Departments — 15 October 2021
Magazines win national, regional, state awards

Work in City & Shore’s suite of magazines – City & Shore, City & Shore PRIME and Explore Florida & the Caribbean – has won some top honors this year in national, regional and state journalism competitions.

The May 2021 issue of the magazine’s special travel issue, Explore Florida & the Caribbean, a unique collaboration of the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Orlando Sentinel, was named a finalist for an Eddie Award in national City & Regional Full Issue category competition, announced Oct. 15 at the annual FOLIO “Eddie & Ozzie Awards” gala in New York City. (There are no second or third place awards). Contributors to that entry included Art Director/Designer Anderson Greene, Cassie Armstrong, Eric Barton, Kathleen Christiansen, Artis Henderson, Ciarra Luster, Tiffani Sherman, Amy Drew Thompson and Editor Mark Gauert.

Gauert also won an Eddie Award in City & Regional Column/Blog competition for a collection of his columns, including “Postcards from the Edge of a Pandemic,”; “My Checkered Past,”; and “When You Wish Upon a Seashell,”

“The Eddie & Ozzie Awards are the most prestigious awards program celebrating excellence in editorial and design in the publishing industry,” organizers said. “Finalists represent the highest scoring entries in over 200 categories, adjudicated by qualified editorial and design professionals.”

In other competitions earlier this year:


Explore Florida & the Caribbean won First Place for General Excellence in the Florida Magazine Association’s 2021 Charlie Awards competition, “recognizing publishing excellence in the state of Florida.” Contributors to that publication, which won in the Best Custom Publication 20K+ circulation category, include Art Director/Designer Anderson Greene, writers Cassie Armstrong, Eric Barton, Greg Carannante, Kathleen Christiansen, Patrick Connolly, Robyn A. Friedman, Artis Henderson, Patti Roth, Thomas Swick and Amy Drew Thompson,


The magazine and staff also won Second Place for the same issue in national competition from the Society for Features Journalism, “honoring the craft of feature storytelling.” The judges said, “These sections are beautiful and filled with great information. You’ll find lively writing and – did we mention? – gorgeous photography. The magazine addresses the pandemic head-on, and the result is a publication that is great for both armchair travel and thoughtful planning. Just one question: When can we go?”

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Mark Gauert also won two Green Eyeshade Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists in the Southeastern United States, for commentary and travel writing; and second place for Lifestyle commentary from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.


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