Canvas Editor Michael C. Butz captured five awards, including three first-place honors, in the Press Club of Cleveland’s 2019 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.
He earned first place in the Reviews/Criticism – Single Article category, an open category that includes reviews for movies, restaurants, television, books, music and arts, for “Call to Action: HEDGE Gallery’s ‘Don’t Be Still,’” which was written for Canvas magazine. Judges said, “Enjoyed reading this very much. Review made me want to immediately visit this exhibit. Well done.”
Butz won first place in the General Circulation Magazines – Features: General category for “Sandwich tzedakah,” which appeared in Jstyle magazine. Judges’ comments: “Very touching story, excellent storytelling and writing.”
He also received first place for Photography – All Others: Studio Photography category for an image that appeared in “Cookie Dough Craving,” which appeared in Jstyle.
He took second place in the General Circulation Magazines – Features: Art category for “Change Agents,” which was published in Canvas. Judges said, “Good survey of a wide range of artists, capturing a current snapshot of their careers.”
Butz placed third in the General Circulation Magazines – Food category for “Twist on tradition,” which appeared in Jstyle.
Jstyle and Canvas are published by the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company.