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Florida Realtor Magazine Wins
Top Awards

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 23, 2011 -- Florida Realtor, the Business Magazine of Florida Real Estate and monthly trade publication of Florida Realtors®, recently won six awards in the 2011 Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA) competition.

Florida Realtor won a total of four Charlie Awards, the competition’s top honor or gold standard, including one for Best Overall Magazine and one for Best Written Magazine in its Trade/Technical category. 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 Bronze Award (third) for Best Feature Design.

"Every month, our goal is to publish a magazine that is relevant to Florida Realtors and offers valuable information that our members can use to enhance their business and help them work more efficiently and effectively," says Phyllis Choy, chairman of Florida Realtors Communications Committee for 2011 and a Jupiter Realtor. "We’re proud of Florida Realtor magazine and honored by these awards."

The Florida Magazine Association is the professional organization for the state’s publishing industry and represents more than 220 magazines in Florida. Over 600 entries were submitted for this year’s Charlie Awards contest from publications produced in Florida. Awards were presented during FMA’s 2011 Publishing Conference & Expo, Aug. 18-19, 2011, at the Disney 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 64 boards/associations. Florida Realtors® Media Center website is available at


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