BEND, Oregon—In one memorable weekend, 1859 Oregon’s Magazine (1859magazine.com), a statewide lifestyle magazine, won the 2012 Oregon ADDY Award for Best Oregon Publication Design and was a finalist for the prestigious Western Publishing Association’s (WPA) Maggie award for Best Consumer Quarterly.
The inaugural year of the ADDDYs took place at Sunriver Resort March 17. The 2012 Maggie Award winners
will be announced during the 61st annual Maggie Awards Banquet on April 27th in Los Angeles. 1859 Oregon’s
Magazine was also a Maggie finalist for Best Quarterly in 2011.
“We’re grateful to these esteemed awards organizations for recognizing the effort that the 1859 crew puts into
every issue,” says Heather Johnson, 1859 publisher. “We thank our designers, in particular, for their gift and
for this ADDY award. We are about to open a new chapter, with bimonthly publication, and are confident in our
creative team to continue that level of excellence.”
1859 Oregon’s Magazine, the icon for Oregon lovers, will build on its continued growth over the past three years,
increasing its publication frequency to six issues a year, beginning with the July-August issue. 1859 readers can
expect the same quality they have become accustomed to but with an upgrade in quantity.
“We’ve now reached an exciting point where consumer acceptance of 1859 and market demand have created the
perfect environment for us to increase our frequency and deepen our relationships with partners,” says Johnson.
Since its inception in 2009, 1859 has gone from a quarterly magazine created by two people to a cross-platform
media icon sold in seven states with 12 employees located throughout Oregon.
About 1859 Oregon’s Magazine
1859 Oregon’s Magazine is a statewide lifestyle magazine named for Oregon’s year of statehood. 1859 captures
the true Oregon for Oregonians, its admirers and visitors. Oregon is a wealth of recreational, ecological, historical
and entrepreneurial intrigue. We’re pioneers in the sustainable movement; we’re bike geeks and techies, Native
Americans and cowboys, financiers and vintners. We’re urban, suburban, rural and ranch. 1859 Oregon’s
Magazine is the vehicle that folks from Pendleton to The Pearl District, from Bend to Bandon, recognize as their
own. In an intelligent and beautiful format, 1859 explores the landscapes, the personalities, the movers and
shakers, the history and the architecture that is the jewel of the Pacific Northwest. For Oregonians, 1859 is an
exploration of the state’s rich history, its incredible destinations and colorful personalities.
About the Oregon ADDYs
Following a focus group of advertising industry participants and much discussion, the Drakes Committee and
Advertising Federation of C.O. (AdFed) Board created a state-wide ADDY® competition, now called the Oregon
ADDY® Awards. The ADDY® Awards represent the true spirit of creative excellence by recognizing all forms of
advertising from media of all types, creative by all sizes and entrants of all levels.
About the Western Publications Association (WPA)
The WPA has represented magazine publishers and related companies for more than fifty-seven years. Serving
those publications west of the Mississippi, the WPA is committed to responding to the challenges and opportunities
facing the ever-changing magazine industry. For more information, visit www.wpa-online.org. For more information
on the Western Publications Association, please visit wpa-online.org.
For more information on 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, contact Megan Oliver at 541.550.7081, ext. 513, or email her at
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