New Trail, Canadian Rockies Annual, Avenue Magazine top winners at 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards


Last Thursday night in Calgary the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association presented the winners of the 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards.
New Trail took home the top prize as Alberta Magazine of the Year. The alumni magazine of the University of Alberta has been nominated for 12 National Magazine Awards since 2012, winning 3, so it should come as no surprise that the magazine is making a huge splash in its home province. Honourable Mention for Alberta Magazine of the Year went to Avenue Edmonton and West Jet Magazine.
New Trail won a total of 9 medals. They took the Gold Medal in Art Direction of a Single Issue, another Gold Medal in Service: Lifestyle and yet another Gold Medal in Service: Business. They swept Gold and Silver in Editorial Package, then did it again, winning the Gold Medal and Silver Medal for Best Feature Design. They also won a Silver in Essays.
New Trail‘s editor-in-chief Lisa Cook was named Alberta Editor of the Year.
Canadian Rockies Annual won 5 Alberta Magazine Awards, including Best New Magazine and a sweep of Gold and Silver in the category Still-Life Photography.

 
Avenue Magazine also won 5 Alberta Magazine Awards, including Gold in Best Essay for “How to Talk about Death and Dying” by Christina Frangou.
Among individual creators, writer Omar Mouallem led all winners with 3 Alberta Magazine Awards, including Gold in Feature Writing for “Truth North Strong” in Western Living.
The winner of the Emerging Writer Gold award was Chris Cassis of Glass Buffalo magazine.

 
Other winners at this year’s Alberta Magazine Awards include Alberta Views, Apple Magazine, Avenue Edmonton, Filling Station, Oilsands Review,  Oilweek, Swerve, and The Yards.
Check out @AMPA‘s twitter feed for the complete recap.

Advertising & Design Club of Canada offering awards discount to NMA Nominees

statuesThe Advertising & Design Club of Canada (ADCC) is offering a discount on the cost of entering the 2015 ADCC Directions Awards to any nominee of this year’s National Magazine Awards.
The ADCC awards show, known as Directions, is acknowledged as the premiere creative awards show in Canada. The accompanying printed annual stands as the document of record of the best work each year. Entrants from across Canada in Advertising Broadcast & Print, Graphic Design, Editorial Design and Interactive Media will compete in this year’s show.
The ADCC will present awards for Agency of the Year, Design Studio of the Year, Interactive Agency of the Year and Production Company of the Year. Also the Michael O’Reilly Award for copywriting and the Les Usherwood Award for lifetime achievement. And student awards.
Email awards@theadcc.ca by May 21 for details.
More information about the Directions awards at theadcc.ca/awards.

Nominees announced for the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards

Canadian Business Media announced today the nominations for the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, honouring excellence in Canadian business-to-business magazine publishing.
CPA Magazine led all magazines with 20 nominations, followed by Professionally Speaking and University Affairs with 10 each.
The finalists for the 2 divisions of Magazine of the Year are:
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR–PROFESSIONAL
CPA Magazine
Marketing
University Affairs
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR–TRADE
Canadian Grocer
Oilsands Review
Renovation Contractor

Top Nominated Magazines for the 61st Kenneth R. Wilson Awards:

Written

Visual

Special & Integrated

Total

CPA Magazine

14

4

2

20

University Affairs

5

3

2

10

Professionally Speaking

5

3

2

10

Les Affaires

6

2

0

8

Foodservice and Hospitality

1

3

2

6

Canadian Lawyer

4

1

1

6

D&A Magazine

4

1

0

5

Marketing

3

1

1

5

Oilweek

2

2

0

4

Precedent

1

2

1

4

Registered Nurse Journal

4

0

0

4

Today’s Trucking

4

0

0

4

More than 100 magazines entered the competition which was adjudicated by 77 volunteer judges. A total of 154 submissions from 57 Canadian B2B publications are nominated for awards in 21 written, visual and special categories. The Gold, Silver and Honourable Mention awards will be presented at the Grand Banking Hall at One King West in Toronto, on Tuesday June 2, during the KRW Awards gala.
John Milne, president of Breakwell & Company and VP of Media Services at Equisoft, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala. John has won a number of KRW Awards and is a respected B2B professional with over 35 years of experience in business publishing.
For tickets and information, as well as to view the complete list and full text of nominees, please visit krwawards.ca.

Vote for the Manitoba Magazine of the Year


The annual Maggie Awards, which are presented by the Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association, are coming up on May 28, and magazine lovers are invited to help select the Manitoba Magazine of the Year with a People’s Choice Award.
The finalists include:

Vote here for the Manitoba Magazines People’s Choice Award.
The winners will be announced at the Maggie Awards gala on May 28 at the Viscount Gort Hotel in Winnipeg. The nominees and information about the Manitoba Magazines Conference will be announced soon.

KRW Awards seeking nominations for Harvey Southam Award for Career Achievement in B2B publishing

The Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, one of Canada’s oldest and most prestigious publishing awards programs, recognizing excellence in Canadian business-to-business (B2B) publishing for over 60 years, is seeking nominations from the industry for the Harvey Southam Award for Career Achievement.
Deadline for 2015 nominations: April 15.
Named in honour of journalist Harvey Southam, founding editor of Equity magazine and longtime journalist at the Vancouver Sun, Vancouver Province and Winnipeg Tribune, winners of this award represent the highest standards of B2B publishing and are recognized for their contributions to the Canadian Business Media tradition of distinguished initiative, leadership and integrity.
The award is open to publishers, editors, designers, creators, circulation experts, marketing, sales and promotion professionals, production managers – in short, to everyone in the industry. It cannot be given posthumously.
Nominations are welcome from the entire Canadian B2B publishing industry, and must consist of a completed entry form and at least two letters of support from fellow industry members, attesting to the achievements and qualifications of the nominee.
The board of the Canadian Business Media Association determines the winner, and the award will be presented at the 61st annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards gala, on June 2 at One King West Hotel in Toronto.
Previous winners of the Harvey Southam Award include Harvey Botting, Doug Bennet, Rolf Lockwood, Tom Davey and Jim Winsor.
More information and application at KRWawards.ca.