February 12, 2009
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Edible Portland Recognized for Publishing Excellence with Two EDDY Awards and Six Runner-up Awards
The Quarterly Magazine Forecasts Continued Growth in 2009
SANTA FE, NM – Edible Portland, one of 46 Edible Communities local-foods magazines from across the U.S. and Canada, took home two 2009 EDDY Awards for publishing excellence and six runner-up awards at the annual publishers meeting, recently held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The EDDY awards are an annual competition in which the Edible Communities publishing company honors outstanding writing, photography and marketing ideas from its family of magazines. Entries are judged by a panel of outside experts from the food and publishing worlds. Saveur magazine sponsored the awards this year and an editorial team from Saveur served as judges.
Edible Portland was awarded an EDDY for the feature, "Putting the Horse Back into Horsepower," by Zoë Bradbury in the category of best editorial — political or social issue coverage. The magazine also won an EDDY for best website or electronic feature for its innovative use of video, a collaboration with Cooking Up A Story (http://cookingupastory.com), and its regular on-line coverage of "Diary of a Young Farmer," chronicling life on the farm through the eyes of a new farmer in Southern Oregon.
Runner-up EDDY Awards for Edible Portland went to the magazine for:
- "Great Galettes" by Piper Davis (best use of recipes);
- "Back of the House: Fife's Very Short Supply Chain" by Ivy Manning (best editorial-short);
- "Teen Works" (best editorial spread or layout);
- Portland Public Schools' "Harvest of the Month" campaign and Burgerville ad (both for best ad or ad campaign);
- "In My Life I Loved Them All: Recipe File Holds Memories" by Heidi Yorkshire (best editorial-historical); and
- "Edible Poetry: Recipe" by Kristin Berger (best last page).
"While many publications are struggling through these challenging economic times, Edible Portland continues to grow its community of readers and advertisers," said Deborah Kane, publisher of Edible Portland. "We've always known that our unique voice and perspective on food and farming issues strikes a chord with people. Still, it was wonderful to receive outside validation and bring so many awards home to Portland."
Saveur's editor in chief, Jim Oseland, said the entries submitted for this year's awards were each a gem and "a testament to the entertaining and valuable work that all the Edible editors and contributors are doing. Your efforts in helping to keep regional American food journalism alive and thriving have never been more important."
About Edible Portland
Edible Portland is published four times a year by Ecotrust. The free publication, available at farmers' markets, grocery stores, restaurants, cooking schools and other locations throughout the region, addresses food and farm issues and shares untold tales from the local food community. Advertising and subscription information is available at www.edibleportland.com. More about Ecotrust at www.ecotrust.org.
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