Boomer Magazine Takes Home “Best of Show” and 11 Other Honors

Boomer Magazine Takes Home “Best of Show” and 11 Other Honors

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Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond earned Best of Show and 11 other awards for writing, layout and general excellence at the North American Mature Publishers Association annual convention in Oak Brook, Ill., on Sept. 25.

Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine is a lifestyle publication for active people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s. It has a distribution of 35,000 at more than 550 locations throughout Greater Cleveland.

The magazine’s editor is Marie Elium. Laura Chadwick is the art director and designer.

“Just two short years ago we developed Boomer & Beyond for the local market to educate, inspire and entertain readers with the theme of ‘Better Living After 50,’” said Brad Mitchell, Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond publisher and owner of parent company Mitchell Media, LLC. “The early positive response from readers and advertisers helped affirm that we were on the right track. We are thrilled to receive national awards for our magazine and we can’t wait to take it to the next level.”

The School of Journalism of the University of Missouri in Columbia judged the entries submitted by the magazines. Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond competed in the B Division, which represents magazines with a circulation of 25,001-50,000.

For First Place General Excellence, the judges said, “Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond offers readers a wide variety of topics, ranging from personality profiles of the 1970s regional musician to glamping and social media how-to tips. It also has a raft of columnists offering both amusement and practical advice – legal, dental, fitness, health, retirement time and money, among others. Kudos also go to a feature about a special friendship between a 25-year-old college student renting a room in a senior citizen housing center and an 81-year-old resident of the center. It’s a touching story.”

The judges’ comments referred to a cover profile of Cleveland rock legend Michael Stanley and a cover story about multi-generational housing at Judson Manor near University Circle.

In addition to Best of Show and General Excellence awards, the magazine earned the following honors:

Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond Michael StanleyFirst Place: Overall Magazine Design

The judges said, “This professionally designed magazine could compete among many national publications. Its typography, use of white space and color palettes and photography combine to present readers with a publication that is beautiful and usable.”

First Place: Profile, Jimmy Malone, by Marie Elium

First Place: Travel Feature, Columbus, by Paris Wolfe

First Place: Briefs/Shorts, writing, Worth Noting section

First Place: Briefs/Shorts, design, Worth Noting section

Second Place: Feature Writing, “Housing for All Ages,” by Marie Elium

Second Place: Column Review, Boom: Pop Culture Chronicles, by Mike Olszewski

Second Place: How-To Feature, “Recess for Grown-Ups,” by Estelle Rodis-Brown

Second Place: Front Cover Photo, Michael Stanley, by Kim Stahnke

Second Place: Special Section, “Faces of Champions” salute to volunteers, by Marie Elium


About North American Mature Publishers Association 

NAMPA is the non-profit international association for publishers of local/regional senior and boomer publications. Members represent more than 95 publications with a combined circulation of over 4 million in the United States and Canada.

About Mitchell Media LLC
Launched in March 2014, Northeast Ohio Parent is the flagship property of Mitchell Media LLC, which is headquartered in Hudson and is supported by a staff of 15 talented media professionals. In 2015, Mitchell Media’s offerings expanded to include digital products, custom publishing, live events and the launch of a new magazine, Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond, geared toward adults ages 50 and older.

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