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Alaska Business Monthly Sweeps Best Magazine Feature Awards in Prestigious 2014 Alaska Press Club Contest

Alaska Business Monthly magazine was awarded first, second, and third place in the Alaska Press Club’s Best Magazine Feature category, sweeping that section of the 2014 contest for work completed in 2013. The awards were announced Saturday night at the Alaska Press Club Annual Awards Reception Dinner held at the Snow Goose Restaurant in downtown Anchorage and culminated the organization’s 2014 conference, which was themed "Fair."

Alaska Business Monthly’s Managing Editor Susan Harrington recalled the magazine swept the same category in 2012 and took first and second place in 2013. “We are honored, and as our late President Jim Martin said last year, ‘We thank the Alaska Press Club for recognizing the talent and teamwork helping to make Alaska Business Monthly the best business magazine in Alaska and on the West Coast.’ I know he would have been proud of this accomplishment and happy the magazine was awarded once again.”

Freelancer Julie Stricker was awarded first place in the category of Best Magazine Feature for the article “Rural Alaska’s Alternative Power Solutions: Hybridizing, enhancing, supplanting diesel and wood,” which appeared in the July 2013 issue of Alaska Business Monthly magazine.

Freelancer Rindi White was awarded second place in the category of Best Magazine Feature for the article “Water and Wastewater Woes: Thousands of Rural Alaskans still hauling potable water and using honey buckets,” which appeared in the July 2013 issue of Alaska Business Monthly magazine.

Former Associate Editor Mari Gallion and photographer Nathan Havey were awarded third place in the category of Best Magazine Feature for the article “Storyknife Writers’ Retreat: Alaskan author plans to double opportunity for women writers,” which appeared in the August 2013 issue of Alaska Business Monthly magazine.

“We are proud of our freelancers Julie Stricker and Rindi White, as well as former Associate Editor Mari Gallion. Their contributions with these exceptional stories that were awarded this year are much appreciated, as are all the staff and freelance writers and photographers work filling the pages every month throughout the year. The entire team at Alaska Business Publishing Company, Inc. is enthusiastic about producing the award-winning magazine and we are honored by the ongoing support of the business community as we continue to publish Alaska Business Monthly,” Harrington said.

The annual awards were well attended by Alaska journalists. There was a cocktail hour sponsored by Thompson & Company Public Relations before the dinner. The event was hosted by Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend and Anchorage Daily News’ Michelle Theriault Boots.

Read the Alaska Press Club's Best Magazine Feature winning articles online at akbizmag.com by clicking the links below:

Rural Alaska’s Alternative Power Solutions: Hybridizing, enhancing, supplanting diesel and wood
By Julie Stricker

Water and Wastewater Woes: Thousands of Rural Alaskans still hauling potable water and using honey buckets
By Rindi White

Storyknife Writers’ Retreat: Alaskan author plans to double opportunity for women writers
By Mari Gallion

 

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