CALGARY, June 1, 2020 – The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the showcase finalists for magazine content created in the province in 2019.
The Gold and Silver winners will be announced at a virtual awards gala on June 25. This year, more than 50 judges chose finalists in 18 written and visual categories.
“The Alberta Magazine Awards program could not exist without the highly skilled professionals who volunteer their time and talents as judges. On behalf of the AMPA board of directors, I extend our appreciation,” said Suzanne Trudel, AMPA executive director.
The program honors and celebrates the work of Alberta’s magazine creators – the editors, art directors, writers, photographers, illustrators, and other creators – who collectively bring passion and insight to our unique Alberta culture and ensure Alberta voices and stories are shared throughout the province and beyond our borders.
“The work created by all our member magazines contributes to the province’s cultural vibrancy and exemplifies the enduring resilience of magazine media,” says Trudel.
The virtual Awards Gala will be hosted by Alberta writer and author Chris Turner and magazine lover Ken Lima-Coelho. The evening will also include the presentation of the Alberta Magazine Achievement Awards: Editor of the Year, Volunteer of the Year and the Achievement in Publishing recipient as well as announcing the Alberta Best New Magazine recipient and Magazine of the Year in each of the four Western provinces.
Alberta magazines connect to the neighbourhoods, cities and landscapes in which their readers live and are an important part of creating vibrant and growing communities
There are more than 180 magazine titles produced in Alberta
Alberta magazines contribute $38 million to the provincial GDP and creates more than 1,000 part- and full-time jobs in addition contract work
Alberta publishers deliver 18 million copies of Alberta magazines to readers each year