General Feature


Adirondack Life, “Manhunt” by Brian Mann, November/December 2015

Good reporting highlights this story. Very informative and enjoyable work.


Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Beyond the Black Lines” by W. Hodding Carter, Issue 137 Nov/Dec 2015

Fun topic and solid, informative writing. Nice work. Great to see this quality in a smaller regional magazine.


Cottage Life, “The Original Loveboat” by Roy McGregor, Early Summer 2015

Fun. Interesting. Thoughtful. This was an enjoyable (but too short) read. I was left wanting more.


Down East, “The Belfast Operation” by Brian Kevin, January 2015

Great effort on what likely was a difficult story to report.

Award of Merit

New Mexico Magazine, “Unbroken in NM” by Stephanie Pearson, March 2015

Really nice job here. There was good information about characters, and that developed across the sections.

Award of Merit

Saltscapes, “Healing Roots” by Mary-Frances Lynch, September/October 2015

Really respectful, thoughtful and interesting piece about the roots of Mi’kmaq medicine in Atlantic Canada. Really well done.

Additional Entries

Arizona Highways, “They Say I’m a Monster” by Matt Jaffe, March 2015

Delaware Beach Life, “Shore Break” by Lynn R. Parks, August 2015

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Rusticating Up to Camp” by Nancy Harmon Jenkins, Issue 135 June/July 2015

Missouri Life, “Missouri’s Largest” by Lakshna Mehta, Elissa Chudwin, Jones Weir, June 2015

Mountain Home, “The Lady of the Lakes” by Brendan O’Meara, September 2015

Nebraska Life, “Generations of Tradition” by Christopher Amundson, Alan J. Bartels, Jessica Boschen, November/December 2015

Saltscapes, “Lion & Bright” by Marjorie Simmins, May/June 2015

Texas Highways, “War and Remembrance” by Kathryn Jones, August 2015

Texas Highways, “Home Cookin’ on the Range” by Julia Robinson, March 2015

Yukon, North of Ordinary, “YUKON STEREOTYPES | Fact of Fiction” by Jesse Winter, Spring 2015