Friday, February 3, 2023

Boca Raton Magazine Wins Big at the FMA Charlie Awards

JES Publishing, celebrating 35 years in Boca Raton, added to its storied publishing history last Friday night at the annual Charlie Awards, hosted by the Florida Magazine Association.

The company’s flagship publication, Boca Raton magazine, earned 10 major honors at the FMA’s annual award ceremony, held this year at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. In addition, JES Publishing’s custom magazine division won the first-place Charlie Award for Worth Avenue, the annual publication of the Worth Avenue Association.

“We’re deeply honored that FMA recognized our work in so many different categories,” says Kevin Kaminski, editor of Boca Raton for the past decade. “It’s a testament to our company’s ability to deliver compelling work across multiple platforms—custom publishing, online categories, design, photography, investigative journalism and entertaining editorial. I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”

Boca Raton captured five Charlie Awards, three Silver Awards and two Bronze Awards for its editorial, art direction, photography and digital platforms, including the following:


Charlie Awards

• Best Department (all consumer magazines): Backstage Pass, John Thomason

• Best Column (all consumer magazines): Editor’s Letter, Kevin Kaminski

• Best Feature (consumer 20,000 to 50,000): “The Naked Truth,” Lisa Lucas

• Best Feature Design (consumer 20,000 to 50,000): “Cheap Eats,” Lori Pierino

• Best Overall Use of Photography (all consumer magazines): Boca Raton art dept.


Silver Awards

• Best Feature (consumer 20,000 to 50,000): “Near-Death Experiences,” John Thomason

• Best Public Service Coverage (all consumer magazines): “Is South Florida in Hot Water,” Eric Barton

• Best Overall Design (consumer 20,000 to 50,000): Boca Raton art dept.


Bronze Awards

• Best Editorial/Commentary (all consumer magazines): Boca Spotlight, Randy Schultz

• Best Overall Online Presence: Boca Raton Web team


About Boca Raton Magazine

Boca Raton, celebrating 35 years, continues to distinguish itself as one of South Florida’s premier city regional/lifestyle magazines with a mix of thought-provoking, entertaining and reader-service-oriented content. Stories give readers insights into community issues, local personalities, consumer topics, fashion/style trends, dining news, health/beauty news, travel, arts and entertainment, retail and much more. The award-winning publication doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting issues; Boca Raton regularly features investigative pieces. Recent topics have ranged from sex trafficking in Palm Beach County and the adult entertainment industry to teen pill addiction and a special environmental report on water-related issues facing our part of the state.

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