The Alberta Magazine Awards are coming up on March 5 and the finalists have been announced. Here’s a look at the five nominees for the award for Best Magazine Cover. They’re all spectacular and one will be the winner announced next Thursday in Calgary. Vote for your favourite below.
Avenue Edmonton, Stephen Mandel, April 2014. Curtis Trent, photographer; Pete Nguyen, art director.
Last night Magazines Canada and Circulation Management Association of Canada co-presented the 2015 Canadian Cover Awards at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown.
Gold, Silver and Bronze awards were presented in 8 categories for this year’s awards.
And the Gold winners are…
Sports & Leisure: The Hockey News
News, Business & Celebrity: Hello! Canada
Family & Kids: chickaDEE
Women’s Service: Elle Quebec
Small Magazines: Canada’s History
Home & Décor: Style at Home
General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle & Regional: Legion Magazine
SIPs & New Magazines: Ignition
General Interest, Arts, Lifestyle & Regional: Legion Magazine Home & Décor: Style at Home News, Business & Celebrity: Hello! Canada Sports & Leisure: The Hockey News Women’s Service: Elle Quebec Family & Kids: chickaDEE Small Magazines: Canada’s History SIPs & New Magazines: Ignition
enRoute, the Air Canada magazine published by Spafax of Montreal, won the gold medal for best in-flight magazine at the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) awards announced earlier this month. The mag bested competitors like Delta Sky, U.S. Airways Magazine and Celebrated Living for the honour.
enRoute‘s popular “Canada’s Best New Restaurants 2013″ guide, by National Magazine Award-winning writer Andrew Braithwaite, won a silver medal in the category culinary travel.
The magazine also took home a bronze medal for best travel series (“The Frequent Flyer” by Sarah Staples), and was a finalist in 3 other categories as well.
Two other Spafax titles won NATJAs. Fairmont Magazine won the gold medal for cover photo (“Big Bold Baku” by Gunnar Knechtel) and a silver medal, tied with enRoute, for culinary travel (“Perfecting Pinoy” by Remy Scalza). Experience Magazine won gold in the luxury & leisure travel category (“Fantasy Island,” by Neal McLennan).
In the category destination travel, the United Church Observer, the oldest continuously published magazine in North America, based in Toronto, won a silver medal for “Camels and Karma” by Peter Johansen.
In the byline travel column category, Vancouver’s Georgia Straitmagazine won the gold medal for “Gondola lifts lazybones high above Squamish” by Carolyn Ali.
Check out all the NATJA winners here, which include triumphs by Canadian newspapers including the Winnipeg Free Press, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, Canadian Jewish News, and Metro News Toronto.
Today is the final deadline for submissions to the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards, recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian business-to-business magazines.
One of the Canadian media industry’s most cherished institutions since its founding in 1954, the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards each year celebrate and promote the work of hundreds of publications, writers, editors, and artists dedicated to supporting Canada’s vibrant professional and trade industries.
The most prestigious prize, Magazine of the Year, is offered in 2 divisions: Professional Magazines and Trade Magazines.
Other special awards at this year’s KRWs include Best Issue, Best Cover and Best New Journalist.
Gold and Silver awards will be presented in additional categories for B2B magazine excellence, including 13 categories for magazine writing, 4 categories for design and visual creation, 3 categories for digital content and design.
Steven cares about his community and is dedicated to creating stories, in print and online, that will engage and challenge readers to have a greater stake in their city. Steven is known for his leadership, his innovation, his thoughtful and challenging mentorship of writers and his dedication to maintaining their unique voice as he provides editorial guidance. In addition to his editorial leadership, Steven is a strong advocate for the larger publishing industry. He serves as an AMPA board member, and represents the periodical industry to Access Copyright, talks about industry opportunities to students from junior high to post-secondary, and is called upon regularly for his commentary in the broadcast media.
Steven Sandor has also served as a juror for the National Magazine Awards.
Avenue Edmonton was also named as one of three finalists for Alberta Magazine of the Year, joining Avenue Calgary and Glass Buffalo on the shortlist for the award, the winner of which will be announced at the Alberta Magazine Awards on March 5.
Other Alberta Magazine Achievement Awards announced yesterday include:
Volunteer of the Year: Jennifer Schmidt-Rempel, Lethbridge Living Magazine
Achievement in Publishing: Chris Bird, Kootenay Business Magazine and Fly Fusion Magazine.
Vogue magazine took home the grand prize, while perennial favourites and rivals New York and the New Yorker won the most honours in a night of surprises at the US National Magazine Awards, aka the Ellies, in–where else?–New York City.
Vogue was named Magazine of the Year by the jury, topping fellow finalists New York, The Hollywood Reporter, Better Homes & Gardens and Cosmopolitan. The award for Magazine of the Year recognizes general excellence in print and digital media as well as other facets including branded content and events.
New York, which has the most nominations with 10, and The New Yorker each took home 3 awards. New York took the top honours for design, for columns and commentary, and for magazine section.
The New Yorker won for essays and criticism, for fiction, and for general excellence as a general interest magazine.
Despite nominating a record number of digital-only publications this year, the Ellies only recognized one–The Atavist–with an award, for feature writing.
First-time nominee Nautilus, a science magazine launched in 2013, surprised many by grabbing 2 Ellies, for best website and for general excellence in literature, science and politics magazines.
The fine folks at Longreads have created a Reading List of Ellie-winning stories from this year’s competition.
Also honoured was TIME photojournalist James Nachtwey, who received the Creative Excellence Award for his career-long contributions to magazine media. The awards dinner was hosted by David Muir, anchor and managing editor of ABC News’ “World News Tonight.”
Known as the Ellies, for the Alexander Calder stabile “Elephant” given to each winner, the National Magazine Awards are sponsored by the American Society of Magazine Editors in association with the Columbia Journalism School.
General Interest Magazines: New Yorker Service and Lifestyle Magazines: Glamour Style and Design Magazines: Garden & Gun Active Interest Magazines: Men’s Health Special Interest Magazines: The Hollywood Reporter Literature, Science and Politics Magazines: Nautilus
Design: New York Photography: National Geographic Single-Topic Issue: San Francisco for “The Oakland Issue,” June Magazine Section: New York for “Strategist” Website: Nautilus Tablet Magazine: National Geographic Multimedia: The Texas Observer in Partnership With Guardian US for “Beyond the Border,” by Melissa del Bosque, Aug. 6 Video: Vice News for “The Islamic State,” by Medyan Dairieh, Aug. 15 Public Interest: Pacific Standard for “Women Aren’t Welcome Here,” by Amanda Hess, January/February Personal Service: O, The Oprah Magazine, for “Ready or Not: The Caregiver’s Guide,” November Leisure Interests: Backpacker for “The Complete Guide to Fire,” edited by Casey Lyons, October Reporting: GQ for “Inside the Iron Closet,” by Jeff Sharlet, February Feature Writing: The Atavist for “Love and Ruin,” by James Verini, February Feature Photography: Time for “Crime Without Punishment,” photographs by Jerome Sessini, July 24 Essays and Criticism: The New Yorker for “This Old Man,” by Roger Angell, Feb. 17 and 24 Columns and Commentary: New York for “Zombies on the Walls: Why Does So Much New Abstraction Look the Same?,” June 16-29; “Taking in Jeff Koons, Creator and Destroyer of Worlds,” June 30-July 13; and “Post-Macho God: Matisse’s Cut-Outs Are World-Historically Gorgeous” Oct. 8, by Jerry Saltz Fiction: The New Yorker for “The Emerald Light in the Air,” by Donald Antrim, Feb. 3