Arizona Highways magazine recognized for excellence

ADOT publication gets 17 awards from International Regional Magazine Association

PHOENIX – Arizona Highways magazine, published by the Arizona Department of Transportation, won 17 awards at the International Regional Magazine Association’s recent annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Arizona Highways magazine February 2018 coverAmong those, the magazine won two first-place Gold awards for a feature story on agaves by longtime contributor Annette McGivney and for a feature story on a baseball tournament by Managing Editor Noah Austin.

"It is a true honor to be recognized for the outstanding work our team does each and every day,” said Kelly Mero, publisher of Arizona Highways. “To be recognized among peer publications speaks volumes to the high standards of breathtaking photography and editorial excellence we continue to strive and deliver on.”

This is the fifth straight year that the association has honored Arizona Highways with at least 16 awards.

Gold award winners:

  • Historic Feature: Noah Austin, A Totally Different Ballgame
  • Nature & Environment Feature: Annette McGivney, In Search of Ancient Agaves

Silver award winners:

  • Travel Feature: Matt Jaffe, The Ultimate Arizona Road Trip
  • General Feature: Tyler Williams, A Walk in the Park
  • Profile: Matt Jaffe, Barry Goldwater
  • Head and Deck: Robert Stieve, He Can Take Care of Himself Just Fine
  • Photo Series: Jacques Barbey, A Totally Different Ballgame
  • Portrait Photo: Bev Pettit, Keeping It Real
  • Art Direction, Single Story: Barbara Glynn Denney, Arizona Ghost Towns

Bronze award winners:

  • Column: Robert Stieve, Editor's Letter
  • Magazine Writer of the Year: Kelly Vaughn
  • Single Photo: John Blaustein, A River So Long
  • Portrait Series: David Zickl, First Chair
  • Photographer of the Year: Joel Hazelton
  • Cover: February 2018

Award of Merit

  • Art & Culture Feature: Annette McGivney, Indigenous Arizona
  • Special Focus: Remembering Photographer Jerry D. Jacka

Founded in 1925, Arizona Highways is dedicated to promoting travel to and through the state of Arizona. In addition to the world-renowned magazine known for spectacular landscape photography, Arizona Highways publishes travel guide books, calendars and other products to promote travel in Arizona. The magazine has subscribers in all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

Learn more at ArizonaHighways.com.