Berkshire Living Magazine Earns Industry Accolades12:00AM / Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Great Barrington - Berkshire Living Magazine wil receive awards for General Excellence and General Criticism at the annual conference of the National City and Regional Magazine Association's awards ceremony, which takes place in Denver on May 7, 2007.
The locally owned magazine will also receive a Community Service award for "The Rest of the Story," the free public forum the magazine presents at the Triplex Cinema growing out of a story in each issue of the magazine.
"Once again, we are thrilled to gain the recognition of our peers all over the country," said Michael Zivyak, founder and publisher of Berkshire Living. "It's terrific to rub shoulders with big-city magazines like Los Angeles and Honolulu and to be regarded on a par with them."
"These awards are a tribute to the incredible hard work and devotion of our staff and the many freelance writers and photographers who contribute to Berkshire Living," said editor-in-chief Seth Rogovoy.
Rogovy's column, "The Beat Goes On," vies for top honors in the General Criticism category alongside two columns in Los Angeles magazine.
Of the 96 members in CRMA, 80 submitted for awards. Only 24 magazines are finalists, and Berkshire Living is one of only thirteen magazines that received 3 or more awards.
The submissions were judged by magazine professionals from 35 publications including The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Bon Appetit, National Geographic, The New York Times, Glamour, and Men's Journal.