WHERE MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL HARD-BACK BOOK AWARDED COVETED HONOR AS BEST OF ITS KIND BY THE ESTEEMED WESTERN PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION.
SAN DIEGO (May 14, 2015) — WHERE Magazine’s annual custom book, WHERE GuestBook San Diego, has been awarded one of the publishing industry’s highest honors—the coveted Maggie Award for “Best Annual Publication” of 2015—by the Western Publishing Association (WPA) at its recent annual awards ceremony held in Los Angeles, announced Jeff Levy, publisher of Southern California Media Group.
The WPA’s annual Maggie Awards banquet honors “The Best in the West,” revered as the most prestigious publishing event in the western United States. Publishing professionals from 24 states gather to recognize excellence in print and electronic publishing in more than 100 editorial, design and event categories. The 2015 awards ceremony was held May 1 at the Marriott Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport, with several hundred industry leaders in attendance. WHERE GuestBook San Diego was selected as the winner in the competitive category of “Annuals & One-Time Custom Publications/Consumer” from an accomplished pool of five other finalists. Maggie finalists and winners are determined each year by a seasoned panel of approximately 100 editorial and design judges, selected by the WPA, from across the West.
WHERE GuestBook San Diego is an annual, hard-back coffee-table book capturing the essence of America’s Finest City—i.e., the uniquely ambitious people and places making San Diego tick—through insightful feature stories and vibrant photography. It’s carried in more than 17,000 hotel rooms for a full year and is sold at the WHERE Traveler store at the San Diego International Airport, with an annual readership of more than 2 million.
Southern California Media Group proudly publishes WHERE Magazine and WHERE GuestBook, visitor guides for the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego markets; as well as PERFORMANCES Magazine, programs for the crown jewel theaters and arts groups in Los Angeles and San Diego. The company also offers expert custom publishing services, including design, production and sales.