Indianapolis Monthly Nabs 14 CRMA Award Nominations

Indianapolis Monthly received 14 finalist nominations in the City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual national awards competition, including one for the top magazine in its division.

IM finalists are competing the following CRMA categories:


How An Old White Guy Got Woke (Dan Wakefield)

Herb Lipson Award for Column Excellence
Philip Gulley:

How We Rolled
Moral History

Profile (Circulation less than 60,000)
Eye On The Prize (Adam Wren) 

Writer of the Year 
Adam Wren

Excellence in Writing 
January 2019 Issue

Spread Design (Circulation less than 60,000)
How Sweet It Is (Todd Urban, Tony Valainis) 

Feature Design (Circulation less than 60,000)
The Breadwinners (Todd Urban, Tony Valainis)

Illustration and Graphics
“Calendar Girl” (March)
“Collision Course” (March)
“Dammed Straight” (April)

Cover Excellence
Indianapolis Monthly February, July, December

Magazine Section 
Good Life, Megan Fernandez, September/October

Leisure/Lifestyle Interests
How to Throw a Dinner Party (Daniel Comiskey) 

Special Issue
July 2019 — Space (Michael Rubino and Daniel Comiskey)

Ancillary: General Interest

The Ticket (Allison Edwards and Laura Kruty)

General Excellence 2 (Circulation 30,000 to 60,000)

Magazine professionals from around the country chose 175 finalists representing 33 publications in the 35-year-old City and Regional Magazine Association’s national awards competition. Magazines of varying circulations competed in 35 categories, including editorial, design, online, multiplatform storytelling, and general excellence. The winners for work completed in 2019 will be announced at a CRMA awards night, which will be livestreamed this year. The specific date, likely to be in late May, will be announced. The annual contest is coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.