Business NH Magazine received 19 awards, including nine first place nods, at the NH Press Association’s 2018 Distinguished Journalism Awards. The magazine, which is also celebrating its 35th anniversary celebrating and elevating businesses in NH, also received an award for General Excellence in the magazine category.
Editor Matt Mowry (pictured) took home a first-place award for editorial writing.
Staff writer Judi Currie received first place in the Feature Story for her article on food insecurity in the state. She also won top honors in the Business and Economic Reporting category for her profile of the state’s B-Corps.
Creative Director Christine Carignan swept the Magazine Cover category garnering three awards including first place, with freelance artist Mark Ricketts, for the magazine cover on school choice. Her other award-winning covers included the food issue and the #MeToo movement in NH.
Business NH Magazine's freelance writer, Melanie Plenda, took first and second place in health reporting. Freelance writer, Casey Conley, was honored for his profile of the city of Dover.
The entire editorial team was also recognized in the Community Service award category for stories dealing with diversity, myths about disabled workers and the #METoo movement.
Publisher Heidi Copeland said of the award-winning team, "At a time when journalism is under assault, we are very fortunate to continue our mission, providing in-depth information to help businesses thrive in New Hampshire. Our team, led by Matt Mowry, is talented and engaged. It is exciting to see their hard work recognized by a statewide organization devoted to honoring first-class journalism."