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