The 2020 Alberta Awards Finalists and Awards Gala Host Announced!
Date: 30th April 2021
The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the showcase finalists for magazine content created in 2020.
The Gold and Silver winners will be announced at a virtual awards gala on June 3 at 5:00pm (MT). This year, more than 60 judges chose finalists in 22 written and visual categories.
Dig into the words, pictures and images from the pages of Alberta magazines. View the complete list of finalists here!
The virtual Awards Gala will be hosted by Alberta journalist, author and magazine lover Omar Mouallem. Omar is a three-time National Magazine Awards winning writer whose stories have appeared in NewYorker.com, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, WIRED and more. He’s edited numerous magazines and teaches the business of freelance writing at the University of Alberta. Omar was the Edmonton Public Library’s 2013 Writer in Residence and gave the 2018 Peter Lougheed Leadership College Communications Lecture. He is also the founder and “fake dean” of Pandemic University Pop-up School of Writing, a venture in support of writers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Achievement Awards recipients will be announced on Tuesday, May 4, 2021!