min's Editorial & Design Awards 2011

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Welcome to min's third Editorial and Design Awards. They are the newest of our honors, as we felt that top-quality work of editors, writers, art directors and photographers were well deserving of the recognition.  And you agree.  We have expanded the Editorial & Design Awards to more than 30 categories to recognize the growing importance of digital, and the many entries of all stripes. From the traditional opinion/commentary in print of the "online slideshow" that was unheard of not that long ago—all reflect the excellence of your work. Excellence is also reflected in the third class of inductees into min's Editorial and Design Hall of Fame.  We congratulate all of our winners, honorable mentions and Hall of Famers, whom we honored at an awards breakfast on November 7 in New York. (See links below for extended profiles of the winners)

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2011 Winners

Editorial & Design Hall of Fame

  • Dana Cowin
  • David Granger
  • Dirk Barnett
  • John Herr
  • Susan Hassler
  • Arnie Weissmann


Advice Column (Editorial Print)

  • Color: Better Homes and Gardens
  • Good Grief: The Rotarian

Honorable Mentions:

  • Judy on Duty: Parents Magazine
  • Whys Guy Column: Redbook


Best Launch (Editorial Print) 

  • Home Fashion Forecast: Home Fashion Forecast
  • Dash: Parade

News + Breaking News Coverage (Editorial Print)

  • The Story Behind the Story, How SEC 151A Was Overturned: InsuranceNewsNet Magazine
  • Special Report: The End of Bin Laden: TIME

Honorable Mentions:

  • Concussions: A Special Report: Sports Illustrated


How-To/Instructional (Editorial Print)

  • 21 Ways to Bag More Beans: Successful Farming
  • Get Smarter Everyday: SELF Magazine

Honorable Mentions:

  • Ernie Els: What I've Learned/Swing Secrets: Golf Magazine
  • Hail the Rise of Rowing: Competitor Group
  • "Lose 10 Pounds Fast" (January 2011): Fitness magazine


Investigate Article (Editorial Print) 

  • Confessions of an Agent: Sports Illustrated 
  • Inside Pfizer's Palace Coup: FORTUNE

Honorable Mentions:

  • Criminal Records in College Football: Sports Illustrated
  • Prescription for Cancer: SELF Magazine
  • The Fall of Jim Tressel: Sports Illustrated

Technical Article

  • Meaner - Cleaner - Leaner: Successful Farming

Most Improved Publication (Editorial Print)

  • Direct Marketing News: Haymarket Media
  • Triathlete Magazine: Competitor Group

Honorable Mentions:

  • Prevention: May 2011 Issue: Prevention Magazine
  • Shape magazine - May Issue: American Media, Inc.
  • SI Review: Staffing Industry Analysts

Opinion/Commentary (Editorial Print)

  • Kenyans and Triathlon: Competitor Group
  • The Case for Staying Put: The Rotarian

Honorable Mentions:

  • Calvin Broadus against cybercrime: SC Magazine
  • Point After: Mixed Messages: Sports Illustrated
  • The Allure of the Casual: Travel+Leisure

Photojournalism (Editorial Print)

  • "I was Bullied Because...": People Magazine
  • Polio's Moving Target: The Rotarian

Honorable Mentions:

  • Cannes: Behind the Scenes: People Magazine


Print/Online Coverage of Single Topic (Editorial Print)

  • The Aviation Issue: Executive Travel
  • The Heart Attack You're About to Have…: Prevention Magazine

Honorable Mentions:

  • The Civil War: Parade
  • Strategies: Air Travel Report: Travel+Leisure
  • Women's Cancer Handbook: SELF Magazine


Profile or Q&A (Editorial Print)

  • A Boy and His Bot: Sports Illustrated
  • Selling to the Reptilian Brain: InsuranceNewsNet Magazine

Honorable Mentions:

  • CSO of the Year: SC Magazine
  • Fred Wilpon Pays the Price: Sports Illustrated
  • The Courage of Jill Costello: Sports Illustrated
  • Person of the Year: TIME


Series (Editorial Print)

  • 12 Weeks to a Healthier Family: Parents Magazine
  • New Orleans: The Rotarian

Honorable Mentions:

  • Be a Happy, Healthy Eater: SELF Magazine
  • Insight: Qatar Airways Oryx magazine/Agency Fish
  • Project Blue: Weight Watchers Publishing Group
  • Shape magazine – June Issue "Shape Your Life" Series: American Media, Inc.
  • Natural Cures Series: Health Magazine

Single Article (Editorial Print)

  • Even More Lessons from Famously Bad Estate Planning: InsuranceNewsNet Magazine
  • What Stands In a Storm: Southern Living Magazine

Honorable Mentions:

  • Everybody Knows Somebody: Working Mother Magazine
  • Inside Apple: FORTUNE
  • Full Nets, Empty Oceans: SELF Magazine
  • Wide Awake and Under the Knife: SELF Magazine


Single Magazine Issue (Editorial Print)

  • Residential Lighting - April 2011: Residential Lighting
  • Travel+Leisure: November 2010 Issue: Travel+Leisure

Honorable Mention:

  • 100th Anniversary Issue: The Rotarian
  • AARP The Magazine, May/June 2011: AARP The Magazine
  • Food Network Magazine July/August: Food Network Magazine
  • The No. 1 Issue: Golf Magazine
  • Special Report: The End of Bin Laden: TIME


Special Supplement (Editorial Print)

  • Easy Crafts for Kids: Disney FamilyFun
  • The Rotarian's Greater Goods Catalog: The Rotarian

Honorable Mentions:

  • Amazing Thailand: Global Traveler magazine
  • Runway Report - Fall/Winter 2010: Hearst Magazines

Best E-newsletter (Online) 

  • San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Daily Updates: CURE Media Group
  • UBM Electronics' EE Life Newsletter: UBM Electronics

Honorable Mentions:

  • AICPA Insiders eNewsletters: AICPA
  • Greentech Media Daily Newsletter: Greentech Media, Inc
  • HouseLogic.com E-newsletter: National Association of Realtors(NAR)

Blogs (Online)

  • Career Connection: Cio.com
  • Lightbox: TIME

Honorable Mentions:

  • Carry On: Travel+Leisure
  • Curiously Long Posts: Sports Illustrated
  • Healthy Self: SELF Magazine
  • UBM Electronics' Drive for Innovation "On the Road" Blog: UBM Electronics


Best Tool/App (Online)

Hairstyle Try-On App: InStyle

Digital Magazine Edition (Online)

  • March/April 2011 issue: VIV Magazine
  • UBM Electronics "The Day the Lights Went Out in Japan": UBM Electronics

Honorable Mentions:

  • July 2011 Digital Edition: Parents Magazine
  • SI Tablet Edition: Sports Illustrated


Editorial Series (Online)

Gilt Taste: Gilt Groupe

Honorable Mentions:

  • Fixing College Sports: Sports Illustrated
  • My Sportsman 2010: Sports Illustrated
  • The Shanghai Numbers: The Street


Feature Article (Online) 

  • "This Is Why You Need the Food Police" – November/December 2010 issue: VIV Magazine
  • Polaroid's SX-70: The Art and Science of the Nearly Impossible: Technologizer

Honorable Mentions:

  • Chic Kelly: A Quadriplegic's NCAA Battle: Sports Illustrated
  • "Barbra's Dream House": Hearst Magazines
  • Survey Scares Girl's Face: Health.com


Online Column (Online)

  • Peter King: Monday Morning Quarterback: Sports Illustrated
  • Will the Nuclear Sector Rise Again?: Energy Central

Honorable Mentions:

  • "Advice About Women" by Tom Chiarella: Esquire.com, Hearst Digital Media
  • SHAPE.com - "Ask the Diet Doctor": American Media, Inc.
  • SHAPE.com - "Weight Loss Coach": American Media, Inc.
  • Steve Rushin: Rushin Lit: Sports Illustrated


Repacking of Archived Content (Online)

"What I've Learned: The Archive": Esquire.com, Hearst Digital Media

Honorable Mentions:

  • Before and After D-Day: In Color: LIFE.com
  • JFK: Unpublished, Never-Seen Photos: LIFE.com
  • MLK and the Freedom Riders: LIFE.com
  • Never-Seen: Hell's Angels, 1965: LIFE.com


Single Article (Online)

"Facebook's CIO Shares IT Innovation Successes and Failures": Cio.com

Honorable Mention:

  • Birth Defects Grip Coal Province: Radio Free Asia
  • Memory of crash victims lives through survivors, Camp Anchor: Sports Illustrated
  • My Friend Nick Charles: Sports Illustrated
  • The Impact of PSN's Downtime (And Sony's Response): GamePro.com


Slideshow (Online)

Inside The Westboro Baptist Church: LIFE.com

Honorable Mentions:

  • Alzheimer's Gallery: AARP.org
  • Best Slideshows: Entertainment Weekly Magazine
  • HouseLogic.com Slideshows: National Association of Realtors (NAR)
  • North Korea: Inside a Secret State: LIFE.com


Special Section/Microsite (Online)

  • PEOPLE.com: A Royal Wedding: Time Inc.
  • UBM Electronics' Drive for Innovation: UBM Electronics

Honorable Mention:

  • Fall 2011 Fashion Week: HarpersBazaar.com, Hearst Digital Media
  • NFL Draft 2011: Sports Illustrated
  • Summer Movie Guide: Entertainment Weekly Magazine
  • Swimsuit 2011: Sports Illustrated


Use of Social Media (Online)

PEOPLE.com - A Royally Social Wedding: Time Inc.

Honorable Mention:

  • Glamour.com's Social Media Strategy: Glamour Magazine
  • Just A Pinch: Recipe Club: Social Media Platform: American Hometown Media
  • Parenting.com on Facebook: Bonnier Corporation New York
  • Parents Magazine on Facebook: Parents Magazine

Video Program (Online)

Grandma's Tattoo: AARP.org

Honorable Mention:

  • Disappearing River: Radio Free Asia
  • GP Originals: Hacking, Freedom, and YOU!: GamePro.com
  • Terry Harrington: Wrongly Accused: Sports Illustrated

Website Design (Online)

Freight Rail Works: AAR/Home Front Communications LLC

Honorable Mention:

  • Gilt Taste: Gilt Groupe
  • PEOPLE.com - Website Design: Time Inc.
  • TheWeek.com: The Week

Website Redesign (Online)

Women's Wear Daily (WWD.com) Web Site Redesign: Fairchild Fashion Media

Honorable Mention:

  • BHG.com Redesign: Better Homes and Gardens
  • CRN.com Relaunch: Everything Channel, Division of UBM
  • ExecutiveTravelMagazine.com Relaunch: Executive Travel
  • TheFADER.com: TheFADER, Inc.

Cover Design (Design)

  • Harper's Bazaar - September 2010: Hearst Magazines
  • The Rotarian - February 2011: The Rotarian

Honorable Mention:

  • Bound by ink, Issue 5: Source Interlink Media
  • CURE Spring issue: CURE Media Group
  • European Car: Source Interlink Media
  • Harper's Bazaar - December 2010: Hearst Magazines
  • September 2010, The Qatar 2022 Edition: Qatar Airways Oryx magazine/Agency Fish

Cover Illustration (Design)

The Rotarian - October 2010: The Rotarian

Honorable Mention:

  • "Reinvent" - July/August 2011: Executive Travel
  • The Week – January 21, 2011: The Week


New Publication Design (Design)

Centro Y Sur: Guestico, LLC

Customs Publications Design

Home Theater Presents Avatar: Source Interlink Media

Honorable Mention:

  • Masters Journal 2011: Golf Digest Properties


Logo Design + Redesign (Design)

Direct Marketing News: Direct Marketing News

Honorable Mention:

  • SELF Logo Redesign: SELF Magazine
  • XO Group Inc. Logo: XO Group Inc.


Magazine Design/Single Issue

  • 100th Anniversary Issue: The Rotarian
  • Vintage Magazine - Troisieme Issue: Vintage Magazine, LTD

Honorable Mention:

  • Altered Egos, Annual 2011: Source Interlink Media
  • Budget Travel May 2011 - The Food Issue: Budget Travel
  • Popular Plates - BBQ: Source Interlink Media
  • Why Should You Go Green: Successful Farming


Magazine Redesign (Design)

  • Direct Marketing News: Direct Marketing News
  • Prevention: May 2011 Issue: Prevention

Honorable Mention:

  • October 2010 Redesign: Redbook
  • Competitor: Competitor Group
  • IEEE Pulse: IEEE
  • Triathlete: Competitor Group


Media Kit or Marketing Materials (Design)

The Rotarian-Media Kit: The Rotarian

Honorable Mention:

  • 2011 IEEE Media Kit: IEEE Spectrum Magazine
  • GOVERNING Introduction: eRepublic


Online Features/Section Designs (Design)

 PEOPLE.com - Royals A-Z: Time Inc. 

Honorable Mention:

  • Rockin' The Grounds: University of Virginia Alumni Association


Photo Gallery (Design)

  • "A Star is Reborn" – Harper’s Bazaar: Hearst Magazines
  • Rotarian Redux: The Rotarian

Honorable Mention:

  • Art of Summer Cooking: Best Recipes & Style: American Express Publishing - Food & Wine
  • “Rachel Zoe "I Die" – Harper’s Bazaar: Hearst Magazines
  • What it Means to Be Sportsman: Sports Illustrated


Photography Spread (Design)

  • CSO of the Year: SC Magazine
  • March 2011: Julianne Moore photo spread: InStyle

Honorable Mention:

  • February 2011: Natalie Portman photo spread: InStyle
  • Good Eggs: Parents Magazine
  • Stop Stress Eating: SELF Magazine


Best Freelance Photography

How Designs Are Born: LIFE.com

Honorable Mention:

  • Altered Egos, Annual 2011: Source Interlink Media
  • David Arquette: His Life Now: LIFE.com
  • Inside the Westboro Baptist Church: LIFE.com