Golden Isles Magazine was once again recognized as a winner in the coveted FOLIO: Eddie & Ozzie Awards contest, which recognizes the best of the best in editorial and design work.

Former editor Bethany Leggett received a first-place award for a single story in the City and Regional Category. Her story “Ancient Stones and Living Stones,” appeared in the July/August 2019 issue and detailed her illuminating trip to the Holy Land.

Current editor Lindsey Adkison received an honorable mention for a collection of pieces published in 2019. The magazine’s Arts Issue for 2019 also received an honorable mention for a single issue.

Golden Isles Magazine has been the recipient of many FOLIO awards in the past, but this year’s win seems to hold even more meaning.

“We are so incredibly honored and grateful to be selected alongside these prestigious publications. This year, with all of the darkness, it provided a much needed boost, for sure,” Adkison says.

FOLIO, which operates in New York City, Norwalk, Conn., and Rockville, Md., is a publication focusing on the magazine publishing industry.

Over the past six years, Golden Isles Magazine has received seven awards for editorial (Eddie) and design (Ozzie) content. It has also taken home 10 previous honorable mentions.

This year, contenders for FOLIO awards included publications like Southern Living and Travel + Leisure.

“The Eddie & Ozzie Awards recognize the pillars of magazine and digital publishing — outstanding journalism and content, photography, design, and the extremely talented people who produce it,” said Danielle Sikes, Associate Publisher at FOLIO.