The Alaska Press Club released its annual awards on April 22, 2017 at the Alaska Press Club Awards Celebration. We're thrilled that the FORUM magazine was recognized in several categories.
Congratulations to our editor, David Holthouse, and Art Director, Dean Potter, for their outstanding work and to the writers and photographers who provide articles and art work in each issue.
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2016 Alaska Press Club Awards:
First Place, Best Arts Reporting
"Abandoned to the Wind"
Judge's remarks: This is an incredibly written story and the visuals, of course, are amazing. The poetic writing brings to life the battered, abandoned, windy wildness of Adak. We gain an intimate sense of the artist who is the subject of this story through this gorgeous quote that captures his artistic mission: "I want beauty and humanity along with the neglected."
Second Place, Best Alaska History
Judge's remarks: A loving portrait of a man who is too important for history to forget. The layout and structure of the piece adds to its value.
First Place, Best Culture Reporting
"Gifts of the Ancestors"
Judge's remarks: Though this topic is clearly gripping in and of itself, it feels all the more so for such vivid, fresh writing. There were so many turns of phrase I loved, I lost count. Thanks for the excellent and educational read.
Third Place, Best Magazine Cover
Photo by Jenny Irene Miller: Bethany Horton from the series, Continuous.