Winners will be announced at the City and Regional Magazine Association's 41st annual conference in May.

The City and Regional Magazine Association, of which most city magazines in the nation are members, announced that Columbus Monthly is one of five finalists for General Excellence as one of the best city magazines in the country in its circulation class.

Additionally, freelancer Suzanne Goldsmith was nominated as one of five finalists in the under-60,000 circulation category for profile writing for her riveting story from our October issue about poet and Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel. 

The City and Regional Magazine Association, or CRMA, has hosted its annual awards competition, in partnership with the Missouri School of Journalism, for 32 years. More than 70 magazines belong to the organization. Contest judges included representatives from such publications as National Geographic, Esquire, Cosmopolitan and ESPN The Magazine, as well as the Village Voice and the Washington Post.

Columbus Monthly’s fellow nominees in the under-30,000 circulation category are Madison Magazine, San Antonio Magazine, Sarasota Magazine and Sonoma Magazine. Goldsmith is competing against nominees from Indianapolis Monthly, Seattle Met and St. Louis Magazine.

Entries were restricted to works published in 2016. Winners will be announced at the CRMA’s 41st annual conference, which will take place May 20-22 in Houston.

Click here to see the CRMA’s full release and the complete list of nominated works.