WALTER was awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for three different issues of the magazine for the North Carolina Press Association Awards.
by Addie Ladner
WALTER won three awards in the category of Magazine and Niche Publication, announced at the 2021 North Carolina Press Association annual convention. At the Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually, WALTER was awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for three different issues of the magazine.
WALTER’s November 2019 issue, which won first place, features North Carolina culinary celebrity Vivian Howard on the cover. WALTER’s September 2020 issue, featuring Durham visual artist Maya Freelon on the cover, received 2nd place. And in third place, WALTER’s July 2020 issue, with an image of a floral arrangement from a feature story on the booming flower farm business in the Triangle.
“I’m so proud of my team for being recognized for all of their great work,” says Ayn-Monique Klahre, editor of WALTER. “And I would like to thank our broader team of local freelance writers and photographers for allowing us to showcase their beautiful words and images.”
The awards were announced at the conclusion of the 2021 NCPA Annual Convention, which was emceed by Shannon Vickery of PBS NC.
WALTER was founded in 2012 by Liza Roberts and Jesma Reynolds to celebrate the amazing arts, culture, and people in Raleigh. Its pages include a balance of New York Times bestselling columnists along with up-and-coming writers unearthing the untold stories of the city brought to life with award winning photographers. Subscription-based and published 11 times a year, the magazine was recently acquired by The Pilot Media Group, which also publishes O.Henry in Greensboro, PineStraw in Pinehurst, and SouthPark in Charlotte but continues to operate out of The News & Observer offices in downtown Raleigh.
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