Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) honoured its own on the weekend with its Showcase awards presented at the 14th annual conference. Sponsored by Transcontinental, the awards were selected from nearly 100 submissions from AMPA members. The judging was by a panel that included the conference's keynote speaker, Ina Salz, former art director of Time, Worth and Golf magazines.
- Western Living was awarded Best Editorial Short for “The Peaks of Despair” December 2009; writer by Neal McLennan. Honourable mentions went to Westworld Alberta for "Brack Country", by Jack Gailus.
- techlife magazine won for Best Feature Layout for "A Promise to a Tree" in V. 2.2, 2009; designer was Andrea Yury, photographer Amy Bizovie and writer Lisa Ricciotti. Honourable mention to Canadian Scrapbooker for "Colour Corner -- Violet" in Spring 2010; designer was Jennifer Steinhauer.
- Where Calgary won for Best Cover with “Refresh!” May/June 2009; art director was Veronica Cowan. Honourable Mention went to Okotoks Living magazine for Winter 2009 issue; designer was Jean Faye Rodriguez, photographer was Don Molyneaux.
Winning entries can be viewed at www.albertamagazines.com