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

Dublin, New Hampshire (February 14, 2011)- – Yankee Magazine is a 2011 National City and Regional Magazine Awards finalist in the following four categories: “Excellence in Writing,” “Photography,” “General Excellence III,” and “Multimedia.” Magazine professionals from around the country chose 143 finalists, representing 35 publications, in the 26-year-old awards competition. Judges named five finalists in most categories and will choose one ultimate winner in each. The awards for work completed in 2010 will be announced at the CRMA’s 35th Annual Conference April 30 through May 2 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

“We’re thrilled to be named a CRMA finalist in four categories for work that occurred during Yankee Magazine’s 75th anniversary year,” says Mel Allen, editor of the magazine. “I believe that in our 75th year, we’ve succeeded in capturing and preserving 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. The review and judging process for this award, which names the five best city and regional magazines in the country per category, is rigorous and selective. We’re proud of this recognition.”

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

Excellence in Writing

Yankee Magazine’s July/August issue is a finalist in the “Excellence in Writing” category, which recognizes superb writing throughout a single issue. Other finalists include: 5280 Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, and Texas Monthly.


Richard Shultz’s “Maine Costal Odyssey” photo essay in the July/August issue is a finalist in the “Photography” category and was selected from the best features relying on photography to tell a story. To be eligible for consideration, the work must be original work commissioned by the magazine. Other finalists include: 5280 Magazine, B-metro Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, and Los Angeles Magazine.

General Excellence

“General Excellence” winners are chosen for consistently high-caliber work in all aspects of journalism: writing, editing, photography, illustration, other art, and design. Judges reviewed three issues of Yankee Magazine for this category. Other finalists include: 5280 Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Texas Monthly.


Yankee Magazine is a finalist in the “Multimedia” category. Submissions are judged on originality of content, presentation, and news and/or entertainment value. Other finalists include: MPLS St. Paul, Portland Monthly, Texas Monthly, and Washingtonian.

The following videos by associate editor Justin Shatwell were submitted for the Multimedia category:

  1. VIDEO: Brimfield Antique Show
  2. VIDEO: Marginal Way

  3. VIDEO: The Russian Icon Museum

  4. VIDEO: Farmer Tracie’s Tomato Plant Tips

More than 85 judges representing publications such as Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The American Prospect, Sports Illustrated, Good Housekeeping, Fitness, Taste of Home, Budget Travel, Men’s Health, The New York Times, Bon Appetit, ESPN The Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Whole Living Magazine, Outdoor Life, Country Gardens, and USA Weekend, in addition to professors from the Missouri School of Journalism, selected the finalists.

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About Yankee Magazine: 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 paid 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 and 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:

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