Stop the Presses

We powered down our computers—our monitors showed dozens of files rapidly closing until one final quiet blink—and then pushed back from our desks. As a group, we traded in our view of stacks of papers and blinking phone lights for a round of fruity cocktails and a view of the sun setting over the Saugatuck River. The fun was for one evening only, and for a good reason. Moffly Media—publishers of five town magazines and a shelter publication, as well as custom publications and books—recently celebrated its wins from the Connecticut Press Club.

The awards ceremony, recently held at The Boathouse at Saugatuck Rowing Club, honored excellence in communications in sixty-four categories, covering news articles, social media campaigns, specialty articles, page design, editing, and photography. Entries were judged by out-of-state professionals. We were thrilled to collect our ribbons while enjoying the incomparable humor and charm of New York Times best-selling novelist Jane Green, who served as the event’s master of ceremonies.

Michele Turk, a Greenwich-based writer/editor and owner of A Bloc of Writers, Inc., leads the club.  Open to writers, editors, bloggers, authors, educators, public relations professionals, media photographers, students and other communications professionals, it hosts lectures, professional development workshops, and networking and social outings—as well as hosting its annual awards for media professionals. The club is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women (NFPW), so first-place entries in the contest are eligible for a national award.

Moffly Media wins include:

 

First Place

“Heroin: Too Close to Home,” feature by Timothy Dumas (Greenwich magazine)

“Meet the Press,” personality by Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick (Stamford magazine)

“Raise the Curtain,” arts feature by Jill Johnson (Westport magazine)

“The Age of Elegance” and “In with the Bold,” fashion articles by Megan Gagnon (Greenwich magazine)

“World Class,” “Estate Planning,” “Keeping Time,” and “Bay Watch,” headlines by Lauren Fetterman (athome magazine)

Buzz, section regularly edited by Diane Sembrot (Fairfield Living magazine)

“Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut,” section by Diane Sembrot (Westport magazine)

Greenwich magazine, regularly edited by Cristin Marandino

Vows, page design by Katie Conte (Westport magazine)

“Chris Philip,” photo essay by Amy Vischio (athome magazine)

 

Second Place

“Brothers in Arms,” feature by Beth Cooney Fitzpatrick (Greenwich magazine)

“Free Styler,” personality profile by Riann Smith (Greenwich magazine)

“Imagine That,” arts feature by Judith Marks White (Westport magazine)

Shop, section regularly edited by Diane Sembrot (Westport magazine)

A-List program, section by Amy Vischio (athome magazine)

athome magazine, regularly edited by Amy Vischio

“Brothers in Arms” and “Let’s Do Lunch,” page design by Venera Alexandrova (Greenwich magazine)

“Enchanted Garden,” photograph by Melani Lust (Fairfield Living magazine)

“Fresh Start,” photo essay by Amy Vischio (athome magazine)

“Juice Guy 3.0,” feature by Timothy Dumas (Greenwich magazine)

“Age of Elegance” and “In with the Bold,” page design by Katie Conte (Greenwich magazine)

 

Honorable Mention

“Crossing Party Lines,” feature by Timothy Dumas (Greenwich magazine)

“Le Penquin,” photograph by Julie Bidwell (Westport magazine)

“Susie Earls,” photo essay by Amy Vischio (athome magazine)

“Travel,” page design by Venera Alexandrova (Greenwich magazine)

“The Good Doctor,” page design by Venera Alexandrova (Greenwich magazine)

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