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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

NEWS: SLUG Mag Wins Best Of State

News Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Angela H. Brown – angela@slugmag.com, 801-487-9221

SLUG Magazine Wins 2012 Best of State Medal for Journalism

SALT LAKE CITY, Friday, May 25 – SLUG Magazine was recognized for its
efforts and endeavors last Tuesday, winning the Best of State medal for
Journalism in the Arts & Entertainment category. On May 22, 2012, the Best of
State awards held their annual gala and ceremony at The Salt Palace
Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We are very excited and humbled to receive this award,” says Angela Brown,
SLUG’s owner and publisher. “We’ve worked diligently to put out a great
magazine that stands out from others in our market, focusing on local
entertainment and the subculture in Utah. To have this kind of recognition shows
that we’ve become a vital resource to not just SLC, but the entire state.”
Founded in 2002 by Mark & Dana Layton, the Best of State awards were created
as a way to recognize outstanding businesses in Utah, and bring the community
together in celebration. The awards are judged on a variety of fields including
creativity and innovation, service, performance and contributions to the state of
Utah. The awards cover hundreds of fields in ten categories, including A&E,
Business, Education, Dining, Sports, Tourism and Community Development. This
was the first year SLUG Magazine has been nominated, and won, for this

About SLUG Magazine: SLUG (Salt Lake UnderGround) Magazine is a free
regional publication based out of Salt Lake City, UT, delivering uncompromising
coverage of music, art, action sports and underground subculture. SLUG
distributes 30,000 issues on the first Friday of every month and can be found
“anyplace cool.” In addition, SLUG hosts a variety of award-winning community
events such as SLUG Games, Summer of Death, and Localized. Feb. 2012
marked the Magazine’s 23rd birthday, making SLUG one of the oldest zines in
the nation that continues to publish regularly. Visit slugmag.com to view photo
galleries, read online exclusives and read through digital copies of every issue
that has ever been published.


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