Awards

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The Florida Magazine Association (FMA) is the largest state magazine association in the nation. The organization strives to promote excellence and the standing of magazines in the Florida publishing industry. FMA’s annual Charlie Awards competition crowns publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and others as the best among their peers in scores of categories. Juried by recognized out-of-state magazine and newspaper professionals and college journalism professors, hundreds of entries vie for first, second and third place awards: Charlie, Silver and Bronze. The Boca Raton Observer is honored to be one of Florida’s most award-winning publications, earning many accolades for writing and design.

2020

Charlie Award for Best Overall Magazine

Charlie Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Silver Award for Best Writing: Service Feature

Silver Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Overall Design

Bronze Award for Best Overall Writing

Bronze Award for Best Digital: Social Media

Bronze Award for Best Writing: Service Feature

Bronze Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Design: Cover

2019

Charlie Award for Best Writing: Service Feature

Silver Award for Best Overall Magazine

Silver Award for Best Overall Writing

Silver Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Overall Design

Bronze Award for Best Writing: Service Feature

2018

Charlie Award for Best Overall Writing

Silver Award for Best Overall Design

Silver Award for Best Overall Redesign

Bronze Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Overall Printing

2017

Charlie Award for Printing Excellence

Bronze Award for Best Overall Design

2016

Charlie Award for Best Overall Magazine

Charlie Award for Best Overall Writing

Charlie Award for Best Column

Charlie Award for Best Feature Design

Charlie Award for Best Feature

Charlie Award for Printing Excellence

Silver Award for Best Overall Magazine

Silver Award for Best Overall Design

Silver Award for Best Feature

Silver Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Silver Award for Best Feature Design

Bronze Award for Best Cover

2015

Silver Award for Best Overall Magazine

Silver Award for Best Feature Headlines

Silver Award for Best Cover

Silver Award for Printing Excellence

Bronze Award for Best Feature Design

Bronze Award for Best Column

2014

Charlie Award for Best Cover

Silver Award for Best Feature

Bronze Award for Best Overall Design

Bronze Award for Best Feature Design

Bronze Award for Best Feature Headlines

Bronze Award for Best Department

2013

Charlie Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Charlie Award for Printing Excellence

Bronze Award for Best Overall Magazine

Bronze Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

2012

Charlie Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Silver Award for Best Feature

Silver Award for Best Feature Headlines

2011

Charlie Award for Best Overall Magazine

Charlie Award for Best Service Feature

Charlie Award for Best Column

Bronze Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Written Magazine

Bronze Award for Best Feature Headlines

2010

Charlie Award for Printing Excellence

Silver Award for Best Feature

Silver Award for Best Feature Headlines

Bronze Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Feature

Bronze Award for Best Cover

2009

Silver Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Silver Award for Printing Excellence

Bronze Award for Best Service Feature

2008

Bronze Award for Best Cover

2007

Silver Award for Best Special Theme or Show Issue

Bronze Award for Best Cover