Indianapolis Monthly A 2018 CRMA Finalist

<em>IM</em> is a nine-time finalist in the national awards competition.

Indianapolis Monthly received nine finalist selections in eight categories in the City and Regional Magazine Association’s annual national awards competition, including one for the top magazine in its division. Winners will be announced at the CRMA’s annual conference, which will take place June 2–4 in New Orleans.

IM finalists are competing the following CRMA categories:


  • Kerri Riley Alaska Magazine (“What They Did for Fun”)
  • Scott Kearnan, Boston Magazine (“When Did Boston’s Gay Scene Get So Straight?”)
  • Jesse Soloff, Charlotte Magazine (“Our Last Home”)
  • Jon Wertheim, Indianapolis Monthly (“Throwing in the Chair”)
  • Wayne Curtis, Yankee Magazine (“A Place to Get Away”)


Feature Story (circulation less than 60,000)

  • Jeff Vrabel, Indianapolis Monthly (“The Wurlitzer’s Last Waltz”)
  • James Ross Gardner, Seattle Met (“The Russian Spies Who Fooled Seattle”)
  • James Ross Gardner, Seattle Met (“The Secret Life of Urban Crows”)
  • Jeanette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine (“Too Much Money”)
  • Jeanette Cooperman, St. Louis Magazine (“Faith, Hope, and Blame”)

Cover Excellence

  • Indianapolis Monthly (August, September, December)
  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine (February, June, October)
  • Palm Springs Life (February, September, November)
  • Philadelphia Magazine (February, September, December)
  • Texas Monthly (June, October, November)

Excellence in Design

  • Boston Magazine (August)
  • Indianapolis Monthly (September)
  • Palm Springs Life (October)
  • Portland Monthly (May)
  • Texas Monthly (June)

Magazine Section

  • 5280 (July, August)
  • Indianapolis Monthly (July, August)
  • Portland Monthly (November, December)
  • Seattle Met (November, December)
  • Washingtonian (November, December)

Ancillary: General Interest

  • 5280 (Traveler)
  • D Magazine (CEO)
  • Indianapolis Monthly (The Ticket)
  • Philadelphia Magazine (Be Well Philly)
  • Portland Monthly (Newcomer’s Guide)

General Excellence 2

  • D Magazine
  • Indianapolis Monthly
  • Portland Monthly
  • Seattle Met
  • St. Louis Magazine

More than 100 judges representing national publications such as Esquire, National Geographic, and Time selected the CRMA finalists. The annual contest is coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.