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Yankee Magazine Named National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist in Four Categories

Yankee Magazine Named National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist in Four Categories
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Dublin, New Hampshire (February 23, 2012)— Yankee Magazine is a 2012 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the following four categories: “Column,” “Personality Profile,” “Blog Column,” and “Ancillary Publication 2.” Magazine professionals from around the country chose 152 finalists representing 36 publications in the 27-year-old City and Regional Magazine Association’s national awards competition. Judges named five finalists in most categories and will soon choose one ultimate winner in each. The winners for work completed in 2011 will be announced at the CRMA’s 36th Annual Conference to take place May 19 – 21 at Caesar’s Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

“I don’t know of any editor or writer who would not be happy and honored to be recognized by the CRMA judges as a finalist in such a variety of categories,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “The editors who work with me deserve all the credit for the quality of the work that the CRMA has deemed among the finest in the country. In each issue we strive to capture and preserve New England’s identity, all the while giving readers entertainment, and food for thought and reflection, and reminding them of the region’s unique place in America. Whether profiling a man who seeks to preserve our memory of child mill workers, or a woman whose photo of something unexplainable from the depths of Lake Champlain changed her life, to a beguiling food blog to a special issue that highlights the best classic regional foods—the judges sifted through so many worthy entries from across the country and said ‘Yankee, your work excels.’ So we are motivated anew to keep giving readers memorable issues.”

Yankee Magazine is competing in the following four categories based on these criteria:


“Here In New England,” by Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine, is a finalist in the “Column” category, which recognizes the style of the writer and the originality of ideas. Other finalists include: New Orleans Magazine, Orange Coast Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, and Texas Monthly.

Personality Profile

Contributing editor Justin Shatwell’s profile of Joe Manning in “The Memory Keeper” from the March/April 2011 issue is a finalist in the “Personality Profile” category. Finalists in this category represent the best examples of profiles which offer significant insight into the background and character of an individual. Other finalists include: 5280 (Denver), Atlanta Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, and Washingtonian.

Blog Column

Assistant editor Aimee Seavey’s blog, “The Yankee Seeker,” was chosen as a finalist for “Blog Column.” This category rates blogs on originality, voice, and knowledge of subject. Other finalists include: Chicago Magazine, Cleveland Magazine, Milwaukee Magazine, and Pittsburgh Magazine.

Ancillary Publication 2

Yankee Magazine’s Best New England Recipes: Homemade Favorites for Every Season is a finalist for “Ancillary Publication 2″ which judges supplements or spinoffs that carry the title or logo of the existing city or regional magazine based on the quality and creativity of their editorial and design. Other finalists include: Boston Magazine’s Boston Home, Chicago Magazine’s Chicago Home + Garden, D Magazine’s D CEO: January/February, and Washingtonian’s Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Winter/Spring.

More than 90 judges, including representatives from publications such as Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, Budget Travel, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, National Geographic, Outside, People, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Sports Illustrated, Taste of Home, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair and Whole Living as well as journalism professors from the Missouri School of Journalism, selected the finalists.

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About us: Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories. With an average circulation of more than 350,000 and a total audience of nearly 2 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. YPI also owns the nation’s oldest continuously produced periodical,The Old Farmer’s Almanac. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at:

Updated Monday, February 27th, 2012

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