This was Meyer's fourth award from IRMA for articles published in Maryland Life magazine, which has received a total of ten since it began publication six years ago. In awarding Meyer the Gold prize for the best culture feature, the judges commented as follows:
· "The author’s writing made this otherwise “obscure” topic entertaining. Ienjoyed reading about the people involved in the sport and wouldn’thave minded if it had been just a tad longer." [Alice Liao]
· "Great quotes in this short piece, which does delve into the curling“culture.” [Bruce Itule]
· "Entertaining writing style kept my interest throughout." [Carol Cole-Frowe]
Meyer has now won eight writing awards from various associations since leaving the Washington Post in January 2004 following a long career there as both a reporter and editor.