Saturday, June 22, 2013

Border Crossings named
western magazine of the year

Lifetime achievers
Paul & Audrey Grescoe
[This post has been updated] Border Crossings magazine won western magazine of the year at Friday night's gala celebration of the Western Magazine Awards, held in Vancouver. It was selected from among the regional magazines of the year winners:
  • Saskatchewan: Grain
  • Manitoba: Border Crossings
  • BC/Yukon: Kootenay Mountain Culture
  • Alberta/NWT: Eighteen Bridges
Other winners gleaned from various sources (official list is available from
  • Best articles:
    • Alberta/NWT: "Why knot?", Max Fawcett, Eighteen Bridges
    • BC/Yukon: "How I lost my mother", Frances Bula, Vancouver magazine
    • Manitoba: "Head On: Flashpoints and Clashpoints in the Art of Adad Hannah", Katie Addlemann, Border Crossings
    • Saskatchewan: "Yemeni Soup and  Other Recipes", Ayelet Tsabari, Grain magazine 
  • Best online magazine: Toque & Canoe.
  • Best new magazine: Coast Mountain Culture
  • Best trade magazine of the year: Alberta Oil
  • Best new writer: Melissa Molloy, "The Accuser and Us", Profiles West
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Paul and Audrey Grescoe
  • Best art direction single article: Taryn Dufault, The Food Issue, Vancouver magazine
  • Best cover: Anders Knudsen, "Last Supper", Avenue magazine
  • Best illustration or illustration feature: Carl Wiens, "Detachment", subTerrain
  • Best photograph -- People & Portraiture: John Ulan, "Changing Face of the North", New Trail
  • Best photographic feature or series: Joey Podlubny, "Double Take", Swerve magazine
  • Best photographic architectural, landscape or still life:  Paul Ziska, "The Land That Does Not Melt", Impact magazine
  • Best service article: "How to Peel an Artichoke", various contributors, Western Living
  • Best travel and leisure article: "I found the sweet life", Eva Holland, Up Here
  • Best science, technology and medicine article: "The Case for Electroshocking Mia", Rob Wipond, Focus magazine
  • Best regular column or department: Mark Leiren-Young culture column,
  • Best public issues article: Jonathan Garfinkel, "Theatre of War",Eighteen Bridges
  • Best environmental article: Paul Haavardsrud, "A Burning Dilemma", Alberta Views
  • Best profile: Katherine Laidlaw,"I don't want kids to be hungry", Up Here 
  • Best human experience article:  Frances Bula, "How I Lost My Mother", Vancouver 
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  • Best business article: Roberta Staley, "Rise of the Cyclotron", BCBusiness
  • Best Fiction: Lee Kvern, "Detachment", subTerrain
  • Best arts, culture & entertainment: Curtis Gillespie, "The Populist", Eighteen Bridges
[disclosure: I was a judge in the human experience category]


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