19 June 2012, VANCOUVER
Vancouver, Alberta Oil take top honours in WMAs
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
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
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 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