Friday, March 04, 2016

New Trail named Alberta mag of the year; Curtis Gillespie of Eighteen Bridges, editor of the year

[This post has been updated] New Trail magazine, the alumni magazine of the University of Alberta, was named Magazine of the Year last night at the Alberta Magazine Awards. It also won gold awards for illustration, art direction of a single issue, editorial package and best cover. All of those awards were for its heavily illustrated "Future of Everything" issue. Art direction was by Marcey Andrews and illustrations by [updateRaymond Biesinger  and Gwen Keraval.

Editor of the year was Curtis Gillespie of Eighteen Bridges, which won 4 gold and 1 silver awards. 

An outstanding individual winner at the awards was Edmonton-based writer Omar Mouallem, who won gold for profiles  in Alberta Venture and service:lifestyle in Swerve and silver for short feature writing in Avenue Edmonton. Mouallem is also editor of The Yards, for which gold went to Mack Lamoureux and silver Allison Voisin in the  emerging writer category

Other notable multiple award winners were:
  • Avenue Edmonton 6 (2 gold, 4 silver)
  • Eighteen Bridges 5 (4 gold, 1 silver)
  • Avenue Calgary 5 (5 silver)
  • Swerve 4 (3 gold, 1 silver)
  • Western Living 4 (1 gold, 4 silver)
  • Alberta Oil 3 (2 gold, 1 silver)
  • Alberta Venture 3 (1 gold, 2 silver)

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