Nominations include best new magazine, best city magazine and best lifestyle magazine.
Last Friday was a good, no, a great day at the West L.A. offices of Singular magazine and SingularCity.com. The prestigious Western Publishing Association, which has been honoring the finest in magazine publishing in the West for almost 60 years, notified Singular magazine, “the new kid on the block,” that it had been nominated for an astounding nine Maggie Awards.
Approximately 100 judges poured over entries and publications and deliberated for three days to choose the nominees. Singular snagged nominations for editorial, photography and design categories, including Best New Publication, Best City & Metropolitan magazine and Best Lifestyles & Alternative Lifestyles publication.
Co-Founder and Editorial Director, Kim Calvert said, “The nominations are a testament to the commitment, hard work and passion our team has put into creating Singular magazine. We are thrilled to be honored by this long-standing industry awards program.”
Singular competes with other well-known and previous Maggie awarded publications, such as Emmy magazine, Sactown, San Francisco, Arizona Highways, Sunset, Edutopia and American Way. Singular is even competing against itself in one category, “Best Series of Editorial Photographs” — photo series of singular athletes by Scott Morgan (September/October issue) and “Fresh for the Holidays,” a photo-based holiday get-together feature for the November/December issue.
“It feels great to be nominated alongside such respected publications,” says Singular co-founder and publisher, David Wright. “Kim and I started with passion and a dream not too long ago, so we couldn’t be happier to be honored so quickly by our own industry.”
Singular’s nominations include:
Best City & Metropolitan/Consumer
Best Lifestyles & Alternative Lifestyles/Consumer
Best Signed Editorial or Essay/Consumer
Best Table of Contents/Trade & Consumer
Best Single Editorial Photograph/Consumer
Best Single Editorial Enhanced Photograph/Trade & Consumer (two nominations)
Best Series of Editorial Photographs/Trade & Consumer
Best New Publication/Trade & Consumer
Winners of the 78 Maggies in competition will be announced at the 58th Annual Maggie Awards presentation on April 24, 2009, at the Westin Hotel, Los Angeles Airport.
We’ll all be cheering for you-know-who!