Minnesota Monthly Wins Magazine of the Year at the 2010 Minnesota Magazine and Publishing Association Excellence Awards

Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Monthly Magazine received 16 awards, including Magazine of the Year, at the 14th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association Excellence Awards ceremony on November 4, including gold awards for best feature article, best overall design, best regular column, best single-topic issue, special section, or special supplement, best use of visuals/illustration, and overall excellence.

Greenspring Media Group, the publisher of Minnesota Monthly Magazine, was honored with an additional 26 awards for its other special interest and business/trade publications.

The annual Excellence Awards Competition was established by the Minnesota Magazine & Publishing Association to recognize and foster outstanding publishing achievements. Minnesota Monthly was honored with the following awards:

Magazine of the Year: Minnesota Monthly

Gold Honors

Overall Excellence (Minnesota Monthly)
Best Feature Article (“Inside Man,” Minnesota Monthly, March 2010)
Best Overall Design (Minnesota Monthly)
Best Regular Column (Twin Cities Taste, Minnesota Monthly)
Best Single-Topic Issue, Special Section, or Special Supplement (“The Pizza Personality Indicator,” Minnesota Monthly, July 2009)
Best Use of Visuals/Illustration (“7th Annual Uncommon Loon Awards,” Minnesota Monthly, January 2010)

Silver Honors

Best Blog (Dara & Co.)
Best Feature Article (“Man vs. MN,” Minnesota Monthly, February 2010)
Best Single Cover (Minnesota Monthly, October 2009)
Best Single-Topic Issue, Special Section, or Special Supplement (“Our Ultimate ‘Up North’ Guide,” Minnesota Monthly, July 2009)
Best Website (www.MinnesotaMonthly.com)

Bronze Honors

Best Editor’s of Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers (Editor’s Note, Minnesota Monthly)
Best How-To Article (“Chic Summer Soirees,” Minnesota Monthly, June 2010)
Best Single Cover (Minnesota Monthly, March 2010)
Best Use of Visuals/Illustration (“The Ultimate Guide to Minnesota Summer Festivals,” Minnesota Monthly, July 2009)


Greenspring Media Group publishes Minnesota Monthly as well as several other magazines, including Midwest Home, Drinks, Real Food and multiple custom publications. In addition to the publishing segment of its business, Greenspring Media Group produces signature special events including the Minnesota Monthly Food and Wine Experience, Twin Cities Luxury Home Tour, and the Midwest Home Show. For more information, visit www.greenspring.com.