Public Issues 2023

The category of Public Issues recognizes a story that is directly concerned with social, ethical, and/or legal issues within the magazine’s region.


The State of Maine v. Parole
Down East
Will Grunewald

Beautifully executed, with a seamless integration of facts and storytelling. Didn’t glorify the violence but didn’t shy from it either.
— IRMA Awards Jury


New Deal Reckoning
New Mexico Magazine 
Kate Nelson



For Uvalde
Texas Highways
ire’ne lara silva


Friendly Fires
Cottage Life
Ray Ford