Business NH Magazine Wins 18 awards from NH Press Association
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 Business NH 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 competition was judged by members of press associations in other states.
The magazine earned top honors for General Excellence in the magazine category. The judges noted, “Is there any stone left to be unturned by Business NH? This publication delivers a truly award-winning representation of profiles, news, features, and items of interest not only to NH business owners, but any reader. Exceptionally diverse, informative, important and engaging coverage – a critical information source for the entire state’s business community.”
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, second and third place wins. First place went to staff writer Judi Currie and freelance writer Ray Carbone for a series on the state’s affordable housing crisis. Noted the judges, “The lack of workforce housing is a problem throughout New England, and this series of articles presents — in language all can understand — the impacts of the dearth of affordable homes in NH. The article also focuses on solutions, such as “tiny homes,” an option that is making headway in other states.” 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 won third place 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. Regarding the first-place Health Care Guide, the judges commented, “Production value, layout, creativity and teamwork are all outstanding. There is a lot of informative and compelling copy in this guide. Top notch editorial work. Excellent reporting. Leaves reader looking forward to next year’s edition.”
In addition, Mowry won third place 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.