HONOLULU Magazine Wins Multiple Awards, Including a National Prize

HONOLULU Magazine wins a CRMA Award and several Hawai‘i Publishers Association Awards.
HONOLULU Magazine at City Regional Magazine Association.


Once in a while, we at HONOLULU Magazine like to take a quick break from our regular posting schedule to toot our own horn. On Monday night, we won a national first place award for the best spread design at the 2016 City and Regional Magazine Association Awards in Denver (The CRMA is the national industry association for magazines like us, which makes this the equivalent of an Oscar win.) We were up against other magazines across the country with circulations of less than 60,000, including great publications like Austin Monthly and St. Louis Magazine, so it’s a real honor.

  Hawaii Publishers Association.


Then, less than 24 hours later, HONOLULU picked up even more awards: At the 2016 Paʻi Awards, given out by the Hawaiʻi Publishers Association, we took home six first-place plaques, in the following categories:


Business & Industry Reporting 

“The Everything Guide to Local Chocolate,” in our December 2015 issue


Excellence in Cover Design (Coated Stock)

The March 2015 “Best of HONOLULU” cover HONOLULU Magazine's Best of Honolulu cover.


Excellence in Illustration

The opening spread of the January “Sour Poi Awards” Sour Poi Awards.



HONOLULU Magazine’s All-Island Restaurant Guide


Online Video

The behind-the-scenes video for the making of the November “Mauka to Makai” Fashion Week cover



Editorial Column

Michael Keany’s “Afterthoughts” column


We also won five second-place Pa‘i awards, for:


Editorial Column

Catherine Toth Fox’s “‘Ono: Food and Dining” column


General Website Excellence



Editorial Feature

Martha Cheng’s “The People You Meet at Zippy’s,” in September 2015


Excellence in Design (Coated Stock)

The opening spread of the “General Stores” feature in March 2015 All Hail the General.




HONOLULU Magazine’s Private School Guide


Congratulations, also, to our sister publications HAWAIʻI Magazine and Mana Magazine who earned Paʻi Awards as well! HAWAIʻI won first-place awards for Visitor Publication Excellence (over 500,000 per year) and for Editorial Series, and a second-place award for Excellence in Cover Design (Coated Stock). Mana Magazine took second place for Sports Reporting.