General Feature


Cottage Life, “5 Things “ by J.B. MacKinnon, Sasha Chapman, Penny Caldwell, Stephen Marche, Marci McDonald

Powerful storytelling that lingers long after you’ve put this article down.


Adirondack Life, “Pickup Sticks” by Luke Cyphers

Charming profile of the joys of pond hockey and its local participants. Great lines and funny asides throughout.


Arizona Highways, “Identifying Flying Objects” by Matt Jaffe

Well-written and engaging feature with vivid scene setting and a distinctive voice.

Award of Merit

Down East, “Show Business” by Jaed Coffin

A fascinating and richly detailed profile of a businesswoman & the carnival industry, embedded in complex and compelling historical and social context.


Additional Entries

Arizona Highways
, “Dig This!” by Annette McGivney, Barbara Glynn Denney, Keith Whitney, Robert A. Stieve, Kelly Vaughn, and Noah Austin

The Bermudian, “2017 Bermudians of the Year” by Elizabeth Jones and W.C. Stevenson

Louisiana Life, “On the Run” by Megan Romer, Denny Culbert, Sarah George, and Melanie Warner Spencer

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Charting the Coast” by Polly Saltonstall

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Passing the Torch” by Laurie Schreiber

Missouri Life, “The Gift of Experience” by Matt Crossman

Missouri Life, “Reindeer Games” by Julie Brown Patton

Mountain Home, “The Great Potato Toss” by Brendan O’Meara

New Mexico Magazine, “Not Fade Away” by David Pike and Stefan Wachs

Oklahoma Today, “Of Trunk and Triumph” by Karlie Ybarra and Lori Duckworth

Texas Highways, “Summer Hideaways” by Karlie Ybarra and Lori Duckworth

Texas Highways, “Wonders of Nature” by Clayton Maxwell

Wyoming Wildlife, “Elusive” by Kelsey Dayton