NEWPORT, R.I. – Sailing World and Cruising World magazines came away with top awards from the recent Folio:Show 2003, the magazines announced in a statement today. They took first and second place, respectively, in the Editorial Excellence category among boating and yachting consumer magazines.
Sponsored by Folio magazine and announced at its New York conference, the awards were based on how well each publication fulfilled its mission statement. A panel of 90 judges went through more than 2,000 entries in the most competitive year ever for the awards, according to the magazines.
Sailing World’s winning entry was its November 2002 issue, while Cruising World received the recognition for its October 2002 edition. Sailing World also earned a Cover Design honorable mention for its March 2003 issue. Both magazines are published by World Publications.
"Our November issue focused entirely on previewing the last America’s Cup for our racing-oriented readers," said John Burnham, editor of Sailing World. "Our edit and art team pushed into some new territory in several articles, and the result was both comprehensive and fun. It was great to win our medal, and to share the podium with our sister publication, Cruising World - just like we share the same outstanding art department."
This marks the second consecutive year that Cruising World has been honored at the Folio:Show awards program. The magazine placed first among its peers in the Editorial Excellence category in 2002.
Published 10 times a year, Sailing World has advice on the latest boat models and equipment, as well as racing tips, tactics and techniques. Cruising World, published monthly, targets blue-water sailors. Cruising World provides practical how-to information and real-life adventure articles.
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