El Sentinel sur de Florida are finalists in total for 15 state SPJ awards, which will be announced Aug. 4 at the organization’s annual gala at the University of Miami. Complete list of finalists, which include publications and television stations throughout Florida, https://spjflorida.com/2018/05/2018-sunshine-state-awards-finalists-announced/.

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