For more than 20 years, the FOLIO Eddie & Ozzie Awards have recognized excellence in magazine editorial and design across all sectors of the industry. Last month, Folio’s cornerstone awards program returned to the 2018 Folio: Show in New York, where hundreds of magazine media executives gathered to celebrate the very best in stunning design and uncompromising journalism.

This year, Canoe & Kayak won an Eddie in the Column/Blog, Consumer Category for Editor-at-large Zak Podmore’s controversial opinion piece on the Trump administration’s reduction of protected public lands, such as Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.

“The Trump administration’s historic rollback of public lands protections divided our readers on sharp lines between those supporting conservation and those upholding freedom from federal control,” says Canoe & Kayak Editor Dave Shively. “Podmore’s op-ed exposed this surprising rift, sparking an important dialogue by personalizing a national issue and articulating a defense that any paddler could appreciate.”

Read Moag’s story HERE on the late Emma Kelty, pictured on the lower Rio Marañon, July 2017. Photo by Ariel Diaz

In addition to the win, C&K also earned an Honorable Mention nod for the EDDIE in the Analysis, Consumer/Custom Category, for The Deadly Call of the Amazon, Editor-at-large Jeff Moag’s thought-provoking look into why Emma Kelty's murder has us questioning the worth of unsupported efforts on the Everest of source-to-sea descents.

C&K’s fellow TEN: Adventure Sports Group title BIKE also won an Ozzie for Cover Design (as well as nine additional entries from teh group earning Honorable Mentions — press release here). Last year, C&K was honored to take home the ‘Best Single Article – Outdoor/Sports’ Eddie for its 2016 Healing Waters feature on veterans, PTSD, and paddling

— Check out our Editors’ Picks for the best stories from the last year.