Philly Mag Wins 8 City and Regional Magazine Awards

We took home awards in categories ranging from best column to best special issue. Read the award-winning work here.

Seven of Philly Mag’s 2019 City and Regional Magazine Awards. Not pictured: Best Online Column, Ernest Owens.

The City and Regional Magazine Awards, coordinated by the Missouri School of Journalism, doled out plaudits in Minneapolis on Monday for the best work to appear in city magazines in 2018. On hand was Philadelphia editor Tom McGrath, who reported the temperature as a bracing 36 degrees on the morning of the ceremony.

Not unlike the Philadelphia Eagles after their trip to Minneapolis for the Super Bowl last year, McGrath returned with some hardware: Eight awards in total, out of 18 nominations — more than any other publication.

Read the award-winning work below:

Special Issue: One Day in the Life of Philly

Magazine Section: Navigator

Leisure/Lifestyle: Are You Smarter Than the Average Philadelphian?

Food Writing: Jason Sheehan, for his reviews of Cadence, Vetri, and Andiario.

Food Feature Package: The Cheesesteak, Reconsidered

Column: Sandy Hingston, for “Alexa. That Bitch,” “Hair Piece,” and “The White Stuff.”

Spread Design: Jamie Leary, for “Sunk.”

Online Column: Ernest Owens, for “The Eagles Won Big Sunday Night, and So Did White Privilege,” “If You’re Not Enraged Enough to Act, the Starbucks Arrest Video Is Just Black Trauma Porn,” and “White Allies, the ‘We the People Rally’ Is Your Time to Put Up or Shut Up.”

Boston magazine, our sister publication, won the prestigious profile-writing category, for “Husbands and Lies,” written by Simon van Zuylen-Wood (a former Philly Mag staffer!). Congratulations to all the winners.