Business NH Magazine took home 18 awards, including seven first place awards, from the New Hampshire Press Association Distinguished Journalism Contest at its virtual event on August 12. The editorial and creative teams at BNH gathered via Zoom to watch the Facebook live event and to celebrate the acknowledgement of the state's many talented reporters, photographers, and graphic designers as well as three Lifetime Achievement awards.
The magazine earnedtop honors for General Excellence in the magazine category.
Business NH Magazine's Creative director Christine Carignan swept the Graphic/Cartoon/Illustration, Magazine Cover and Feature Page categories with first place recognition for work she did on The Business of Beards, Designing Communities for Growth and Ageism and NH’s Workforce.
Business NH Magazine also cleaned up in the Community Service Awards with first place going to staff writer Judi Currie and freelance writer Ray Carbone for a series on the state’s affordable housing crisis. Second place went to editor Matt Mowry for the Nonprofit Supplement, and third place went to Currie for a series she wrote on Climate Change and Sustainability.
Under Business/Economic Reporting, freelance writer Sheryl Rich-Kern was recognized for NH’s Taxing Dilemma. Another freelance writer, Kathie Ragsdale, received top honors in the General News Story category for a story about "Laconia’s Balancing Act."
Carignan and Mowry took the top two honors in a Special Sections category for the 2019 Human Resources Guide and Health Care Guide.
In addition, Mowry was honored for Editorial Writing.
Congratulations, also to our fellow journalists, especially lifetime achievement honorees Kevin Landrigan, David Tirrell-Wysocki and Garry Rayno. To see the full list of winners, click here.