Canadian Magazine Industry News
25 June 2013,     VANCOUVER
Border Crossings wins western magazine of the year
 
Winnipeg quarterly Border Crossings took the prize for Magazine of the Year at the Western Magazine Awards. The culture mag also won the top title in the Manitoba category.

Other regional best mags were Eighteen Bridges (Albert/NTW), Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine (BC/Yukon), and Grain Magazine (Saskatchewan). Coast Mountain Culture Magazine was deemed Best New Magazine and Alberta Oil won Trade Magazine of the Year. Toque & Canoe took home Best Online Magazine.

Eighteen Bridges had a good night overall with wins in four categories. Other multiple award winners were Border Crossings, Sub-Terrain, Vancouver Magazine, Up Here and Grain Magazine. Industry vets Paul and Audrey Grescoe were presented with the WMAF Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Western Magazine Awards Foundation presented the awards June 21 at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside. See a list of winners below, and visit the Western Magazine Awards site for a full rundown of finalists.

WRITTEN AWARDS

ARTS, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT
Eighteen Bridges, Curtis Gillespie, The Populist

BUSINESS
BCBusiness, Roberta Staley, Rise of the Cyclotron

ENVIRONMENTAL
AlbertaViews, Paul Haavardsrud, A Burning Dilemma

FICTION
Sub-Terrain, Lee Kvern, Detachment

HUMAN EXPERIENCE
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, How I Lost My Mother

NEW WRITER
Profiles West, Melissa Molloy, The Accuser and Us

PROFILE
Up Here, Katherine Laidlaw, 'I don't want kids to be hungry'

PUBLIC ISSUES
Eighteen Bridges, Jonathan Garfinkel, Theatre of War

REGULAR COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT
Backofthebook.ca, Mark Leiren-Young, Mark Leiren-Young culture column

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Focus Magazine, Rob Wipond, The Case for Electroshocking Mia

SERVICE
Western Living, Various Contributors, How to Peel an Artichoke

TRAVEL AND LEISURE
Up Here, Eva Holland, I found the sweet life


VISUAL AWARDS

BEST PHOTOGRAPH - ARCHITECTURAL, LANDSCAPE OR STILL LIFE
Impact Magazine, Paul Zizka, The Land That Does Not Melt

BEST PHOTOGRAPH - PEOPLE AND PORTRAITURE
New Trail, John Ulan, Changing Face of the North

BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE OR SERIES
Swerve, Joey Podlubny, Double Take

BEST ILLUSTRATION OR ILLUSTRATION FEATURE
Sub-Terrain, Carl Wiens, Detachment

BEST ART DIRECTION - ARTICLE
Vancouver Magazine, Taryn Dufault, The Food Issue

BEST ART DIRECTION - COVER
Avenue, Anders Knudsen, Avenue Last Supper Cover

 
GOLD AWARDS

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - ALBERTA/NWT
Eighteen Bridges, Max Fawcett, Why Knot?

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - BC/YUKON
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, How I Lost My Mother

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - MANITOBA
Border Crossings, Katie Addlemann, Head On: Flashpoints and Clashpoints in the Art of Adad Hannah

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE - SASKATCHEWAN
Grain Magazine, Ayelet Tsabari, Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes


MAGAZINES OF THE YEAR

BEST NEW MAGAZINE
Coast Mountain Culture Magazine

TRADE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Alberta Oil

BEST ONLINE MAGAZINE
Toque & Canoe
 
MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - ALBERTA/NWT
Eighteen Bridges

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - BC/YUKON
Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - MANITOBA
Border Crossings

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - SASKATCHEWAN
Grain Magazine

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - WESTERN CANADA
Border Crossings
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