Alta Journal had a great night in New York City on September 13, receiving six top honors at Folio’s Eddie and Ozzie Awards. Spread across several editorial and design categories, the wins represent the hard work of Alta’s editorial team and its contributors.
Among the winners were Sands Hall in the Essays and Criticism category for “‘The Ways of Fiction Are Devious Indeed,’” an investigation into Wallace Stegner’s extensive borrowing from the life and work of Mary Hallock Foote, and Adam Fisher in the Longform Feature Content category for “The Mushroom Man’s Magic,” about an eccentric artist turned entrepreneur. (The latter piece also won at the Los Angeles Press Club’s Southern California Journalism Awards in June.) Teresa Flores also won in the Single Article: Consumer Lifestyle category for “Ars Poetica.”
The magazine took home top honors for its Fall 2021 issue in the Consumer Culture/Community category, and creative director John Goecke won for the same issue’s cover design. The magazine’s special issue devoted to Joan Didion won for Magazine Section Consumer.
Here is a complete list of Alta’s 2022 Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards wins and honorable mentions.
- Essays and Criticism, Winner: “‘The Ways of Fiction Are Devious Indeed,’” by Sands Hall
- Essays and Criticism, Honorable Mention: “Fire Is Changing Farming in Wine Country,” by Heather John Fogarty; “The Pastures of the Empty Page,” by David L. Ulin; “The Man That Got Away,” by Sam Wasson; and “Seven Minutes for Joan,” by Griffin Dunne
- Long Form Feature Content, Winner: “The Mushroom Man’s Magic,” by Adam Fisher
- Magazine Section Consumer General, Winner: Alta Journal, The Didion Issue
- Investigative Journalism, Honorable Mention: “A Century-Old Murder Mystery at Stanford,” by Julia Flynn Siler, and “She Has a Name,” by Louise Farr
- Range of Work by a Single Author, Honorable Mention: Alta books editor David L. Ulin
- Single Article: Consumer Lifestyle, Winner: “Ars Poetica,” by Teresa Flores
- Single Article: Consumer Lifestyle, Honorable Mention: “The Hard-Learned Lessons of History,” by Robert Ito; “Uncharted Terroir,” by Sydney Love; “Street Fight,” by Ajay Orona; and “Olympian Dreams,” by Lydia Lee
- Full Issue: Consumer Culture/Community, Winner: Alta Journal, Fall 2021, Issue 17
- Full Issue: Consumer Culture/Community, Honorable Mention: Alta Journal, Winter 2022, Issue 18, and Alta Journal, Spring 2022, Issue 19
- Cover Design, Winner: John Goecke for Alta Journal, Fall 2021, Issue 17
- Illustration Consumer, Honorable Mention: “The Pastures of the Empty Page,” by Steve Carroll; “She Has a Name,” by Mark Smith; and “The Man That Got Away,” by Philip Burke
- Overall Art Direction, Honorable Mention: John Goecke for Fall 2021, Issue 17, and John Goecke for Spring 2022, Issue 19
- Design, Single Magazine Issue, in the Consumer, Honorable Mention: John Goecke for Summer 2021, Issue 16: In Search of the Secret West + Pull-out map; Fall 2021, Issue 17: Art; and The Last Poems of Jim Harrison special insert, Fall 2021.
In the Special Recognition categories, Alta’s editorial team was named Editorial Team of the Year. The magazine and website’s editors Blaise Zerega, Mary Melton, and David L. Ulin and creative director John Goecke were given prizes for Overall Editorial Excellence, Consumer Category, and Goecke was recognized for Overall Design Excellence, Consumer Category.•