Congratulations to our very own FORUM magazine and all the amazing folks whose talents are displayed in the pages! On Friday, July 16, 2021, at the Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards Banquet in Sarasota, FORUM magazine was named Best Magazine in its category — among 14 awards, including 8 first-place “Charlies.”

Featured image above: Florida Humanities Executive Director, Nashid Madyun, and FORUM Magazine Editor, Jacki Levine, attend the 2021 FMA Charlie Awards banquet in Sarasota Florida.

List of all awards below:

2021 Florida Magazine Association | Charlie Award Winner

Best Writing: Feature

  • Charlie Award “Jack Kerouac’s Florida” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities writer: Thomas Hallock; editors: Jacki Levine, Janet Scherberger
  • Silver Award “The Tales They Tell” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Charlie Hailey, Aidan Hailey; editor, Jacki Levine

Best Writing: Public Service Coverage

  • Silver Award “How The Declaration of Independence Offers a Roadmap to a Better Union” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Danielle Allen

Best Writing: Service Feature

  • Bronze Award “Exploring Florida’s Dynamic–and Dramatic–Voting History” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Susan MacManus

Best Writing: Department

  • Silver Award “Heritage Kitchen” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Dalia Colon; editor: Jacki Levine, Janet Scherberger

Best Writing: In-Depth Reporting

  • Charlie Award “Lights, Camera…Florida” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Bill DeYoung and Eric Deggans

Best Writing: Editorial/Commentary/Opinion

  • Charlie Award “There is No Other Path Forward” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Steve Seibert

Best Writing: Feature Headlines

  • Charlie Award “Days of Trouble, Days of Hope” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Jacki Levine

Best Photography: Photo Essay/Series

  • Charlie Award “Portraits in a Pandemic” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Tina Russell

Best Photography: Cover

  • Silver Award “Alone, Together: Stories of Florida in a Time of Crisis” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Tina Russell, photographer; David Meek, designer; Jacki Levine, editor

Best Design: Typography

  • Charlie Award “How the Declaration of Independence Offers a Roadmap to a Better Union” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities David Meek

Best Special Theme or Show Issue

  • Charlie Award “The Democracy Issue” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Jacki Levine and David Meek

Best Overall: Writing

  • Silver Award “Lights, Camera…Florida” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Jacki Levine, Janet Scherberger

Best Overall: Magazine

  • Charlie Award “Alone, Together” FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities Jacki Levine, Janet Scherberger, and David Meek