Our five-year anniversary "Faces" issue in February of 2011 was the recipient of the 2012 GAMMA "Best Issue" Gold Award and the Gold Award for "Best Photography" for the circus-inspired fashion spread photographed by Tim Johnson and styled by Mitchell Hall. The judges stated that "the photo essay provided incredible creativity and color to the reader. It was spot on bringing the reader into the photo, there with the subject. Bravo."
In place of our usual advertisements, we had advertisers take black and white portraits which we featured in the issue. The judges said it "was obviously a labor of love. Why else would a magazine team put themselves through the pain of birthing a 226-page special edition? The result leaves the reader acquainted with the everyday, as well as the certifiable national celebrities of the Savannah area, and wanting to return to the pages for the innovative layout, stunning photography and massive collection of content."