Every year, the cream of the crop in the magazine industry gather at the Folio Awards in New York City to recognize the best editorial content, design work, and digital products in the field.
On Monday, October 31, Baltimore magazine was honored with five awards in both the Eddie (editorial) and Ozzie (design) categories.
The magazine's website won for best Use of Video, with particular recognition given to our video chronicling the history and current operations of family business Otterbein's Bakery (beating national titles including People and Glamour). In addition, Baltimoremagazine.com won for best Consumer Regional Website for its editorial content.
Another honor was given to our ancillary title Baltimore Bride for its design, which includes photo shoots, feature designs, and uses of illustration for the yearly wedding magazine. Bride's managing editor is Janelle Diamond and its art director is Staci Lanham.
Baltimore's design team also won for best Use of Typography for the Tochterman's-inspired treatment on the feature spread of "Big Fish," which profiled the life story of legendary fly fisherman Lefty Kreh. The lettering was done by artist Tobias Saul and design by art director Amanda White-Iseli.
Lastly, in a particularly special moment, Baltimore food editor and longtime writer Jane Marion was honored for Editor of the Year, ousting other chiefs at Women's Health, Redbook, AARP, and Hearst Digital Media.
"I'm speechless," Marion said at the podium inside Hilton Midtown. "I just feel so lucky to work with such an incredible staff every day."