2010 AltWeekly Awards Winners Announced

july 16, 2010  06:04 pm
2010 AltWeekly Awards Winners Announced
TORONTO - At the 15th Annual AltWeekly Awards Luncheon, Gustavo Arellano of '¬°Ask A Mexican!' announced the winners of AAN's editorial contest and taught the audience a wide range of Spanish vulgarities and insults.

The top winners were Village Voice and Nashville Scene, which each took five first-place awards to lead their respective size divisions.

Here's the full list of winners:

DESIGN CATEGORIES

COVER DESIGN
circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Westword, Dead Wrong, Bad Dog?, and Dude Where's My Car? by Jay Vollmar

Second Place: Riverfront Times, The State of Street Art in St. Louis, Munchausen She Wrote, and Cardinals by Tom Carlson

Third Place: Miami New Times, Pork Pirates, He Buried Che, and In the Name of the King by Pam Shavalier

Honorable Mention: New Times Broward-Palm Beach, The Agent from Iran, To Juice and Serve, and Hackintosh by Miche Ratto

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Portland Mercury, Sex Issue, Queer Issue, and Enchanted Forest by Justin "Scrappers" Morrison

Second Place: Maui Time Weekly, Seven Scariest County & State Elected Officials, Sedaris & Me, and The Year That Got Old In a Hurry by Chris Skiles

Third Place: Santa Fe Reporter, Geronimo, If I was Trying to Kill You?, and Starstruck by Angela Moore

Honorable Mention: SEE Magazine, The Myth Is Dead, Christian Hansen and the Autistics, and Print In Peril by Byron Eggenschwiler, 3Ten Photography, and Ian Jackson



EDITORIAL LAYOUT
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Miami New Times, Pint-Size Preacher by Pam Shavalier

Second Place: NOW Magazine, Earth Day Issue by Troy Beyer and Stephen Chester

Third Place: Sacramento News & Review, Living Homeless by David Jayne

Honorable Mention: Philadelphia City Paper, The Style Issue by Reseca Peskin

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Tucson Weekly, The Strange Saga of Geronimo's Skull by Adam Kurtz

Second Place: Pacific Northwest Inlander, Fall Arts Preview by Chris Bovey

Third Place: Nashville Scene, The Big Fest Club by Elizabeth Jones



ILLUSTRATION
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Phoenix New Times, Good Cop, Bad Cop by Brian Stauffer

Second Place: L.A. Weekly, Between Iraq and a Hard Place by Jason Edmiston

Third Place: City Pages (Twin Cities) , Fairmongering by Dan Picasso

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Orlando Weekly, Fringe Free-For-All by Jeff Drew

Second Place: Nashville Scene, Afghaniscrewed by Rob Williams and Robin Eley

Third Place: Nashville Scene, You Are So Nashville If by Rob Williams and John Gurney



PHOTOGRAPHY
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Creative Loafing (Atlanta), Photos by Joeff Davis

Second Place: Washington City Paper, Photos by Darrow Montgomery

Third Place: City Pages (Twin Cities) , Photos by Nick Vlcek

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Pacific Northwest Inlander, Photos by Young Kwak

Second Place: Style Weekly, Photos by Scott Elmquist

Third Place: Nashville Scene, Photos by Eric England



WRITING CATEGORIES



ARTS CRITICISM
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Village Voice, Why Hard Times Won't Mean Good Times, Robert Frank's Real America, and Let the Mild Rumpus Start! by Jim Hoberman

Second Place: Willamette Week, Exploding Hearts, Triumph Of The Reel, and Gone Nuts by Aaron Mesh

Third Place: Boston Phoenix, The Beast in Me, Vandal-in-Chief, and Fabulous Fakes by Greg Cook

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Nashville Scene, Madhouse, Once Upon a Time Forever, and Subpar Subway by Jim Ridley

Second Place: Independent Weekly (NC), Picasso at the Nasher, Christian Marclay's Visions of Sound, and Digital Variations by Amy White

Third Place: Orlando Weekly, Ecstatic Transformations and Summer Studies by Jessica Bryce Young



ARTS FEATURE
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: L.A. Weekly, On the Road to Burma by Randall Roberts

Second Place: L.A. Weekly, Man on Man by Gendy Alimurung

Third Place: Phoenix New Times, Chasing Pablo by Robrt L. Pela

Honorable Mention: Chicago Reader, The Jackson Find by Jake Austen

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Style Weekly, Art on Trial by Edwin Slipek Jr.

Second Place: Fort Worth Weekly, Phases and Stages by Jeff Prince



COLUMN
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Phoenix New Times, The MCSO and the Rape Victim, City Raids Pastor's Home, and I Won't Be Home for Christmas by Sarah Fenske

Second Place: Dallas Observer, The Fall Guy, Whitewashing Reality, and Irony City by Jim Schutze

Third Place: SF Weekly, 'Bouncer': Tea Party Politics; Don't Try the Pinapple Truffles; Jay Bennett Breaks a Heart by Katy St. Clair

Honorable Mention: Creative Loafing (Tampa), 'Poet's Notebook': Pacifist Poets, The Voice of the Average Guy, The Spider Web Theory by Peter Meinke

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Folio Weekly, Meth Penalty, Apology Excepted, Exit Strategy by Anne Schindler

Second Place: Gambit, Commentary by David Winkler-Schmit

Third Place: Metro Pulse, Secret History by Jack Neely

Honorable Mention: Santa Fe Reporter, Unfriendly but Hot, Labor Daze, and Better Vice by Zane Fischer



COLUMN (POLITICAL)
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place (tie): Chicago Reader, October Surprise, Stimulus, Chicago-Style and Ready, Set, (Property Tax) Hike by Ben Joravsky

First Place (tie): Village Voice, The Mayor's Press Pass, Senate Coup Plotters Hidden Agenda and Gillibrand Learned How to Defend Tobacco by Tom Robbins

Third Place: SF Weekly, Bumping Frights, Domestic Spouses and On Thin Ice by Matt Smith

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Nashville Scene, Chaos at the Capitol, Solo Ingles Derrotado and Bone of Convention by Jeff Woods

Second Place: Tucson Weekly, You Should Support Health-Care Reform, Price Tags and Arizonans Are Getting What We're Paying For by Renee Downing

Third Place: Seven Days, Intern Nation, Discouraged Workers and Chronic Insanity by Judith Levine



FEATURE STORY
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Westword, The Giveaway by Alan Prendergast

Second Place: Boston Phoenix, A Weed Grows in Boston by Valerie Vande Panne

Third Place: SF Weekly, Exporting the Dead by Lauren Smiley

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Fort Worth Weekly, Renaissance on the Rails by Peter Gorman

Second Place: Santa Cruz Weekly, Life and Death on the Pajaro River Levee by Jessica Lussenhop

Third Place: Santa Fe Reporter, My Oh Mayan! by Corey Pein



FOOD WRITING
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: L.A. Weekly, Floria del Rio Will Get Your Goat, Hare Today, Wild-Boar Sopes Tomorrow and So Sorry, So Good by Jonathan Gold

Second Place: Seattle Weekly, You Will Know Us by the Trail of German Butterballs, Drawing Room Comedy, and Healing from a Hot Pot by Jonathan Kauffman

Third Place: City Pages (Twin Cities), Superhero Me, The Urban Survivalist, and Slaughterhouse Live by Rachel Hutton

Honorable Mention: Washington City Paper, Young & Hungry: How Not to Hire a Chef, Dear Zagat, and Banh Mi--in D.C.? by Tim Carman

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Nashville Scene, Back to the Table, The Cocktail's Hour, Ch-Ch-Changing Appetites by Carrington Fox

Second Place: Creative Loafing (Sarasota), Hog Wild by Brian Ries

Third Place: Gambit, Clove at First Bite, Alligator Wrestling, and Dramatic Results by Ian McNulty

Honorable Mention: The Coast, A Fire in the Bear's Den, Tears for Beers, and Offally Good by Andy Murdoch



INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Austin Chronicle, Believing the Children by Jordan Smith

Second Place: Houston Press, A Quiet Hell by Chris Vogel

Third Place (Tie): Boston Phoenix, Soldiers Committing Suicide and Stress Test by Jason Notte

Third Place (Tie): Long Island Press, Messed Up by Christopher Twarowski

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Texas Observer, Burn Patterns by Dave Mann

Second Place: Nashville Scene, Unsafe in Their Beds and Tell No One by Brantley Hargrove

Third Place: Gambit, Jindal's List by Jeremy Alford

Honorable Mention: Jackson Free Press, Jackson Public Schools by Ward Schaefer

MEDIA REPORTING / CRITICISM
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: New Times Broward-Palm Beach, The Rise and Fall of South Florida's Daily Newspapers by Lisa Rab

Second Place: Washington City Paper, Happy World, Alliance for Progress and Dan Froomkin by Erik Wemple

Third Place: Boston Phoenix, Don't Quote Me by Adam Reilly

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Style Weekly, Final Delivery by Scott Bass, Chris Dovi, Rich Griset, Laura Robertson and Greg Weatherford

Second Place: Seven Days, High Noon for the Burlington Free Press by Cathy Resmer

Third Place: Metro Pulse, Care to Comment? by Frank Carlson



MUSIC REPORTING / CRITICISM
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Village Voice, Go See Phish at Least Once, On Michael Jackson's This Is It, and On 50 Cent's Self-Help Book by Rob Harvilla

Second Place: SF Weekly, A Long Strange Trip, Just Tweet It, and DJ Beto by Jennifer Maerz

Third Place: L.A. Weekly, The Day the Music Died, Katy Perry Unpeeled, and Bon Iver at Hollywood Forever Cemetery by Randall Roberts

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Pacific Northwest Inlander, Backtrack, Past Lives, and The Revivalist by Leah Sottile

Second Place: Memphis Flyer, Bush Music: A Mix, Dream's Life, and Two Testaments by Chris Herrington

Third Place: San Antonio Current, 'Kamikaze': El Moz, Die Reggaeton Die, and The incredible Shrinking Grammy by Enrique Lopetegui



NEWS STORY (LONG FORM)
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Seattle Weekly, Lethally Blonde by Rick Anderson

Second Place: Boston Phoenix, Sarah Palin, Inc. by David S. Bernstein

Third Place: Houston Press, Getting Off by Mike Giglio

Honorable Mention: The Pitch, Exit Strategy by Carolyn Szczepanski

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Style Weekly, Richmond's War on Culture: Show Stoppers, Curdled Culture, and Mayor Vows to Protect First Fridays by Chris Dovi

Second Place: LEO Weekly, A History of Violence by Sarah Kelley

Third Place: Boulder Weekly, Until Proven Guilty by Pamela White

Honorable Mention: Santa Fe Reporter, The House Thornburg Lost, Try, Try Again, and Thornburglars by Corey Pein



NEWS STORY (SHORT FORM)
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Washington City Paper, The Barry Archives, Harriette Walters, and Fire Brass by Mike DeBonis

Second Place: Boston Phoenix, Local Activists Crusade to Cut Circumcisions, Hacking Pact, and Tapped Out by Chris Faraone

Third Place: L.A. Weekly, The Valley's Galaxy of Goo, Wrinkles at Runkle Canyon, and Brentwood's Toxic Grave by Michael Collins

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Pacific Northwest Inlander, Regime Change, Fighting Fire, and The Association by Nicholas Deshais

Second Place: Gambit, The Wrong Man, Cleaning the Big House, and Late Aid by David Winkler-Schmit

Third Place: LEO Weekly, Watching Over Witnesses, Kentucky History X, and The Corn That Grew From Concrete by Phillip M. Bailey

Honorable Mention: Tucson Weekly, Kennel No. 1, Ordinance Ignored, and Greyhound Runaround by Tim Vanderpool



PUBLIC SERVICE
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Houston Press, Wild Rides by Paul Knight

Second Place: Chicago Reader, Ten Pieces on Why it Would be a Disaster for Chicago to Host the 2016 Olympics by Ben Joravsky

Third Place: L.A. Weekly, Los Angeles on $300,000 a Year by Patrick Range McDonald, Tibby Rothman, Daniel Heimpl and Jill Stewart

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Fort Worth Weekly, Smell Test by Dan McGraw, Peter Gorman and Jeff Prince

Second Place: Jackson Free Press, Two Lakes by Adam Lynch, Ward Schaefer, Todd Stauffer and Donna Ladd

Third Place: Metro Pulse, TVA Ash Spill by Charles Maldonado and Frank Carlson



SPECIAL TOPIC: HEALTH REPORTING
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Phoenix New Times, The Lost Kids: Saving Alex, Losing Erica, and Suicidal Tendencies by Amy Silverman

Second Place: Miami New Times, Piece of Mind by Natalie O'Neill

Third Place: City Pages (Twin Cities), Saving Juju by Erin Carlyle

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Missoula Independent, Power Broker by Matthew Frank

Second Place: Pacific Northwest Inlander, Misdiagnosed by Nicholas Deshais

Third Place: Colorado Springs Independent, Still Screwed by Anthony Lane



WEB & MISCELLANEOUS CATEGORIES



BLOG (GROUP OR STAFF)
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Village Voice, Runnin' Scared by Village Voice Staff

Second Place: OC Weekly, Navel Gazing by OC Weekly Staff

Third Place: Washington City Paper, City Desk by Washington City Paper Staff

Honorable Mention: L.A. Weekly, Squid Ink by Amy Scattergood

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Nashville Scene, Pith in the Wind by Nashville Scene Staff

Second Place: Portland Mercury, Blogtown, PDX by Portland Mercury Staff

Third Place: Santa Fe Reporter, SFReeper.com by Santa Fe Reporter Staff



BLOG (INDIVIDUAL)
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Cleveland Scene, '64 and Counting by Vince Grzegorek

Second Place: Boston Phoenix, Talking Politics by David S. Bernstein

Third Place: Washington City Paper, The Sexist by Amanda Hess

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: North Bay Bohemian, City Sound Inertia by Gabe Meline

Second Place: Memphis Flyer, Intermission Impossible by Chris Davis



CARTOON

First Place: Failure by Karl Stevens (Boston Phoenix)

Second Place: Slowpoke by Jen Sorensen

Third Place: Idiot Box by Matt Bors (Boston Phoenix)

Honorable Mention: The Critical Line by Steve Greenberg (Ventura County Reporter)



INNOVATION / FORMAT BUSTER
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Las Vegas CityLife, Wasting Away in West Las Vegas by Amy Kingsley, Maureen Adamo, and Justin Yurkanin

Second Place: NOW Magazine, Black History Quiz by Enzo DiMatteo, Troy Beyer, and Stephen Chester

Third Place: Washington City Paper, How the District's Children Die by Jason Cherkis

Honorable Mention: Willamette Week, Give Guide by Richard Meeker

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Santa Fe Reporter, Where's the Money? by Corey Pein, Larry Kohr and Julia Goldberg

Second Place: Independent Weekly (NC) , Bowerbirds and Megafaun Tour America Together by Maria Bilinski Shain, Shayne O'Neill, Nathan Golub, Grayson Currin, and Bryan Reed

Third Place: San Antonio Current, Artist in Residence by Wendi Kimura, David Vega, Cruz Ortiz, and Kelly O'Connor



MULTIMEDIA
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Boston Phoenix, Independents Day by Daniel Brockman, Michael Brodeur, Lance Gould, Matt Parish, and Ryan Stewart

Second Place: Houston Press, Not So Clear Cut by Robb Walsh

Third Place: Washington City Paper, D.C.'s Biggest Party in Pictures by Darrow Montgomery, Ted Scheinman and Erik Wemple

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Mountain Xpress, We are Burton Street: The Neighborhood's Stand Against D.O.T. by Mountain Xpress Staff & Contributors

Second Place: Santa Cruz Weekly, The Aztecas of South Santa Cruz County by Jessica Lussenhop

Third Place: Style Weekly, VirginiaTalks.com: Virginia Gubernatorial Debate by Jason Roop

Honorable Mention: Independent Weekly (NC) , Bones are Beautiful by D.L. Anderson



MUSIC BLOG
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Village Voice, Sound of the City by Village Voice Staff

Second Place: Houston Press, Rocks Off by Houston Press Staff

Third Place: Riverfront Times, A to Z by Riverfront Times Staff

Honorable Mention: L.A. Weekly, West Coast Sound by L.A. Weekly Staff

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Colorado Springs Independent, Indy Blog by Bill Forman

Second Place: Portland Mercury, End Hits by Ezra Ace Caraeff and Ned Lannanman

Third Place: Nashville Scene, NashvilleCream.com by Nashville Scene Staff



SPECIAL SECTION
Circulation 50,000 and over

First Place: Willamette Week, Restaurant Guide by Ben Waterhouse

Second Place: Philadelphia City Paper, City Paper Choice: The Big Vision Issue by Philadelphia City Paper Staff

Third Place: Village Voice: Best of NYC 2009 by Village Voice Staff

Honorable Mention: OC Weekly, Best of OC 2009 by OC Weekly Staff

Circulation under 50,000

First Place: Nashville Scene, Best of Nashville 2009 by Nashville Scene Staff

Second Place: North Bay Bohemian, Best of the North Bay 2009 by North Bay Bohemian Staff

Third Place: Gambit, CUE by Kara Nelson

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