Canadian Magazine Industry News
19 June 2012,     VANCOUVER
Vancouver, Alberta Oil take top honours in WMAs
 
Alberta Oi
l magazine, published by Edmonton-based Venture Publishing, continues to light up magazine awards season with another win as Trade Magazine of the Year, this time at the 30th annual Western Magazine Awards held last Friday in Vancouver.
 
Earlier this month, Alberta Oil won Magazine of the Year at the K.R.W. Awards in Toronto (for the second time in three years).
 
On the consumer side, TC Media's Vancouver magazine won for Consumer Magazine of the Year in western Canada. The city magazine took top spot in seven other categories as well, leading the pack of WMA award winners. 
 
Vancouver was followed closely by Eighteen Bridges, the non-profit "Canadian creative journalism magazine" based in Edmonton (and also given production support from Venture Publishing), with six top awards.
 
Veteran west coast magazine writer Sean Rossiter was honoured with the WMA's Lifetime Achievement Award. 
 
Other winners at the Western Mag Awards this year were:
 
BEST NEW MAGAZINE - 
Eighteen Bridges
BEST ONLINE MAGAZINE
 - The Tyee

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - ALBERTA/NWT
 - Eighteen Bridges
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - BC/YUKON - 
Vancouver Magazine
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - MANITOBA - 
Geez
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - SASKATCHEWAN
 - Grain Magazine

WRITTEN AWARDS

ARTS, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT - 
Eighteen Bridges, Don Gillmor, All In

BUSINESS
 - Up Here, Tristin Hopper, The Golden Boy and the New Stampede

ENVIRONMENTAL
 - Up here, Lauren McKeon, The Great Divide
 
FICTION
Event, Kate Millar, Year of the Rooster

HUMAN EXPERIENCE - 
Vancouver Magazine, Timothy Taylor, Blood Brothers
 
PROFILE
Geist, George Fetherling, Man of a Hundred Thousand Books

PUBLIC ISSUES
 - Vancouver Magazine, Danielle Egan, Lost Girls
 
REGULAR COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT
- Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, Urban Fix

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
 - BCBusiness, Michael McCullough, The Audacity of General Fusion

SERVICE
Swerve, Bruce Weir, The Wedding Guest Manifesto

STUDENT WRITING - 
Pacific Rim Magazine, Stacey Hooper, Performance of a Lifetime
 
TRAVEL AND LEISURE
 - Western Living, Tyee Bridge, School of Fish

VISUAL AWARDS

BEST PHOTOGRAPH - ARCHITECTURAL, LANDSCAPE OR STILL LIFE - 
British Columbia Magazine, Bruce Kirkby, Ultimate Parks

BEST PHOTOGRAPH - PEOPLE AND PORTRAITURE
 - Up Here Business, Michael Ericsson, Premier Floyd Roland: The Final Interview

BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE OR SERIES - 
Swerve, Todd Korol, Close Enough For You?

BEST ILLUSTRATION OR ILLUSTRATION FEATURE
 - Swerve, Byron Eggenschwiler, The Mouse & I: A Love Story

BEST ART DIRECTION - ARTICLE
 - BCBusiness, Catherine Mullaly, Pour Me Another

BEST ART DIRECTION - COVER
 - Vancouver Magazine, Randall Watson, June 2011

GOLD AWARDS

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - ALBERTA/NWT
 - Eighteen Bridges, Chris Turner, Bearing Witness

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - BC/YUKON
 - Vancouver Magazine, Timothy Taylor, Blood Brothers

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - MANITOBA
 - Western Living, Shel Zolkewich, Hooked
 
GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - SASKATCHEWAN - 
The Crow, Kent Morrison, The La Loche Project


 
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