Renaissance Publishing Awarded Top Honors By International Regional Magazine Association
METAIRIE, LA – The International Regional Magazine Association, IRMA, presented Acadiana Profile Magazine with nine awards, and Louisiana Life Magazine with four awards during its 36th annual conference held recently in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
IRMA, an international organization consisting of 34 regional magazines, aims to support and promote regional publishing worldwide and advocate ideas openly throughout member magazines. Beginning in 1960, Gus Weiner of Down East and Peter Sykas of Vermont Life spent a day on a boat trading ideas beneficial to the growth of both magazines and soon other regional magazines joined to become what is now known as IRMA.
Awards received by Acadiana Profile Magazine and Louisiana Life Magazine, both of which are published under the parent company, Renaissance Publishing, include:
Magazine of the Year (29,999 or less APR) – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Sarah George and Sarah Ravits, 2015
Magazine Photographer of the Year (29,999 or less APR) – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Denny Culbert for Lache Pas; 6 Sporting Spots; Best New Restaurants, 2015
Art Direction of a Single Story (29,999 or less APR) – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Garden Fresh by Sarah George, February/March 2015
Overall Art Direction (29,999 or less APR) – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Sarah George, 2015
Photo Series (29,999 or less APR) – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Laches Pas by Denny Culbert, December 2015
Art Direction of a Single Story (30,000 or more APR) – Louisiana Life Magazine
A Fresh Take on Nostalgic Recipes by Sarah George, March/April 2015
Column – Louisiana Life Magazine
Rural Life by Melissa Bienvenue, 2015
Magazine Writer of the Year (29,999 or less APR) – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Will Kalec for Houma: City of the Year, Les Artiste, Les Personnes, 2015
Portrait Series – Acadiana Profile Magazine
The Business of Fun by Danley Romero, June/July 2015
Food Feature – Louisiana Life Magazine
The Lighter Sides by Stanley Dry and Eugenia Uhl, November/December 2015
AWARD OF MERIT HONORS:
Art and Culture Feature – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Lache Pas by Melanie Warner Spencer, December 2015/January 2016
Reader Service Article – Louisiana Life Magazine
Beyond the Ballot by Jeremy Alford, September/October 2015
Single Photo – Acadiana Profile Magazine
Seafood Hotspots: Hawk's Boiled Crawfish by Danley Romero, April/May 2015
Acadiana Profile Magazine, a Renaissance Publishing magazine was founded in 1968 and is one of south Louisiana’s oldest publication. The bi-montly, glossy publication continues to highlight Lafayette, Lake Charles, Thibodeaux, Houma and surrounding acadiana areas’ unique cultural lifestyle and profile local events and people.
Louisiana Life Magazine, founded in 1980, highlights the state’s cultural lifestyle and destination locations throughout every region of the state. The bi-monthly, glossy magazine is the only statewide general interest publication covering Louisiana.
Renaissance Publishing LLC is locally owned and operated by Todd Matherne, Errol Laborde and Alan Campell. In addition to MyNewOrleans.com and BizNewOrleans.com, Renaissance Publishing LLC owns New Orleans Magazine, New Orleans Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Louisiana Life Magazine, New Orleans Bride Magazine, St. Charles Avenue, Acadiana Profile Magazine and Biz New Orleans. Renaissance Publishing LLC also produces many custom publishing titles for various organizations.