Sarasota Magazine Wins 18 Awards at Florida Magazine Association

Honors include first-place Charlie, silver and bronze awards for writing, design and advertising excellence.

By Sarasota Magazine August 11, 2015

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"Midnight in the Garden," Nov. 2014. / Photo by Mark Farmwald.

Sarasota Magazine is just back from the Florida Magazine Association awards event in Orlando, scooping up 18 awards in all for the past season. Included: gold “Charlie” awards for Best Public Service Coverage for “Going Nowhere,” our January story on the homeless; Best Service Feature for “The Collector’s Art” in our Platinum issue; and Best Editorial/Commentary/Opinion for October’s “Architecture for the New Atlantis.” Plus, our Mr. Chatterbox, Bob Plunket, scored a Charlie, a silver and a bronze for three of his humor columns. We won more writing and design awards, too; here's the complete list.

Writing Excellence, Charlie Awards

Best Humor: Mr. Chatterbox, Feb. 2015

Best Public Service Coverage:Going Nowhere,” Jan. 2015

Best Service Feature (all consumer magazines):The Collector’s Art,” Platinum 2014

Best Editorial/Commentary/Opinion (all consumer magazines): “Architecture for the New Atlantis,” Oct. 2014

Design Excellence, Charlie Awards

Best Illustration (all consumer magazines): “Are You Rich?”, March 2015

Best Photo Illustration: “Architecture for a New Atlantis,” Oct. 2014

General Excellence, Charlie Awards

Best Advertorial Section (all consumer magazines): Luxury Home Portfolio, Ohana on Longboat Key, May 2014

Best Redesign: Venice Magazine

Writing Excellence, Silver Awards

Best Editorial/Commentary/Opinion: From the Editor, September 2014

Best Humor: Mr. Chatterbox, Oct. 2014

Design Excellence, Silver Award

Best Single, Original B&W or Color Photograph: “Midnight in the Garden"

General Excellence, Bronze Awards

Best Overall Magazine, Consumer less than 20,000 Circulation: Venice Magazine

Design Excellence, Bronze Awards

Best Department Design: Fashion IQ

Writing Excellence, Bronze Awards

Best Public Service Coverage: “Fairness in the Fields,” Sept. 2014

Best Feature Headlines:Going Nowhere,” Jan. 2015; “Vine Dining,” Feb. 2015, “Are You Rich?”, March 2015

Best Humor: Mr. Chatterbox, March 2015

Best Feature (Consumer 20,000-50,000):Tycoon for the Ages,” March 2015

Best Service Feature:Top 21 Restaurants 2015,” Feb. 2015

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