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Awards and Testimonials

Since its redesign in 2003, American Spirit magazine has been honored with dozens of prestigious awards and constant praise from its loyal readership.

Awards | Reader Testimonials

 

2013 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Magazines and Journals Category
    November/December 2012
  • Award of Excellence for Feature Writing:
    "Let in the Light" by Courtney Peter

    July/August 2012
2012 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Magazines and Journals Category
    March/April 2012
  • Award of Excellence for Feature Writing:
    "The Book of Lives" by Bill Hudgins

    July/August 2011
2011 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Magazines and Journals Category
2010 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Award of Excellence
    Custom-Published Magazines and Journals
    May/June 2010
2009 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award:
    Covers General Excellence
    January/February 2009

"A very elegant and a very inviting design, with each gorgeous spread a unique layout and each a pleasing surprise to the reader. Masterful use of headline schedules, type, callouts, sidebars, illustrations and photography -- all first rate -- make this a coffee table-grade publication."
    - APEX Awards Judge
    on American Spirit

  • Magazine Writing
    July/August 2008
2008 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Covers General Excellence
    May/June 2007
  • Design and Layout
    "A Model Collection," May/June 2007
  • Feature Writing
    "She-Merchants" by Gin Phillips, May/June 2007

Pearl, Awards for B2B and consumer custom publications

  • Bronze Award: Best Overall
    American Spirit Magazine
2007 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Magazine and Journal Writing
    March-April 2007
  • Grand Award: Covers General Excellence
    May-June 2006
  • Design and Illustration: Cover
    March-April 2006 Garden Party Cover

SNAP, Society of National Association Publications

  • Bronze Award: General Excellence
2006 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Covers General Excellence
    Jul-Aug 2005

SNAP, Society of National Association Publications

  • Bronze Award: Feature Writing Excellence
    “Montpelier Reborn,” Jul-Aug 2005
2005 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Design and Layout General Excellence
    “Voyage of the Periauger,” Jan-Feb 2005
  • Feature Writing General Excellence
    “When Women Lost the Right to Vote,” Sept-Oct 2004

SNAP, Society of National Association Publications

  • Gold Award for General Excellence

ASPC, American Society for Professional Communicators

  • Master Communications Awards
  • Feature Writing, Honorable Mention
    “When Women Lost to Right to Vote,” Sept-Oct 2004
2004 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Feature Writing Excellence
    “Landscape of Power,” Sept-Oct 2003
  • Design
    Contents and Letters Pages

FOLIO, Folio Magazine

  • Eddies (Silver)
    Sept-Oct 2003
  • Ozzies (Bronze)
    Best Use of Black/White or Color Photography
    “Pressed Flowers,” May-June 2004

ASPC, American Society for Professional Communicators

  • Feature Writing, Honorable Mention
    “Coverup! Hygiene in Colonial America,” Sept-Oct 2003

Magnum Opus Award, Publications Management

  • Bronze: Best Interview or Profile
    Stephenie Ambrose Tubbs, Sept-Oct 2003
  • Gold: Best Column/Department
    Design Collectibles, March-April 2003
  • Honorable Mention: Best Regularly Featured Department
    Historic Homes
  • Honorable Mention: Best Overall Editorial
    Jul-Aug 2003
  • Honorale Mention: Best Use of Typography
    May-June 2003
2003 Awards

APEX, Awards for Publication Excellence

  • Grand Award: Covers General Excellence
    Nov-Dec 2002
  • Design & Layout General Excellence
    “Patriotism,” Sept-Oct 2002
  • Feature Writing General Excellence
    “Thanksgiving Myths and Realities,” Nov-Dec 2002
  • Health & Medical Writing General Excellence
    “Days of Hope ,” March-April 2003
  • Photographs General Excellence
    “Treasure Hunt,” Jan-Feb 2003

Reader Testimonials


American Spirit is the most amazing magazine, and the only one that I have ever read every single article of. Each is better and more interesting than the last.

Phyllis McGrew
Emigrant Trail Chapter, Auburn, Calif.

When American Spirit arrives I cannot put it down until I’ve read it cover to cover. I am always reminded by the wonderful articles of what an outstanding organization the DAR truly is and all the important contributions the organization has made toward historic preservation.

Bonnie Bergeron
Illinois Member at Large

 

I enjoyed the November/December 2007 issue of American Spirit immensely. The article on General Knox’s epic cannon haul is marvelous. What a journey—and what a wonderful magazine!

Barnabus McHenry
Co-chair, Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

Thank you for producing such an outstanding magazine. I truly enjoy each issue.

Mildred Murry
Colonel William Cabell Chapter, Newport Beach, Calif.

 

About two years ago I shared our wonderful DAR magazine by giving a gift subscription to two members of my family. They have not yet stopped giving praise for such a great magazine. One was so impressed by it that she began to take a sincere interest in DAR, gathered up the necessary paperwork and is now a member! See what a blessing the magazine is ... it is helping bring in new members.

Joy Reed
Winema Chapter, Corvallis, Ore.

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