Allow me a bit of a brag…

Awards Season, 2010…. Last Friday the Sun Valley Guide (of which I’m editor) won its first ever MAGGIE award. In the three years we’ve entered the competition, hosted by the Western Publishing Association (, we’ve been shortlisted three times, but this is our first win. We were named the best 3-time annual magazine in the whole western US. Pretty cool! Here’s a news story with more details on the win:

In other news … Last night the winners of the Idaho Press Club were announced, the Sun Valley Guide pretty much swept the board once again! We took first place in every category we entered, including General Excellence. I also got two first places for my articles, as well as a 2nd place for newspaper writing and a 2nd place for the new special section I launched, Valley Woman.  Here’s a list of all the awards along with links to the stories:

General Excellence – Magazine

1st Jennifer Tuohy & Tony Barriatua – Sun Valley Guide – Winter 2010/2011

Magazine Writing – Serious Feature

1st TIE

Patti Murphy – Sun Valley Magazine – “Idaho Basque Tables”

Jason D. B. Kauffman – Sun Valley Guide – “Born at the Headwaters”

3rd Jason D. B. Kauffman – Sun Valley Guide – “Hunting: Carving a Path in the New West”

Magazine Writing – Light Feature

1st TIE

Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Guide – “A Barn Reborn”

Van Gordon Sauter and Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Guide-   “It Happened To Sun Valley”

Trevon Milliard – Sun Valley Guide – “7 Days to Sustainable Sustenance”

Magazine Column

1st Van Gordon Sauter – Sun Valley Guide – “The Idaho Bookshelf”

Magazine Cover

1st Tony Barriatua – Sun Valley Guide – “Winter 2010/2011”

Light Feature Report – Weekly Print (Newspaper)

1st Trevon Milliard – Idaho Mountain Express – “Night crawlers”

2nd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “‘Whiskey Jacquelyn’ Rises from the Ashes”

Special Section – Weekly Print (Newspaper)

1st Gregory Foley & Staff – Idaho Mountain Express – “4th annual Snow edition”

2nd TIE

Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “Valley Women”

Gregory Foley & Staff – Idaho Mountain Express – “Wagon Days 2010”

3rd Gregory Foley & Staff – Idaho Mountain Express – “Happy Holidays 2010”

The full list of winners is here:

Well done to everyone who helped make it happen!


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