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.

2020 Finalists

  • 2020 GOLD | July Cover

    CREATORS Steve Collins, Cristian Fowlie

    WestJet Magazine

  • 2020 SILVER | August 2019

    CREATORS Raymond Biesinger, Venessa Brewer, K├Ąthe Lemon

    Avenue Calgary

  • Brain Science October 2019

    CREATORS Beate Wichmann, Amy Brons, Evan Osenton

    Alberta Views

  • How the Opioid Crisis has Changed the Way We Work

    CREATORS Lisa Kozloski, Rob Olson, Dana Woodward

    Wider Horizons

  • The Baking of a Legend

    CREATORS Marcey Andrews, Lisa Cook, Hylton Warburton

    New Trail

  • Version 2.0

    CREATORS Cooper and O'Hara, Kim Larson, Steven Sandor

    Avenue Edmonton

Previous Winners

  • 2019 GOLD | Alberta Views

    Beate Wichmann

    Alberta Views

  • 2019 SILVER | Summer 2018

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

    Eighteen Bridges

  • 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