“Southern Breeze” magazine won two GAMMA Awards at the MAGS (Magazine Association of the Southeast) conference in Atlanta on April 26. The GAMMA Awards recognize editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing, and are conducted by an …
“Southern Breeze” magazine won two GAMMA Awards at the MAGS (Magazine Association of the Southeast) conference in Atlanta on April 26. The GAMMA Awards recognize editorial and design excellence in magazine publishing, and are conducted by an elite group of magazine editors and designers.
“It’s such a great honor to be recognized by our peers in the publishing industry,” says Southern Breeze Editor Mark A. Newman. “We get so many kind words from our wonderful readers that it’s nice to get noticed by magazine professionals every once in a while.”
“Southern Breeze” magazine won the Silver Gamma Award for General Excellence for the summer, fall and winter 2006 issues; and also received an Honorable Mention in the Best Single Issue category for the winter 2006 issue.
This year there were a record number of entries in the GAMMA Awards competition. Fifty publishers submitted 413 GAMMA entries from more than 74 magazine titles.
Caroline Gardiner, MAGS president, said that the numbers prove that the magazines produced are better every year.
“The competition was stiff,” said Gardiner, and “the awards are the result of very hard work.”
Judges represented consumer, business-to-business, association publishing and the academic side of magazine publishing.
“Southern Breeze” is a regional quarterly magazine celebrating “The Good Life on the Gulf Coast.”
Launched in Fall 2000, “Southern Breeze” is based in Gulf Shores.
Editorial features explore southern Louisiana, coastal Mississippi and Alabama, and northwest Florida. In each issue, “Southern Breeze” highlights the unique lifestyle, people, culture, food, destinations and entertainment that make the region an amazing place to live and visit.