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San Diego Magazine Wins Big at the SD Press Club Awards

It’s time for a little bragging—and for celebrating our 23 awards in all


Last night was the 43rd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards at the Jacobs Center in Southeast. And we totally killed it. For the very first year—in my time at San Diego Magazine, at least—our custom publications won awards. In fact, they swept the category for special interest or one-time publications. First place went to Erin Chambers Smith for Hatch, the fun and innovative business title she launched, as well as…

  • Second Place: Erin Chambers Smith, Joyce Glazer: Charitable Giving Guide 2016
  • Third Place: Erin Chambers Smith, Leading Change: The Campaign for USD


And in the Magazines category…

General News
First Place: San Diego Magazine staff, “Stopping Traffic

First Place: Josh Baxt, “Healthcare Goes High-Tech

Architecture and Design
First Place: Ann Jarmusch, “Modern Wonder

Arts & Entertainment Reporting
Second Place: Archana Ram, “Dancing Queen

Business & Financial
First Place: Dave Good, “Gigging for a Living

Third Place: Rachel Laing, “Parental Indiscretion

First Place: Erin Meanley Glenny, Kimberly Cunningham, and Archana Ram, “Cool Companies
Second Place: Erin Meanley Glenny, “Big Ideas
Third Place: Erin Meanley Glenny, Kimberly Cunningham, and Archana Ram, “The Ultimate San Diego Bucket List

Feature Layout Design
First Place: J. Sydnie Goodwin, “Best Restaurants 2016

Tied for Second Place: Troy Johnson, “Cocktails are Fun Again!” and Troy Johnson, Archana Ram, “Viva, Mexican Food!
Third Place: Archana Ram, “Breakfast

Front Page Design
First Place: J. Sydnie Goodwin, The Design Issue, Subscriber Cover

Second Place: Kimberly Cunningham, Troy Johnson, “Growing Up in San Diego

Third Place: Troy Johnson, “Dear Chargers, It’s Over

Reviews, Restaurant
First Place: Troy Johnson, “Tale of Two Cities
Second Place: Troy Johnson, “Plant One On Me

Photography, Still: Photo Essay
First Place: Becca Batista, “Dancing Queen

Photography, Still: Portrait
Second Place: Flavio Scorsato, “Dear Millennial Women"

Congratulations to all the creative minds, talented writers, and dedicated researchers who brought these stories to life in the pages of San Diego Magazine.

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