Nevada Magazine nets two more awards
Nevada Magazine has earned its third and fourth awards of 2008. The publication was honored with two Gold awards in the 28th annual International Regional Magazine Association contest.
Nevada's official state tourism magazine won the Most Improved Magazine and Photographic Series categories. In 2007, the agency introduced a new look in its 71st year of operation. The results impressed IRMA judges.
“The redesign gives a new credibility and confidence to the magazine, elevating tone both visually and verbally,” one IRMA judge said. “Paper stock, typography, browsability, reader engagement — all on a roll upward. A jackpot effort.”
The Photographic Series winner was Nevada Magazine's Burning Man photo gallery (see the Web version here), which ran in the July/August 2007 issue. The popular week-long Burning Man event, during which nearly 50,000 people revel in Black Rock City, is held annually in northwestern Nevada's Black Rock Desert.
“I loved the authenticity and the originality in concept,” said another IRMA judge about the Burning Man pictorial. “Bravo. I felt like I was there; I wish I was there. Originality wins in my book.”
Earlier this year, Nevada Magazine's Web site, NevadaMagazine.com, won two awards, one from the National Headliner Awards and another from Awards for Publication Excellence. NevadaMagazine.com won a Grand Award in the 20th annual APEX competition and earned the top spot in the Magazine Affiliated Online Journalism division of the National Headliner Awards, one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry.
“It's great to see that the hard work of our staff has been recognized by three credible journalism foundations in the last year,” said Matthew B. Brown, editor of Nevada Magazine. “We hope these awards will generate more interest in our Web site and our magazine. We are determined to keep up with cutting-edge journalism trends and still maintain a respect for the history of our 72-year-old publication.”