Boca Magazine Brings Home Awards From FMA, SPJ Florida

It was awards season in the journalism world, and Boca magazine brought home a bevy of awards in July.

The Florida Magazine Association hosted its Charlie Awards at the Florida Media Conference at the Vinoy Hotel in St. Petersburg on July 12. During a sit-down dinner reception, Boca magazine won Silver for Best Overall Design and Bronze for Best Overall Magazine, Best Feature Writing (“The Gunshine State” by Randy Schultz), and Best In-Depth Reporting (“Of Human Bondage” by Christiana Lilly).

Sunshine State Awards 2019 (Photo by Carina Mask)

A week later, the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter hosted its 25th annual Sunshine State Awards at C&I Studios in Fort Lauderdale on July 20. There, Boca magazine won second place for Best News Website and Best Blog Writing.

At the ceremony, Boca magazine web editor, Christiana Lilly, served her last day as SPJ Florida president and will now serve as past president on the board.