2014 Charlie Award Winners

Writing Excellence

Design Excellence

Digital Excellence

General Excellence

Best Overall

 

Magazine of the Year


BizEd

In the estimation of the judge of this category, BizEd is “an outstanding publication delivering targeted news and stimulating ideas to its audience!  Design provides a nice pace and excellent visual style, while the content provides a wide-angle look at business education through practical and conceptual reporting and editorials.”

Writing Excellence

Best Public Service Coverage

Bronze Award
Park Patrol
Sarasota Magazine
Craig Pittman, writer

Silver Award
Paying It Forward in Gainesville
Gainesville Magazine
Laura Bernheim, Diane Chun, Patricia Klier, Diana Tonnessen, writers

Charlie Award
Blueprint for a Happier, Healthier You
Gainesville Magazine
Diane Chun, Ron Cunningham, Arnold Feliciano, Alyssa Fisher, Patricia Klier, Keri Petersen, Whitney D. Smith, Diana Tonnessen, Jacki Levine, writers

Best Humor

Bronze Award
Mr. Adventure
Gulfshore Life
Michael Korb, writer

Silver Award
American Idle
Orlando Magazine
Greg Dawson, writer; Raquel Chilson, illustrator; Jennifer Kresge, creative director

Charlie Award
My Investment Strategy--Inheritance
Sarasota Magazine
Robert Plunket, writer

Best Service Feature - Association

Silver Award
Attracting the Best Faculty
BizEd
Sharon Shinn, writer

Charlie Award
For Profit, For Good
BizEd
Jane Hughes, writer

Best Service Feature - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
The New Goodwill and Intangible Assets Testing Rules Asus Amend Topic 350
Florida CPA Today
Yanick J. Michel, CPA, CGMA, Writer

Silver Award
I Built My App!
Florida Realtor magazine
Tracey C. Velt, writer

Charlie Award
The CAE as CEO
Internal Auditor
Dennis Drent, writer

Best Service Feature - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Season Preview 2013-14
Sarasota Magazine
Kay Kipling, writer; Tessa Tilden-Smith, creative director

Silver Award
Hooked
Gulfshore Life
A.C. Shilton, writer

Charlie Award
Glories of the Gulf: Favorite Fish Houses
Sarasota Magazine
John Bancroft, writer

Best Department - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Market It – July and August 2013, January/February 2014
Florida Realtor magazine
Doug Damerst and Tracey C. Velt, writers

Silver Award
Makeover, June and July 2013, January/February 14
Florida Realtor magazine
Richard Westlund, writer

Charlie Award
Update Department
Internal Auditor
Tim McCollum, Shannon Steffee, and David Saliemo, writers

Best Department - Consumer Magazines, Less Than 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Parenting, February, March, April 2014
The Boca Raton Observer
Dianna Smith, writer; Felicia Levine, editor

Silver Award
Salute
Lake & Sumter Style
Mary Ann Desantis, writer

Charlie Award
Heart and Soul
First Coast Magazine
Vanessa E. Wells, Roxie Lute, Maggie Fitzroy, Kelsie Sandage, Virginia Pillsbury and Sarah Gojekian, writers

Best In-Depth Reporting - Trade/Technical

Silver Award
Three Feature Articles on Citrus Greening (HLB)
Central Florida Ag News
Cheryl Rogers, writer

Charlie Award
Taking the Next Step in Additive Manufacturing
Welding Journal
Richard Martukanitz and Jay Hollingsworth, writers

Best In-Depth Reporting - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Our Turn
Sarasota Magazine
Cooper Levey-Baker, writer

Silver Award
A Crude Awakening
Gulfshore Business Magazine
David Silverberg, writer

Charlie Award
The (Multi) Millionaire Next Door
Sarasota Magazine
Rich Rescigno, writer

Best Editorial/Commentary/Opinion - Association

Bronze Award
Light It Up
BizEd
Tricia Bisoux, writer

Silver Award
A Letter from Santa
Today’s FDA
Jill Runyan, writer

Charlie Award
The World is a Stage
Today’s FDA
Jill Runyan, writer

Best Editorial/Commentary/Opinion - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Destination: Architecture
Sarasota Magazine
Robert Plunket, writer

Silver Award
Editor, Unedited
Ocala Magazine
Kelli Fuqua Hart, executive editor

Charlie Award
The Writing’s on the Wall: No More Cursive
Newsmax Magazine
Denise Mann Kleinman, writer

Best Column - Association and Trade/Technical

Charlie Award
Mind of Jacka
Internal Auditor
J. Michael Jacka, columnist

Best Column - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
The Myth of Self-Radicalization
Newsmax
Ken Chandler, editor-in-chief; David Alliot, associate editor; Fred Fleitz, writer

Silver Award
From the Editor
Sarasota Magazine
Pam Daniel, editor

Charlie Award
Shamu, American Doll, Final Shuttle, What Exactly Is Shamu's IQ, American Express Its Final Frontier
Orlando Life
Michael McLeod, editor-in-chief

Best Feature Headlines - Association & Trade Technical

Silver Award
Diamond in the Rough; Marriage-go-Round; Lessons from the Flannelgraph
Worldwide Challenge
Mark Winz, editor-in-chief: Amber Wiley and Christy Morgan, managing editors

Charlie Award
When Swimming with Sharks, Bring Your Ammo
Pegasus
UCF Marketing

Best Feature Headlines - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
They Will Survive, Trends With Benefits, Yip Yip Hooray!
The Boca Raton Observer
Felicia Levine, editor

Silver Award
Be True to Your School; The Loneliest Lemur on Earth; Pier Review
Sarasota Magazine
Carol Tisch, Adam Davies, and Hannah Wallace, writers

Charlie Award
Ripple Effect; The Weather Channeler; Campus in the Cloud
Biz (941)
Susan Burns, editor

Best Feature - Association

Bronze Award
Dream Fruit for a Dream State
Forum
Gary R. Mormino, writer

Silver Award
Work of Art
Pegasus
David Dadurka and Eric Michael, writers

Charlie Award
Taking Nothing for Granted
Pegasus
David Dadurka and Eric Michael, writers

Best Feature - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
International Affairs
Naples REALTOR
Rose Boland, writer; Rose Brady, senior editor

Silver Award
Making a Difference Through Arts
Professional Artist
Renee Phillips, writer

Charlie Award
The Three Rs of Welded Art
Welding Journal
Howard Woodward, Kristin Campbell, and Mary Ruth Johnsen, writers

Best Feature - Consumer, Less Than 20,000 Circulation

Charlie Award
The Importance of Being Anne
Winter Park Magazine

Best Feature - Consumer Between 20,000 – 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Psychic
Boca Raton Magazine
John Thomason, writer

Silver Award
Against All Odds
The Boca Raton Observer
Emily J. Minor, writer; Felicia Levine, editor

Charlie Award
The Loneliest Lemur on Earth
Sarasota Magazine
Adam Davies, writer; Kim Longstreet, photographer

Best Feature - Consumer, 50,000-Plus Circulation

Charlie Award
Embracing Our Heritage
Destination Hyatt
Kathleen Beckett, writer; Rosa Rojas, editor

Design Excellence

Best Photo Illustration

Bronze Award
Addiction: Caught in Cyberspace
Healthy Living Magazine
Anthony Casto, Illustrator

Silver Award
Cover photo
Heartland Living Magazine
Raphael Pacheco, photographer

Charlie Award
Mind Trauma: Suffering in Silence
Healthy Living Magazine
Anthony Casto, Illustrator

Best Photographic Essay

Bronze Award
The Photo Ark
Sarasota Magazine
Joel Sartore, photographer

Silver Award
The Season
Pegasus
Terry Helms, art director; images courtesy of Scott Mitchell Photography, Slingshot Photography, American Athletic Conference, and UCF Athletics

Charlie Award
The Deep and the Shallow
art&culture Magazine
Jim Abernethy, photographer

Best Single, Original B&W or Color Photography - Association & Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Destination Naples
Naples REALTOR
R.J. Wiley, photographer

Silver Award
Producing Better Bevels With Plasma
Welding Journal
Design Staff

Charlie Award
Lt. Bradley Miles
Pegasus Magazine
Geoff Levy, photographer; Patrick Burt, creative director

Best Single, Original B&W or Color Photography - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Forest Nymphs
Ocala Magazine
Chris Redd, chief photographer

Silver Award
Eye on Haiti
Gulfshore Life
Giles Holman, photographer

Charlie Award
Jupiter Waterfront Dining
Jupiter Magazine
Jason Nuttle, photographer

Best Use of Photography - Association & Trade/Technical

Silver Award
Spring & Fall 2013 and Winter 2014 issues
art&culture Magazine
Robert Kirschner, editor

Charlie Award
At the Helm of Warner’s Ag Program
Central Florida Ag News
Stephanie Bussman, page artist; Rick Pezzimenti, cover photography

Best Use of Photography - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
First Coast Magazine
Tiffany Manning, Woody Huband, Maggie Fitzroy, Lynnell and Andy Hayes, et al., photographers

Silver Award
June, September & December 2013 issues
Orlando Life

Charlie Award
September/October 2013, December/January 2014 and March/April 2014 issuesBoca Raton Magazine
Aaron Bristol, photographer

Best Illustration - Association & Trade/Technical

Silver Award
Powering Pomolong
Pegasus
Helen Musselwhite, illustrator; Patrick Burt, creative director

Charlie Award
Do We Really Need More Physicians?
Pegasus
Regan Dunnick, illustrator; Patrick Burt, creative director

Best Illustration - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Protecting the Mature Mind
Healthy Living Magazine
Anthony Casto, illustrator

Silver Award
Is Jeffrey Loria the Most Hated Man in Baseball?
Gold Coast Magazine
Bill Cigliano, illustrator; Craig Cottrell, Jr., art director

Charlie Award
Salute`: From the Sea
Lake & Sumter Style
Josh Clark, illustrator

Best Use of Typography - Association & Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
At the Helm of Warner's Ag Program
Central Florida Ag News
Stephanie P. Bussman, page artist

Best Use of Typography - All Consumer Magazines

Silver Award
December 2013 – 55 Years
Florida Trend Magazine
Gary Bernloehr, art director

Charlie Award
Andrew Garfield
V de Volaris
Vanessa Molina Santamaria, director of editorial and design;
Nuno Ruiz, art director

Best Department Design - Trade/Technical

Charlie Award
Update Department
Internal Auditor
Tim McCollum, Shannon Steffee, and David Salierno, writers; Yacinski Design

Best Department Design - Consumer, Less Than 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Freeze Frame, September 2013, March 2014
Sarasota Magazine
Megan McDonald, writer; Gene Pollux, photographer

Silver Award
Medical Journal
Ocala Magazine
Jessi Miller, creative director

Charlie Award
Fresh Local Flavor
First Coast Magazine
Courtney Cooper, designer; Christine Tarantino, art director

Best Department Design - Consumer 50,000-Plus Circulation

Silver Award
Florida Life, November 2013
Florida Trend
Phil Aron, director of graphics and production; Mary Branch, art director; Nichole Makestas, designer

Charlie Award
Very Best Grills
Newsmax
Jonathan Perkinson, creative director; Gary Bernloehr, art director

Best Cover - Association

Silver Award
Can Florida Save the Orange?
Forum
Barbara O’Reilley, communications director

Charlie Award
Third Law Enforcement Edition (June - August 2013)
ACAMS Today
Jason Robinson, illustrator; Karla Monterrosa-Yancey, Editor-in-Chief

Best Cover - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
April 2014 issue
Florida Realtor magazine
Tracey Flanagan, art director

Silver Award
June 2013 issue
Florida Realtor magazine
Tracey Flanagan, art director

Charlie Award
Whistleblower
Internal Auditor
Yacinski Design; Peter Searle, photographer

Best Cover

Silver Award
Why I Love the Space Coast
Space Coast Living Magazine
Chrissy White, creative director; Jason Hook, photographer

Charlie Award
A New Way to Print Body Parts
Healthy Living Magazine
Staff

Best Cover - Consumer Between 20,000 – 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Snakes Alive!, July/August 2013 issue
Boca Raton Magazine
Lori Pierino, art director; Jason Nuttle, photographer

Silver Award
The Young Issue
Sarasota Magazine
Mark Farmwald, photographer

Charlie Award
The Men’s Issue, May 2013
The Boca Raton Observer
Scott Deal, art director

Best Cover - Consumer 50,000-Plus Circulation

Bronze Award
Burger Feast
Where South Florida Magazine
Janette Valentine, photographer; Veronica Montesdeoca, art director

Silver Award
Vladimir Putin’s New Cold War
Newsmax
Phil Aron, director of graphics & production; Mary Branch, art director

Charlie Award
American Heroes
Newsmax
Phil Aron, director of graphics & production; Mary Branch, art director

Best Feature Design - Association

Silver Award
Pesky Pesky Flies
Florida Horse
John Filer, art director

Charlie Award
Work of Art
Pegasus
Lauren Haar, art director; Michael Chen and Corryn Lytle, photographers

Best Feature Design - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Resources for Using Art Materials
Professional Artist
Kristin Schaeffer-Santoni, art director

Silver Award
The CAE’s Journey
Internal Auditor
Yacinski Design

Charlie Award
More Than Just a Labor of Love
Central Florida Ag News
Stephanie P. Bussman, page artist

Best Feature Design - Consumer Less Than 20,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Taboo I Do
Ocala Magazine
Jessi Miller, Creative Director

Silver Award
40 Under 40
Gulfshore Business Magazine
Jesse Adams, art director; Erik Kellar, photographer

Charlie Award
Boston Strong
Healthy Living Magazine
Staff

Best Feature Design - Consumer Between 20,000 – 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Go for the Globe
The Boca Raton Observer
Scott Deal, art director

Silver Award
Chocolate Unwrapped
Orlando Magazine
Christine Dupont, art director; Jenifer Kresge, creative director

Charlie Award
Glories of the Gulf: Favorite Fish Houses
Sarasota Magazine
John Bancroft, writer; Chad Spencer, Everett Dennison, and Gene Pollux, photographers

Best Feature Design - Consumer 50,000-Plus Circulation

Bronze Award
American Heroes
Newsmax
Phil Aron, director of graphics & production; Mary Branch, art director

Silver Award
Keeping You Posted
Faces + Places Magazine
Krista Bussey, art director, Bill Olivari, creative director

Charlie Award
Bass Town USA
Florida Sport Fishing
Jonathan Perkinson, creative director

Digital Excellence

Best Online Video

Bronze Award
Gold Coast Foodie Issue
Gold Coast Magazine
Video by Suzanne Delawar Studios; Mark Corbett, associate publisher

Silver Award
Florida Trend Viewpoints
Florida Trend
Video by Joyce Edmondson and Robb Brown

Charlie Award
American Heroes
Newsmax
Stephen Berlowski, executive producer; Jon James Hodson, producer and video editor; Marti Lotman, associate producer

General Excellence

Best Self-Promotional Ad

Bronze Award
Hit Your Mark
Florida Horse
John Filer, art director

Silver Award
In Our Hands
Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Kate Kinch, designer; Barbara Wilson, writer

Charlie Award
Beson4 Media Group
First Coast Magazine
Roxie Lute, project manager; Christine Tarantino, art director/designer

Best In-House Ad for an Outside Client

Bronze Award
Goodwill Manasota
Biz (941)
Regina Walters, project manager; Jennifer Holman, designer

Silver Award
Get Your Rear in Gear
First Coast Magazine
Gaynelle James, project manager; Christine Tarantino, art director/designer

Charlie Award
Legacy of Valor
Sarasota Magazine

Best Visitor Publication

Silver Award
PGA National Resort & Spa Magazine
Robert S.C. Kirschner, Publisher/President

Charlie Award
Greater Miami and The Beaches Visitors Guide
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Vanessa Molina Santamaria, director of editorial and design; Carolina Cardona, editor; Edwin Cruz, art director

Best Redesign

Silver Award
January/April, September/October 2013 issues
Boca Raton Magazine
Lori Pierino, senior art director; Kevin Kaminski, editor

Charlie Award
January and September 2013
Sarasota Magazine
Lauren Pritchard, Art Director; Pam Daniel, editor

Best New Magazine

Bronze Award
Belong Palm Beach
Robert S.C. Kirschner, publisher

Silver Award
Muses & Visionaries
Erin Rossitto, publisher

Charlie Award
Venice Magazine
Whitehaus Media Group, publisher

Best Media Kit

Bronze Award
Florida Trend
Janice Sharp, associate publisher; Robb Brown, Anne Meyer, and Mary Anne Will, staff

Silver Award
Florida Sports Fishing
Jonathan Perkinson, creative director; Mike Genoun, editor-in-chief

Charlie Award
Sarasota Magazine
Lauren Pritchard, Art Director; Pam Daniel, editor

Best Table of Contents - Association & Trade/Technical

Silver Award
Spring 2014 issue
The Blueberry News
Eileen McHargue, page artist

Charlie Award
Spring 2014 issue
Naples REALTOR
Elizabeth Armstrong, art director; Phil Borchmann, editor

Best Table of Contents - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Spring Season 2014
Gator Country

Silver Award
February/March 2014
Gainesville Magazine
Staff
Rob Mack, designer; Jacki Levine, editor; Diana Tonnessen, associate editor

Charlie Award
July 2013 issue
Healthy Living Magazine
Staff

Best Advertorial Section - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Embers
Gainesville Magazine
Amber Anderson, Vicki Gervickas, Aaron Bailey

Silver Award
The Hermitage
Sarasota Magazine
Pam Daniel, editor

Charlie Award
Plum Creek
Business in the Heart of Florida
Melanie Venuto, editor; Erica Brown, communications and marketing director

Best Special Theme or Show Issue - Association & Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Florida Book Awards Issue-Summer 2013
Forum
Barbara O’Reilley, communications director

Silver Award
Elder Care Issue
Florida CPA Today
Suellen Wilkins, editor

Charlie Award
Bright Ideas
BizEd
Tricia Bisoux and Sharon Shinn, editors

Best Special Theme or Show Issue - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
The Health Issue: Leaping Into Fitness
Gainesville Magazine
Jacki Levine, editor

Silver Award
The Summer Hot List
Gainesville Magazine
Jacki Levine, editor

Charlie Award
The Wealth Issue
Sarasota Magazine
Everett Dennison, photographer

Best Custom Magazine - Association

Bronze Award
Guide to Palm Beaches 2014
Guide to Palm Beaches

Charlie Award
Profile Magazine 2014
Business Development Board of Palm Beach County

Best Custom Magazine - Trade/Technical

Charlie Award
A Directory for Charitable Giving 2014
Robert Kirschner, publisher

Best Custom Magazine - All Consumer Magazines

Bronze Award
Worth Avenue – Winter 2014 issue
Boca Raton Magazine

Silver Award
Experience Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten Hospitality & Trade Association

Charlie Award
Our Jamaica
Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association

Best Overall

Best Overall Online Presence

Bronze Award
www.bocamag.com
Boca Raton Magazine
Stephanie Cainto, web editor

Silver Award
www.pegasus.ucf.edu.com
Pegasus
Roger Wolf, online producer; Jo Dickson and Brandon Groves, web programmer

Charlie Award
www.firstcoastmagazine.com
First Coast Magazine
Stacey Steiner, social media strategist

Best Overall Design - Association

Silver Award
Pegasus
Terry Helms, Editor-in-Chief; Patrick Burt, art director

Charlie Award
art&culture Magazine
Angelo Lopresti, art & production director; Rebecca Lafita, graphic designer

Best Overall Design - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Internal Auditor
Yacinsky Design

Silver Award
Palm Beach County Business Quarterly
Robert Kisrchner, Publisher

Charlie Award
Florida Realtor
Tracey Flanagan, art director

Best Overall Design - Consumer Less Than 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
The Boca Raton Observer
Scott Deal, art director

Silver Award
Healthy Living Magazine
Jessi Miller, creative director; Amber Laucina, art director

Charlie Award
First Coast Magazine
Christine Tarantino, art director

Best Overall Design - Consumer, 50,000-Plus Circulation

Silver Award
Charisma
Ralph Ramirez, Jr., art director

Charlie Award
Florida Trend
Gary Bernloehr, art director; Jason Morton, associate art director

Best Overall Writing - Association

Silver Award
Res Gestae
Connie Ramos-Williams, publisher; Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, associate editor, CONRIC PR & Marketing

Charlie Award
Forum
Barbara O’Reilley, communications director

Best Overall Writing - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Central Florida Doctor
Nelson Kirkland, publisher, Celeste Jo Walls, managing editor

Silver Award
Florida Realtor magazine
Doug Damerst and Tracy Velt, editors

Charlie Award
Internal Auditor
Shannon Steffee, senior editor; Tim McCollum, associate managing editor

Best Overall Writing - Consumer, Less Than 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Gainesville Magazine
Jacqui Levine, editor

Silver Award
Gulfshore Life
David Sendler, editor; Jonathan Foerster, executive editor; Michael Korb and Cayla Stanley, associate editors

Charlie Award
Boca Raton Magazine
Kevin Kaminski, editor

Best Overall Writing - Consumer 50,000-Plus Circulation

Silver Award
Charisma
Marcus Yoars, editor

Charlie Award
Florida Trend
Mark Howard, executive editor; John Annunziata, managing editor

Best Overall Magazine - Association

Bronze Award
art&culture Magazine
Robert Kirschner, publisher

Silver Award
Forum
Barbara O’Reilley, communications director

Charlie Award
BizEd
Tricia Bisoux and Sharon Shinn, Editors

Best Overall Magazine - Trade/Technical

Bronze Award
Florida Realtor magazine
Doug Damerst and Tracey Velt, editors

Silver Award
Palm Beach County Business Quarterly
Robert Kirschner, publisher

Charlie Award
Internal Auditor
Shannon Steffee, editor

Best Overall Magazine - Consumer Less Than 20,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Gainesville Magazine
Jacki Levine, editor

Silver Award
Gulfshore Business Magazine
Phil Borchmann, editor; Jesse Adams, art director

Charlie Award
Ocala Magazine
Kelli Fuqua Hart, executive editor

Best Overall Magazine - Consumer Between 20,000 – 50,000 Circulation

Bronze Award
Gulfshore Life
David Sendler, editor; Jonathan Foerster, executive editor; Tessa Tilden-Smith, creative director

Silver Award
First Coast Magazine
A.J. Beson, publisher; Vanessa Wells, editor; Christine Tarantino, art director

Charlie Award
Boca Raton Magazine
Kevin Kaminski, editor

Best Overall Magazine - Consumer 50,000-Plus Circulation

Silver Award
Newsmax
Ken Chandler, editor-in-chief; Phil Aron, director of graphics and production; Mary Branch, art director

Charlie Award
Florida Trend Magazine
Mark Howard, executive editor; John Annunziata, managing editor