The Rhode Island Press Association (RIPA) honored Providence Media with seven awards spanning writing, design, and photography at their annual awards banquet, which took place at the Quonset ‘O’ Club in North Kingston on Friday, June 3, 2022.
RIPA is a nonprofit organization that promotes the interests of newspapers and other publications, and advances journalism standards and educational opportunities in Rhode Island since 1886. Providence Media’s Editor-in-Chief Elyse Major is RIPA co-president along with Ethan Shorey, editor-in-chief of The Valley Breeze.
Creative Director Nick DelGiudice and Senior Editorial Designer Abigail Brown were both nominees for this year’s Best Cover Design. Brown’s inspired illustration for our 300 Things We Love About Providence for the cover of Providence Monthly’s 300th issue took third place. While DelGiudice’s charming design for Providence Monthly’s Shop Small cover took second.
Brown also brought home a third for Best Feature Front Page for her design for Food for Thought in SO Rhode Island; while DelGiudice’s photo for Hey Rhody’s Iconic Rhode Island article garnered third for Food Photo.
Editor-In-Chief Elyse Major received first place in the Arts/Niche Columnist category for her monthly home design writing for Hey Rhody.
In the Arts Review/Criticism category, editor Karen Greco took first for her story ReVision(ing) History, about photographer and URI professor Annu Palakunnathu-Matthews’ exhibit at the Newport Art Museum, for The Bay Magazine.
Regular contributor Hugh Minor received an honorable mention in the News Story/Short category for his From Farm to Tables article about Hope Harvest’s gleaning project, in SO Rhode Island.
“I'm so proud of the recognition bestowed on the Providence Media team at the Rhode Island Press Awards this year," said general manager and creative director Nicholas DelGiudice. "We work hard to share local stories that speak to our readers and it's great to know that they are appreciated."
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