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Awards We’ve Won

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Katy Magazine has won numerous awards at the national, state, and local level and continues to strive for excellence in design, photography, editorial content, and business ethics. Katy Magazine has won the following awards:

KATY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR- Read the Story
Katy Area Chamber of Commerce – Exclusive Business of the Year Honoree at the 2014 Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Gala, Katy TX

 

FOLIO AWARDS 2016 (Eddies)
Best Parenting / Family Magazine – April/May 2016 – Katy Magazine (Women Who Rock) – Honorable Mention

FOLIO AWARDS 2015 (Eddies)
Best Family/Parenting Magazine – April/May 2015 Women’s Issue – Katy Magazine – Honorable Mention

FOLIO AWARDS 2015 (Ozzies)
Best Supplemental Magazine – Katy Life 2015 Newcomer & Resource Guide – Katy Magazine – Honorable Mention

 

ASSOCIATION OF FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS (AFCP)
Louisville, KY 2017

Community Service – Graphics – 1st Place
SEEN, Stan Stanley Day
Judge’s Comments: “A great message -encouraging their readers to help others in honor of a wonderful man.”

Best Supplemental Issue – 1st Place
Katy Life 2016
Judge’s Comments: “Awesome stand-alone guide -organized well and designed with the reader in mind!”

Best Banner or Nameplate – 2nd Place
Gold Banner Dec/Jan 2016

General Excellence – 2nd Place 

Best Self-Promotion – Own Publication – 2nd Place 
Katy Go Contest

Best Self-Promotion – Other Media – 2nd Place
Wrapped Cars

Best Feature Article Layout –  Magazine Format – 3rd Place 
Women Who Rock

Best Original Writing – 3rd Place
Female Athlete Tetrad

Best Fitness, Fashion Or Beauty – Single Ad – 3rd Place
Gallas Plastic Surgery & Vein Center Full Page ad

Andrew E. Shapiro Award-Cancer Awareness Promotion – Honorable Mention

 

ASSOCIATION OF FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS (AFCP)
2016

General Excellence – 1st Place

Best Online Presentation – 1st Place
Digital Edition

Best Cover Design – 2nd Place
Andy Dalton Cover

Best Stand Alone Product – 2nd Place
Katy Life 2015

Best Single Ad Color up to 6 inches  – 3rd Place
Katy Kids Dentist ½ Page  

Best Auto Ad Color – 3rd Place
HUB Hyundai/Mitsubishi Full Page

 

ASSOCIATION OF FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS (AFCP)
2015
 

General Excellence – 1st Place
Judge’s Comments: “Cover to Cover-Exceptional features from advertising to community involvement. Beautifully printed!”

Andrew E. Shapiro Award for Cancer Awareness – 1st Place
Judge’s Comments: “Touching features, guides and essential health awareness for everyone. Katy Magazine makes a big impact in print, social and digital markets!”

Best Original Editorial Photography Used in a Feature Article – 1st Place
Getting to Know Katy. Judge’s Comments: “A bright, eye-catching photo to draw you in! Not to mention cute as well!”

Best Single Ad – 3rd Place
Sprout Pediatrics ad

Best Multicolored Banner – 3rd Place
Katy Magazine Spring 2014 Issue

 

ASSOCIATION OF FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS (AFCP)
Orlando, FL 2014

Best of Show!
Judge’s Comments: “Katy Magazine wins Best of Show with the most overall points earned for total winning entries.”

General Excellence -1st Place
Judge’s Comments: “Out of several top notch entries, Katy Magazine covers it all! Page count, design and excellent local content – 188 pages of WOW!!”

Overall Community Service – 1st Place
Judge’s Comments: “Katy provided a personal connection to their readers and community by providing a comprehensive and engaging, consistent manner in which to connect and serve readers and the community.”

Best Banner – 1st Place
Summer of Love 2013 Issue
Judge’s Comments: “Nice touch with the stitching & rivets. Fits the banner and cover well.”

Rate Card – 1st Place
Judge’s Comments: “Very well organized. The presentation of the piece immediately creates an impression of a high quality product.”

Best Single Ad – 1st Place
Whitsett Vision (2 page spread) 

Best Cover Design – 2nd Place
Fall 2013 10th Anniversary Cover

Best Self Promotion – 2nd Place
Social Media Page

Copy Writing for and Advertisement – 2nd Place
Whitsett Vision (Full page ad)

Best Original Writing – Honorable Mention
Social Media Savvy Parent

 

ASSOCIATION OF FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS (AFCP)
2013

Overall Community Service – Editorial – 1st Place

Best Cover Design – 2nd Place

Andrew E. Shapiro Award for Cancer Awareness – 3rd Place

General Excellence – 3rd Place

Best Agency Ad – Honorable Mention

Best Single Ad – Honorable Mention

 

ASSOCIATION OF FREE COMMUNITY PAPERS (AFCP)
2012  

General Excellence (Glossy Stock) – 1st Place

Best Agency Ad – 1st Place
Firethorne

Self Promotion – Other Media 1st Place
Billboard

Best Cover Design – 2nd Place
Fall 2011

Andrew E. Shapiro Award for Cancer Awareness – 2nd Place

Community Service/Editorial – 3rd Place
“Donate for Life”

 

TEXAS COMMUNITY NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION (TCNA)

Best of Texas 2013 Competition  
Best Ad Copywriting – Weston Lakes – 1st Place
Best Banner – Katy Magazine Fall Issue – 2nd Place
Best Original News Headline – Feeding Mouths and Hearts – 3rd Place

Best of Texas 2012 Competition 
General Excellence  – Summer 2012 & Fall 2012 – 1st Place
Self Promotion – Cutest Kid Cover Contest Ad – 1/3 Page
Best Original Ad – Katy’s Preferred Pool Builder – Vollmer Pools –Full Page – 1st Place & You’re Welcome Here – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – ½ Page
Best Advertising Headline – Where Kids Soar – Learning & Beyond, LLC – ¼ Page 1st Place & Helping Katy Families See More Clearly – Whitsett Vision Group – Full Page
Best Media Kit- Own Publication- Katy Magazine Complete Media Kit
Copy Writing for and Advertisement – Katy Budget Books – ¼ Page
Best Original Page Design (Magazine) – “The Big Bopper” – 2nd Place
Best Original Cover Design of a Special Section – Healthy Katy Families
Best Feature Photo – Learning Through Laughter & Best Buddies
Best Feature Story – “Shattered”
Best Original News Headline – “Sisters Sharing Hoops and Dreams”

Best of Texas 2011 Competition (TCNA)
William A. Altman Community Service Award – “Donate 4 Life”
General Excellence – Other than Weekly (at least 25% news) – 1st Place
Best Original Ad – Color on Other Stock – 1st Place – “Escape to Paradise”
Best Original Cover Design of a Special Section – 1st Place – “Healthy Katy Families”
Best Original Page Design – 2nd Place – “Green Beans & Guacamole”/”Katy Loves Lucy”
Best Feature Story – 3rd Place – “Katy’s Hot Firefighters”
Best Banner – Other than Weekly, Full Color – 3rd Place
Best Self Promotion – 3rd Place – “Making Katy Proud”
Best Original Ad – Color on Other Stock – 3rd Place – “Hamann Insurance Group”

Best of Texas 2010 Competition (TCNA)
Best Original Page Design – 1st Place – “Fun Weekend Vacations”
Best Original Ad – Full Color – 1st Place – “Sans Pareil Center”
Best Original News Headline – 2nd Place – “The Weight of Katy’s Future”
Best Original Ad – Multi Color – 3rd Place – “Weston Lakes Country Club”

Best of Texas 2009 Competition (TCNA)
Best Advertising Promotion – 1st Place – “Tops Gifts of the Season, Shop with a Mission”
Best Self Promotion – 1st Place – “The Best Way to Reach Katy Families”
Best Original Page Design – 1st Place – “Men Who Mentor”
Best Banner – 2nd Place
Best Original News Story – 3rd Place – “Anything to be Thin”
Best Original Ad-Multi Color – 3rd Place – “Reveal the Beauty Within”

Best of Texas 2008 Competition (TCNA)
William M. Altman Endowed Community Service Award – “Pink Divas”
Best Advertising Headline – 1st Place – “Enriching Lives, One Child at a Time”
Best Self Promotion – 1st Place – “Three Times the Visibility”
Best Automotive Ad – 1st Place – “Westside Chevrolet”
General Excellence – 2nd Place
Best Media Kit – 2nd Place
Best Original Ad – 2nd Place – “Lisanne Wellness Center”
Best Website Home Page – 2nd place – Katy Magazine
Best Ad Copywriting – 2nd Place – “The Club at Falcon Point”
Best Original News Headline -3rd place – “Car Wars – The Fight for Better Gas Mileage”
Best Ad Copywriting – 3rd Place – “Allon Health Center”

Best of Texas 2007 Competition (TCNA)
General Excellence – 1st Place
Best Banner (Cover) – 1st Place
Best Feature Photo – 1st Place – “Life Begins at 55”
Best Automotive Ad – 1st Place – Team Certifies Suzuki Ad
Best Media Kit – 1st Place
Best Advertising Headline – 1st Place – “Delivering Katy’s Future, One Baby at a Time”
Best Advertising Headline – 2nd Place – The Bright Side of Orthodontics
Best Feature Photo – 2nd Place – Celebrating Our Katy Veterans
Most Improved Non-Weekly Full Color – 1st Place

Best of Texas 2006 Competition (TCNA)
Best Banner (Cover Header) – 1st Place
Best Media Kit – 1st Place
Best Automotive Ad – 1st Place

Best of Texas 2005 Competition (TCNA)
General Excellence – 3rd Place
Best Banner (Cover Header) – 2nd Place
Best Community Service Article – 2nd Place – “Lost Pets of Hurricane Katrina”
Best Automotive Ad – 1st Place – MAC HAIK

 

EXCELLENCE IN CANCER JOURNALISM

American Cancer Society Media Award

High Plains Division
Excellence in Cancer Journalism  American Cancer Society Media Award

Katy Magazine was one of only 16 winners of the 2008 Excellence in Cancer Journalism awards presented by
the American Cancer Society’s High Plains Division.

Pink Divas:
Fighting Breast Cancer at Creech Elementary story wins Excellence in Cancer Journalism Award

 

Other Awards Katy Magazine Holds:
Business of the Year – Katy Area Chamber of Commerce 2013
Winner of Distinction – Better Business Bureau Houston 2009
Winner of Distinction – Better Business Bureau Houston 2008
Pinnacle Award – Better Business Bureau Houston 2007
* One of only 17 Houston Area companies to win this prestigious award.
Katy Rice Harvest Festival Parade 2009 – 2nd Place – Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
Katy Rice Harvest Festival Parade 2008 – Best Overall – Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
Katy Rice Harvest Festival Parade 2007 – Best Overall – Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
Best Commercial Entry – Katy Rice Harvest Festival Parade 2007 – Katy Area Chamber of Commerce
Best Booth – Arts for All Festival 2008 – Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center
Best Presentation – Family Fun Festival at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch March 2008 – Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center
Best Presentation – Fort Bend Business Showcase Expo 2007 – Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce


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