Hawaii Business Magazine Awarded with Local and National Honors

WooHoo! We Won.

August, 2016

Hawaii Business was honored with five national awards and 18 statewide awards this summer for work we published in 2015.


NATIONAL AWARDS FROM THE ALLIANCE OF AREA BUSINESS PUBLICATIONS

08-16-HB-Awards-2016_3BEST FEATURE

♦ Gold: “Our Water World” by Lavonne Leong, November

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “With thorough reporting, helpful graphics and compelling photos,this exhaustive feature brings to light the intricacies and issues related to fresh water in Hawaii. The history, the challenges, the costs, the management – it’s all here in this wonderfully executed package.”

 

08-16-HB-Awards-2016_2BEST MAGAZINE FEATURE LAYOUT

♦ Silver: “Facing Future:What Happens to Molokai if GMOs are Banned?” by Warren Daubert, March

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Rich,beautiful photography highlighted this feature, along with elegant typesetting and typographic design. Little details like the textured borders, distressed typographic elements and illustrations added variety and texture that relates well to the subject matter, and engages the reader without distracting from the main story.”

 

BEST BODY OF WORK BY A SINGLE WRITER

♦ Silver: Lavonne Leong

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Leong’s in-depth reports highlight her skills as an interviewer, researcher and writer. Keeping her community in mind, she provides readers a range of perspectives and helps them understand each other, regardless of generation or geography.”

 

08-16-HB-Awards-2016_1BEST OVERALL MAGAZINE DESIGN

♦ Bronze: Hawaii Business design staff, all issues

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Hawaii Business stands out for its unique, sophisticated color combinations. Color is used for visual hierarchy and to make connections from article to article. The palette established through typography on the cover is carried throughout the magazine, such as the orange used in the September issue. Illustrative and portrait photographs are used well, most notably in ‘What Happens if GMOs are Banned?’ and ‘Attention Passengers: This Form Is Really Important to Hawaii.’”

 

BEST MAGAZINE COVER

♦ Bronze: “What Happens if GMOs Are Banned?” by Warren Daubert, March

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “This ambitious cover photograph is striking and conceptual, referencing “American Gothic” with a Hawaiian narrative. Beautifully designed elements attract, organize and draw the eye, like the seal, the color band on the side and the swatch of red textile. Type treatments are dimensional and well placed.”


STATEWIDE AWARDS: FROM THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS, HAWAII CHAPTER

➺ CATEGORIES OPEN TO ALL HAWAII MEDIA

 

COLUMN WRITING OR BLOG/FEATURES OR SPORTS

♦ First Place: Dennis Hollier, “Broken: Stuck in Permit Purgatory,” September

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Great feature on a topic that normally doesn’t hold a reader’s attention. Very well done. Layout and graphics added a lot to the story.”

 

08-16-HB-Awards-2016_4HEALTH REPORTING

Finalist: Ilima Loomis, “Anxious, Traumatized, Depressed,” July

 

 

 

 

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SCIENCE REPORTING

♦ First Place: Lavonne Leong, “Our Water World,” November

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “A cogent, reader-friendly take on the historical and geological sources of this precious resource, where it comes from now, where it’s used, threats to its quality and its future for all. Excellent.”

 

DATA JOURNALISM STORY OR SERIES

Finalist: Steve Petranik, “BOSS Survey,” June and December

 

INFORMATIONAL GRAPHIC

Finalist: Jen Tadaki Catanzariti, Janelle Kalawe-Ching, “BOSS Survey,” June and December

 

PHOTO/VIDEO ESSAY

Finalist: PF Bentley, “Nighthawks of Honolulu,” April

 

BEST EXPLANATORY JOURNALISM

Finalist: Lavonne Leong, “Our Water World,” November 

 

08-16-HB-Awards-2016_6NEWS REPORTING BY A STUDENT

Finalist: Pavel Stankov, “The Growing Crisis of Student Debt,” February

Finalist: Alex Bitter, “Fixing a Broken Budget Process,” February

 

FEATURE REPORTING BY A STUDENT

Finalist: Braelyn Wood, “Restaurant Road,” September


➺ CATEGORIES OPEN TO MAGAZINES ONLY

 

BUSINESS REPORTING

♦ First Place:  Lavonne Leong, “Is Your Job in Danger?,” June

Finalist:  Dennis Hollier, three related stories: “Which NextEra Will Hawaii Get?” “Inevitable Change” and “Who Should Own Hawaiian Electric?” February, April and October

 

INDUSTRY OR TRADE REPORTING

Finalist: Dennis Hollier, three related stories: “Which NextEra Will Hawaii Get?” “Inevitable Change” and “Who Should Own Hawaiian Electric?” February, April and October

 

PROFILE

♦ First Place: Dennis Hollier, “Off the Grid: CEO of the Year Henk Rogers,” December

 

FEATURE WRITING/LONG FORM

♦ First Place: Lavonne Leong, “Is Your Job in Danger?” June

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “A fascinating read about jobs and tasks can be done through automation. An interesting look at a variety of professions, including journalism.”

 

BEST SINGLE FEATURE LAYOUT

♦ First Place: Warren Daubert, “Nighthawks of Honolulu,” April

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “Incredible design. The use of black-and-white photos to depict people who work at night just adds to the dramatic elements on these pages.”

 

08-16-HB-Awards-2016_7OVERALL DESIGN

♦ First Place: Warren Daubert, Jen Tadaki Catanzariti, Janelle Kalawe-Ching, Lilian Cheng, Mary Pigao, September, November and December issues

JUDGES’ COMMENTS: “We were especially impressed with the September issue, which met some very difficult design challenges, given subject matter that did not lend itself to any easy solutions. The approach taken by the designers was creative, dynamic, clean and served the stories well.”

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