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Adirondack Life wins magazine awards

JAY — Adirondack Life won a total of 12 awards — three gold, four silver and five bronze, plus an Award of Merit — at the International Regional Magazine Association virtual conference, presented Oct. 20-22.

The awards, judged by a panel of industry experts from outside IRMA, honored work from 2019 through March 2020.

Luke Cypher’s “Island Getaway” (March/April 2019), about Valcour Island, took Gold in the Travel Features category. Cyphers also earned Silver in the General Feature category for “Saved by a Miracle” (January-February 2020), about the 50th anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, and an Award of Merit in Public Issues for “Kate Smith Today” (September-October 2019).

“Kindervolk” (July-August 2019), by Senior Editor Lisa Bramen, won Gold in the Profiles category.

Mark Mahorsky won Gold in Art Direction of a Single Story for “The Great Adirondack Life Challenge” (Guide to the Great Outdoors 2019).

Senior editor Niki Kourofsky received Silver in the Writer of the Year category.

“A Blue Lining” (50th Anniversary Issue), by Bill McKibben, won silver in the Nature & Environment Features category.

The cover of the January-February 2019 issue, featuring a photograph by Lisa Godfrey, won Silver in the Covers category.

Zohar Gitlis won Bronze in the Art & Culture category for “Ben & Helen” (May-June 2019), about Tupper Lake artist Ben Gocker.

Phil Brown won Bronze in the Recreation category for “Routes Revival” (Guide to the Great Outdoors 2019), about climber Fritz Wiessner’s Adirondack adventures.

“Open All Night” (July-August 2019), by the editorial staff, won Bronze in the Reader Service category.

Carrie Marie Burr received Bronze in the Photo Series category for “Camp Sweet Camp” (May-June 2019).

Kristin van Ogtrop’s “Rebel Love” (January-February 2019), about losing her puppy near Friends Lake, won Bronze in the Essay category.

Adirondack Life publishes eight issues a year. It covers historical, political, social, recreational and environmental issues relevant to the 6-million-acre Adirondack Park and is known for some of the best photography in and out of New York state’s wilderness.

IRMA has 25 member magazines from Arizona to Missouri to British Columbia. It was established in the 1960s to help regional magazine publishers, editors and art and circulation directors share ideas. IRMA’s website is www.irmamagazines.com; Adirondack Life is at www.adirondacklife.com.

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