ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won eight awards in the 2012 Florida Magazine Association's (FMA) competition.
Florida Realtor won a total of three Charlie Awards, the competition's top honor or gold standard, including one for Best Single Photo, original black and white or color, in its Trade/Technical category. The winning photograph was taken of the "Rah Rah Girls," featured in the October 2011 issue. Under writing excellence, the magazine received a Charlie Award for Best Department (Makeover) and another Charlie Award for Best Column (Tech & You).
Judges also recognized the magazine for design excellence. It won a Silver Award (second place) for Best Overall Design and a Silver Award for Best Cover (June 2011 issue). Florida Realtor received Silver Awards for Best Overall Magazine; Best Written Magazine; and for Best Column (Manage It).
"Our focus is to provide our Realtor members with a magazine that is relevant, timely and has valuable information they can use to improve their business," says Christine Hansen, chairman of Florida Realtors Communications Committee for 2012 and a Fort Lauderdale Realtor. "We're proud of Florida Realtor magazine and honored by these awards. Our magazine works so well because it's a team effort between our Realtor members and our talented staff."
The Florida Magazine Association is the professional organization for the state's publishing industry and represents more than 200 publishing professionals in Florida. Over 700 entries were submitted for this year's Charlie Awards contest from publications produced in Florida. Awards were presented during FMA's 2012 Publishing Conference & Expo, Aug. 16-17, 2011, at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Florida Realtors®, formerly known as the Florida Association of Realtors®, serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. It provides programs, services, continuing education, research and legislative representation to its 115,000 members in 63 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at http://media.floridarealtors.org.