Milwaukee Magazine received seven gold awards, including team awards for Best Overall Design (Magazine) and Best Local News or Feature Website.
Milwaukee Magazine led all media outlets with 12 total awards in the competition.
See the full list of awardees here, and see all of our winners below.
Best Overall Design (Magazine)
Adam Ryan Morris
Best Local News or Feature Website
The Staff of Milwaukee Magazine
Best Long Feature Story
Barbara J. Miner
A Dream Deferred
Profiles in Courage
The Long Walk Home
Best Single Editorial, Statement of Editorial Position or Opinion
The Bucks Arena and the Big Question
Best Explanatory Story or Series
A City’s Tragedy
Best Photo Essay or Series
Into the Woods
Best Single Story or Feature Design
In a Flash
Best Sports Story
The Demise of Bowling
Best Short Feature Story
Other honors at this year’s Gridiron Awards Dinner include:
The Sacred Cat Award, which recognizes professional achievements on the national level, went to Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, who was recently portrayed in the Academy Award-winning Spotlight.
Headliner Awards, which award those making a positive difference in Wisconsin, went to Ted Kellner, executive chairman of Fiduciary Management, Inc., and Hannah Rosenthal, president and chief executive officer of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation.
This year’s contest garnered more than 500 entries from throughout Wisconsin in professional and collegiate divisions. The competition was judged by 25 professional journalists and press clubs from throughout the U.S., including Alaska, Arizona, Florida, and Michigan and in Cleveland, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, San Diego and Syracuse.
Find out more at milwaukeepressclub.org.