TEXAS MONTHLY Awards

Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has received numerous prestigious journalism awards, including eleven National Magazine Awards (with sixty nominations), the industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer prize. Having won honors for graphic design and artwork as well as for editorial excellence, TEXAS MONTHLY is one of the most widely recognized and respected publications in the industry today. The following is a partial list of TEXAS MONTHLY’s editorial and art awards:

Editor’s Note: On the paperwork accompanying three awards submissions for work produced in 2003 — the photo essays “Chasing Shadows” (March ) and “A Cut Above” (May), the photography accompanying “‘Their Last Good Chance to Get Better’” (November), “Alamo Heights” (December), and “The Ballad of Billy Joe Shaver” (December), and the issues of May, October, and December, all honored by the Society of Publication Designers; the photography accompanying “Spirt of ‘76” (October), honored by PRINT magazine; and “Greatness Visible” and “King’s Ransom” (October), honored by the Art Directors Club of New York — Kathy Marcus should have been credited as photo editor. We sincerely regret the error.

 

2010

Pastemagazine.com selected TEXAS MONTHLY as one of “The Best Magazines of 2010.”

TEXAS MONTHLY executive editor Skip Hollandsworth’s story, “Still Life,” was selected for inclusion in Best American Sports Writing 2010.

TEXAS MONTHLY senior editor Pamela Colloff’s story, “Innocence Lost,” was selected as one of the most ridiculously entertaining reads of 2010 by longform.org.

TEXAS MONTHLY senior editor Pamela Colloff received the Sidney Hillman Foundation Award, an award given monthly for an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism. The story was “Innocence Lost,” published in the October 2010 issue.

The August 2009 cover of TEXAS MONTHLY, “The 50 Best Burgers,” was selected as the “Most Delicious” cover by the American Society of Magazine Editors.

TEXAS MONTHLY senior editor Michael Hall received first place in the 2010 Lone Star Awards, conducted by the Houston Press Club.

Texas Monthly recieved 19 nominations in 15 categories and won eight awards from the City and Regional Magazine Association. The honors included General Excellence (circulation above 60,000), Writer of the Year, Best Feature Story, Reporting, Excellence in Design, Best Feature Design, and Online Excellence.

The Texas Institute of Letters awarded the O. Henry Award for Magazine Journalism to John Spong for his January 2009 issue story, "Holding Garmsir." Runners-up included Pamela Colloff for her June 2009 issue story, "Flesh and Blood," and Michale Hall for his august 2009 issue story, "The Judgement of Sharon Keller."

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awarded "The Big Idea," a radio program co-produced by Texas Monthly and Austin's KUT-FM, first place in the documentary category.

Communication Arts featured Texas Monthly Creative Director T.J. Tucker in its "Illustration Annual 2010" for his use of typography on the May 2008 Willie Nelson cover story.

Harpers Collins selected Texas Monthly Senior Editor Pamela Colloff's June 2009 issue story, "Flesh and Blood," and Executive Editor Skip Hollandsworth's August 2009 issue story, "Bringing Down the Dogmen," for its Best American Crime Reporting 2010.

2009

Advertising Age selected the January 2007 issue cover of Texas Monthly for the "Magazine Covers of the Decade" list in its annual Book of Tens issue. The cover depicted former Vice President Dick Cheney with the coverline, "If You Don't Buy This Magazine, Dick Cheney Will Shoot You in the Face."

American Society of Magazine Editors selected Texas Monthly's March 2009 issue, "Texas Style is...," as a finalist for Best Lifestyle Cover.

TIME Magazine selected Texas Monthly's March 2009 cover as one of the best covers of 2009.

The Dallas Bar Association awarded Senior Editor Michael Hall with the Best Magazine Feature on October 13, 2009, for his story, “The Judgment of Sharon Keller,” published in the August 2009 issue.

The Austin Chronicle named Texas Monthly Web Editor Eileen Smith the Best Local Blogger in its 2009 Best of Austin Awards on September 4, 2009.

Karen Olsson was awarded the PEN USA 2009 Literary Award in Journalismfor her December 2008 issue story, “Before and After.”

Texas Monthly received 21 nominations in 17 categories from the City and Regional Magazines Association. The magazine won eight awards including Reporting, Writer of the Year, Feature Design, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Writing, Leisure and Lifestyle Interests, Civic Journalism, and Special Issues.

Texas Institute of Letters presented Senior Editor Pamela Colloff and Senior Editor John Spong with awards for qualifying as finalists in its annual literary competition of Texas writers, or stories pertaining to Texas on March 2, 2009.

Society of Publication Designers' 44th annual competition awarded TEXAS MONTHLY nine Merit awards and two Medal nominations out of a competitive pool of more than 6,000 entires on March 10, 2009.

The Texas Observer announced the finalists for the 2009 MOLLY National Journalism Prize, including Senior Editor Michael Hall for his story "The Exonerated" printed in the November 2008 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY.

2008

American Society of Magazine Editors awarded Texas Monthly's May 2008 issue as the Best Celebrity Cover. Willie Nelson was depicted.

American Society of Magazine Editors awarded Texas Monthly's June 2008 issue, "The Top 50 BBQ Joints in Texas," as the Best Service Cover.

City and Regional Magazine Nominations: Fifteen nominations, including general excellence, general criticism, regular column, personality profile, feature story, writer of the year, excellence in writing, cover, spread design, feature design, designer of the year, excellence in design and excellence online.

J. Anthony Lucas Work-in-Progress Award Finalist for Exceptional Nonfiction: Cecilia Balli for her currently untitled book on the Juarez murders (to be published by Henry Holt and Company/Metropolitan Books).

2007

Investigative Reporting Contest Finalist for Magazine/Specialty publication:Nate Blakeslee, “Hidden in Plain Sight” (Texas Observer).

National Council on Crime and Delinquency PASS Award: Nate Blakeslee, “Hidden in Plain Sight” (Texas Observer).

Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Award: Best Magazine News Story: Mimi Swartz, “Eva vs. Goliath” (July 2007).

American Society of Magazine Editors Cover Contest: Best Cover Line: “If You Don’t Buy This Magazine, Dick Cheney Will Shoot You in the Face” (January 2007).

City and Regional Magazine Awards: Eleven nominations and ten awards including gold medals in the categories of cover, special issues, excellence in design, and excellence in writing.

PEN USA West 2007 Literary Award in Journalism: Jake Silverstein, “Highway Run” (Harper’s).

Capitol Beat First Place Award for a Single Report: Nate Blakeslee, “Hidden In Plain Sight” (Texas Observer).

Lone Star Emmy Awards: Texas Monthly Talks, hosted by Evan Smith, won the category of Interview/Discussion—Program Special.

Texas Institute of Letters Award, 2006: O. Henry Award for Best Work of Magazine Journalism: John Spong, “The Good Book and the Bad Book” (September 2006).

Texas Institute of Letters Finalist, 2006: O. Henry Award for Best Work of Magazine Journalism: Pamela Colloff, “The Desert of the Dead” (November 2006).

Best American Sports Writing: Oscar Casares, “Ready for Some Fútbol?” (November 2006).

Wine and Food Foundation of Texas’ Stephan Pyles Scholarship Contest:Patricia Sharpe led the judges’ panel.

2006

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism: John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest, Magazine Journalism: Mimi Swartz, “Hurt? Injured? Need a Lawyer? Too Bad!” (November 2005).

Livingston Award for Young Journalists 2006: Pamela Colloff, finalist.

Headliners Foundation of Texas 2005 Awards: Two awards including Magazine Writing for Mimi Swartz’s “Hurt? Injured? Need A Lawyer? Too Bad!” (November 2005) and Magazine Design.

James Beard Journalism Award for Magazine Feature Writing Without Recipes: Patricia Sharpe, “Confessions of a Skinny Bitch” (March 2005).

J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for Exceptional Nonfiction: Nate Blakeslee “Tulia.”

Chancellor’s Council Outstanding Teaching Award: Don Graham

Best American Sports Writing: Pamela Colloff, “Flipping Out!” (October 2005) and “She’s Here, She’s Queer, She’s Fired” (July 2005); Katy Vine, “Brooklyn Heights” (June 2005).

City and Regional Magazine Awards: Sixteen nominations, including general excellence, general criticism, reporting, personality profile, feature story, writer of the year, excellence in writing, feature design, photo essay, cover, designer of the year, excellence in design, leisure/lifestyle interests, civic journalism, and special issues.

Texas Institute of Letters Awards, 2005: Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Nonfiction: Nate Blakeslee, “Tulia”; O. Henry Award for Best Work of Magazine Journalism: Pamela Colloff, “Unholy Act” (April 2005); Stephen Turner Award for Best Work of First Fiction: Karen Olsson, “Waterloo.”

Texas Institute of Letters Finalists, 2005: Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Nonfiction: Jan Reid, “Splendor in the Short Grass: The Grover Lewis Reader,” co-authored with W.K. Stratton; O. Henry Award for Best Work of Magazine Journalism: Mimi Swartz, “Hurt? Injured? Need A Lawyer? Too Bad!” (November 2005); Jesse Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction: Karen Olsson, “Waterloo.”

Best American Crime Writing: Sam Gwynne, “Dr. Evil” (September 2005); Skip Hollandsworth, “The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” (November 2005)

Society of Illustrators Exhibition: Steve Brodner’s “In America” (May 2005) was awarded the gold medal in the sequential category.

Schieffer School of Journalism, TCU Hall of Excellence: Senior Editor Gary Cartwright was inducted on October 15, 2005.

White House News Photographers Association: Charles Ommanney’s collection of photographs for Mike Hall’s “Happiness is a Warm Gun” (June 2005), won first place in the Picture Story/Feature category in the association’s annual competition.

2005

Best American Sports Writing: Michael Hall, “The Duke of Dunbar” (January 2004); Katy Vine, “Alive and Kicking” (September 2004).

City and Regional Magazine Awards: Twelve awards, including four Gold.

Society of Publication Designers: Merit Awards for “Showdown at Waggoner Ranch” January 2004, photographs by Peter Yang, “Duke of Dunbar” January 2004, photographs by Wyatt McSpadden, “Blazing Brushstrokes” January 2004, “The Man Who Isn’t There” February 2004, photograph by Dan Winters, “The Man with the Plan” August 2004, Illustration by John Cuneo, “Bombshells Away” August 2004, photographs by Dan Winters, “Alive and Kicking” September 2004, photographs by O. Rufus Lovett, “A Texas Survival Kit” October 2004, illustrations by Jason Holley, Brad Holland, Rick Sealock, Nick Dewar, Gary Taxali, and Steve Sanford, “Conventional Wisdom” October 2004, photographs by Platon.

PRINT Magazine: Creative Director Scott Dadich was named one of the 20 brightest visual artists under 30 in the March/April 2005 issue.

Young Men’s and Women’s Business League of Austin: on Friday, February 18, Editor Evan Smith was named Austinite of the Year Under 40.

Texas Institute of Letters 2004 O. Henry Award for Best Work of Magazine Journalism nominations: Jan Reid “The Good Doctor” (December 2004); John Spong “The Shot Not Heard Round the World” (December 2004)

2004

Texas Mental Health Media Award: Skip Hollandsworth “Their Last Good Chance to Get Better (November 2003)

Texas Media Awards: Jim Atkinson in the Magazine Newscategory for “Bad Air Days” (August 2003)

City and Regional Magazine Awards: Eight awards, including gold medals in the categories of general excellence, reporting, feature story, and excellence in writing and design

Casey Journalism Center Awards: Skip Hollandsworth, runner-up for “Their Last Good Chance to Get Better” (November 2003)

NAHJ Emerging Journalist of the Year Award: Cecilia Ballí

Best American Nonrequired Reading and Best American Sportswriting anthology selections: Michael Hall, “Running for His Life” (August 2003)

Society of Publication Designers: 11 awards, including a merit award for Magazine of the Year

Livingston Awards 2003: Cecilia Ballí, finalist

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Awards: Skip Hollandsworth for “O Sister, Where Art Thou?” (May 2003)

Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award: Jan Reid for “The End of the River” (January 2003)

2003

City and Regional Magazine Awards: Eleven awards, including general excellence, excellence in writing, regular column and civic journalism.

American Illustration and American Photography: Brad Holland illustration from “The Warrior’s Bride” (February 2003); Judy Walgren photographs from “Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch” (November 2002)

2003 Print Magazine Regional Design Annual: 12 awards

Texas Media Awards: Jim Atkinson in the Magazine News category for “Miracle Workers” September 2002.

Texas Institute of Letters O. Henry Award Finalists: Michael Hall, “Death Isn’t Fair” December 2002; Skip Hollandsworth, “The Day Treva Throneberry Disappeared” March 2002.

State Bar of Texas 2003 Texas Gavel Award: Michael Hall, “Death Isn’t Fair” December 2002.

American Heart Association Paul R. Ellis Media Award: Jim Atkinson, “Perilously Pump” April 2002.

2003 Society of Publication Designers - silver award for design and photography for “Lights Out” November 2002; merit awards for “A Bend in the River” July 2002, the May issue and the July issue.

American Heart Association Paul R. Ellis Media Award: Jim Atkinson, “Perilously Plump”.

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones, MD, Award: Jim Atkinson, “Death and Texas” January 2002.

Communication Arts Design Annual 2002 Award of Excellence.

2002

Society of Publication Designers: winner of three merits

Communication Arts Design Annual Award

2002 TasteMaker Award for Restaurant Journalism, from the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association

American Cancer Society Texas Media Award: Jim Atkinson, “My Grief, and Ours” November 2001.

Best American Sportswriting 2002 and Best American Crime Writing 2002anthology selection: Skip Hollandsworth, “The Killing of Alydar” June 2001.

SPD Merit Winner 2002: Scott Dadich, “Good-bye to All That” June 2001, “The Case of the Persecuted Prosecutor” August 2001, “The Devil and Mr. Jones” October 2001

Headliners Foundation of Texas, Magazine and Specialty Publication Achievement Award: Pamela Colloff, “The Battle for the Border” April 2001

American Photography 21 award: Judy Walgren, “Battle For the Border” April 2001 and “Remember the Christian Alamo” April 2001

American Illustration 21 award: Hungry Dog Studio, “The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw” April 2001

Texas School Public Relations Association annual media award: Sam Gwynne, “Best Texas Schools” November 2001

2001

City and Regional Magazine Awards: Five awards, including general excellence and regular column.

Society of Publication Designers

The 43rd Annual Katie Awards: Three awards. Best Magazine; Personality Profile/Interview (for Michael Hall’s July 2001 story “Lance Armstrong Has Something to Get Off His Chest”); and Best Reporter Writing Portfolio (for Michael Hall’s “Lance Armstrong Has Something to get Off His Chest,” “Under the Gun”, and “Viva Fort Hood”).

Mental Health Association in Texas 2001 Media Awards: Skip Hollandsworth

PEN USA West 2001 Literary Awards Finalist in Journalism: Pamela Colloff, “The Sins of the Father”.

Print’s Regional Design Annual 2001 winner:

2000

Columbia Journalism Review: TEXAS MONTHLY editor Gregory Curtis was selected as one of the ten best magazine editors in the country in its January/February 2000 issue. Curtis shares the honor with editors such as Tina Brown (Talk), John Huey (Fortune), Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone), Walter Issacson (Time), and Michael Kinsley (Slate). A panel of nine best magazine experts who met in New York City on December 6, 1999, selected the ten best magazine editors.

The Henry John Fisher Award: On January 26, 2000, TEXAS MONTHLY founder and publisher Michael R. Levy was presented with The Henry John Fisher Award  for lifetime achievement in the magazine industry. Sponsored by Magazine Publishers of America (MPA), the award honors magazine leaders who have gained distinction through significant, long-standing and notable contributions to the publishing business.

1999

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Award:Pamela Colloff, "The Outsiders" (November 1999); The Headliners award is the leading state wide journalism award, the Pulitzer Prize of Texas as it were.

Dallas Bar Association’s 1999 Philbin Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting: Alicia Mundy

Anson Jones, MD Award (TMA): Jim Atkinson, "Bad Blood" (April 1999)

American Cancer Society Texas Media Award: Jim Atkinson, "Playing for Keeps" (July 1999)

National Magazine Award Nominations: TEXAS MONTHLY has received two National Magazine Award Nominations from the American Society of Magazine Editors. The nominations were the categories of General Excellence and Public Interest, the latter for Skip Hollandsworth’s story from the April 1999 issue, "No One Knows What Could Be Happening To Those Kids," about Texas’ Child Protective Services department.

PEN Center USA West 1999 Literary Award in Journalism: Skip Hollandsworth, "Honor Thy Father" (June 98)

1998

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Joe Nick Patoski, "”Smokin’!” " (May 1997) in the Special Interest category and 1997 issues for General Excellence.

Emmis Broadcasting Corporation purchases TEXAS MONTHLY in January.

Type Directors Club award

Art Directors Club of New York (gold) award

Society of Illustrators award

Communication Arts Design Annual award: Laura Wilson, "The Last Posse" (March 1998)

Communication Arts Design Annual award: Mary Ellen Mark, "El Circo" (November 1997)

Society of Publication Designers (SPD): gold medal winner in the 33rd Annual SPD Competition; Brian Cronin, "What’s Black and White And Red-faced All Over?" (December 1997); Brad Holland, "Blowin’ in the Wind" (April 1997); Melinda Beck, "The Last Ride of the Polo Bandit" (March 1997); Mary Ellen Mark, "El Circo" (November 1997).

TEXAS MONTHLY  celebrates twenty-five years of publication in February with a special anniversary issue focusing on photography; an oversized coffee table book; and a traveling photography exhibit, The Pictures of Texas Monthly: Twenty-Five Years.

American Photography award: Mary Ellen Mark, "Happy Doomsday" (July 97)

Print Magazine: The Last Ride of the Polo Shirt Bandit (Melinda Beck), Babes in the ‘Hoods (Greg Watermann), Brenham’s Paradise Lost (Jordan Isip).

Texas Medical Association award: for excellence in health communication: Jim Atkinson, "Killer C" (December 1998) and "State of the Heart" (June 1998).

1997

Art Directors Club Inc: "Happy Doomsday," (July 1997), "What’s Black and White And Red-faced All Over?," (December 1997), "The Last Ride of the Polo Bandit," (March 1997), "Blowin’ in the Wind," (April 1997).

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Skip Hollandsworth, "The Killer Cadets," (December 1996) for Feature Writing, and Skip Hollandsworth, "The Lawsuit From Hell," (June 1996) for Public Interest.

American Photography award

Art Directors Club of New York (gold and merit winners)

Communication Arts award

Graphis Design: International Annual of Design and Illustration

Society of Illustrators award

Society of Publication Designers (gold and merit winner)

Type Directors Club award

Print Magazine: "The Last Ride of the Polo Bandit," (March 1997), " Babes in the ‘Hoods" (April 1997), "Brenham’s Paradise Lost," (February 1997).

American Photography: "Happy Doomsday," (July 1997).

Society of Publication Designers: "What’s Black and White And Red-faced All Over?," (December 1997), "Blowin’ in the Wind," (April 1997), "The Last Ride of the Polo Bandit," (March 1997), "El Circo," (November 1997), "Folks," (August 1997), "Shock Therapy," (June 1997), "Brenham’s Paradise Lost," (February 1997).

1996

National Magazine Award winner in the category of Public Interest: Mimi Swartz, “Not What the Doctor Ordered” (March 1995).  This was TEXAS MONTHLY’s eighth National Magazine Award.

"The Killer Cadets," by Skip Hollandsworth (December 1996), was sold to and produced by Steve White Entertainment for a made-for-television movie.

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Award: Skip Hollandsworth, "The Lawsuit from Hell" (June 1996).

American Photography award

Art Directors Club of New York award

Communication Arts award

Graphis Design: International Annual of Design and Illustration

Print magazine award

Society of Publication Designers award

Type Directors Club award

1995

Society of Publication Designers (SPD): gold awards for "The Sweet Song of Justice" (December 1995) and "Big" (February 1995), layout and design by D. J. Stout, art director, and Nancy McMillen, associate art director. "TEXAS MONTHLY is representative of great design being done all over the country," said SPD’s executive director, Bride Whelan.

American Photography (gold and merit)

Art Directors Club of New York (gold and merit): "The Twilight of the Texas Rangers," photographed by Dan Winters, "The Sheriff Who Went to Pot," photographed by Rick Patrick, "We Get All Hyped Up. We Do a Drive-by." photography by Dan Winters, "The Capital Call Girls," photography by Dan Winters.

Communication Arts

Graphis Design: International Annual of Design and Illustration

Print Magazine

Print’s Regional Design: "The Innocent and the Damned," photography by Joseph Vento, "“We Get All Hyped Up. We Do a Drive-by.”" photography by Dan Winters, "The Sheriff Who Went to Pot," "Bum Steer Awards cover," photography by Rick Patrick; Print’s Best Typography 2: "“We Get All Hyped Up. We Do a Drive-by.”" photography by Dan Winters

Society of Illustrators (gold)

Society of Publication Designers (gold and merit): "The Sweet Song of Justice," illustration by Owen Smith. Merit Awards: "The Art of Running for President," illustration by Steve Brodner, "Cheap Thrills," photography by Wyatt McSpadden, "Big," illustration by David Cowles, "Brush with Fame," paintings by Jerry Bywater, "The Outer Limits," photography by David Mackenzie.

Type Directors Club

TEXAS MONTHLY launches the WWW Ranch, and interactive World Wide Web site (November 1995).

1994

The Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

National Magazine Award Nominee in three catagories: Robert Draper, "Manhunt at Menard Creek" (October 1993), for Reporting; Skip Hollandsworth, "See No Evil“" (May 1993), for Feature Writing; and 1993 issues for General Excellence.

"The Seduction of Jane Doe:" Skip Hollandsworth (November 1994), was optioned and sold to Grossbart Barnett Productions for a made-for-television movie.

State Bar of Texas Gavel Award: Robert Draper, "Manhunt at Menard Creek" (October 1993).

Society of Publication Designers: "Seasons to Remember," (May 1994) photography by Wyatt McSpadden, "The Twilight of the Texas Rangers," (February 1994) photography by Dan Winters, "Animal Writes," (March 1994) multiple illustrators, "“We Get All Hyped Up. We Do a Drive-by.” (October 1994) photography by Dan Winters

Texas Medical Association’s 37th Annual Anson Jones, M.D. Award Competition: Science of Medicine print category winner is Jim Atkinson for "Altered State" (Health, September 1993).

Texas Veterinary Medical Association Mark Francis Award: Jan Reid, "Running Rabid" (Health, March 1993).

Headliner’s Award: Jan Jarboe, "Why Us?" (April 1993).

1993

Society of Illustrators 36th Annual Exhibition: silver medal in the editorial category for "David Koresh and the Myth of the Alamo," illustration by Henrik Drescher (June 1993).

The Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York, 72nd Annual Exhibition and Annual: gold medal for "Meet the Beetles," photography by Dan Winters (June 1992), the only gold medal awarded for editorial design in the competition. Silver medal for "Hot Shot," photography by Geof Kern (July 1992). Three other pieces were accepted for overall excellence: "Rodeo Texas USA," photography and design by Mary Ellen Mark (March 1992); "Dog Ghosts and Bottle Trees," photography by Keith Carter (January 1992); "Golden Oldies," photography by Lee Crum (December 1991).

1992

National Magazine Award winner in the category of General Excellence:This was TEXAS MONTHLY’s 7th National Magazine Award overall and the second in the General Excellence category. At this point only The New Yorker,The AtlanticEsquire, and Life have won more National Magazine Awards.

The Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York, 71st Annual Exhibition and Annual: "How the West Was Worn," photography by Raymond Meier, type by David Kampa (May 1991).

Society of Publication Designers 27: "The Cheerleader Murder Plot," photography by Holly Lindem (May 1991); "A Guard in Gangland," for both cover and editorial feature, photography by Dan Winter (August 1991); "The Afrin Affair," photo/illustration by William Duke (August 1991); "Blood in the Streets," for both cover and editorial feature, photography by Steven Shames (November 1991); "Wonder Drug on Trial," illustration by Alison Seifer (December 1991); "Into the Storm," for both cover and editorial feature, photography by Matt Mahurin (March 1991); "Murder in the Melting Pot," illustrations by Daniel Zakroczemski (December 1991).

Graphis Design: International Annual of Design and Illustration

Graphis Photo: International Annual of Photography

American Photography Seven: "Masked Marvels of Mexico," photography by Brian Smale (August 1991); "Blood in the Streets," photography by Steven Shames (November 1991); "Into the Storm," for both cover and editorial feature, photography by Matt Mahurin (March 1991); "Dog Ghosts and Bottle Trees," photography by Keith Carter (January 1992).

Communication Arts 1991 Photography Annual: "Dog Ghosts and Bottle Trees," photography by Keith Carter (January 1992); "Wet ‘n’ Wacky," photography by Will Van Overbeek (August 1991).

Print’s Regional Design Annual 1992: "Into the Storm," photography by Matt Mahurin (March 1991); "Dog Ghosts and Bottle Trees," photography by Keith Carter (January 1992); "Beware the Grace of God," illustration by Gary Tanhauser (January 1992).

State Bar of Texas Gavel Award: Robert Draper, "A Guard in Gangland" (August 1991).

1991

John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism:"Ad Men at War," by Skip Hollandsworth (November 1990).

Austin Advertising Association Silver Addy award for 1991 Bum Steer promotion.

The Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York, 70th Annual Exhibition and Annual: Winning photographs are published in the Art Directors Annual and included in the international traveling exhibit. Winning photos: "Swamp Thing," photography by Keith Carter (January 1990); "Ad Men at War," photography by Doug Milner (November 1990); "Faces of the Border," photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg (May 1990); "Grand Dames," photography by Kent Barker (April 1990); "Earley Texas," featuring paintings by Sean Earley, with type by David Kampa (December 1990); "Vanishing Texas," photography by Harry De Zitter (November 1990); "To the Brilliant Victor," photography by Wyatt McSpadden (October 1990); and "A Case of Black and White," illustration by Marshall Arisman (January 1989).

Society of Publication Designers 26: gold award for "Faces of the Border," photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg (May 1990); silver award for "Vanishing Texas," photography by Harry De Zitter (November 1990). Other winners: "The Truth About Texas Beauties," photography by Michael O’Brien (February 1990); "Animal Attractions," photography by Chip Simons (June 1990); "Swamp Thing," photography by Keith Carter (January 1990); "A Case of Black and White," "Earley Texas," and "State of the Art," featuring photographs by Michael O’Brien, O. Rufus Lovett, William Coupon, and Wyatt McSpadden (December 1990); "Flights of Fantasy," photography by Keith Carter (September 1990); "Meet the Governor," illustrations by Janet Woolley and Blair Drawson (October 1990).

Graphis Design: International Annual of Design and Illustration: "Faces of the Border," photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg (May 1990); "Bathing Beauty," photography by Sally Gall (June 1989); "Get Along, Little Doggies," photography by William Wegman (December 1989); "The Soul of East Texas," photography by Keith Carter (October 1989); and "A Brush With Life," photography by Danny Turner (March 1989).

American Photography Seven: "All American Crooks," photography by Matt Mahurin (December 1989); "Texas Beauties," photography by Michael O’Brien (February 1990); "Faces of the Border," photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg (May 1990); "Animal Attractions," photography by Chip Simons (June 1990); and "Vanishing Texas," photography by Harry De Zitter (November 1990).

Photo/Design: Fifth annual awards competition co-sponsored by Eastman Kodak’s Professional Photography Division that aims to celebrate and reward the best in interaction between design and photography. TEXAS MONTHLY had two of only ten editorial photographic series selected in this competition. Selected were "The Soul of East Texas," photography by Keith Carter (October 1989), and "Get Along, Little Doggies," photography by William Wegman (December 1989).

Communication Arts 1991 Photography Annual: Annual containing the year’s most creatively powerful images selected from thousands of entries from around the world. Selected from TEXAS MONTHLY were "Vanishing Texas," photography by Harry De Zitter (November 1990); "Animal Attractions," photography by Chip Simons (June 1990); "The Greek Way," photography by Will Van Overbeek (March 1991); and "Into the Storm," photography by Matt Mahurin (March 1991).

Dallas Society of Visual Communications: The Southwest’s most prestigious competition devoted exclusively to honoring creativity in the form of advertising, graphic design, illustration, and photography. Selected from TEXAS MONTHLY were "Animal Attractions," photography by Chip Simons (June 1990); "Meet the Governor," illustration by Janet Woolley (October 1990); "To the Brilliant Victor," photography by Wyatt McSpadden (October 1990); "Survivors," photography by James Balog (February 1991); "Grand Dames," photography by Kent Barker (April 1990); "Grand Dames," photography by Kent Barker (April 1990); "Vanishing Texas," photography by Harry De Zitter (November 1990); "Earley Texas," illustrations by Sean Earley, type by David Kampa (December 1990); "Faces of the Border," photography by Max Aguilera-Hellweg (May 1990); "Young Riders," lettering by David Kampa (March 1991); and "Into the Storm," photography by Matt Mahurin (March 1991).

Print’s Regional Design Annual/1991: A comprehensive profile of design in the U.S. Winners from TEXAS MONTHLY are "The Hyde Park Rapist," illustrations by Michael Paraskevas (January 1991); and "Earley Texas," illustrations by Sean Earley (December 1990).

1990

National Magazine Award winner in two categories: General Excellence and Photography For Photography: "Abortion Street", Matt Mahurin (April 1989); "Side By Side", William Coupon (April 1989); "Soul of East Texas", Keith Carter (October 1989); "Get Along Little Doggies", William Wegman (December 1989).

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Award in Magazine Writing: Stephen Harrigan, "The Lost Tribe" (February 1989).

John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism:Dana Rubin, "The Day Leroy Died" (October 1989).

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Show: two gold awards, one silver award, one bronze award.

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual: silver medal.

Graphis Photo 90

Graphis Photo 91

American Institute of Graphic Arts, Exhibition and Annual, Graphic Design U.S.A.

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York: silver medal, bronze medal.

Print’s Regional Design Annual/1990

National Magazine Award for Photography/1990

Communication Arts 1990 Photography Annual

1989

National Magazine Award finalist for General Excellence

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: Winner, Lisa Wilson, "Against All Odds" (September 1988); Citation of Merit, Cathy Schechter, "Dying for a Heart" (May 1988).

The Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards: Gary Cartwright, "The Work of the Devil" (June 1989), for Best Magazine News Story; and Mark Fredickson, "God Help Her" (January 1989), for Best Magazine Illustration/Artwork.

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Award for Magazine Individual Achievement: Jan Jarboe, "Full of Woe" (August 1989); Mimi Swartz, "A Legacy of Evil" (September 1988).

American Heart Association Howard W. Blakeselee Award: Cathy Schechter, "Dying for a Heart" (May 1988).

American Cancer Society Texas Media Awards: John Henry Faulk, "Medicine and Miracles" (October 1988).

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual: one silver medal and merit awards.

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Show: two silver awards, two bronze awards, and merit awards.

Graphis Design 90

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York: silver medal.

Print’s Regional Design Annual/1989

American Illustration Exhibition and Annual

American Photography Annual 5

Society of Illustrators Exhibition and Annual

Austin Graphic Arts Society Exhibition

Communication Arts 1989 Photography Annual

American Institute of Graphic Arts People Places and Things

Communication Arts 1989 Design Annual

1988

National Magazine Award finalist for General Excellence

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: (April 1987); Citation of Merit, Luticia Conder, "This Can’t Be Happening to Me" (December 1987).

The Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards: Tom Curtis, "Guilty Until Proven Innocent" (September 1987), for Investigative Reporting; Best General Interest Magazine.

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Award for Magazine Individual Achievement: Emily Yoffe, "The Deadly Doctor" (April 1987).

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York: silver medal.

Society of Illustrators Exhibition and Annual

Print’s Regional Design Annual/1988

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual

American Photography Annual Four

1987

National Magazine Award finalist in four categories: Paul Burka, "The National Car of Texas" (August 1986), for Special Interest; and 1986 issues for General Excellence, Design, and Single-Topic Issue.

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: Winner, Joseph Nocera, "The Long, Lonesome Road" (November 1986); Citation of Merit, Gary Cartwright, "Touch Me, Feel Me, Heal Me" (December 1986).

The Press Club of Dallas Katie Awards: Emily Yoffe, "The Deadly Doctor" (April 1987), for Investigative Reporting; D.J. Stout, "The No Decade" (June 1987), for Best Magazine Cover; D.J. Stout, Best Magazine Design; and Best General Interest Magazine.

The White Awards for Excellence in City and Regional Magazines: three gold medals and one silver medal.

American Photography Annual

Communication Arts-Design Annual

American Illustration Exhibition and Annual

Print’s Regional Design Annual/1987

American Institute of Graphic Arts Exhibition and Annual

1986

Headliners Foundation of Texas Charles E. Green Journalism Award for Reporting: Dick J. Reavis, "How They Ruined Our Prisons" (May 1985).

Austin Addy Awards: gold medal and silver medal.

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Gary Cartwright, "The Last Roundup" (February 1985), for Reporting; and 1985 issues for General Excellence.

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award Citation of Merit: Gary Cleve Wilson, "We Wanted a Test Tube Baby" (November 1985).

Champion-Tuck Award for Outstanding Reporting in Magazines: Gary Cartwright, "The Last Roundup" (February 1985), second place.

The White Award for Excellence in City and Regional Magazines: nine gold medals

American Photography Annual

American Institute of Graphic Arts Exhibition and Annual

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Show

American Illustration Exhibition and Annual

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual: one gold medal and two silver medals

1985

National Magazine Award winner for Reporting Excellence: Paul Burka, "The Man in the Black Hat" (June and July 1984).

National Magazine Award finalist for General Excellence

Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Journalism Award for Best Nonfiction Writing in a Periodical or Magazine: John Davidson, "The Man Who Dreamed Up Luckenbach" (July 1984).

Society of Illustrators Exhibition and Annual

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual

1984

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Peter Elkind, "The Death Shift" (August 1983) for Reporting; and 1983 issues for General Excellence.

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: Peter Elkind, "The Death Shift" (August 1983).

Investigative Reporters and Editors Award: Peter Elkind, "The Death Shift" (August 1983).

Society of Illustrators Exhibition and Annual

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

American Illustration Exhibition and Annual

1983

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Joseph Nocera, "It’s Time to Make a Deal" (October 1982), for Reporting; and Dick J. Reavis, "Scarecrow Cops" (May 1982), for Public Service.

University of Missouri-Columbia Business Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting the American Economy: Joseph Nocera, "It’s Time to Make a Deal" (October 1982).

Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Journalism Award: Paul Burka, "The King of the Forest" (August 1982).

Creativity ‘83: Art Direction Magazine’s Awards Show

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

Art Directors Club of Houston Show: gold medal and silver medal

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual

1982

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Paul Burka, "The Ten Best and the Ten Worst Legislators" (July 1981), for Public Service; and 1981 issues for General Excellence.

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: Michael Ennis, "So You Don’t Like the Way You Look?" (November 1981); Harry Hurt, III, "The Cancer Belt" (May 1981); Victoria Loe, "Extreme Unctuousness" (May 1981); Dick Reavis, "Passing On" (April 1981); and Alan Tennant, "Fangs" (July 1981).

1982 John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism: Joseph Nocera, "It’s Time to Make a Deal" (October 1982).

American Bar Association Certificate of Merit for Coverage of Crime: Jim Atkinson

Outstanding University of Texas Alumni for 1981 Under the Age of 40:Prudence Mackintosh

Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Journalism Award finalist: Gary Cartwright, "The Black Striker Gets Hit" (December 1981).

Creativity ‘82: Art Direction Magazine’s Awards Show

Print’s Regional Design Annual/1982

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

1981

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: John Bloom, "Invasion of the Cable Snatchers" (March 1980), for Public Service; and 1980 issues for General Excellence.

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award Citation of Merit: Judith Benson, "Little Boy Lost" (April 1980); Stephen Harrigan, "The Baby Factory" (January 1980); Abby Kaighin, "The Finish Line" (April 1980); and Victoria Loe, "The Inheritance Factor" (September 1980).

National Cowboy Hall of Fame Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Magazine Article: William Broyles, Jr., "The Last Empire" (October 1980).

Texas Hospital Association Silver Star of Texas Award: Stephen Harrigan, "The Baby Factory" (January 1980).

Women in Communications Clarion Award: John Bloom, "Invasion of the Cable Snatchers" (March 1980).

American Association of Petroleum Landmen Frank Kelley Award: Harry Hurt, III, "New Oil: The Giddings Gamble" (February 1981).

Women in Communications Matrix Award for Quality and Professionalism in the Field of Communications: Stephen Harrigan, "The Baby Factory" (January 1980).

American Bar Association Silver Gavel Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Understanding of the American System of Law and Justice: Paul Burka, "The Law West of the Trinity" (March 1980).

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Show: two bronze medals and one silver medal.

Creativity ‘81: Art Direction Magazine‘s Awards Show.

Print‘s Regional Design Annual/1981

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual

1980

National Magazine Award winner for Public Service: Gene Lyons, "Why Teachers Can’t Teach" (September 1979).

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information of the Public: Emily Austen, "A Stitch in Time" (June 1979); Judy Benson, "Baby and Me and DDT" (July 1979); Nicholas Lemann, "Super Medicine" (April 1979); and Vance Muse, "Breaking the Sound Barrier" (November 1979).

Penney-Missouri Award, Personal Lifestyle Category: Nicholas Lemann, "Sherwood Blount’s First Million" (October 1979).

Women in Communications Clarion Award, Human Rights Division: Gene Lyons, "Why Teachers Can’t Teach" (September 1979).

Texas Veterinary Medical Association Mark Francis Award: Gene Lyons, "A Dog’s Life" (May 1980).

Society of Illustrators Exhibition and Annual

Creativity ‘80: Art Direction Magazine’s Awards Show.

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

1979

National Magazine Award winner for Reporting Excellence: Richard West, series titled In Search Of Rural America: “The Petrified Forest” April 1978, “The Sons of the Pioneers” September 1978, “The Last Frontier” November 1977

Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Journalism Award: Richard West, "Only the Strong Survive" (February 1979).

Creativity ‘79: Art Direction Magazine’s Awards Show

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

1978

National Magazine Award finalist for Public Service: Tom Curtis, "Support Your Local Police" (September 1977).

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: John Deaton, "Jennie" (October 1977); Stephen Harrigan, "Sniffing" (February 1977); and Alan Waldman, "Oops!" (March 1977).

Penney-Missouri Award for Excellence in Smaller Magazines: John Davidson, "The Long Road North" (October 1977).

Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Journalism Award: Gary Cartwright, "The Endless Odyssey of Patrick Henry Polk" (May 1977).

Dallas Society of Visual Communications Show: gold medal and bronze medal.

Creativity ‘78: Arts Direction Magazine’s Awards Show.

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual: Distinctive Merit Award.

1977

Penney-Missouri Award for Excellence in Expanding Opportunities: William Broyles, Jr., "The Making of Barbara Jordan" (October 1976).

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: Griffin Smith, Jr., "Why Does Dolph Briscoe Want to Be Governor?" (February 1976).

Communication Arts Annual

Art Directors Club, Inc., of New York

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual

1976

National Magazine Award finalist in two categories: Paul Burka, "Power Politics" (May 1975), for Reporting Excellence; and 1975 issues for Specialized Journalism.

Texas Society of Architects Award for Excellence in Reporting on Architecture: James Stanley Walker, "Upward Nobility" (July 1975).

Texas Press Women/First Place in Magazine Features for Texas: Linda West Eckhardt, "Country Kitchens" (June 1975).

Penney-Missouri Award for Excellence in Business Journalism: James Fallows, "The Great Airline War" (December 1975).

American Institute of Graphic Arts Exhibition and Annual Art Directors Club of Houston Show: gold medal and bronze medal

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition Annual

1975

Texas Medical Association Anson Jones Award for Excellence in Communicating Health Information to the Public: Stephen Harrigan, Martha Hume, and A.C. Greene.

Texas Institute of Letters Stanley Walker Journalism Award for the Best Work of Journalism: Griffin Smith, jr., "Forgotten Places" (July 1974).

Society of Publication Designers Exhibition and Annual

1974

National Magazine Award winner for Outstanding Editorial Achievement in Specialized Journalism: sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors and administered by Columbia University; first time a magazine has won this award after only one year of publication.

1973

Art Directors Club of Houston: bronze medal.