Rhode Island Monthly Wins 27 Rhode Island Press Association Awards

Rhode Island Monthly editors, art directors, photographers and contributors were recognized and celebrated for their 2022 works at the annual awards banquet.



On Friday, April 28, the Rhode Island Press Association presented more than 150 awards for distinguished writing, design and photography to local journalists, designers and photographers throughout the state. Staff members from a number of local outlets, including Rhode Island Monthly, Providence Media, the Providence Journal, the Boston Globe, the Valley Breeze and more gathered that night at the Chelo’s Waterfront in Warwick to collect their respective accolades and celebrate. The banquet also recognized two new Journalism Hall of Fame inductees — Karen Bordeleau, former executive editor of the Providence Journal, and Timothy Cotter, former executive editor of the Day — and presented a $1,000 scholarship to Rhode Island College student Olivia Barone (fun fact: Barone will also be interning for us this summer, so be sure to look out for her work in the magazine and on our website!).

We are thrilled to share that the Rhode Island Monthly edit and design team (plus a number of our contributors) was recognized with twenty-seven awards across twenty-one different categories, including a nine first-place titles. Take a look below for the full list of awards.



Best Cover 

Second Place: Joan Wong, Rhode Island Monthly, South County Scandal 

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Illustrated by Joan Wong

Third Place: Brendan Totten, Rhode Island Monthly, Breaking Point

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Illustrated by Brendan Totten

Best Feature Front Page

First Place: Joan Wong, Rhode Island Monthly, South County Scandal

Third Place: Angel Tucker and Doreen Chisnell, Rhode Island Monthly, Bom Apetite



Feature Photo 

Third Place: Corey Favino, Rhode Island Monthly, Your Guide to Summer Adventure

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Photography by Corey Favino

Food Photo

First Place: Angel Tucker, Rhode Island Monthly, Portuguese Clams

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Photography by Angel Tucker

Personality/Photo Portrait 

Third Place: Wolf Matthewson, Rhode Island Monthly, Ted Powers and Sugar at Blackbird Farm

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Photography by Wolf Matthewson

Photo Series / Picture Story 

First Place: Angel Tucker and Jamie Millmather, Rhode Island Monthly, Peri Power 


Photography by Angel Tucker

Weather and Climate Photo 

First Place: Wolf Matthewson, Rhode Island Monthly, Snowy Owl at Sachuest 



Arts/Entertainment Story

Second Place: Staff, Rhode Island Monthly, Casting a Spell on Little Rhody 

Arts/Niche Columnist 

Second Place: Dana Laverty, Rhode Island Monthly

Email Newsletter

Third Place: Rhode Island Monthly, The Dish 

Feature Story (Short) 

First Place: Ellen Liberman, Rhode Island Monthly, What Remains 

Food/Dining Story 

First Place: Jamie Coelho, Rhode Island Monthly, Unleash the Yeast

News/Features Columnist

Honorable Mention: Ellen Liberman, Rhode Island Monthly

Reporting on the Environment 

Second Place: Alyssa Giacobbe, Rhode Island Monthly, Shellfish Games

Third Place: Lauren Clem, Rhode Island Monthly, Prowling for Owls

Science/Health Care Story 

First Place: Lauren Clem, Rhode Island Monthly, Taking a Toll

Sports Feature Story 

First Place: Ged Carbone, Rhode Island Monthly, Belle of the Ballgame 

Unique/Unexpected Story 

Third Place: Ellen Liberman, Rhode Island Monthly, Fierce Finery 



Special Section 

First Place: Rhode Island Monthly, Best of Rhode Island 2022 

Third Place: Newcomer’s Guide, Rhode Island Monthly

Honorable Mention: Spirits, Speakeasies and Dive Bars, Rhode Island Monthly

Best Website

Third Place: RIMonthly.com

Community Outreach 

Second Place: Rhode Island Monthly, Bannister Awards

Photographer of the Year

Third Place: Wolf Matthewson, Rhode Island Monthly

Distinguished Journalist 

Second Place: Jamie Coelho, Rhode Island Monthly