Awards 2012

Truly humbled to be honored by the Idaho Press Club Saturday night, with 8 awards in newspaper writing, magazine editing and blogging, including 4 First Places. 

2012 was the first year I wrote newspaper features full-time for the Idaho Mountain Express, and it was also my first year blogging for Sun Valley Resort, so it was especially exciting to be honored in both those categories.

2012 was also my final year as editor of the Sun Valley Guide. To receive the General Excellence award for the 7th time was incredibly important to me, and made for the perfect high note on which to end my near decade of work with Express Publishing. Here's hoping South Carolina will be as kind!

Weekly Newspaper

Serious Feature Report – Weekly Print

1st Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “It Was Absolutely Terrifying”

2nd Carissa Wolf – Boise Weekly – “Crimes of Hate”

3rd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “Flying with Fire”

Light Feature Report – Weekly Print

1st Deanna Darr, Josh Gross, George Prentice, Adam Rosenlund, Sheree Whiteley – Boise Weekly – “Guide to the Apocalypse”

2nd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “Born to ride: Baby Arrives on Highway 20”

3rd Tony Evans – Idaho Mountain Express – “Finding the real Santa Claus”

Health/Medical Reporting – Weekly Print

1st George Prentice -Boise Weekly – “Five Weeks”

2nd Rebecca Meany – Idaho Mountain Express – “Efforts Target Mental Health”

3rd Jennifer Tuohy – Idaho Mountain Express – “They don’t call it Sun Valley for Nothing”


General Excellence – Magazine

1st Jennifer Tuohy, Tony Barriatua – Sun Valley Guide – Sun Valley Guide Summer 2012

2nd Statesman Staff – Treasure Magazine – Idaho Statesman – Treasure Magazine – February 2012

3rd Michael McCoy – Teton Valley Magazine – Teton Valley Winter

Magazine Column

1st Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Guide – “Snow: An Adaptation”

2nd Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Guide – “Moving for a Mountain”

Online Media / Web Division

Best Blog

1st Jennifer Tuohy – Sun Valley Company – “The Valley Sun”

It was also excellent to see some of my colleagues recognized for their great work on the Sun Valley Guide:

Magazine Writing – Serious Feature

1st Greg Stahl – Sun Valley Guide – “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"

 Website – General Excellence – Weekly

2nd Chris Seldon – Sun Valley Guide –


Winning a MAGGIE

Sun Valley Guide wins MAGGIE

Friday, May 6, 2011

Magazine honored in regional competition

Express Staff Writer

The Sun Valley Guide magazine is finally the bride, having won a first-place MAGGIE Award last month after two years as the bridesmaid in an editorial competition measuring the best of the West in magazine journalism.

The winning magazine was from Winter 2010-11, a celebration of Sun Valley's 75th ski season. The cover featured the re-creation of an iconic photo of a skier that was used to market Sun Valley in 1936.

The Guide won in the category of magazines published three times a year. The Guide was a MAGGIE finalist in 2010 and an article on wolves was a finalist in 2009.

For more than 59 years, the Western Publishing Association has bestowed awards of excellence to work deemed "the best in the West" in a wide variety of publishing categories.

Guide Publisher Pam Morris said that as one of the 81 winners out of 1,100 entries this year, "we are busting our buttons" at the recognition.

"We're proud of the peak efforts by everyone who works on and contributes to the Sun Valley Guide," she said. "Special congratulations are due to Editor Jennifer Tuohy and Art Director Tony Barriatua, who regularly push the envelope in creativity, design and writing that is part of every issue."


Praise for the launch of Valley Woman

Valley Woman

"I've lived here for eight years now, having moved out straight from college. While I enjoy living here, coming from the Midwest with no trust fund, I've never really felt like I've fit in all that well here. My husband and I now have a young family and both need to work full time to support ourselves.

I struggle with this every day. I enjoy my job, but wish so desperately that I had more time with my son, more time for my husband, more time for domestic duties and more time for myself. It was so nice to see that I am not the only one experiencing these struggles here.
The whole issue really captured and highlighted the uniqueness of what it is to be a valley woman, and after reading it I am realizing I have much more in common with the valley woman than I thought.

I look forward to more issues. Well done."

Kate Heinecke, Hailey

"That was a wonderful photo of Kimberly Coonis by David N. Seelig on the cover of the March 24 Idaho Mountain Express. Every newsstand seems to radiate that lovely, vibrant, springtime yellow and Kimberly's equally lovely, vibrant, joyous smile.

What a stunning tribute to Coonis, the women of this valley, and all of you."

Patricia R. Healey, Bellevue