IRMA Magazine of the Year 35,000 or more Circulation 2023
The category of Magazine of the Year recognizes overall excellence and the highest standards of visual and written content.
Contributors: Brian Kevin, Will Grunewald, Adrienne Perron, Sarah Stebbins, Mike O’Leary, Mirek Jurek, Tara Rice, Benjamin Williamson
In 2022, Down East stepped up its game and took big creative risks, pushing the envelope on what is possible in editorial. As its editorial mandate is to, essentially, give Mainers a mirror into the lifestyle, culture and experience of the state, it did so in inventive and surprising ways. Each issue had a focal point that exemplified the idea of “surprise and delight”.
— IRMA Awards Jury