Friday, April 29, 2011

Vancouver magazine receives 23 nominations for Western Magazine Awards

Vancouver magazine has been nominated 23 times for the Western magazine awards. Among the other leading in nominations were Swerve magazine, a supplement to the Calgary Herald with 15, BC Business with 12, Western Living/Western Living Condo with 9 combined and Vancouver Review with 8.
A full list of nominees is available.  The winners will be announced at the 29th Annual Western Magazine Awards on Friday June 17, 2011 at the Marriott Vancouver Hotel Harbourside.
Nominees for best new magazine are
  • Canada's New World
  • Diverse
  • Hearts of the Country
  • Sandbox Magazine
For trade magazine of the year, the nominees are
  • Enterprise
  • New Technology
  • Oilsands Review
  • Oilweek
Nominees for magazine of year by region:
  • AlbertaViews
  • Swerve
  • The Tomato Food & Drink
  • Up Here
  • Up Here Business
  • BCBusiness
  • KNOW
  • Malahat Review
  • Mountain Life Magazine
  • Vancouver Magazine
  • Vancouver Review
  • Yes Mag
  • Border Crossings
  • Canada's History
  • Prairie Fire
  • Sandbox Magazine
  • Blackflash
  • Grain Magazine
[Disclosure: I was a judge in one of the categories.]



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm... 23 different magazines share 113 nominations. According to my basic math skills, this means each mag was nominated an average of 4.8 times.

Methinks the WMAs could use a bit more diversity. After all, surely there must be more than two different environmental writers worth mentioning in all of Western Canada this year? Perhaps rather than asking for nominations, the WMA Foundation should read every article in every magazine and nominate from there, a la Academy Awards Style.
Just food for thought, don't consider this an invitation for a flame war.

4:05 pm  

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