Up Here, Western Living, Border Crossings among big winners at Western Magazine Awards

Last night in Vancouver the Western Magazine Awards Foundation presented its annual awards program, with Up Here winning the highest honour of Western Canada Magazine of the Year. The Yellowknife-based publication dedicated to life in Canada’s far north is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year; previously it was named Magazine of the Year by the National Magazine Awards Foundation in 2009 and continues to be one of the most impressive and entertaining periodicals in Canada.

Click here for the full list of winners.

Also among the big winners at this year’s WMAs:

Manitoba Magazine of the Year: Border Crossings

Saskatchewan Magazine of the Year: Saskatoon Home

Alberta / NWT Magazine of the Year: Up Here

BC / Yukon Magazine of the Year: Western Living

Best New Magazine: Homes & Living Calgary

Trade Magazine of the Year: AG Advance Journal

Vancouver Magazine won the awards for Best Art Direction and Best Photograph (People), while New Trail won for Best Illustration. Best New Writer went to Miranda Martini for her work in Alberta Views.

Brian Kaufman, the founding editor of the Vancouver-based lit-mag subTerrain, was presented with the WMAs lifetime achievement award.


Congrats to all the winners. Follow @WesternMagAward and #WMA14 for all the news, awards and chatter from last night’s big event at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside.

This post was updated to note the correct the winner of Best New Magazine.

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