Official travel magazine of Texas takes 17 prestigious awards
AUSTIN – Texas Highways magazine won big in San Diego last month at the annual International Regional Magazine Association conference and awards ceremony. Each year, magazines from across the United States and Canada compete in 28 categories.
Texas Highways staff took top honors in column writing, single photo and art direction of a single story. Judges said Barbara Rodriguez’s columns are “Too short, even for a column! Let this woman write.” Srini Sundarrajan’s photo of Elm Lake Trail in Brazos Bend State Park, which appeared in the August 2014 issue, was described by judges as “So elegant, it looks like a painting.” The “Meet Your Texas Makers” article in the November 2014 issue won gold and was praised by judges for its smart design, strong photos, organization and readability.
In all, Texas Highways earned three gold, seven silver, five bronze and two awards of merit.
Gold – Art Direction of a Single Story (30,000+)
Meet Your Texas Makers by Mark Mahorsky, Jane Wu, and Brandon Jakobeit
Silver – Travel Feature
Desert Awakening by E. Dan Klepper
Silver – Reader Service Article
A State of Great Migration by Elaine Robbins
Silver – Photo Series (30,000+)
Amazing Scapes by E. Dan Klepper, Tim Fitzharris, Larry Ditto, Theresa DiMenno, Jerod Foster, Lance Varnell, Laurence Parent, and Brandon Jakobeit
Silver – Illustration
Lilo Goes West by Michael Witte
Silver – Overall Art Direction (30,000+)
Mark Mahorsky, Jane Wu and Brandon Jakobeit
Various issues, 2014
Silver – Food Feature
Fun With Food and Texas Treats by Anthony Head
Silver – Cover (30,000+)
Bronze – Companion Website (30,000+)
Bronze – Head & Deck
Olive & Well: South Texas’ Edible Oil Boom by Lori Moffatt
Bronze – Magazine Writer of the Year (30,000+)
Matt Joyce for Texas Grit, January; Gather ‘Round, February; Come Around, June; The Fringe of Footwear, August; It Started With Chips
Bronze – Department (30,000+)
Plates by Lori Moffatt, Jane Wu, Matt Joyce, Mark Mahorsky, Brandon Jakobeit and Jill Lawless
Bronze – Portrait Photo
The Great Camel Experiment by Will van Overbeek
Award of Merit – Magazine Photographer of the Year (30,000+)
J. Griffis Smith for Back to the Frontier, February; Tracing General Sam’s Piney Woods, March; The Deviled Egg and I, April; Doin’ Fine in Alpine, July; Portals of Power, December 2014
Award of Merit – Graphic
Texas Top 40 Icon by Mark Mahorsky
About Texas Highways magazine
Founded as a travel magazine in 1974, Texas Highways magazine has been inspiring travel in Texas for 40 years. Today, Texas Highways has 200,000 subscribers and 400,000 monthly readers across the United States and around the world.
The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. Through collaboration and leadership, we deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. Find out more at TxDOT.gov. "Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.