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Texas Highways Wins Big at Annual Magazine Awards
Contact: Media Relations
Phone: (512) 463-8700
Date: Nov. 10, 2015

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 – Column
Travel Matters by Barbara Rodriguez
Assorted issues, 2014

Gold – Single Photo
Scenic Route by Srini Sundarrajan
August 2014

Gold – Art Direction of a Single Story (30,000+) 
Meet Your Texas Makers by Mark Mahorsky, Jane Wu, and Brandon Jakobeit
November, 2014

Silver – Travel Feature
Desert Awakening by E. Dan Klepper
February, 2014

Silver – Reader Service Article
A State of Great Migration by Elaine Robbins
April, 2014

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
September, 2014

Silver – Illustration
Lilo Goes West by Michael Witte
February, 2014

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
November, 2014

Silver – Cover (30,000+)
October 2014

Bronze – Companion Website (30,000+)
www.texashighways.com

Bronze – Head & Deck
Olive & Well: South Texas’ Edible Oil Boom by Lori Moffatt
September, 2014

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
July, 2014

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
January, 2014

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.

To learn more about Texas Highways, visit www.texashighways.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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