Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Canadian titles do well at annual IRMA awards

[This post has been updated]Several Canadian magazines won recognition in the annual International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards, presented at association's annual conference, held this year in San Diego, California.
  • Cottage Life won a gold award, 5 silver and 3 bronze awards plus one award of merit. 
  • Saltscapes won a gold, a silver and 2 bronze awards.
  • Avenue Calgary won a silver award.
  • Yukon, North of Ordinary won two bronze awards.
Magazine of the year 29,999 circulation or less was Missouri Life; 30,000 or more was Down East: The Magazine of Maine.
Here are details of the Canadian winners by category:
Historic Feature 30,000 or more
Bronze – Saltscapes 
Chinese Canadians on the East Coast by Albert Lee, September 2014

Nature and Environment Feature
Bronze – Cottage Life
Up, Up, and Away by Jim Moodie, May 2014 
Art and Culture Feature
Gold – Saltscapes
The Magic of Realism by Suzanne Robicheau, September 2014 
Silver – Cottage Life
John Gray Goes to the Cottage by Jim Sutherland, July 2014 
Head & Deck 
Silver – Cottage Life
Confessions of a Detailed Mind by Vanessa Farquharson, Fall 2014 
Bronze – Saltscapes
At the Bideau by Sara Jewell, March 2014 
Silver – Cottage Life
In Like Zim by David Zimmer, 2014 
Photo Series 29,999 or less 
Bronze – Yukon, North of Ordinary
In the Land of Ice & Snow by Manu Keggenhoff, Winter 2014 
Portrait Series
Silver – Avenue Calgary
Cultural Movement by Jared Sych, June 2014 
Silver – Cottage Life
Prepare to Meet Your Match by Victor Wong, Fall 2014
Award of Merit – Cottage Life
Lake Awake by Byron Eggenschwiler, Spring 2014
Overall art direction, 30,000 or more
Silver – Cottage Life
Kim Zagar, 2014
Department 30,00 or more
Gold – Cottage Life
Cottage Feast by Martin Zibauer and Vicki Hornsby, 2014
Special focus
Bronze – Cottage Life
Entertaining Guests by Penny Caldwell and Kim Zagar, Summer 2014
Annual publication
Silver – Saltscapes
Food & Travel by Jim Gourlay, Joanie Veitch, and Graham Whiteman, March 2014
Cover 30,000 or more
Bronze – Cottage Life
Summer 2014 by Kim Zagar and Penny Caldwell
[Update]Cover 29,999 or less
Bronze Yukon, North of Ordinary
Summer 2014 by Manu Keggenhoff, Tara McCarthy, and Peter Mather

Founded in 1960, IRMA exists to promote and support regional publishing generally and to encourage the free flow of information among its more than 30 member magazines. Canadian publishers have played a prominent role. 

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