Covet, the new lifestyle magazine tagged as “modern living with a Prairie twist,” won the award for Magazine of the Year at last week’s Manitoba Magazine Awards, a.k.a. the Maggies. Covet, which launched in 2012, also won the People’s Choice Award.
The literary periodical Prairie Fire, winner of 13 National Magazine Awards since 1995, took home the most Maggies with four, including Best Poem, Best Short Fiction, Best Editorial Feature or Creative Non-Fiction, and Best Single Issue.
Canada’s History magazine won for Best Column or Department and Best Digital Initiative, the latter for its Young Students program which encourages students to make short documentary films for online publication.
Also winning Maggies were The Huddle, Interlake Arts, Manitoba Home & Gardener Living, Rhubarb, Outwords Inc, and the Canadian Journal of Green Building & Design.
The the Maggies were introduced in 2009 by the Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association to recognize achievement in all areas of the magazine publishing business: editorial excellence, design, marketing, online development and public events and programming. The Awards also provide an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional range and diversity of magazine titles produced in the province.