Pittsburgh’s Best Magazine

Since we began publishing in early 2006, Pittsburgh Quarterly has led all western Pennsylvania magazines in the region’s main competition for journalistic excellence — the Golden Quill Awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania. Over the past 11 years, Pittsburgh Quarterly has dominated the awards, winning 96 Golden Quills.

Pittsburgh Quarterly’s winners and finalists:

2017

Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for magazines (best in show)
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “The Death of a Homeless Man”

Feature Illustration
WINNER: Daniel Marsula, “The Internet of Things”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees

Best Cover Design
FINALIST: Mark Bender and Jennifer McNulty, “Pittsburgh Showers, Warhol Flowers”

Feature
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “The Death of a Homeless Man”
FINALIST: Tom Imerito, “Christmas in Utopia”

Personality Portrait Photo
FINALIST: Renee Rosensteel, “Jim Withers”

Profile
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “The Death of a Homeless Man”
FINALIST: Betsy Deiseroth, “South Side Visions”

Fashion/​Style
FINALIST: Matthew Milligan, “Strutting Its Stuff”

Homes
FINALIST: Richard Snodgrass, “Tunnels of Love”

Education
WINNER: Julia Fraser and Gregg Behr, Education Series
FINALIST: Julia Fraser and Gregg Behr, “Keeping International Graduates”

Business/​Technology/​Consumer
WINNER: Jennifer Rignani, “Whistleblower”
FINALIST: Julia Fraser, Jeffery Fraser and Stuart Hoffman, “Pittsburgh Today and Tomorrow”
FINALIST: Tom Imerito, “The Internet of Things”

Health/Science
FINALIST: Kelly Casey and Nick Keppler, Health Insight Series

Environment
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser and Evan Pattak, Sustainability Series

History
WINNER: Jennifer Rignani, “Whistleblower”
FINALIST: Tom Imerito, “Once Upon a Tunnel”

Arts & Entertainment
WINNER: Charles Rosenblum, “Local Angles”
FINALIST: Margaret Krauss, “A Long Romance”
FINALIST: Vicky Clark, “Hidden from History”

Lifestyle
WINNER: Tom Imerito, “Christmas in Utopia”
FINALIST: Deborah Weisberg, “The Old Ways May Be Best”

Sports
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “Troutward Bound”
FINALIST: Marino Parascenzo, “Golf’s Gold Standard”

Columns
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, Columns
FINALIST: Charles Rosenblum, “Local Angles”


2016

Public Affairs/Community Service
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser and Douglas Heuck, Diversity Series
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser and Julia Fraser, Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow

History Feature
WINNER: Nick Keppler, “Heroin Hits Home”

Business/Technology/Consumer Feature
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser and Douglas Heuck, Diversity Series
FINALIST: Seamus McGraw, Marcellus Shale Coverage

Health/Science/Environment Feature
WINNER: Tom Imerito, “Transhumanism”
FINALIST: Nick Keppler, “Heroin Hits Home”

Columns
WINNER: Joe Mistick, “Neighborhood Joints”
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck
FINALIST: Graham Shearing, “Art Thoughts”

Editorials
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “From the Editor”

Sports Feature
WINNER: Marino Parascenzo, “In a Class of Her Own”

Feature Illustration
FINALIST: Dan Marsula, STEM illustration

Feature
WINNER: Nick Keppler, “Clouds Gathering Over Pittsburgh”
FINALIST: Katie Booth, “Beyond Difference”

Magazine Photo
FINALIST: John Beale, “Life on the Monongahela"
FINALIST: Roy Engelbrecht, “The Other Frank Lloyd Wright”

Profile Feature
WINNER: Matt Stroud, “Living With Amnesia”

Photo Essay/​Special Photo
WINNER: John Beale, “Life on the Monongahela”

Fashion/​Style/​Home Feature
FINALIST: Marilynn Uricchio, “Homefront”

Food Feature
FINALIST: Quelcy Kogel, “The Greening of Hazelwood”
FINALIST: Sherrie Flick, “Still Life”


2015

Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for Magazines
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, Marcellus Shale Series

Best Cover Design
WINNER: Mark Bender and Jennifer McNulty, “Pittsburgh Feast”
FINALIST: Jim Starr and Jennifer McNulty, “Allegheny, Ahoy”

Magazine Photography
WINNER: David Aschkenas, “Chronicling the Courthouse”

History/​Culture Feature
WINNER: Barry Paris, “Too Strong for Fantasy”

Arts & Entertainment Feature
WINNER: Graham Shearing, Art Thoughts
FINALIST: Charles Rosenblum, Architecture Series

Health/​Science/​Technology Feature
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “Is Better Good Enough?”

Business/​Technology/​Consumer Feature
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, Marcellus Shale Series
FINALIST: Tom Imerito, “Kissing my Privacy Goodbye”
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Is Better Good Enough?”

Community Service
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow”

Sports Feature
FINALIST: Mike McGarrity, “Opening Day, Minus One”

Feature
FINALIST: Terry Miller, “Sticks & Bones”

Education Feature
FINALIST: Julia Fraser, “Attendance Matters”

Fashion/​Style/​Home Feature
FINALIST: Marylynn Uricchio, “Homefront”

Food Feature
FINALIST: Sherrie Flick, “What’s Cooking?”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees


2014

Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for Best of Show
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow”

Feature Illustration
WINNER: Mark Bender, “Splashdown”

Profile Feature
WINNER: Christine O’Toole, “Who is Bill Peduto?”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees

Feature
WINNER: Tim Menees, “Rainy Nights in Paris”
FINALIST: Aaron Skirboll, “Louis vs. Lewis”

Photography
WINNER: Roy Engelbrecht
FINALIST: John Beale, “The Lincoln Highway at 100
FINALIST: Darlyn Brewer Hoffstot, “The Motel Era”

Photo Essay/​Special Photo
WINNER: John Beale, “The Lincoln Highway at 100

Community Service
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “Pittsburgh Today & Tomorrow”
FINALIST: Christine O’Toole, “The Arts Engine”

Business/​Technology/​Consumer Feature
WINNER: Evan Pattak, “The STEM Gap”
FINALIST: Seamus McGraw, “Red Flags Rising”

Education Feature
WINNER: Matt Stroud, “Grading the Scorecard”
FINALIST: Evan Pattak, “The STEM Gap”

Health/​Science/​Environment Article or Series
WINNER: Ben Wecht, “A Natural Playground”

History/​Culture Article or Series
WINNER: Adam Eisenstat, “Voyaging Through the Hollow”
FINALIST: Tim McNulty, “Raising a Glass (and a Local Industry)”

Arts & Entertainment Feature
WINNER: Christine O’Toole, “In Jeopardy”

Food Feature
WINNER: Sherrie Flick, “What’s Cooking?”

Sports Feature
WINNER: Marino Parascenzo, “Remember the Tartans”

Columns
WINNER: Marino Parascenzo, “Far Afield”


2013

Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for Best of Show
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, “The Marcellus Shale”

Feature Illustration
WINNER: Daniel Marsula, “African Americans in Pittsburgh”
FINALIST: Stacy Innerst, “A Clearer Reflection”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees

Feature
WINNER: Christine O’Toole, “Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants”
FINALIST: Jay Stevens, “The Watery Part of the World”
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “The Young People Myth”

Photography
FINALIST: John Beale, “Dogs of Our Lives”

Fashion/​Style/​Home Feature
FINALIST: Marylynn Uricchio, “Homefront”

Community Service
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, “The Marcellus Shale”
FINALIST: Ben Schmitt and Jeffery Fraser, “African Americans in Pittsburgh”
FINALIST: Christine O’Toole, “Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants”

Education Feature
WINNER: Ben Schmitt, “A Clearer Reflection”
FINALIST: Tom Imerito, “Discovering Man in America”

Health/​Science/​Environment Article or Series
FINALIST: Tom Imerito, “Quantum Couple”

History/​Culture Article or Series
FINALIST: Christine O’Toole, “Pittsburgh’s New Immigrants”

Arts & Entertainment Feature
WINNER: Sandra Levis, “Reading Room”
FINALIST: Marianne Davis, “The Arts Equation”
FINALIST: Melanie Linn Gutowski, “Steel City Spectacle”

Food Feature
FINALIST: Joseph Sabino Mistick, “Neighborhood Joints”

Sports Reporting, Online
FINALIST: Marino Parascenzo, “The Seniors Come to Pittsburgh”

Columns
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, “From the Publisher”


2012

Ed Romano Memorial Award: Photography
WINNER: John Beale, “Faces of the Marcellus Shale”

Ray Sprigle Memorial Award
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “The Cost of Blight”

Feature Illustration (Livolsi-​Schriner Award)
FINALIST: Mark Bender, Spring Cover

Fashion/​Style/​Home Feature
WINNER: Marylynn Uricchio, “Homefront”

Community Service
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “The Cost of Blight”

Business/​Technology/​Consumer Article or Series
FINALIST: Sean D. Hamill, “Blockbuster!”

Photography, Magazines
WINNER: John Beale, “Faces of the Marcellus Shale”

History/​Cultural Article or Series
WINNER: Greg Nichols, “Forged in November”
FINALIST: Peter Rutkoff and Will Scott, “The Black Diamond”

Arts & Entertainment Feature
WINNER: Sandra Levis, “Reading Room”

Sports Feature
WINNER: Greg Nichols, “Forged in November”

Editorials
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “Stocks and Pedestal”
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, “From the Publisher”

Columns
WINNER: Sandra Levis, “Reading Room”
FINALIST: Jeff Sewald, “What Do I Know”

Best Cover Design
FINALIST: Jennifer McNulty

Feature
FINALIST: Christine O’Toole, “A Touch of Gray”

Personality Profile Feature
FINALIST: William S. Dietrich II, “In the American Grain: The Amazing Story of Henry Ford”

Photo Essay/​Special Photo
FINALIST: John Beale, “Faces of the Marcellus Shale”

Health/​Science/​Environment Article or Series
FINALIST: Kelly Casey, “Health Insights”
FINALIST: Christine O’Toole, “High-​Tech Sylvania”

Food Feature
FINALIST: Joe Mistick, “Neighborhood Joints”

Best Website
FINALIST: Jennifer McNulty and Douglas Heuck, www​.pitts​burghquar​terly​.com


2011

Ray Sprigle Memorial Award
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “Our Endangered River”

Livolsi-​Shriner Award for Best Feature Illustration
WINNER: Daniel Marsula, Spring Cover

Best Writing
WINNER: Margaret Whitford, “Fallow Ground”
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Masters of Their Fate”

Enterprise/​Investigative Series
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, Jennifer Bails and Reid Frazier, Energy Series
FINALIST: John G. Craig Jr. and Douglas Heuck, “Regional Indicators”
FINALIST: Seamus McGraw, Marcellus Shale Series

Enterprise/​Investigative Article
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “Our Endangered River”
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Masters of Their Fate”

Feature
WINNER: Matt Stroud, “Baby Byron Turns 18

Business
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “Masters of Their Fate”
FINALIST: Reid Frazier, “Riding out the Storm”
FINALIST: Seamus McGraw, Marcellus Shale Series

Health/​Medical
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “A Gordian Knot: Haiti”

Cultural
WINNER: Graham Shearing, “Art Thoughts”

Criticism
WINNER: Sandra Levis, “The Reading Room”

Sports
WINNER: Chris Weber, “Along the River’s Edge”

Editorial
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “Stocks and Pedestal”

Column
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “From the Publisher”

Continuing Coverage
FINALIST: Seamus McGraw, Reid Frazier and Jennifer Bails, Energy Series
FINALIST: Seamus McGraw, Marcellus Shale Series


2010

Feature
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, “The Story of the Marcellus Shale”
FINALIST: Bruce Keidan, “Bringing Light to a Dark Science”

Editorial
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “The Observer”
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, “From the Publisher”

Business
WINNER: Seamus McGraw, “The Story of the Marcellus Shale”
FINALIST: William S. Dietrich II, “Pittsburgh Giants”

Criticism
WINNER: Sandra Levis, “The Prize and Price of a Literary Life”
FINALIST: Sandra Levis, “Steel City Jews”
FINALIST: Sandra Levis, “Of Untimely Corpses”

Enterprise/​Investigative Series
WINNER: John G. Craig Jr., “Regional Indicators”

Continuing Coverage
WINNER: William S. Dietrich II, Jeffery Fraser, Dennis Unkovik, Seamus McGraw and Douglas Heuck, “Energy and Pittsburgh”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees, “Whom”

Science/​Technology
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Oxymoron of Opportunity”

Cultural
FINALIST: Justin Hopper, “Full Circle for the Square”
FINALIST: Reid R. Frazier, “A Dance to Remember”

Sports
FINALIST: Chris Weber, “A Mountain from the Hill”
FINALIST: Walter Villa, “The Man Behind the Players”

Column
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, “From the Publisher”
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, “The Observer”
FINALIST: Chris Allison, “You’ll Manage”

Best Writing
FINALIST: Lori Jakiela, “Elevens”


2009

Continuing Coverage
WINNER: Aradhna Dhanda, Jeffery Fraser and John Buckman, “Pittsburgh’s Leading Women”
FINALIST: Pittsburgh Quarterly Staff, “Pittsburgh 250

Criticism
WINNER: Sandra Levis, “Reading Room”

Editorial
WINNER: Doug Heuck, “Stocks and Pedestal”

Column
WINNER: Jeff Sewald, “What Do I Know?”

Enterprise/​Investigative Series
WINNER: John G. Craig Jr., “Pittsburgh Regional Indicators”

Enterprise/​Investigative Article
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “The Truth About Pittsburgh’s Air”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees, Portfolio

Photo Essay or Story
FINALIST: John Beale, “Pittsburgh’s Three Seasons”

Sports
FINALIST: Jody Diperna, “Queens of the Court”


2008

Photo Essay or Story
WINNER: John Beale, “Portrait of the Allegheny”

Business
WINNER: Dan Fitzpatrick, “The China Syndrome”
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Campaign With a Capital P”

Cultural
WINNER: Graham Shearing, “A Frame to Conjure With”

Criticism
WINNER: Sandy Levis, “Reading Room”

Sports
WINNER: Adam Lynch, “For the Birds”

Editorial
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “Stocks and Pedestal”
FINALIST: Douglas Heuck, “The Gift”

Column
WINNER: Jeff Sewald, “What Do I Know?”

Enterprise/​Investigative Series
FINALIST: John G. Craig, Jr., “Report Card”

Editorial Cartoon
FINALIST: Tim Menees, “Colonoscopy DVD

Enterprise/​Investigative Article
FINALIST: Mark DeSantis and Jim Roddey, “Hold That Thought/​Now Its Time to Act”

Ed Romano Memorial Award
WINNER: John Beale, “Portrait of the Allegheny”

Health/​Medical
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “The Jet Set”

Science/​Technology
FINALIST: Jennifer Bails, “Proof of the Proof”


2007

Science, Health & Technology
WINNER: Jeffery Fraser, “It’s Pay Dirt”
FINALIST: Jeffery Fraser, “Starzl: A Genius in Our Midst”

Criticism
WINNER: Sandy Levis, “Can You Dig It? Yes”

Editorial
WINNER: Douglas Heuck, “Reading Between the Lines”

Column
WINNER: James Morris, “Google Knows How to Flirt”
FINALIST: Chris Allison, “Life of an Ex-​CEO”

News Illustration
FINALIST: Ted Crow, “The Sword Over the City”

Livolsi-​Schriner Award for Feature Illustration
FINALIST: Lynne Cannoy, Winter 2006 cover

Cultural
FINALIST: Karen Lillis, “Full Court Press”

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