When we debuted a completely redesigned Scouting magazine last summer, we wanted readers to notice the easier-to-use design and more accessible content.
A year later, we're happy to learn that readers weren't the only ones who noticed our new look.
Scouting magazine was recognized with seven awards in a variety of categories. If you don't mind us tooting our own horn for a second, here's a look at the winners:
Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Awards
"Fat Chance," the eye-opening story about obesity in our September-October issue, won two awards: Article Design and Feature Article. You can read the story, written by Mary Jacobs, on our Web site. But to see the design in its original form, you'll want to find your September-October 2009 issue and turn to Page 45.
We also won the award for Most Improved in recognition of our cover-to-cover redesign.
Association Media and Publishing Excel Awards
Scouting magazine picked up Gold awards for Most Improved: Whole Magazine and Feature Story Design for "Fat Chance." We were also honored with a Silver award for General Excellence among magazines with a circulation over 100,000.
Western Publishing Association Maggie Awards
At this ceremony, we won for Best Special Interest/Trade publication.
Congratulations to the entire Scouting magazine editorial, design, photography, and production team for their hard work that led to these awards.