2019 Page One Awards in Magazine Journalism

MNSPJ congratulates all the winners recognized Tuesday night at the annual Page One Awards!  Here’s a list of winners for excellence in magazine journalism.

MAGAZINES

Best Profile Story

First Place

“The 100-foot fall.”

Renee Berg, Rochester Magazine

The judge said: “The writing here keeps you engaged in Amber’s story and invested in the outcome, while also revealing her personality along the way.”

 

Second place

“Born to run.”

James Walsh, Star Tribune

 

Third Place

“The ramen architect.”

James Norton, The Growler

 

Best Feature Story

First Place

“Beyond the talk.”

Jennifer Hyvonen, Minnesota Parent

The judge called it “a personal and educational piece told in a very warm, humorous and informative manner.”

 

Second Place

“The IUD is back and better.”

Kate Dohman, Minnesota Parent

 

Third Place

“Sixty years of Omm Pah Pah.”

Robb Murray, Mankato Free Press

 

Best Department

First Place

“Random Rochesterite.”

Jennifer Koski, Rochester Magazine

The judge complemented this entry’s “great layout, overall great look and feel to the sections.”

 

Second place

“State secrets.”

Eric Roper, Star Tribune

 

Third Place

“Ten Questions.”

Steve Lange, Rochester Magazine

 

Best Column

First place

“Oddchester.”

Steve Lange, Rochester Magazine

The judge said: “Highly relatable subject matter, combined with an enjoyable voice and style, reminds us that a sense of community is still an important part of our lives. We need steady, dependable columnists more than ever.”

 

Second place

“Afraid to ask.”

Gail Rosenblum, Star Tribune

 

Third place

“World’s okay-est mom.”

Katie Dohman, Minnesota Parent

 

Best Cover

First Place

Micah Edel, Minnesota Good Age’s July 2018 issue.

The judge said: “GREAT use of color for coordinating with the photo used. Overall, clean design and feel, while bringing out design from the photo into the design of the text and lines.”

 

Second Place

Casie Beldo, Ari Woeste and Erica Loeks, Minnesota Monthly’s December 2018 issue.

 

Third Place

“Fall arts.”

Emily Utne, City Pages

 

Best Page Design

First Place

“The Wild Side.”

Micah Edel, Minnesota Good Age

The judge called this entry “cohesive and pleasing to look at. Impressive work.”

 

Second place

“Diagnosis: Gifted.”

Valerie Moe, Minnesota Parent

 

Third Place

“X-Games: Your favorite extreme sports throw-down is back in Minneapolis.”

Emily Utne, City Pages

 

Graphics/Art and illustration

First place

“Fringe 2018.”

Sango Bang and Emily Utne, City Pages

The judge complimented this entry’s use of color and level of detail.

 

Second place

“Born to run.”

Tim O’Brien and Kim Vu, Star Tribune

 

Best Issue

First Place

Mankato Magazine, December 2018 issue

The judge called this submission “a stand-out in its category. Not only did the main story grab interest, but the variety of articles was outstanding and all of the articles had meat to them. The layout was eye pleasing and the balance of content to advertisements was spot on.”

 

Second place

“Born to run.”

Star Tribune

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