KANSAS! Magazine has long been a popular publication with much of the state's residents and a useful guide to visitors. Now the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, which creates the quarterly magazine, has received two more awards, adding to the popular magazine's collection of industry honors.
The International Regional Magazine Association, Inc. bestowed Magazine of the Year honors on the publication, as well as the Gold Award for Best Cover for the Winter 2013 edition. The Winter 2013 edition was entitled "Celebrating Sunflowers" and featured a cover photo of country music artist Logan Mize.
Industry professionals served as judges and based their decisions on overall writing and design. The awards were given in the Under 35,000 Circulation category. KANSAS! magazine reaches 32,000 subscribers and readers.
"We are honored to receive these awards," said Linda Craghead, Assistant Secretary for Parks and Tourism. "Readers from around the world enjoy KANSAS! magazine, and it has been a messenger for our great state since 1945. Our team works hard to bring our readers amazing photography and colorful stories that showcase Kansas at its best. Receiving national recognition as Magazine of the Year is a terrific achievement indicative of the talent on the team."
KANSAS! is editorially produced and designed by Sunflower Publishing, Lawrence; and is printed by McCormick Armstrong, Wichita. A regional magazine is a general-interest publication that helps define, interpret and explore a specific, recognizable region for those living there or yearning to move there.
KANSAS! magazine is published quarterly in February, May, August and November. The magazine is available on newsstands in bookstores, grocery stores and museum gift shops across Kansas. Subscribe to KANSAS! magazine online at KansasMag.com or call 800-678-6424.