Canadian Magazine Industry News
18 March 2013,     CALGARY
Alberta Magazine Awards winners announced
 
Eighteen Bridges
won big at the Alberta Magazine Awards gala held March 14 in Calgary. The politics, culture and ideas mag was awarded three golds and three silvers.

Among its prizes was a gold in the Feature category, for writer Curtis Gillespie's "The Populist," a profile of TV showrunner Hart Hanson. Its other golds were in the literary categories for Fiction and Poetry. 

Also walking away with its arms full was Swerve magazine. The weekly arts and culture publication garnered three golds and one silver. Its wins included the Alberta Story category, for "Deerfoot's Revenge" by Jeremy Klaszus, and the Feature Design category, for art director Vishu Mahajan's work on "Double Take."

Melissa Molloy was named Emerging Writer of the year for "The Accuser and Us," (download as PDF here) her story for Profiles West on a family's struggle with mental illness and the court system.

As previously announced, Alberta Venture's Mike Ganley was honoured as Editor of the Year, and Impact Magazine's Elaine Kupser won this year's Achievement in Publishing award.

The list of gold winners is below. Head over to the Alberta Magazines website for the full list including silver awards, judges' commentary and images.

ALBERTA STORY
Swerve
Jeremy Klaszus
"Deerfoot's Revenge"

EMERGING WRITER
Profiles West
Melissa Molloy
"The Accuser and Us"

ESSAY
Alberta Views
Karen Connelly
"Washing the Body"

FEATURE WRITING (SHORT)
Western Living
Stacey McLachlan
"The Bounty Hunter"

FICTION
Eighteen Bridges
Caroline Adderson
"I Feel Lousy"

POETRY
Eighteen Bridges
Karen Solie
"Rothko via Muncie, Indiana"

PROFILE
Eighteen Bridges
Curtis Gillespie
'The Populist"

SERVICE  
Swerve
Kim Gray
"Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow"

ART DIRECTION FOR A SINGLE ISSUE
Uppercase
Janine Vangool, publisher, designer, editor
Issue #13

FEATURE DESIGN
Swerve
Vishu Mahajan, art director
"Double Take"

ILLUSTRATION
Alberta Oil
Dushan Milic
"End of Days"

PHOTOGRAPH
Alberta Oil
Curtis Comeau, photographer; Kim Larson, art director
"Calling Nisku"

COVER
Avenue Calgary
Anders Knudsen and Erin Burns, art directors; Jared Sych, photographer; Alicja Wilkosz, hair and makeup; Julie Van Rosendaal, food stylist
"Last Supper"

DIGITAL PRESENCE
Galleries West
Tom Tait, Kim Machado, Kristy Davison
www.gallerieswest.ca
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