The annual publication took the top prize at a nationwide magazine conference.

On Monday, May 20, Columbus Monthly Health won the award for best publication in the Ancillary: General Interest category at the national City and Regional Magazine Association conference in Minneapolis. Health earned the top prize for the 2018 issue, its first ever. The other finalists in the category were D Magazine’s CEO, Houstonia magazine’s The Newcomer’s Guide to Houston, Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly and Seattle Met Newcomer’s Guide.

Columbus Monthly Health is an annual magazine published each January under the leadership of editor Sherry Beck Paprocki. The award-winning issue featured articles on research about pediatric genomes at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, healthy eating trends and fitness tips, mental health support for transgender teens and a first-person story from a mother dealing with the loss of her son after a decadelong struggle with opioid addiction, as well as comprehensive listings of the area’s top physicians and dentists. The second issue is on newsstands now.

Columbus Monthly was a finalist for several other awards at the CRMA conference in Minneapolis. Our Weddings magazine was nominated in the Ancillary: Weddings category, and senior editor Suzanne Goldsmith’s article on the plight of undocumented immigrant Edith Espinal, “Seeking Sanctuary,” was a finalist in the Feature Story category for magazines with circulation of less than 60,000. For the third consecutive year, Columbus Monthly was a finalist in its circulation category for the General Excellence award, given to the best magazine in the country, which it won in 2018. This year, the award went to Sonoma Magazine.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners across the country, and as always, thank you to our readers in Columbus for continuing to support the work we do.


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