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PO Box 3290
Paducah, KY 42002-3290

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5801 Kentucky Dam Road Paducah, KY 42003-9323

Quilting Community AQS News

AMERICAN QUILTER Magazine Places Third in Cover Contest

2007 Newsstand Resource Cover Contest

by Sylvia J. Thomas

The 2007 “NewsStand Resource” cover contest has been declared the best ever! And this year “American Quilter” magazine published by the American Quilter’s Society has taken Category 2, third place honors with their spring 2007 cover. “Selecting the winning covers was a difficult task,” states Frances Becker of “NewsStand Resource,” “but we feel confident that the judges selected the best covers from the hundreds of entries received this year.”

“American Quilter” along with all the winning covers will be featured in the spring 2008 issue of “NewsStand Resource.” In addition, they will be entered into the 3rd Annual Readers’ Choice Contest, found in the spring issue, or on the “NewsStand Resource” Web site at Readers can cast their votes by e-mailing their choices to

What makes a winning magazine cover? A clean look, clear image, message perceived at a glance, a move away from images as part of the logo, and a move away from an over-decorated look. At a glance, the image on the cover should be a picture of the product covered by the magazine. Becker believes all of this year’s winners have met these challenges.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2007 “NewsStand Resource” Cover Contest:

Category 1 – Total Circulation Over 200,000
First Prize: Country Sampler Group, Country Sampler Magazine – September 2007
Second Prize: Hoffman Media, LLC, Cooking with Paula Deen – July/August 2007
Third Prize: Eating Well Media, Eating Well Magazine – March/April 2007
Honorable Mention: Ogden Publications, Mother Earth News – February/March 2007

Category 2 – Circulation 75,000 to 199,999
First Prize: Hoffman Media, LLC, Southern Lady – January/February 2007
Second Prize: Ogden Publications, Natural Home – November/December 2007
Third Prize: American Quilter’s Society, American Quilter – Spring 2007
Honorable Mention: Ogden Publications, GRIT – September/October 2007

Category 3 & 4 – Circulation 74,999 and Under
First Prize: Emmis, Atlanta Magazine – April 2007
Second Prize: Network Communications, Accent Home & Garden – Sept/October 2007
Third Prize: Turnstile Publishing, Fish & Fly – June 2007
Honorable Mention: TFH Publications, Tropical Fish Hobbyist – June 2007

Category 5 – City, State, Regional & Travel
First Prize: Baltimore Magazine, Baltimore Magazine – September 2007
Second Prize: Oklahoma Today, Oklahoma Today – September 2007
Third Prize: Delaware Beach Life, Delaware Beach Life – August 2007
Third Prize: Sargent Publishing, Portland Magazine – February/March 2007
Honorable Mention: Moffly Publications, New Canaan Darien – January 2007

Category 6 & 7 – Specials, Annuals, Semi-Annuals & Quarterlies
First Prize: Renaissance, Louisiana Life – Spring 2007
Second Prize: D Magazine, D Magazine Weddings – Fall 2007
Third Prize: Stampington & Co., Art Doll Quarterly – Autumn 2007
Honorable Mention: Rhode Island Monthly, Rhode Island Monthly Bride 2007

Category 8 – New Publication/Re-Launch
First Prize: Moffly Publications, At Home in Fairfield County – November 2007
Second Prize: Smokin’ Heffer, LLC, In Buona Salute Magazine – Sept/October 2007
Third Prize: Salon City, Inc., Salon City Magazine All-American – July/August 2007
Honorable Mention: Hoffman Publications, LLC, Victoria – November/December 2007

“NewsStand Resource” is the only trade/resource guide for the single copy newsstand industry providing the magazine retailer with the data they need to assist them with their magazine buying decisions. “NewsStand Resource” is published in Greensboro, NC.