2017 MAGGIE AWARDS PRESS RELEASE
Western Publishing Association Recognizes Top Consumer, Trade, and Student Publications & Websites
The Western Publishing Association (WPA) announced its 2017 MAGGIE® winners in 74 editorial and design categories at the 66th Annual MAGGIE® Awards, April 28th at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport.
Publishing professionals from all disciplines were on hand to honor the “West’s Best” in both print and electronic publishing. An enthusiastic audience cheered as winners accepted their awards and later watched the MAGGIE® trademark “Montage of Winners” video at the close of the banquet.
Considered to be the most prestigious award in the publishing industry, the 2017 MAGGIES draws entries from 24 states west of the Mississippi River.
“For the past 66 years the WPA’s Maggie Awards have honored the very best journalistic achievements West of the Mississippi, and this year’s honorees are adding to that proud tradition,” said Norb Garrett, President of the WPA and Executive Vice President at TEN: The Enthusiast Network. “We’re excited to have expanded our college and digital awards and entries this year in recognition of the excellent achievements of student journalists and digital media.”
Among this year’s top honors were VegNews for Best Overall Publication/Consumer, Exhibitor for Best Overall Publication/Trade, Territory for Best New Publication/Trade & Consumer, California Grocer for Most Improved Publication/Trade & Consumer, VegNews for Best Web Publication/Trade & Consumer, Smart Meetings for Best eNewsletter/Trade.
The top college MAGGIE Award went to El Sol, Southwestern College, for Best Student Publication, along with a $1,000 grant to its journalism/publishing department. Additional Student publication awards went to University of Arizona / El Independiente, for Best Print Article/Student, California State University, Long Beach / DIG, for Best Print Cover/Student, and Baylor University / Focus, for Best Web Publication/Student.
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