Published on September 1, 2017.

NFPA Journal wins three national awards

Congratulations are in order for the NFPA Journal staff and contributors, who recently won three national awards, including two golds, for editorial and design excellence from Association Media & Publishing.

NFPA Journal received gold Excel Awards for best magazine redesign, for the new-look Journal that was introduced last November, and for best single-topic magazine issue, for the special “Final Frontier” issue devoted to home fire sprinklers that appeared last October. The magazine also received a silver award for best opinion/editorial magazine piece, for the “Facing Opposition” column, by Lorraine Carli, VP for Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA, which appeared in the special sprinkler issue.

The annual awards recognize excellence and leadership in nonprofit association media, publishing, marketing, and communications. Journal editor Scott Sutherland, along with Jesse Roman, associate editor, received the awards at the recent AM&P conference, held in June in Washington, D.C. There were 830 total entries received for this year’s awards, according to AM&P.

The 2017 awards are the latest honors for NFPA Journal, which in recent years has received a number of AM&P awards for its editorial and design work. “We appreciate the recognition from AM&P, and I think it offers further confirmation that NFPA Journal ranks among the best association magazines in the country,” said Sutherland. “Our primary goal with every issue is to provide NFPA members with timely information on all facets of life safety, stories that are engaging, thoroughly reported, and attractively designed, on the page and on the Web. If readers from outside that core audience of safety professionals can pick up a copy of NFPA Journal and feel that same sense of engagement and urgency, then we know we’re doing something right.”