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Nola Boomers Magazine Wins Big at Publishers Conference

November 11, 2019

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In its first time competing, the magazine takes home general excellence award.

Nola Boomers Magazine is now an award-winning publication. In its first year competing against more established publications at the annual North American Mature Publishers Association (NAMPA) National Conference in October, it won seven awards in as many categories it submitted entries, including first place for travel and feature writing and second place for general excellence.

The awards committee cites Nola Boomers’ “impressive variety” of content, “from features on accomplished community members to packages built with short bites for a quick read…It’s apparent that the staff gives careful attention to the needs of its readers.”

Independently judged by faculty members of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, the 34 total awards categories honor the best of senior/Boomers publications in writing/content, design, photography, and advertising.

“Our hard work paid off, and I’m so proud and grateful of the amazing Nola Boomers team,” says publisher Ann Herren. “Here’s to a growing and successful second year.”

“What an honor after only celebrating our one-year anniversary in September,” says managing editor Tim Meyer. “We haven’t been around for very long, but these awards help establish our status as a go-to resource for New Orleans area 50+ residents — we’re very proud of that.”

“Nola Boomers has definitely met a need in this community,” says executive editor Laura Claverie. “Our 50+ readers have enthusiastically embraced a publication just for them. Being recognized by a national media organization is icing on the cake.”

Second Place: General Excellence

Second Place: Profile (writing)
Kate Stevens, “Made of Shilstone

First Place: How-to Feature or Do It Yourself Feature (writing)
Chapelle Johnson, “Nursing Homes: Finding Comfort

First Place: Travel Column (writing)
Keith Marshall

First Place: Feature (writing)
Sarah Herndon, “Grand Sacrifices

Second Place: Front Cover – John Boutte (photography)
Jennifer Zdon, Twirl Photography

Second Place: Overall Design (design)
Cat Landrum, 2nd Story Creative


Nola Boomers thanks all of our awesome writers, designers, photographers, interns, staff, and especially our readers. 


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