Rhode Island Monthly Wins 21 Rhode Island Press Association Awards

Editors, art directors and contributors were recognized for 2018 work at the annual awards banquet.

Back row, left to right: Sarah Francis, John Palumbo, Jamie Coelho, Kaitlyn Murray Bottom row, left to right: Casey Nilsson, Doreen Chisnell, Meaghan Susi.

The Rhode Island Press Association presented more than 100 awards to journalists throughout the state for writing, design and photography in the editorial contest for 2018. The awards were presented at the annual awards banquet at the Quonset O Club on April 26, which also included the induction of Tom Ward of the Valley Breeze and Jim Rosenthal, a retired deputy editor at the Providence Journal, to the association’s Journalism Hall of Fame.

Take at peek at the Rhode Island Monthly award winners:

Special section; first place, “The Art Buyer’s Guide to Rhode Island

Distinguished journalist: first place, Casey Nilsson, Rhode Island Monthly


Best cover: second place, Matt Castigliego, “Ultimate Guide to Summer

Best feature, front page: honorable mention, Jesse Burke, “Betting the Farm”; third place, Wesley Bedrosian, “Hot and Spicer

Best feature photo: third place, Michael Cevoli, Is Narragansett Bay Too Clean?

Personality photo: honorable mention, James Jones, “A Rare Breed

Photo series: third place, Mike Cevoli, “Prudence, Patience, Hope and Despair and Little Hog Island Right Over There

Food photo: third place, Angel Tucker, “Gone Fishing” (below)


Education; first place, Casey Nilsson, “The Promised Land

Reporting on the environment: first place, Jamie Coelho, “Betting the Farm”; second place, Todd McLeish, “Is Narragansett Bay Too Clean?

Science/health care: first place, Grace Kelly, “State of Mindfulness, Mindfullness Getting Started”; Casey Nilsson, honorable mention; “The Families of the Opioid Crisis

Feature story/short; first place, Diana Brazill, “Petal Power

Feature story/in-depth; first place, Casey Nilsson, “Seeking Peace in Providence

Arts and Entertainment story; first place, Paul Kandarian, “Tara Rules

Food and dining story: first place, Viki Panteleakis, “Hot Wieners, a Love Story;” second place, Jamie Coelho, “Check Please

News feature columnist; second place, Ellen Liberman

Profile/personality story: first place, Todd McLeish, “A Rare Breed



Seeking Peace in Providence

Rhode Island’s New Generation of Farmers

The Art Buyer’s Guide to Rhode Island