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Lavender Wins Eight MMPA Awards

By Lavender November 19, 2009

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Minnesota Magazine Publishers Association (MMPA) held its 13th Annual Excellence Awards Dinner on November 5. As usual, a Lavender contingent was on hand—along with some 400 other media members—for dining and celebration at the Metropolitan Ballroom & Clubroom Golden Valley.

Reprising as emcee was Jason DeRusha, who covers the “Good Question” segment of the WCCO-TV 10 PM News He has been nominated for 10 Regional Emmy Awards, and won the 2004 Regional Emmy Award for Ongoing Feature Series.

This year, MMPA awards were given out in 88 categories in areas of editorial, design, general, and overall excellence. We have the entire Lavender staff and our contributors to thank for our garnering a record-tying eight awards this year.

For the 2008-2009 season spanned by the awards, Lavender won:

Gold
Best Editor’s Editorial or Letter
(Special Interest, Under 60,000)
“A Word in Edgewise”
December 5, 2008


Gold

Best Regular Column
(Special Interest, Under 60,000)
“Get Outta Town”


Silver

Best Digital Media
(Under 60,000)

Silver
Best Media Kit
(Under 60,000)

Silver
Best Use of Visuals/Photography
(Special Interest, Under 60,000)
“Hostelry Affair”
June 5, 2009

Bronze
Best Single Cover
(Special Interest, Under 60,000)
April 9, 2009


Bronze

Best Table of Contents
(Special Interest, Under 60,000)
February 17, 2009

Bronze
Best Use of Visuals/Photography
(Special Interest, Under 60,000)
5 Coveted Covers
June 5, 2009

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