WAG’s a winner!

But then you knew that, didn’t you? Still, it’s nice when it’s official. So WAG parent company, White Plains-based Westfair Communications, is tickled to announce that WAG has been named “Best Magazine” by the New York Press Association.


“I really enjoyed the content and layout of this magazine,” one of the judges noted. “It was really exciting to turn the pages and see what was coming next. The advertising of the magazine was impressive also. Your photos were just great. Nice job!”


Said publisher and creative director Dee DelBello, “We are so delighted that the judges recognized our efforts in creating the most unique magazine in the state.”


This is truly a reflection of our A-Team of Waggers. But it also speaks to the leadership provided by Dee, associate publisher Anne Jordan-Duffy, associate creative director Dan Viteri and managing editor Bob Rozycki.


The award was announced March 28 during the NYPA’s spring convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel and Conference Center in Saratoga Springs.


There were 177 newspapers that submitted 3,081 entries. Participating newspapers competed for awards in 64 categories as well as Newspaper of the Year, the Stuart C. Dorman Award for Editorial Excellence and the John J. Evans Award for Advertising Excellence. In all, 542 awards were presented.


The entries were judged by members of the Iowa Press Association.


The winners were determined based on the following point system: 20 points for first place, 10 points for second and five points for third.


Not content to rest on its laurels, WAG has some surprises up its coutured sleeve for its May “Passion Flowers” issue, out May 1.


In the meantime, check out WAG’s April “Animal Passions” issue, featuring stories on the men of Greenwich Polo as well as on the American Gold Cup, a premier equestrian event at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, joining the prestigious new Longines league.


Finally, a big thank you to our WAG readers and WAGvertizers. We couldn’t have done this without you.


For more, visit wagmag.com.—Georgette Gouveia


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