Climate Magazine earns 10 Press Club awards for writing and photography

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Climate Magazine won 10 awards for writing and photography at the 41stannual San Francisco Peninsula Press Club competition, including four first-place prizes.

The awards, in the magazines and trade publications category, were presented Nov. 15 at the Press Club’s annual dinner, held at the San Francisco Airport Hilton.

Climate’s Creative Director Jim Kirkland won all three awards for photography in the magazines category, including first prize for his photos that illustrated a story on a Realtor who collects antique bottles. Second prize was for a somewhat humorous illustration that accompanied a weight-loss feature, and the third prize was awarded for photos of a story examining San Mateo County’s homeless population. Kirkland also took home a first-place award for commentary.

Climate Editor Janet McGovern won first place in the investigative reporting category for her story about the county’s homeless. She also won a third-place award for the bottle-collector profile, as well as two awards for headline-writing.

Food writer Emily Mangini collected a first-place award for her columns, and history writer Jim Clifford received a second-place award for his columns. Clifford, who also writes for the San Mateo Daily Journal, received a second-place award for a column he wrote for the newspaper on a radio station once located at Redwood Shores.

Also at the Press Club event, Kirkland was elected the organization’s new president, succeeding Antonia Ehlers.