FORUM, the magazine of Florida Humanities, won 24 awards at the 2023 Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards Gala on July 21 in Sarasota. The magazine received 10 first-place “Charlies,” eight silver and six bronze — including a Charlie for Best Overall: Writing and Best Writing: In-Depth Reporting.

The awards recognized outstanding writing, design and photography achievements by Florida magazines in 2022. Congratulations to the entire FORUM team and all the contributors who provided their talents to the four 2022-2023 issues, which focused on topics from the incredible music created in the Sunshine State to the origins of some of Florida’s most famous foods and restaurants.

Below is the list of all the awards and here’s a visual presentation of the award-winning content.

Charlie Award | Best Overall: Writing
FORUM: The Magazine of Florida Humanities
Editors: Pam Daniel, Janet Scherberger and team

Charlie Award | Best Writing: Feature
“The Colonel”
Writer: Bob Kealing
Editors: Pam Daniel, David Meek

Charlie Award | Best Writing: In-Depth Reporting
“Her Name Catalina de Valdes”
Writer: J. Michael Francis
Editors: Pam Daniel, David Meek

Charlie Award | Best Writing: Feature Headlines
“At the End of the Rainbow”
Pam Daniel, David Meek

Charlie Award | Best Design: Best Traditional Illustration
“The Colonel”
Regan Dunnick

Charlie Award | Best Photography: Single Feature Image
“Opa”
Photographer: Chris Zuppa

Charlie Award | Best Design: Typography
“Her Name Catalina de Valdes”
David Meek

Charlie Award | Best Design: Cover
“A More Perfect Union”
David Meek

Charlie Award | Best Special Theme or Show Issue
“A Taste of Florida”
Editors: Pam Daniel, Janet Scherberger and David Meek

Charlie Award | Best Writing: Association/Non-profit
Editors: Pam Daniel, Janet Scherberger and David Meek

Silver Award | Best Writing: Feature
“Rethinking the American Dream”
Writer: Gary Mormino

Silver Award | Best Writing: Department
“Oral History: Fourteen Years Enslaved”
Editors: Pam Daniel, David Meek

Silver Award | Best Design: Department
“Quiz”
David Meek

Silver Award | Best Design: Typography
“Liquid Gold”
David Meek

Silver Award | Best Design: Feature
“When Giants Walked the Land”
David Meek

Silver Award | Best Special Theme or Show Issue
“A Joyful Noise”
Editors: Pam Daniel, Janet Scherberger and David Meek

Silver Award | Best Overall Magazine
“A Taste of Florida”
Editors: Pam Daniel, Janet Scherberger and David Meek

Silver Award | Best Overall Design
“A Joyful Noise”
Editors: David Meek and Pam Daniel

Bronze Award | Best Writing: Feature
“Travelin’ Down the Chitlin Circuit”
Writer: Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

Bronze Award | Best Writing: Service Feature
“Classics of Cuisine”
Writer: Janet Keeler

Bronze Award | Best Design: Best Traditional Illustration
“The Florida All Stars”
Designer: Regan Dunnick

Bronze Award | Best Design: Typography
“The Bounty Hunter”
Designer: David Meek

Bronze Award | Best Design: Department Design
“Oral History”
Designer: David Meek

Bronze Award | Best Design: Feature
“The Bounty Hunter”
Designer: David Meek