Jamaican Owned Magazine ‘Island Origins’ Triumphs with Two Florida Magazine Association 2020 Awards

Calibe Thompson Island Origins Florida Magazine Association Award winner

Caribbean-American lifestyle quarterly Island Origins Magazine can now boast six lifetime wins, after snagging two new Florida Magazine Association awards this July. The wins mark the publication’s first gold placement, and fourth silver trophy, emblazoned with the Charlie Awards insignia. The honors are revered because they recognize the best among all participating magazines in the state of Florida.

For Health and Strength,” a revealing opinion piece on the importance of care for our own mental health, by publisher Calibe Thompson, won Island Origins its first Charlie (gold) award, making it first among all state submissions. The personal insight earned the judges’ comment, “Brava for opening the curtain to her own struggles and tying them seamlessly to the magazine’s content and cover story.”

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The magazine won its fourth silver award for Best Overall: Writing in the category of consumer magazines printing 20,000 units and under. This award is a testament to the work of the entire editorial team.

Known as the Charlies, the annual awards are the Florida magazine industry’s top prize, and were presented virtually on Friday, July 24, 2020. Honorees are chosen by a group of leading writers, editors, designers, and educators outside of the state.

Jamaican Owned Magazine Island Origins Triumphs with Two Florida Magazine Association 2020 Awards

Launched in June 2017, Island Origins Magazine is a Caribbean American lifestyle print publication primarily distributed in South Florida. It is produced quarterly by Island Syndicate, and appeals to a diverse, sophisticated mainstream audience. Learn more at www.islandoriginsmag.com.

About Island Syndicate
Island Syndicate is a creative agency that produces exceptional content and unforgettable experiences. The team offers publishing, photography, graphic design, videography, event production, and other branding and marketing services, to discerning clients. Its proprietary flagship offerings include Caribbean American lifestyle magazine “Island Origins”, nationally syndicated culinary and travel series “Taste the Islands”, and annual culinary event “The Taste the Islands Experience”.

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