The North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA) honored five member journalists, including Cindy Hirschfeld, Dan Egan, Kristen Lummis, Troy Hawks, and Jason Dodge, with its annual Harold S. Hirsch Awards for Excellence in Snowsports Journalism.
The awards are sponsored by Mountain Khakis and will be officially presented at NASJA’s 2015 Annual Meeting to be held Feb 7-11 in Quebec City during Winter Carnival.
Cindy Hirschfeld won the Hirsch Award in the Features category. Hirschfeld lives in Colorado and is editor-in-chief of Aspen Magazine and a freelance contributor to the New York Times.
Dan Egan and Kristen Lummis tied for a Hirsch Award in the Blog Category. Egan is a New Hampshire-based producer of national and cable syndicated programs.
Lummis is known as Brave Ski Mom, a moniker she created four years ago when she launched her blog that focuses on getting families out and about and skiing. She also writes for Club Colorado – The Official Blog of Colorado Ski Country, Liftopia.com, Women’s Adventure Magazine, MTN Magazine, and others.
Troy Hawks won the Hirsch Award in the Columns Category. Hawks, is a freelance writer and PR, communications, and content consultant based in Colorado. Hawks contributes to Ski Patrol magazine, Club Colorado, TLiftopia.com, Ski Area Management, SnoCountry.com, and other outlets nationally.
Jason Dodge won the Hirsch Award in the Video Category.Dodge is founder and editor of MiSkiReport.com, a website highlighting skiing and riding in Michigan.
Samples of articles from each of those recognized at posted under the Awards menu here.