Judges assess entries for graphic elements and cover line content, that they reinforce each other through literal or subtextual means, as well as overall creativity.

Any single magazine cover can be entered. This category is judged on the creative synergy between imagery and textual elements.

2019 Winners and Finalists

  • July/August 2018

    Beate Wichmann, Art Director
    Evan Osenton, Editor; Jackie Flanagan, Publisher

    Alberta Views

  • Summer 2018

    Kim Larson, Art Director
    Colin Way, Photographer; Curtis Gillespie, Editor

    Eighteen Bridges

  • Adrift

    Marcey Andrews, Art Director; Hugh Syme, Illustrator; Lisa Cook, Editor-in-Chief

    New Trail

  • August 2018

    Steve Collins, Design Director
    Teresa Johnston, Art Director; Dean Lisk, Editor

    WestJet Magazine

  • Fall 2018

    Kim Larson, Art Director; Cooper & O'Hara, Photographers; Jill Foran, Editorial Director


  • February 2018

    Daniel Wood, Photographer
    Andrew Benson, Illustrator; Kim Larson, Art Director; Steven Sandor, Editor

    Avenue Edmonton

  • Spring 2018

    Leigh Kovesy, Photographer; Tracy Niven, Art Director and Designer
    Scott Messenger, Managing Editor; Sherri Krastel, Editor


  • Top 40 Under 40

    Brendan Klem, Photographer; Venessa Brewer, Art Director
    K├Ąthe Lemon, Editor

    Avenue Calgary

  • Winter 2018

    Glenn Harvey, Illustrator
    Breanne Beckie, Art Director; Helen Metella, Editor

    Legacy in Action

Previous Winners

  • 2018 GOLD | Bright Spot Ahead

    Sarah Jackson, Art Director
    Min Gyo Chung, Illustrator

    UAlberta Business

  • 2018 SILVER | Truth First

    Lisa Cook, Marcey Andrews, Daniella Zalcman

    New Trail

  • 2017 GOLD | Randy Boissonnault

    Pete Nguyen, Art Director
    Adam Goudreau and Dwayne Martineau, Photographers

    Avenue Edmonton

  • 2017 SILVER | March 2016

    Beate Wichmann
    Evan Osenton

    Alberta Views

  • 2016 GOLD | The Future of Everything

    Marcey Andrews

    New Trail

  • 2016 SILVER | June 2015

    Kim Larson

    Alberta Venture

  • 2015 GOLD | The Food Guide

    Jill Foran


  • 2015 SILVER | September

    Paul Roelofs
    Karin Olafson

    Western Living

  • 2014 GOLD | Man Down

    Kim Larson
    Bluefish Studios

    Eighteen Bridges

  • 2014 SILVER | March

    Susan Meingast
    Curtis Comeau

    Avenue Edmonton

  • 2013 GOLD | The Last Supper

    Anders Knudsen and Erin Burns, Art Directors
    Jared Sych, Photographer; Alicja Wilkosz, Hair and Makeup; Julie Van Rosendaal, Food Stylist

    Avenue Calgary

  • 2013 SILVER | The Sin & Self-Improvement Issue

    Kim Larson, Art Director
    Gary Stevensen, Illustrator

    Alberta Venture

  • 2012 GOLD | October 2011

    Avenue Calgary

    Avenue Calgary

  • 2011 GOLD | The Green Issue

    Kim Larson
    Pierre Javelle

    Alberta Oil