Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Cottage Life and other Canadian titles clean up at IRMA Awards

For the second year in a row, Cottage Life magazine won Magazine of the Year in the Over 40,000 Circulation category in the 2012 International Regional Magazine Awards (IRMA) as well as 8 golds in nature feature, environment feature, reader service article, overall art direction (over 40,000), department, special focus, food feature and companion website. It also won 2 silvers, for columns and art direction of a single story and 2 bronze, in general features and single photo. 

Saltscapes magazine of Halifax won a silver award in the public issues category, 2 bronze in profiles and photographic series and two awards of merit, for general features and single photo. 

British Columbia magazine won two silvers, for travel feature and reader service article, 3 bronze for overall art direction (over 40,000), special focus and cover as well as 3 awards of merit, for general feature, photographic series and department. 

Yukon, North of Ordinary, won an award of merit for profiles.

The awards were presented Sunday night at the organization's annual conference, held this year in Scottsdale, Arizona. IRMA is largely made up of U.S. titles such as Texas Highways, Adirondack Life, Arizona Highways and New Mexico magazine, titles which provide a focus on a particular region on which they are focussed. Four out of the five attending Canadian members took prizes, a quarter of those awarded. 
Complete list of winners in 2012 awards


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