Philly Mag Wins Five CRMA Awards!
Good news! Philadelphia magazine took home five prizes at the City and Regional Magazine Association awards ceremony last night. We’ve got links to all the award-winning stories and packages below in case you missed ’em the first time around. Congrats to the winners and huge thanks to our readers for, well, reading.
Robert Huber took home the Writer of the Year Award. Some of our favorite pieces from Bob last year include “Schoolgirl Crush,” which details the relationship between a Council Rock math teacher and his student; “Doesn’t Mom Look Great?,” an essay about dealing with his aging mother’s last wishes; “Will the Real Joe Banner Please Stand Up?,” a profile of the Eagles president (and maybe one of the most hated men in Philadelphia); “The Diagnosis,” a moving profile of how Dr. Marisa Weiss, a leading breast cancer physician, dealt with her own diagnosis of breast cancer; and “The Problem We Never Talk About,” a chilling portrait of poverty in Philadelphia.
The award for personality profile went to Sandy Hingston for her profile of loud-mouthed writer Buzz Bissinger.
Ralph Cipriano was lauded for his feature writing in “The Hit Man,” which chronicles famed mobster John-John Veasey’s life after he entered the Witness Protection Program.
“Eat Cheap, But Well,” edited by Kirsten Henri, was awarded the prize for best reader service. The package featured 98 dining deals for discerning palates, a guide to Philly’s best food trucks and a mouthwatering roundup of sandwiches.
Michael McCormick scored the top honor for feature design for our July story about suburban potheads.