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Amazing Airdrie Women

Publication: airdrielife

The Amazing Airdrie Women Awards is a very special annual event we created in 2011. Since then we have profiled more than 200 nominated women in our community. Each spring we feature the year’s current nominees with some sort of creative theme. In 2017 we worked with Airdrie artist Veronica Funk who had recently finished a 52 week project painting a woman of inspiration each week. It was the perfect complement to our feature/event. Each nominee was able to decide which of the famous women they identified with and were photographed holding that portrait by Veronica Funk. Veronica provided custom paint backgrounds for our layout to continue the artistic theme. At the luncheon in May where we presented the awards, all 52 of Veronica’s portraits were on display in their “world premiere”.

This collaboration with the artist, the photographer, the writer who did a phenomenal job of making each nominee feel comfortable sharing their story is indicative of how we work at airdrielife. It’s our most popular issue and reader engagement was significant with more than 3000 votes collected online for the awards.




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