DENVER – One of Colorado’s most iconic magazines won big and took home the title of the best big-city magazine in the U.S. this past Monday, beating magazines in Chicago, Philadelphia, Texas and Washington.
5280 Magazine won the title along with a total of five awards during the City and Regional Magazine Association’s (CRMA) annual awards dinner in New Orleans, Louisiana.
5280 received the General Excellence Award from CRMA for magazines with circulations greater than 60,000, topping Chicago Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, Texas Monthly and the Washingtonian, according to Carrie Horn, senior marketing director for 5280.
The magazine was also honored with an award for best feature story for Robert Sanchez’s “Lost & Found,” a story about body hunters. It also took the prize for magazine section due to its Compass, Adventure, Culture and Eat & Drink departments.
Lastly, 5280 took awards for illustration and graphics, and the e-newsletter category.
According to Horn, the senior marketing director for 5280, judges praised the magazine for its “delightful blend of sharp writing, first-rate design and actionable service presented in fun, bold and always creative ways.”