As we head into the Thanksgiving weekend, I want to share the results of the 2015 Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards. It’s a time for me to give thanks as an editor for being able to work with such talented people as well as give thanks for the praise, itself. We all know that there’s something special about being recognized by a third party for a job well done, and I am grateful for the opportunity to put our work out there to be judged by our peers and receive these Excellence Awards.
Single-Topic Issue: 2015 Spring Wedding Issue “From Minnesota With Love”
Profile Article: “Picture Perfect: Ania & Molly Nadybska” by Kathleen Watson Bradbury
Single Spread or Page Design: Feline Rescue – Where Cats Live
Regular Column: Playing for the Other Team by Nell Gelhaus
Regular Column: Skirting the Issues by Ellen Krug
Editor’s Letter to the Readers: “Grow Old Along With Me” by Andy Lien
Overall Excellence: Lavender Magazine
As in 2014, Lavender Magazine was again in the pool of the top five magazines in Minnesota in 2015. The pool is getting deeper each year and to achieve this status is something we don’t take lightly. It’s not just our work we’re representing, it’s the community as well. Two of our writers won for their regular columns, showing a consistency in their expertise. The 2015 Spring Wedding Issue was the winner of the wedding issues in the state. The magazine, itself, took Bronze for Overall Excellence. I’m proud of this team and this community.
With great thanks,