“Monumental Majesty” wins book award

An appreciation of the first century of Colorado National Monument captured a top honor today.

“Monumental Majesty” was honored as the best anthology in the 21st annual Colorado Book Awards ceremony in Aspen.

Edited by Daily Sentinel Managing Editor Laurena Mayne Davis, describes the process by which the lands overlooking the Grand Valley came to be recognized as a national treasure of monoliths and unique canyons even before the founding of the National Park Service.

“This is an incredible honor,” Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton said. “I’m especially proud that the Sentinel published this book in-house and prevailed among the likes of Simon & Schuster and Random House.”

Designed by Daily Sentinel graphics editor Robert Garcia, “Monumental Majesty” includes photography and writing by the staff of The Sentinel.

“I work with these guys every day, so it comes as no surprise that ‘Monumental Majesty’ won this award,” Seaton said. “It speaks to the excellence of our entire staff, but especially Laurena Davis and Robert Garcia.”

Winning entries in the contest were selected from 169 entries across twelve categories for books published in 2011.

The contest is sponsored by Colorado Humanities and the Center for the Book.

Copies of the book are available online by clicking here.


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