For InMaricopa, it’s time to dust off a new trophy shelf.
The most-circulated magazine and most-read daily online news source in Maricopa took home 10 awards in nine categories as a first-time contestant in the 2023 Arizona Newspapers Association’s Better Newspapers and Excellence in Advertising contests yesterday.
InMaricopa competed among other publications around the state with 10,001 to 25,000 circulation, including newspapers like The Arizona Mirror and The Navajo Times. Top awards for InMaricopa included first place in website design and four second-place awards, including best news story.
“Our treasured monthly magazine never comes at the expense of dogged daily online news reporting,” said Managing Editor Elias Weiss. “For that reason, I’m not surprised the Arizona Newspapers Association recognized the team for excellence on the web.”
Publisher and founder Scott Bartle said taking home this many awards marks a big milestone for the publication that has told Maricopa’s stories for nearly two decades.
“I’m very proud of our team,” Bartle said. “Winning 10 awards in our first attempt at such recognition is a testament to the talented, hardworking professionals we have serving our readers and viewers. Earning best website honors and having journalists, photographers and advertising professionals all win awards is awesome.”
Established in 1930, ANA represents more than 80 Arizona newspapers and magazines with the purpose of improving the quality of newspapers throughout the state. This year, 42 newspapers combined for a whopping 966 entries.
- Third Place Excellence in Advertising Award for Special Section or Magazine
- First Place for Best Website: InMaricopa.com
- Second Place for Best News Story: Will Arizona’s new school-voucher law take a financial bite
- Third Place for Investigative Reporting: Unpacking the Brian Simmons story
- Third Place for Best Narrative Work: Maricopa woman lived through Holocaust, World War II
- Second Place for Best News Photograph: A melting pot of fun was had at Copa Cultural Night Market
- Second Place for Best Sports Photograph: Karen Meier drives the ball during Thursday’s game
- Third Place for Best Sports Photograph: Alyssa Etzel throws the ball to the infield
- Third Place for Best Ad Half-Page or Larger: Rewriting your hormonal story
- Second Place for Best Special Section: InMaricopa Annual Health Guide