The cover of Sarasota Magazine's December 2017 issue

 Sarasota Magazine won 17 awards from the Florida Magazine Association at a ceremony held in Orlando on Friday. The publication won nine "writing excellence" awards, including top prizes for best humor writing (“The Lighter Side of Erectile Dysfunction,” Robert Plunket) and best service feature (“Flour Power,” Cooper Levey-Baker). The magazine also won four silver awards for best overall writing, best humor writing (“What If Trump Tweeted From Sarasota?”, Robert Plunket) and best public service coverage (“Rescuing the Reefs,” Tony D’Souza, and “Time Bombs,” Craig Pittman) and three bronze awards for best public service writing (“Road to Redemption,” Cooper Levey-Baker), best service feature (“Into the Wild,” Cooper Levey-Baker) and best column (“Our Snooty, Ourselves,” Pam Daniel).

In the "design excellence" category, the magazine won first-place awards for best typography (“Beef Chiefs,” Gigi Ortwein), best cover photography (“Dream Homes,” Gigi Ortwein and William Speer) and best department photography (“Bello,” Gigi Ortwein and Robert Castro). Sarasota Magazine also won bronze awards for best typography (“Taco Crazy,” Gigi Ortwein), best use of photography (“Beef Chiefs,” Gigi Ortwein), best department photography (“Up, Up and Away,” Gigi Ortwein and Evan Sigmund), best cover design (“Dream Homes,” Gigi Ortwein) and best feature design (“Taco Crazy,” Gigi Ortwein).

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