Sarasota Magazine Wins Five Society for Professional Journalism Awards

The publication was recognized for public service reporting, food and travel writing, cover design and more.

By Cooper Levey-Baker August 28, 2023

Image: Kari Perrin

Sarasota Magazine collected five statewide awards—including two first-place honors—from the Florida chapter of the Society for Professional Journalism on Friday, when the organization held its annual Sunshine State Awards in Fort Lauderdale. We were recognized in the following categories:

First Place

Public Service Reporting: "Nowhere to Go," Kim Doleatto

Inside Design: "Great Catch," "Nonstop Fun," "Cheers!"; Gigi Ortwein

Second Place

Serious Feature: "The Upside Down," Hannah Wallace

Cover Design: January/February 2022, July/August 2022, November/December 2022; Gigi Ortwein

Third Place

Food & Travel Writing: "Cheers!"; Kim Doleatto, Allison Forsyth, Lauren Jackson, Cooper Levey-Baker

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