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Spotlight Media Wins Six Excellence Awards

Spotlight Media Wins Six Excellence Awards

It was announced today that Spotlight Media received six awards for their 2015 editorial calendar from the Minnesota Magazine Publishing Excellence Awards.  The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association’s Excellence Awards recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievements. It includes dozens of categories in the areas of editorial, design, marketing, digital publishing and overall excellence. Fargo Monthly and Bison Illustrated were recognized for the following awards (including a nomination for the overall excellence award that recognizes the best magazine in the state):

Bison Illustrated

Cover Design Bison Illustrated

Design: Cover Design

Bison Illustrated Feature Design

Design: Feature Design

Fargo Monthly

Design: Cover Design

Design Feature Image Fargo Monthly

Design: Feature Design

Overall Excellence

Editorial: Feature Article

Fargo Monthly Covers

General: Overall Excellence (Fargo Monthly is nominated to be considered the best magazine in the state)

Design & Living Magazine Wins State, National Awards

Design & Living Magazine Wins State, National Awards

On May 30th, the North Dakota Professional Communicator’s statewide awards banquet in Grand Forks presented Tracy Nicholson of Design & Living Magazine three awards.

The magazine received a first place award for its December 2014 Yuletide Gift Guide Cover, a first place award for the July 2014 Lake Living Feature Story and Nicholson received a first place award for her July 2014 editorial-opinion piece.

On June 25th, two of these awards advanced to a national competition by the National Federation of Press Women. Design & Living was awarded second place for the December Yuletide Gift Guide Cover and Nicholson was awarded an Honorable Mention for her July 2014 editorial-opinion piece.

The NFPW Annual Communications Conference and awards banquet will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 10-12 2015.

The cover of Design & Living's December 2014 shopping issue.

The Design & Living Yuletide Gift Guide Cover

Spotlight Media Wins Four Addy Awards

Spotlight Media Wins Four Addy Awards

Spotlight Media is proud to announce that we have we have won four Addy Awards!

We will find out the results of the awards when we attend the award show on February 27th. We have won a gold or silver award for our following articles:

September 2014 Fargo Monthly – Cover

The September 2014 cover of Fargo Monthly.

December 2014 Design & Living Shopping Issue – Cover

The cover of Design & Living's December 2014 shopping issue.

February 2014 Fargo Monthly – Feature Story: “The Political Life of Craig Whitney”

Story on Craig Whitney for February 2014 Fargo Monthly.

October 2014 Stride Magazine – Feature Story: “The Fight Against Cancer”

Feature story on the Fight Against Cancer for Stride magazine.

Click here for more information on the Addy Awards. 

A Great Win for the Fargo-Moorhead Community

A Great Win for the Fargo-Moorhead Community

Spotlight Media traveled to Minneapolis last week to attend the Minnesota Magazine Publishing Association’s Excellence Awards. The company was awarded with a gold award in the feature article category for the March 2014 article “Fargo-Moorhead is an Emerging Prairie.”

The article showcased the growing number of entrepreneurs and start-ups popping up across Fargo-Moorhead. Showcased in the article were start-ups like DogIDs, Myriad Mobile, Beach Interactive, Fargo 3D Printing and Office Sign Company, as well as the digital-media company, Emerging Prairie.

“We are especially proud that this award continues to spread the news about what’s happening in the Fargo-Moorhead area,” said Mike Dragosavich, Owner of Spotlight Media. “I hope that we can continue to showcase our great community. As we go into 2015, Fargo Monthly will be more heavily dedicated to entrepreneurs, start-ups and business in general.”

According to their website, the Minnesota Magazine Publishing Association is a group of magazine professionals dedicated to the growing number of Minnesota publications. The 18th annual Excellence Awards received 608 entries, with 87 judges selecting the finalists.

You can view the full article here.

Fargo Monthly to receive MMPA Excellence Award

Fargo Monthly to receive MMPA Excellence Award

As always, it’s been an exciting and busy time here at Fargo Monthly Magazine!

While our team was hard at work this week completing the latest issues of Fargo MonthlyStride and Bison Illustrated, we heard some amazing news. The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association announced Fargo Monthly will receive at least one award at the 2014 Excellence Awards Gala on Nov. 13 in Minneapolis.

We will receive an award for our cover story, “Fargo-Moorhead is an Emerging Prairie,” which appeared in our March issue. The story profiles the growing entrepreneurial ecosystem in Fargo, and how the group, Emerging Prairie, is fostering that environment. An extensive startup resource list accompanied the story. To read it, visit www.fargomonthly.com/fargo-moorhead-emerging-praire.

We are so honored here at Fargo Monthly to receive such recognition. The Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association is filled with highly-talented companies producing exceptional publications and we couldn’t be happier to be included among the honorees.

The competition includes dozens of categories in the areas of editorial, design, marketing, digital publishing and overall excellence.

The MMPA is an organization made up of publishing members, associates or vendors, freelancers, educational institutions and sponsors.

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