Our Awards

Over the years, the Experience Life team has worked hard to provide smart, well-researched, beautifully designed stories to our readers — and our efforts have paid off. Here, a comprehensive list of awards and nominations that have come our way.

2017 MMPA (Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association) AWARDS

  • Gold Print/Online How-To Article, General Interest Over 60,000: “Dinner, Remixed
  • Silver Print/Online How-To Article, General Interest Over 60,000: “The Art of Enough
  • Bronze Print/Online How-To Article, General Interest Over 60,000: “5 Energy Traps (and How to Avoid Them)
  • Gold Overall Excellence, General Interest Over 60,000: Experience Life
  • Gold Best Use of Social Media, All Publications Over 60,000: Experience Life Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram
  • Gold Editor’s or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers, General Interest: “The Pursuit of Hope
  • Silver Editor’s or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers, General Interest: “See the Difference
  • Bronze Editor’s or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers, General Interest: “About a Boy
  • Gold Print or Online Regular Column or Blog, General Interest Over 60,000: “Honestly Dara: The Cure Is in the Kitchen
  • Silver Print/Online Feature Article, General Interest Over 60,000: “Untangling Alzheimer’s
  • Silver Feature Design, General Interest Over 60,000: “To Test or Not To Test
  • Bronze Overall Website Design/Functionality: Print-First Publication, All Publications Over 60,000: ExperienceLife.com

2017 FOLIO: Awards

  • Online Community, for Strong, Fast, and Fit
  • App (Native), for Experience Life‘s mobile app
  • Use of Illustration, for “To Test or Not To Test”

Honorable Mentions

  • Column, for Pumping Irony: “Aging and Altruism”
  • Use of Pinterest
  • Website – Health and Fitness
  • Full Issue, for June  2017
  • Overall Design, for July/August 2016
  • Overall Design, for March 2016

2016 FOLIO: Awards

Honorable Mentions

2015 MMPA (Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association) AWARDS

2015 FOLIO: Awards

Honorable Mentions

  • Best Website (Health/Fitness/Lifestyle) (Experiencelife.com)
  • Best Full Issue (Health/Fitness): June 2015
  • Best Use of Typography: “Here Comes the Sun” (June 2015)

2014 FOLIO: Awards

Honorable Mentions

  • Consumer – Single Article – Health/Fitness: “Read Between the Lines: Decoding the Health Media” (May 2014)
  • Consumer – Use of Pinterest
  • Consumer – Use of Digital Imagery (May 2014)
  • Consumer – Use of Illustration (November 2013)
  • Consumer – Use of Typography (March 2014)
  • Consumer – App (EL Enhanced Digital Edition, March 2014)

2014 MMPA (Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association) AWARDS

2014 Magazine of The Year

Gold Editor’s Letter: “To Grow Thyself, Know Thyself

Gold Overall Design: May 2014

Gold Regular Column:Honestly, Dara

Gold Typography: No Boundaries: Overcoming Codependence

Gold E-Newsletter: Monthly

Silver Overall Excellence

Silver Editor’s Letter: “First, Do What You Can

Silver How-To Article: “Spring Greens

Silver Feature DesignBeyond the Harvest

Silver Website: ExperienceLife.com

Bronze Feature Article:Read Between the Lines: Decoding the Health Media

Bronze How-To Article:Playfully Fit

Bronze Typography: Growing Healthy Kids

Bronze E-Newsletter: Weekly

2013 FOLIO: Awards

Eddie: Best Use of Pinterest

Eddie Finalist: Full Issue (Health/Fitness/Men’s Lifestyle/Sports)

Ozzie Finalist: Best Use of Typography (“End of Fear“)

2013 MMPA AWARDS

Gold General Interest Editor’s Or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers: “Balance Schmalance

Silver General Interest Editor’s Or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers: “From Tibet, With Love

Bronze General Interest Editor’s Or Publisher’s Editorial or Letter to the Readers: “The Case of the Lost Laptop

Gold General Interest/Special Interest for Typography: “The End of Fear

Silver General Interest/Special Interest for Website: ExperienceLife.com

Gold General Interest Over 60,000 for Profile Article: Nutrients

Gold General Interest Over 60,000 for Overall Design: May 2013 Issue

Bronze General Interest Over 60,000 for Overall Excellence: “The Emotional Toll of Clutter

Silver General Interest for How-To Article: “You, Inc.

2012 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Regular Column: Nutrients

Gold eNewsletter: Experience Life monthly newsletter

Gold How-To Article: “Abs, Defined” (April 2012)

Gold Letter From the Editor: “What’s Your Plan?” (January/February 2012)

Silver Single Page or Spread Design: “The Stages of Change” (November 2011)

Silver How-To Article: “One Month to Muscles” (January/February 2012)

Bronze Overall Design

Bronze website: ExperienceLife.com

Bronze Typography: “Four Happy Places” (July/August 2011)

Bronze Regular Column: Balance

Bronze How-To Article: “Smart Stretching

Bronze Letter From the Editor: “A Meditation on Nothing

2012 Web Marketing Association WebAward

Magazine Standard of Excellence: ExperienceLife.com

2011 FOLIO: Eddie Award

Editorial Excellence for a Supplemental Annual/One-Shot, Single Article: “Being Healthy is a Revolutionary Act: A Manifesto For Thriving in a Mixed-Up World(Jan./Feb. 2010)

2011 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Overall Excellence

Gold Best Web Site: experiencelife.com

Gold Regular Column: Nutrients 

Gold Feature Article: “Upgrade Your Brain(October 2010)

Gold How-To Article: “A Path Out of Depression(May 2011)

Gold Letter From the Editor: Thoughts From the Editor 

Silver Overall Design

Silver Feature Article: “Being Healthy Is a Revolutionary Act(Jan./Feb. 2010)

Silver How-to Article: “More of the Best Exercises (You’re Not Doing)(September 2010)

Silver Feature Design: “Tangled Up in Food(Jan./Feb. 2011)

Bronze How-To Article: “Sleep It Off(December 2010)

Bronze Regular Column: Honestly, Dara 

Bronze Feature Design: “More of the Best Exercises (You’re Not Doing)(September 2010)

Bronze Typography: “Keeping Secrets(April 2011)

Bronze Single Page of Spread Design: “The Other Drug Problem(April 2011)

2011 Aveda Environmental Award for Magazines

Best Distribution

2010 Web Marketing Association WebAward

Magazine Standard of Excellence: ExperienceLife.com

2010 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Best Design: Table Of Contents

Gold Best Letter from Editor: Thoughts from the Editor

Gold Best How-To: “Work Day Workouts”(March 2010)

Silver Overall Excellence

Silver Best Regular Column: Nutrients

Silver Best How-To “Kettlebells for Everybody” (Dec. 2009)

Silver Best Visuals/Illustrations: “Workday Workouts”(Mar. 2010)

Bronze Best Feature “What Your Body Is Trying to Tell You” (May 2010)

Bronze Best Web site: experiencelife.com

Bronze Best Single Topic or Issue: June 2010 “The Blue Issue”

2009 Web Marketing Association WebAward

Magazine Standard of Excellence: Outstanding achievement in Web site development

2009 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Best How-To Article: “The Fitness Almanac” (Dec. 2008)

Gold Best Regular Column: Nutrients

Gold Best Single-Topic Issue: March 2009 “Money, Work and Your Health”

Gold Best Use of Visuals/Illustration: “Progressive Eaters, Unite!” (Oct. 2008)

Gold Best Editor’s Letter: “Seeds of Revolution” (Oct. 2008)

Gold Best Table of Contents: March 2009 “Money, Work and Your Health”

Silver General Excellence

Silver Best Overall Design

Silver Best Digital Media

Silver Best Feature Article: “The Secret Lives of Fruits and Veggies” (April 2009)

Silver Best How-To Article: “How Healthy People Decode Labels” (April 2009)

Silver Best Regular Column: Renewal

Silver Best Single-Topic Issue: July/August 2008 “Fit for a Lifetime”

Silver Best Editor’s Letter: “The Little Things” (April 2009)

Silver Best Table of Contents: April 2009 “Make It Sustainable”

Bronze Best Feature Article: “Out From Under: Escaping the Burdens of Debt Stress” (March 2009)

Bronze Best How-To Article: “The Squeeze-It-In Strength Workout” (March 2009)

Bronze Best Single Cover: June 2009 “Get Into Nature”

Bronze Best Single-Topic Issue: December 2008 “Ah, Abundance!”

Bronze Best Use of Visuals/Illustration: “The Fitness Almanac” (Dec. 2008)

Bronze Best Use of Visuals/Photography: “A Better Bag Lunch” (Sep. 2008)

Bronze Best Editor’s Letter: “Just Another Statistic” (June 2009)

Bronze Best Table of Contents: October 2008 “The Politics of Health”

2008 Web Marketing Association WebAward

Magazine Standard of Excellence: Outstanding achievement in Web site development

2008 MMPA (Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association) AWARDS

Bronze Best Digital Media

Bronze Best Feature Article:Build a Better Brain,” October 2007

Gold Best How-To Article:Clear the Bar,” May 2008

Silver Best How-To Article:Pause for Power,” June 2008

Bronze Best How-To Article:Have Body, Will Travel,” March 2008

Silver Best Overall Design: Jan./Feb. 2008, March 2008, April 2008

Gold Best Regular Column: Renewal – September 2007, October 2007, Jan./Feb. 2008

Silver Best Regular Column: Nutrients – November 2007, Jan./Feb. 2008, March 2008

Bronze Best Regular Column: Thoughts From the Editor – May 2007, September 2007, December 2007

Gold Best Single-Topic Issue: September 2007 “All Together Now!”

Silver Best Single-Topic Issue: November 2007 “Let the Healing Begin”

Bronze Best Single-Topic Issue: October 2007 “Stay Strong”

Silver Best Use of Visuals/Illustrations:Good Bacteria Welcome,” July/August 2007

Silver Overall Excellence: December 2007, Jan./Feb. 2008, March 2008

2008 MAGGIE AWARDS

Finalist Health & Fitness/Consumer: December 2007

Finalist Best Overall Design/Consumer: April 2007

2007 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Best Overall Design: January 2007, April 2007, June 2007

Gold General Excellence: January 2007, March 2007, May 2007

Gold Best How-To Article:A Better Way to Burn Fat” Jan./Feb. 2007

Bronze Best How-To Article:Three Deep Breaths” Oct. 2006

Bronze Best Regular Column: Renewal

Gold Best Single Cover: September 2006

Bronze Best Single-Topic Issue: “Raise a Fit Family” September 2006

Gold Best Use of Illustration:Fertile Ground” September 2006
Silver Best Use of Illustration:The New View of Health” April 2007

2007 FOLIO AWARDS

Silver Best Use of Illustration:Role Reversal” October 2006

2006 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Overall Excellence

Gold Best Single Cover: June 2006

Silver Best Single Cover: January/February 2006

Gold Best Regular Column: Insight

Bronze Best Regular Column: Nutrients

Gold Best How-To Article:Mind Your Manners!” July/August 2005

Silver Best How-To Article:Active Planning” January/February 2006

Bronze Best Single Topic: March 2006

Bronze Best Overall Design

2006 FOLIO AWARDS

Bronze Best Use of Illustration: “The Way of the Healthy Person” January/February 2006

2005 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Overall Excellence
Gold Best How-To Article:Shopping Cart Makeover” September 2004

Silver Best Use of Visual Art:Fire Your Inner Taskmaster” December 2004

Silver Best Single Topic: “Power Aging” July/August 2004

Bronze Best Single Topic: “Healthy Work” March 2005

Bronze Best Overall Design

2005 FOLIO AWARDS

Gold Best Use of Illustration:Fire Your Inner Task Master” December 2004

2005 MAGGIE AWARDS

Finalist Health & Fitness: September 2005

Finalist Special Theme Issue: April 2005

Finalist Best Regularly Featured Department, Section or Column: Renewal: March, May and June 2005

2004 MMPA AWARDS

Silver Overall Excellence

Gold Best Regular Department: Life Balance

Silver Best Single Issue: September/October 2003

Silver Best Overall Design: March, April & May 2004

Bronze Best Use of Visuals:The Lure, The Lie

Gold Best Single Cover: July/August 2003

2002 MMPA AWARDS

Gold Best Overall Design

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