The winners of the 30th anniversary Western Magazine Awards were announced Friday night at a ceremony in Vancouver. Vancouver Magazine was named the Western Canada Magazine of the Year, while the new publication Eighteen Bridges won four awards, including Best New Magazine, Magazine of the Year for Alberta/NWT, Best Article for Alberta/NWT (Chris Turner, “Bearing Witness”) and Best Article in Arts, Culture and Entertainment (Don Gillmor, “All In“).
Vancouver Magazine led all publications with 7 awards, followed by Eighteen Bridges with 4 and Swerve with 3.
Five-time National Magazine Award winner Byron Eggenschwiler won for Best Illustration.
Alberta Oil, which won the Kenneth R. Wilson Award for Magazine of the Year earlier this month, won that honour once again in the trade magazine category at the WMAs. The Tyee won the new award for Best Online Magazine.
The award for Student Writing, sponsored by the Amber Webb-Bowerman Memorial Foundation, went to Stacey Hopper for writing in Pacific Rim Magazine.
See the complete list of winners at http://www.westernmagazineawards.ca/.