Friday, March 21, 2014

Alberta Showcase honours the best in the province's magazine publishing

UPPERCASE magazine  of Calgary won both as Magazine of the Year and editor of the year for Janine Vangool, its publisher and editor, at last night's Alberta Magazines Showcase Awards. Tom Tait, the owner and publisher of Galleries West received the Achievement in Publishing award for being an innovator in publishing operations for more than 30 years, and is a strong supporter of the province’s magazine publishing industry.

A release from the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) reported the highlights:
Calgary’s Swerve magazine came away with numerous awards including Gold in Essay, Feature Design, Photograph (Landscape, Still Life and Architecture) and Service; and Silver in the Alberta Story and Service categories. Eighteen Bridges, a national-award winning magazine grounded in the narrative tradition, also had a strong showing, taking Gold in Cover, Feature Writing (Short), Fiction and Poetry; and a Silver award in Fiction. 
Alberta Views accepted Gold awards, in the Alberta Story, Illustration and Photograph (People & Portraiture) categories. Also receiving Gold awards were Alberta Venture for Profile, FreeFall for Emerging Writer, UPPERCASE for Art Direction for a Single Issue, and Westworld for Digital Presence.
Best New Magazine was awarded to Glass Buffalo, a literary magazine launched in 2012 to showcase the creative writing talents of students and alumni at the University of Alberta.  Emily Ursuliak received the Volunteer of the Year award for her contributions to filling Station magazine this past year.
Full list of Showcase Awards winners, including contributors and articles

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