Profiles 35,000 or less Circulation


Yukon, North of Ordinary, “Northern Haute Couture” by Tara McCarthy

The designer is thoughtful about how growing up in the North has influenced her trajectory and her art. And the subject is likeable. This is well done.


Arkansas Life, “Maiden Voyage” by Jordan Hickey

A fascinating story. Well written. Really well done.


Delaware Beach Life, “Surfing for Life” by Lynn R. Parks

This has great dramatic tension and the character is sketched so well. It has real emotional resonance.


Oklahoma Today, “Home Team” by Nathan Gunter

A solid profile of a basketball team – its players and fans – and the loyal, exuberant relationship between the two.


Mountain Home, “Rodan the Weatherman” by Brendan O’Meara

I wouldn’t have guessed a profile of the local weatherman, who lives a fairly normal life would be one of the better profiles in this category, but here it is. Well done.

Additional Entries

Acadiana Profile, “Cool Jobs” by Ashley Hinson, Denny Culbert, Lisa LeBlanc-Berry, Danley Romero, Sarah George, and Melanie Warner Spencer

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Joel White and His Beautiful Boats” by Bill Mayher

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, “Farm to Table” by Nancy Harmon Jenkins