This September, Texas Highways took home four awards at one of the top editorial and design competitions in the publishing industry.
The Eddie and Ozzie Awards is an annual program that has been hosted by publishing industry magazine FOLIO for 25 years. Normally held in New York City, this year’s awards were announced virtually, with Texas Highways earning half a dozen honors, including the top Eddie Award for “Overall Editorial Excellence” in the city and regional category.
The magazine also won the Eddie Award in the “Newsletter, City and Regional” category for Petal Pusher, a popular email series that educated readers about Texas wildflowers. Contributing writer Michael J. Mooney was awarded an honorable mention for “The Fate of Flight 1380,” his article about how Capt. Tammie Jo Shults guided a distressed plane to safety that ran in the January 2020 issue.
As for the Ozzie Awards, which are handed out for design excellence, the magazine took home the top prize in two city and regional categories: “Feature Design” for the June 2019 issue’s delicious “Sand, Surf, and Sea” feature about 10 classic beach eats, and “Visual Storytelling,” which was awarded for the digital version of “Peeking through the Pines,” a feature that took readers on a photographic journey through East Texas with images shot by Dave Shafer.
Texas Highways received an honorable mention in “Design of a Single Magazine Issue, City and Regional,” for “Far Out,” November 2019’s issue featuring different ways Texans can unplug throughout the fall.