Former Awards Categories

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Digital Project

A magazine website, website redesign, microsite, mobile app, multimedia feature or any other specific digital project which: Demonstrates high editorial…

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Cover

Judges assess entries for graphic elements and cover line content, that they reinforce each other through literal or subtextual means,…

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Photograph: People and Portaiture

A compelling and unique photo of a person or group of people, that works in the context of the article….

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Photograph: Landscape, Still Life and Architecture

A compelling and unique photo of a landscape, still life or architectural subject, that works in the context of the…

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Photograph: Series or Essay

Any series of photographs from a single issue. Entries must be shown in the context of the article, though accompanying…

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Illustration

A compelling and unique illustration that works in the magazine context. Entries must be shown in the magazine context. This…

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Feature Design

The use of compelling imagery and graphic elements that work creatively and engagingly to support the story narrative. This award…

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Art Direction for a Single Issue

The use of compelling imagery and graphic elements that work creatively and engagingly to support the issue’s theme. This award…

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Service Journalism

Articles in this category include any how-to journalism, explanatory or informational piece which organizes information of a practical applicability to…

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Profile

Articles in this category focus on a person or a group.

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Poetry

Articles in this category include any work of poetry first published by the magazine. A collection of up to three…

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Fiction

Articles in this category include any work of fiction first published by the magazine.

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Feature Writing: Short

Articles in this category include any fact-based work of non-fiction of 2,000 words or less. Judging will emphasize writing quality,…

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Feature Writing: Long

Articles in this category include any fact-based work of non-fiction of more than 2,000 words. Judging will emphasize writing quality,…

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Essay

Articles in this category include those in which a writer’s perspective is paramount. Regular columns are eligible for entry in…

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Emerging Writer

This award is open to non-fiction work written by current post-secondary students, recent grads or interns with a maximum three…

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Editorial Package Print

Any collection of articles on a related theme in a single issue that reflects collaboration by editors and writers. Entries…

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Alberta Story

Articles in this category must showcase a distinctly Alberta subject, flavour and flair. This is subject to broad interpretation but…

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