Yankee Magazine Earns 11 Nominations in the City and Regional Magazine Association’s National Awards Competition

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The iconic publication of New England is among the top finalists

The City and Regional Magazine Association and The Missouri School of Journalism announced the finalists in the 36-year-old CRMA Awards this week, with New England-based Yankee magazine earning eleven nominations in ten different categories.

Yankee is among the top finalists, with others including 5280, Boston Magazine, D Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Portland Monthly, Seattle Met, St. Louis Magazine, and Texas Monthly in receiving double-digit nominations.

“We do this work because we enjoy seeing ideas become stories. When we hear back from readers, that feels like recognition enough. But knowing that our colleagues in the publishing world think highly of the work is even more gratifying,” said Yankee editor Mel Allen. “Being nominated for a finalist in 10 categories for 11 separate entries makes me proud of the entire Yankee team.”

Magazines of varying circulations competed in 35 categories, including editorial, design, online, multiplatform storytelling and general excellence. More than 100 magazine professionals from across the country selected five finalists in each category and will soon choose one ultimate winner in each.

Yankee was nominated for the following:

Essays/Commentary/Criticism –
Yankee received 2 nominations: “Do the Pilgrims Still Matter?” (Justin Shatwell) and “Hope on Any Given Day” (Sophfronia Scott)

Herb Lipson Award for Column Excellence –
Ben Hewitt for “Snow Man,” “The Fix” and “A Return to the Old Ways”

Feature Story (Circulation more than 60,000) –
“The Unfinished Journey of João Victor” (Mel Allen)

Illustration and Graphics
Yankee received a nomination for “Becoming Mikaela” (January), “Hope on Any Given Day” (March) and “Pour It on at a Pancake House” (March)

Reader Service
“8 Ways to Make the Most of Maple Season” (Staff)

“Gull Trouble” (Sara Anne Donnelly)

Leisure/Lifestyle Interests
“A World Away” (Wayne Curtis)

Civic Journalism
“Fighting for Survival” (Jon Marcus)

Online Column
“New England Today Living” (Mel Allen)

Our Towns

The competition is open to members of CRMA. The national competition has been in existence for 36 years and has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for the past 25 years. Winners will be announced in May.

About Yankee
Based in Dublin, New Hampshire, Yankee: New England’s Magazine was founded in 1935 and is the iconic American magazine covering the finest that New England has to offer. Covering classic New England travel destinations, food traditions, and home and lifestyle stories with stunning photography and artwork, Yankee has featured many notable American writers in its pages such as Robert Frost, John Updike, and Stephen King. With a total circulation of nearly 275,000 and a total audience of 1.3 million readers, the magazine is published by Yankee Publishing Inc. (YPI), an independent media company. Yankee has also partnered with WGBH to produce Weekends with Yankee, a 13-episode documentary series on public television that taps into Yankee’s extensive behind-the-scenes access to the region’s six states. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, Family Tree, and McLean Communications. More information about Yankee is available at: https://newengland.com/press-contact/

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