VT Ski + Ride magazine earns regional recognition

MIDDLEBURY — Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine was named one of the top three specialty publications in New England at the New England Newspaper and Press Association’s annual awards dinner on Feb. 24 in Boston. The quarterly magazine, a sister publication of the Addison Independent, was third in General Excellence, the highest honor category, for specialty publications.
“Interesting stories, stunning design and photography and useful information packed into this magazine. If I skied in Vermont I would have to get this magazine and look forward to its arrival,” the judges wrote. The category competition was stiff: The Providence Business Journal won General Excellence and Worcester Magazine was second.
In addition, Vermont Ski + Ride Magazine received five first-place awards. Staff writer Emma Cotton won Best Columnist for her “Après” columns “Why Cider Houses Rule” and “8 Vermont Vineyards To Visit.” Art director David Pollard and staff won for Best Cover and for Headline Writing. Photographer Peter Cirilli’s shot of a skier launching through the woods was named Best Sports Photo and Jeff Curtes’s image of Jake Burton Carpenter was named Best Pictorial Photo.
The magazine was also a runner-up for Arts & Entertainment coverage and Personality Profile. In total, the quarterly magazine was a finalist for nine awards.
“It’s wonderful to be recognized for General Excellence against such well-established magazines in big markets,” said editor Lisa Lynn. “But the best thing is to see young people such as our former intern (now staff writer) Emma Cotton win Best Columnist and Peter Cirilli win Best Sports Photo against some tough competition.”
Vermont Ski + Ride, a glossy quarterly magazine, website and e-newsletter, is produced by Addison Press in Middlebury. The largest outdoor publication in New England, it reaches more than 100,000 readers a year in print and twice that digitally.

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