Sierra Magazine Nominated Again for Three Maggies

San Francisco, CA – SIERRA, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, has been nominated again this year as a finalist in three categories by the Western Publications Association’s Maggie Awards.
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San Francisco, CA – SIERRA, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, has been nominated again this year as a finalist in three categories by the Western Publications Association’s Maggie Awards.

For editorial information contact:
Bob Sipchen at (415) 977-5542 or
Email: bob.sipchen@sierraclub.org
For advertising information contact:
Kristi Rummel at (608) 435-6220 or
Email: kristi.rummel@sierraclub.org

Sierra Magazine Nominated Again for Three Maggies

San Francisco, CA – SIERRA, the national magazine of the Sierra Club, has been nominated again this year as a finalist in three categories by the Western Publications Association's Maggie Awards.
This year SIERRA is nominated in the following categories:

Politics & Social Issues/Consumer
September/October 2008 (whole issue)

Best Single Editorial Illustration/Consumer
Sex and the City Bird, Illustration by Jack Unruh
March/April 2008

Vice Presidential Matchmaking, Illustration by Victor Juhasz
July/August 2008

Recognition of SIERRA's excellence continues, building on more than 20 Maggies awarded and many more nominations received over the years. Bob Sipchen, Editor-in-chief feels particularly gratified by the nomination of the entire September/October issue, SIERRA's Annual Green College Guide. “Faculty and students at our colleges and universities are focusing their efforts on solving the global climate crisis and SIERRA will be reporting on and giving recognition to the leaders in this critical movement.”

“In every issue of SIERRA, our editorial and art/design staff work together to challenge and inspire our politically and environmentally savvy readers,” said Sipchen. “Illustration and photography are key to communicating our message and art director Martha Geering's unerring eye and artistic sense deserves the credit for the best editorial illustration nominations.” For a complete list of all finalists, go to www.wpaonline.org

Since 1951, the WPA has honored publishers located west of the Mississippi for outstanding achievement and editorial and design excellence with the prestigious Maggie Awards. The Western Publishing Association will hold it's 58thAnnual Maggie Awards Banquet Friday evening, April 24th, in the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Hotel at Los Angeles Airport, 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, California.

ABOUT SIERRA:
Go to sierraclub.org/sierra to view the March/April 2009 issue online. Our on-line media kit is available at sierraclub.org/sierra/mediakit. A bimonthly, Sierra is published by the Sierra Club, the oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization in America, with 713,000 members nationwide. In 1893 the organization issued the first Sierra Club Bulletin, which became Sierra in 1977. The bulk of Sierra's paid circulation comes from readers who spend an average of $36 for membership in the Sierra Club. A recent study found that Sierra readers consider the magazine to be the number-one benefit of club membership. With multiple readers per copy, Sierra reaches a total audience of more than one million readers.
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