Canadian Magazine Industry News
18 September 2012,     WINNIPEG, MB
Winners of Manitoba Magazine Awards announced
The winners of the fourth annual Manitoba Maggies (Manitoba Magazine Awards) recognizing excellence in the consumer and trade divisions have been named.

Magazine of the year went to Wave, a health and wellness magazine published by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

 

Kayak, a history magazine for kids published by Canada's History Society, was one of the multiple award winners including best editorial package for the February 2012 issue.

On the visual side, The spring 2011 issue cover of the now defunct-magazine Sandbox received recognition as best cover in a "large field" of entries. Editor Jeffery Vallis and art director Braden Alexander also took home the Maggie for most innovative marketing initiative with their "We are the Lucky Ones" tribute to their contributors.

SAY (Spirit of Aboriginal Youth) magazine took the Maggie for most effective web/new media activity. A release explains SAY launched a new website in 2011 and coupled with Facebook and Twitter activities generated a 40% increase in subscribers, a "substantial" increase in site visitors, and an increase in on-site advertising revenues.

 
On the trade magazine side, Ducks Unlimited Canada's member magazine Conservator won best non-fiction feature with The Cure of the Wild by Ashley Lewis, best cover, and magazine of the year. It also took a people's choice award (along with The Cellar Door on the consumer side).

The Manitoba Magazine Awards is a project of the Manitoba Magazine Publishers' Association.

Read more winners here.
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