Indianapolis Monthly Wins CRMA Award

We were recognized on May 20 in Atlanta in the Leisure/Lifestyle Interest category.

Mind if we brag for just a moment? On Monday, May 20, the magazine took home a City and Regional Magazine Association (CRMA) award in the category of Leisure/Lifestyle Interest for our October 2012 “Fall Drives: Lost and Found” feature.
The judges lauded the travel piece, helmed by executive editor Evan West, saying, “This incredibly robust package provides readers with a slew of varied and interesting options for the most American of leisure pursuits: the road trip.”
In total, Indy Monthly was nominated for eight of the national awards, including general excellence. Check out the full list of winners here. And now that it’s warm enough, why not revisit the five Indiana excursions plotted out in the package, drop the convertible top, and take a drive?

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A native of Inman, South Carolina, Amanda Heckert graduated from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and began her career in journalism as an intern at Atlanta magazine. She then edited Newcomer magazine, a monthly covering Atlanta real estate, entertainment, arts, dining, and education, and helped launch a sister publication, Atlanta School Guide.In 2006, Heckert returned to Atlanta magazine and worked her way up from associate editor covering fashion and lifestyle to senior editor. In that position, she edited and wrote features on topics such as Dasani bottled water and The Real Housewives of Atlanta; contributed to and edited the front-of-book; and edited service and non-service packages, including the September 2011 Hollywood Issue, nominated for a City and Regional Magazine Association Award.Heckert joined Indianapolis Monthly in February 2012 and enjoys getting to know the Circle City with her husband, writer Justin Heckert, and their dog, Cooper.