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Omaha Magazine's Great Plains Journalism Awards 2020 Winners

May 01, 2020 11:08AM ● By Tara Spencer

For six years, Omaha Magazine has been participating in the Great Plains Journalism Awards, which annually recognizes the best newspaper and magazine journalism in the Midwest. 

The eight-state competition includes Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota.

This year, Omaha Magazine added eight more wins, thanks to our incredible staff and writers. This team has continuously strived to be better, pushing themselves to be more creative and to find the stories people want to read. We couldn’t be prouder.  

We would like to congratulate all of this year’s winners, and offer our special thank you and congratulations to our crew and to the people who allow us to share a part of their story. 

  • Feature Writing
    Doug Meigs
    Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark 
  • Profile Writing
    Doug Meigs
    Joel Sartore’s Photo Ark
  • Lifestyle Writing
    Julius Fredrick
    From Shizuoka with Love
  • Magazine Page Design Profile
    Matt Wieczorek
    Passion Player—Catie Zeleski
  • Magazine Page Design Lifestyle
    Mady Besch
    Crafty Concrete
  • Magazine Page Design—General
    Matt Wieczorek
    Sage Student Bistro
  • Magazine Portrait Winner
    Bill Sitzmann
    The Phoenix Resurrection of Turkeys in Nebraska—Dick Turpin
  • Magazine Lifestyle Photography
    Bill Sitzmann
    Shooting The Stars—Jesse Attanasio


“I am proud of our talented staff and we are honored to tell the stories of the people of Omaha,” Omaha Magazine Publisher Todd Lemke says. “It's great to be recognized by our peers as being right up there with the best of the best in an eight-state regional competition where Omaha Magazine was recognized as a finalist—let alone a winner.”

To see the complete list of winners and runners-up, click here.