2020 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.


2A. Best Profile Story [Magazine] First Place Julie Kendrick Minnesota Good Age A recipe for change Wonderfully written profile that delves into the complexity of the process that goes into what, on the surface, looks like one woman’s simple gesture of good will and humanity.
  Second Place Pam Louwagie Star Tribune Mondale on Demand  
  Third Place Amy Carlson Gustafson University of St. Thomas Magazine Dream. Hope. Believe. Do.  
2B. Best Feature Story [Magazine] First Place John Rosengren Mpls. St. Paul Magazine The Last Days of Hemingway at Mayo Clinic Beautiful and effective use of memories and details help capture Hemingway’s ultimate fate. While this feature story was extremely thorough, including very interesting information about research that may better explain why Hemingway ultimately committed suicide, the story maintains human interest throughout. A good read, indeed.
  Second Place Abbie Burgess Minnesota Parent Open to love  
  Third Place Jenna Ross Star Tribune Lost Ships of Lake Superior  
2C. Best Department [Magazine] First Place Jennifer Koski Rochester Magazine Random Rochesterite These columns are especially compelling because they prove that everyone has a story to tell. Questions to the interviewee are nicely tailored to their lives. All three entries were interesting reads.
  Second Place Sarah Jackson Minnesota Parent From the Editor  
  Third Place Steve Lange Rochester Magazine 10 (or so) Questions  
2D. Best Column [Magazine] First Place Jenna Ross Star Tribune State Secrets I appreciate the writer who can make me see the familiar in a new light, who helps me to understand that my home is not one place, but many. In that discovery, Ross gives her readers the gift of seeing, appreciating and understanding in a new way the place they call home.
  Second Place Adam Platt Twin Cities Business Plattitudes  
  Third Place Katie Dohman Minnesota Parent World’s Okayest Mom  
2E. Best Cover [Magazine] First Place Brenda Taylor Minnesota Parent Camp Issue: March 2019 Excellent use of color. The font was well used and overall idea was really showcased here. Spacing is great.
  Second Place Danielle Cunningham Minnesota Good Age September 2019: Suzie Marty  
  Third Place Joe Ahlquist Rochester Magazine I Plan To Be A Strong Mayor  
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2F. Best Page Design [Magazine] First Place Valerie Moe Minnesota Parent Best-kept secret Excellent use of space. The typography and colors really bring this piece together. Placement of type makes everything easy to read.
  Second Place Tonya




Minnesota Monthly Best MN 2019  
  Third Place Kim Maxwell Vu Star Tribune Photos of the Year  
2H. Best Issue [Magazine] First Place Staff   Rochester Magazine Rochester Magazine Well-written articles, great photography and interesting design make Rochester Magazine a standout. Breakout boxes and calendars add so much to keep readers’ interest.
  Second Place Staff   City Pages City Pages  
  Third Place Sarah Jackson Minnesota Parent Minnesota Parent: Health Issue