Cottage Life, “70 Years (And Counting)” by Roy MacGregor
This is just plain excellent. So touching and I am drawn to the topic so it sings for me.
New Mexico Magazine, “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Sting” by Hampton Sides
Jesus Christ is that one scary insect! I loved this essay. Sassy, energetic, interesting, charming and fun.
Adirondack Life, “Two Sides of Mount Marcy” by Paul Greenberg
Authors take risks when writing about something so personal. This turned into a great story. And I simply must find a way to use the term “ass-slide” in a future article.
Award of Merit
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Lasting Legacy” by C. Daniel Smith
I really enjoyed this one: personal and insightful. The word cherish comes to mind. Cherishing time well-spent. This one got to me!
Award of Merit
Arkansas Life, “Work of the Quiet Mountains” by Johnny Carrol Sain
I really do love stories that use family roots as a way to explore modern-day places.
Arizona Highways, “A Different Approach” by Craig Childs, Barbara Glynn Denney, Keith Whitney Robert A. Stieve, Kelly Vaughn, and Noah Austin
Arizona Highways, “Born Survivor” by Lawrence W. Cheek, Barbara Glynn Denney, Keith Whitney Robert A. Stieve, Kelly Vaughn, and Noah Austin
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Why We Love the Ocean” by Catherine Schmitt
Missouri Life, “Pull Over” by Greg Wood
Oklahoma Today, “If Heartaches Were Horses” by Leighona Bernstein, Steven Walker, and Nathan Gunter
Wyoming Wildlife, “Last West Place” by Dan Aadland