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Awards

Local Stories, Local Pride

There’s a good reason Mountain Home readers cherish and talk up the magazine in a special way. It’s their lives, their stories, all our stories, and they tell them so powerfully the magazine has been recognized for serving its audience better than any publication in Pennsylvania. Local fishermen, hunters, farmers, pastors, college professors, coffee shop baristas, retired factory workers, a mountain man, and a ninety-year-old widow have proven themselves among the best writers in the state on every subject from science to humor to outdoor writing.

Keystone Press Award Winners (awarded by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association)

2017
• First Place, Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2017
• First Place, Photo Story/Essay - Gwen Plank-Button, 2017
• Second Place, Column - Cornelius O'Donnell, 2017
• Second Place, Business or Consumer Story - Alison Fromme, 2017
• Second Place, Feature Photo - Bernadette Chiaramonte-Brown, 2017
• Honorable Mention, Sports Story - Brendan O'Meara, 2017
• Honorable Mention, Sports/Outdoor Column - Don Knaus, 2017

2016
• First Place, Column - Maggie Barnes, 2016
• Second Place, Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2016
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Don Knaus, 2016
• Second Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Roger Kingsley, 2016
• Second Place, Feature Story - Carrie Hagen, 2016
• First Place, Business or Consumer Story - Brendan O’Meara, 2016
• First Place, Feature Photo - Roger Kingsley, 2016
• Second Place, Feature Photo - James Fitzpatric, 2016
• Honorable Mention, Feature Photo - Sarah Wagaman, 2016

2015
• First Place, Column - Maggie Barnes, 2015
• Second Place, Column - Cornelius O’Donnell, 2015
• Third Place, Column - Patricia Brown Davis, 2015
• First Place, Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2015
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Jeremy Bechtel, 2015
• Second Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Roger Kingsley, 2015
• Second Place, Business or Consumer Story - Brendan O’Meara, 2015
• First Place, Feature Photo - Nigel P. Kent, 2015
• Honorable Mention, Feature Photo - Sarah Wagaman, 2015
• First Place, Photo Story/Essay - Mountain Home Staff, 2015

2014
• First Place, Business/Consumer Story - Alison Fromme, 2014
• First Place, Sports Story - Dave Milano, 2014
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Gayle Morrow, 2014
• Second Place, Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2014
• Second Place, Column - Cornelius O’Donnell, 2014
• Sports/Outdoor Column, Second Place - Fred Metarko, 2014
• Honorable Mention, Sports/Outdoor Column - Roger Kingsley, 2014

2013
• First Place, Best Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2013
• First Place, Feature Photo - Anne Sutley Miller, 2013
• Second Place, Sports Story - Brendan O’Meara, 2013
• Second Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Gayle Marrow, 2013
• Honorable Mention, Feature Story - Alison Fromme, 2013
• Second Place, Personality Profile - Rebecca Hazen, 2013
• Second Place, Headline Writing - Mountain Home Staff, 2013
• Honorable Mention, Headline Writing - Mountain Home Staff, 2013
• Honorable Mention, Sports Photo - Curt Weinhold, 2013

2012
• First Place, Best Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2012
• First Place, Sports Story - Dawn Bilder, 2012
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Fred Metarko, 2012
• First Place, Feature Photo - Ken Meyer, 2012
• First Place, Headline Writing - Mountain Home Staff, 2012
• Second Place, Column - Thomas Putnam, 2012
• Second Place, Feature Story - Donald Gilliland, 2012
• Second Place, Personality Profile - Michael Capuzzo, 2012
• Second Place, Feature Photo - Sarah Wagaman, 2012
• Honorable Mention, Front Page Design - Tucker Worthington, 2012
• Honorable Mention, Column - Holly Howell, 2012
• Honorable Mention, Sports Story - Sarah Bull, 2012
• Honorable Mention, Page Design - Amanda Doan Butler, 2012

2011
• First Place, Best Niche Publication - Mountain Home Staff, 2011
• First Place, Sports Story - Matt Connor, 2011
• Second Place, Feature Beat Reporting - Dawn Bilder, 2011
• Second Place, Page Design - Amanda Doan-Butler, 2011
• Second Place, Feature Photo - Ann Kamzelski, 2011
• Second Place, Photo Story - Ann Kamzelski, 2011
• Honorable Mention, Business/Consumer Story - Matt Connor, 2011
• Honorable Mention, Feature Photo - Cindy Davis Meixel, 2011
• Honorable Mention, Front Page Design - Tucker Worthington, 2011

2010
• First Place, Business/Consumer Story - Jeffrey Allen Federowicz, 2010
• First Place, Photo Story - Ann Kamzelski, 2010
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Fred Metarko, 2010
• First Place, Front Page Design - Tucker Worthington, 2010
• Second Place, Sports Story - Matt Connor, 2010
• Second Place, Feature Story - Matt Connor, 2010
• Honorable Mention, Sports Story - Angela Cannon-Crothers, 2010

2009
• First Place, Feature Story - Joyce M. Tice, 2009
• Second Place, Business Story - Barbara Coyle, 2009
• Second Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Roy Kain, 2009
• Second Place, Photo Story - Ann Kamzelski, 2009
• Second Place, Sports Story - Fred Metarko, 2009

2008
• Special Citation, Best Publication in Pennsylvania at growing readership (100,000 new readers) - Mountain Home Staff, 2008
• First Place, Personality Profile - Michael Capuzzo, 2008
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Fred Metarko, 2008
• Second Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Liz Berkowitz, 2008
• Second Place, Feature Story - Michael Capuzzo, 2008
• Honorable Mention, Business/Consumer Story - Cindy Davis Meixel, 2008
• Honorable Mention, Feature Photo - Cindy Davis Meixel, 2008

2007
• First Place, Distinguished Writing - Michael Capuzzo, 2007
• First Place, Personality Profile - Michael Capuzzo, 2007
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - David Casella, 2007
• First Place, Sports/Outdoor Column - Roy Kain, 2007
• Honorable Mention, Feature Beat Reporting - Teresa Banik Capuzzo, 2007

IRMA Award Winners (awarded by the International Regional Magazine Association)

2017
• Bronze, Historic Feature - Peter Joffre Nye, 2017
• Bronze, Annual Publication - Teresa Banik Capuzzo, 2017

2016
• Award of Merit, Public Issues - Brendan O'Meara, 2016
• Award of Merit, Column - Maggie Barnes, 2016

2015
• Silver, Historic Feature - Alison Fromme, 2015
• Bronze, Public Issues - Brendan O’Meara, 2015

2014
• Bronze, Essay - Dave Milano, 2014
• Award of Merit, Single Photo - Sarah Wagaman, 2014

2013
• Gold, Historical Feature - Alison Fromme, 2013
• Bronze, Public Issues - Michael Capuzzo, 2013
• Award of Merit, Single Photo - Suzan Richar, 2013