[This post has been updated] At last Friday night’s Western Magazine Awards gala in Vancouver, the Winnipeg-based arts and culture magazine Border Crossings was named Western Magazine of the Year, in a ceremony at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, hosted by Jo-Ann Roberts.
Eighteen Bridges won the award for Best Alberta/NWT magazine, as well as
two three individual awards, for Best Alberta/NWT Article, for Best Public Issues Article and for Best Culture & Entertainment Article, the latter for “The Populist” by Curtis Gillespie, which won Honourable Mention in Profiles at this year’s National Magazine Awards.
Vancouver indie literary mag subTerrain won the awards for Fiction and for Best Illustration. Up Here also won two awards, for Best Profile and for Best Travel & Leisure Article. Vancouver Magazine won for Best Art Direction of a Single Article and for Best Human Experience Article.
In the Best Photograph category the winner was “The Changing Face of the North” by John Ulan in New Trail, which also won Honourable Mention in Creative Photography at this year’s National Magazine Awards.
[Update] The Gold Award for Best Saskatchewan Article went to Ayelet Tsabari for “Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes” in Grain, which also won a Silver Award in the One-of-a-Kind category at this year’s NMAs.
Best Cover went to “Last Supper” from Avenue, art direction by Anders Knudsen, which also won the same award at the Alberta Magazine Awards.
Other winners include Alberta Views, BC Business, Focus, Grain, Impact, Swerve and Western Living. Visit westernmagazineawards.ca for more information, or check out the Canadian Magazines blog for more coverage.
Paul and Audrey Grescoe were recognized as winners of the WMA Lifetime Achievement Award.
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