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Memphis magazine won a much sought-after award this week at the annual City & Regional magazine association conference, held in Boston. Memphis brought home a Silver Award in the photo essay category, beating Los Angeles magazine and coming in behind powerhouse Texas Monthly.

The winning entry, "Living Legend," appeared in the July 2005 issue and was shot by local photographer Brad Jones and designed by art director Hudd Byard. The photos depict the ghost of Elvis visiting some of his old haunts, including Pop Tunes, the Arcade, and the Zippin Pippin. (Your issue just became that much more valuable, folks.)

The competition is open to more than100 members of CRMA and other city and regional magazines throughout North America that qualify. The contest is a 21-year-old national competition, which has been coordinated by the University of Missouri School of Journalism on behalf of CRMA for the past 10 years.

Memphis' July issue hits newsstands this week, with SNL's "Lazy Sunday" star and hometown funnyman Chris Parnell on the cover. Do pick it up, or go here to subscribe.

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