The Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association handed out accolades during its annual conference and third annual 'Maggie' awards April 28, recognizing editorial direction, circulation marketing, online development and community promotions.
Canada's History got the nod for magazine of the year, and was selected as a finalist for consumer magazine of the year along with Border Crossings and WAVE.
Mark Reid, editor of Canada's History, accepted the award, noting, "We are honoured to be chosen from among an exceptional group of publishers. It's especially rewarding when you are recognized for the whole team that builds your magazine. We're all so passionate about telling stories that resonate about Canadian history, and this kind of recognition helps us to feel we are making these stories relevant for today's readers."
A total of 16 awards were handed out, including three student awards for the Red River College Creative Communications program's annual Magazine Project Competition.
The winners during the evening were:
Most Innovative Marketing Project - Sandbox
Most Effective Web Activity - Sandbox
Best Initiative - Winnipeg Women
Best Poem or Suite of Poems - Border Crossing "The Beautiful Assassin: A Poem Noir" by Meira Cook
Best Short Fiction - Prairie Fire "Rabbit" by Theadora Armstrong
Best Regular Column or Department - Border Crossing "Bordercolumn" by Robert Enright
Best Non-Fiction Feature - Canada's History "Isolation" by Cecil Rosner
Best Editorial Package (B2B/Association) - Convenience and Carwash
Best Editorial Package (Consumer) - Canada's History "ShellShock"
People's Choice (B2B/Association) - Conservator
People's Choice (Consumer) - Cellar Door
Best Cover (B2B/Association) - Conservator - Vol. 31, No. 1 Winter 2010
Best Cover (Consumer) - CV2's "At the Root of Voice"
Magazine of the Year (B2B/Association) - Canadian Journal of Green Building
Magazine of the Year (Consumer) - Canada's History
“It takes a lot of hard work to create a successful magazine, well beyond the content readers see on the finished page,” explained Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association president Dorothy Dobbie. “These awards provide important recognition to the full team of professionals that help to create strong magazines, as well as help raise awareness for the extraordinarily creative and dynamic job opportunities this industry offers for Manitobans.”