Friday, October 04, 2013

Canadian mags win at IRMA awards & Al Zikovitz given lifetime achievement award

Four Canadian member magazines won awards at the annual International Regional Magazine Association Awards (IRMA) conference, held this year in Baltimore, Md.  British Columbia magazine brought home five awards; a gold, two silvers, a bronze and an award of merit. Saltscapes magazine won two bronze and Yukon, North of Ordinary won an award of merit. 

The gold award for British Columbia was for a nature feature (“Visual deception,” Winter 2012), by Jude Isabella.

Cottage Life magazine was named magazine of the year over 40,000 circulation, the sixth time it has done so since 2000. And Al Zikovitz, the publisher of Cottage Life and who served as a president of the organization, received the Kenneth L. Gibbs award for lifetime achievement, which has only been awarded a few times in the history of IRMA and at the discretion of the directors. The award was established in 1988, “To honor a member publisher for extraordinary personal and professional accomplishment and achievement beyond excellence.” 

IRMA is made up of 32 general interest regional publications in the U.S. and Canada. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good for Al. One-of-a-kind guy right there.

10:18 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It couldn't go to a more deserving person. He is as honest as they come, always strives for excellence, and sincere with a great sense of humour.

11:11 pm  

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