Geosynthetics magazine was recently cited with a Gold Award/Best Technical Article for the story and graphics in the June/July 2006 issue titled “Back to the beach in Mexico.”
“Back to the beach in Mexico: Shoreline restored with geotextile tubes as submerged breakwaters” was originally written by Enrique Álvarez, Ramiro Rubio, and Herbert Ricalde. The article was organized and edited by Geosynthetics editor Ron Bygness. Heidi Hanson was the graphic designer for the package, which included 14 photos and 3 schematic diagrams.
Referring to the 1st-place article and graphics in Geosynthetics, the judges said: “Article contains many facts, formulas, diagrams, pictures, references, etc., that are relevant to its audience. The article’s intent was to explain how a new method of beach restoration works. It used clear language, pictures, and schematics to explain the process. Though the article is written for engineers and other industry professionals, aside from the formulas, it was relatively easy to understand …“Well done. The article makes a strong case for the use of colorful tables, providing visual proof and scientific data that supports effectiveness.”
Magazines produced by the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), which includes Geosynthetics, were honored Nov. 2, 2006, at the 10th annual Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association (MMPA) Excellence Awards. IFAI’s magazines were entered in the “Trade Associations–under-30,000 circulation” category and won a total of two gold, two silver, and two bronze awards.