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Nine Honors for Virginia Magazine

From left, the covers of Virginia Magazine issues from Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021

Virginia Magazine has received nine national honors this year for design and editorial excellence.

The fall 2020 special issue, “Women at UVA: What Took So Long,” won best Design Full Issue in the magazine industry’s Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards, recognizing Creative Director Steve Hedberg’s vision, London illustrator Eleanor Shakespeare’s distinctive photomontages, and the talents of graphic designers Xander Houff and Sarah Barton.

The content made the finals for best Full Issue, a tribute to the editorial team, including Managing Editor Judy Le.

The issue’s cover story, “Not Without a Fight,” won best Feature Design. That piece, new reporting by Editor Richard Gard (Col ’81) on the federal litigation that forced UVA’s hand on coeducation, was a finalist for Investigative Journalism. Earlier, it won Gold for Feature Writing in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for higher education publications.

Associate Editor Ed Miller was a Folio: Eddie finalist for Range of Work by a Single Author, which included his UVA Pep Band cover story, “Died Laughing.”

Hedberg won an Ozzie Award for Overall Art Direction for a full year’s worth of work in Virginia Magazine. Summer 2020’s special issue, “Semestering in Place,” was an Ozzie finalist for Hedberg’s Cover Design and for Photography, contributor Andrew Shurtleff’s use of infrared.