The 2010 Maggie Award nominations were announced today, and VegNews earned a top spot in six categories. Each March, 100 media professionals convene to judge the year’s most compelling, interesting, and well-designed publications to determine winners in one of the country’s most prestigious magazine award ceremonies. VegNews is among an elite group that garnered such a high number of nominations, in categories ranging from Best Lifestyle Magazine and Best Website to Best Column (for Dan Piraro’s “Plant-Based Piraro”), Best Feature (for Mark Hawthorne’s “Dried Up”), and Best Illustration (for Mark Middleton’s “Vegetopia”). Since 2006, VegNews has won six Maggie Awards, including top honors for Best Lifestyle Magazine and Best Website in 2009—beating out such titles as PC World, Chow.com, and Yoga Journal. Winners will be announced in early May at a Los Angeles awards banquet.