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Middlebury Magazine Earns Two National Awards

March 21, 2018


The Society of Publication Designers' annual competition celebrates excellence in design, photography, and illustration in both print and digital publications.

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Middlebury Magazine has won two awards in the Society of Publication Designers’ (SPD) 53rd annual design competition. The alumni quarterly is a Merit Winner in categories for photography and illustration in print publications.

“SPD’s annual editorial design contest is the largest in the world,” said Pam Fogg, Middlebury design director and art director of the magazine. “We competed against thousands of entries from across the globe. It’s very gratifying to receive these honors.”

One award is for a photograph by Brett Simison of the dance group Bandaloop in the fall 2017 magazine’s Scene section. The other is for an illustration of students dotted around campus that accompanied a series of quotes from seniors about what they’d miss most about Middlebury. The illustration and text, titled “Parting Words,” appeared in the summer 2017 issue as the magazine’s regular Map feature. Katy Dockrill drew the illustration for the story designed by Middlebury Senior Designer Carey Bass.

Featuring work from 2017, the editorial design competition celebrates excellence in design, photography, and illustration in both print and digital publications across multiple platforms. Judged by a jury of leading designers, the contest produces a unique overview of the year’s best work across print, web, mobile, and video mediums.

Middlebury Magazine’s winning work will be included in the SPD Annual, which serves as a resource for editors, art directors, photographers, illustrators, typographers, and design enthusiasts worldwide.

Middlebury Magazine is published in both print and digital form. The highly acclaimed print magazine is mailed to nearly 50,000 readers, including alumni of Middlebury College and Middlebury’s schools and programs, in January, April, July, and October. The magazine’s print subscribers live in all 50 states and on every continent (except Antarctica) around the globe.