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Yankee Magazine Named 2014 National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist

Yankee Magazine Named 2014 National City and Regional Magazine Awards Finalist
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Dublin, New Hampshire (March 7, 2014)—

Yankee Magazine is a 2014 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist for “Photography” and “Excellence in Writing.” Magazine professionals from around the country chose 150 finalists representing 34 publications in the 29-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 2013 will be announced at the 38th Annual Conference to take place May 17-19 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

“For the third time in the past five years Yankee has been named a finalist for ‘Excellence in Writing’ for its March/April issue,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “That issue, with the theme ‘Power of Place’ is one of my favorite issues I have worked on in my nearly 35 years at Yankee.  Also for the third time in the past five years Yankee was once again recognized for photo excellence. Richard Schultz’s ‘In the Shadow of Mount Washington’ in the July/August issue gave a fresh look at such well known icons as the Mount Washington Hotel and the Cog Railway. To be recognized for our efforts by the judges who work at such well-respected national publications and by the journalism professors from the Missouri School of Journalism, is truly gratifying,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “The editors who work with me deserve all the credit for quality of the work that the CRMA has deemed among the finest in the country.”

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


In the Shadow of Mount Washington,” photographed by Richard Schultz; text by Mel Allen (Yankee Magazine July/August 2013, page 76) is a finalist for “Photography.” Entries for this category are evaluated on how the photographs rather than words tell a story and exhibit a conceptual approach to the subject. In this photo essay, Schultz captures the valley’s spectacular beauty and the faces of the people who call it home. Other finalists include: Boston Magazine “Home Team Workouts”; Chicago Magazine “In the Shadow of the Gun”; Down East: The Magazine of Maine “Cowgirl”; and Texas Monthly “At War’s End.”

Excellence in Writing: Yankee Magazine’s March/April 2013 issue is a finalist for the category “Excellence in Writing. Submissions in this category are chosen for superb writing throughout a single issue. Entries reflect high attention to quality writing throughout the magazine, and are judged for reporting, clarity, literary quality, and style. Other finalists include: 5280 (Denver) December, Atlanta Magazine August, New Orleans Magazine October and Washingtonian June.

More than 100 judges, including representatives from publications such as AARP the Magazine, Advertising Age, Atavist, Better Homes and Gardens, Bon Appétit, Country Living, Entertainment Weekly, ESPN The Magazine, Esquire, Fast Company, Food Network Magazine, Fortune, GQ, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, National Geographic, New York Magazine, Outside, People, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Rolling Stone, Runner’s World, Scientific American, Self, Sports Illustrated, Taste of Home, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, 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 a total circulation of 330,000 and a total audience of 1.9 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, and McLean Communications. More information about Yankee: New England’s Magazine is available at:

Media Contact: Heather Atwell, or 603-563-8111 x180

Heather Atwell


Heather Atwell


Communications manager Heather Atwell manages the magazine’s public relations efforts. She also writes the blog Outdoor Adventures for
Updated Friday, March 7th, 2014

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