More than 200 of the best and brightest talents in the Alberta magazine industry gathered in Calgary on March 8 to honour the winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards.
The annual event, staged by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), showcases the outstanding work of magazine professionals from across the province, judged by industry leaders from across North America.
The awards gala kicks off the 2018 annual Alberta Magazines Conference, which brings together some of the most innovative thinkers in the industry from across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
“The Alberta Magazine Awards program honours and celebrates the work of Alberta’s magazine creators – art directors, writers, photographers, editors and illustrators. Collectively these individuals bring passion and insight to our unique Alberta culture, and ensure Alberta voices and stories are shared and heard throughout the province and beyond our borders,” says Suzanne Trudel, AMPA’s Executive Director.
Eighteen Bridges, a magazine grounded in narrative journalism that explores ideas, politics and people, was named Magazine of the Year. Judges noted that the combination of restrained and effective design, and its ability to engage readers through compelling and relevant stories, carried the magazine into the top spot.
Redpoint Media & Marketing Solutions group publisher Joyce Byrne received the Achievement in Publishing award. Byrne, described as a publishing polymath, has long been a champion of magazines, the people who make them and readers who enjoy them. Byrne has had her hand in creating magazines in a range of categories including trade, politics, literature, business and city life. She has not only defined excellence at numerous publications, but volunteers as an industry builder who has contributed her time and talent to industry associations including AMPA, IRMA, Magazines Canada and the National Magazine Awards Foundation.
Avenue Calgary scored again when Jaelyn Molyneux received the Editor of the Year award for her accomplishments with the magazine. Lisa Cook, New Trail editor-in-chief and 2017 recipient, presented the award and said the judges agreed Molyneux has had great success expanding Avenue’s reach through all channels and is setting the standard in the province.
Best New Magazine was awarded to newcomer League, a magazine of photographic art from the League of Landscape photographers, created by Samantha Chrysanthou and Darwin Wiggett.
A wide range of magazines from across the province earned podium spots for their work in multiple editorial and design categories.
See the full list of Showcase Awards finalists and winners and Achievement Awards recipients below.
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Showcase Category Finalists and Winners
Open Arms Eighteen BridgesOmar Mouallem SILVER
The Coal Phase Out Alberta ViewsChris Turner
FINALISTS A History of UsEighteen Bridges Darrin Hagen Baba Was an EdmontonianEighteen Bridges Myrna Kostash Baba’s Other ChildrenAlberta Views Myrna Kostash Eyes in the Sky Swerve Trina Moyles Getting Big Money Out of Alberta PoliticsAlberta Views Max Fawcett How GPS Put Calgary On the MapAvenue Calgary Christina Frangou The Bat Man of Edmontontechlife Scott Messenger Wolverines Have a Sensitive SideCanadian Rockies Annual Niki Wilson
Art Direction Single Issue
Winter 2017New Trail Marcey Andrews SILVER
Designers of the YearWestern Living Magazine Paul Roelofs; art director, Natalie Gagnon and Jenny Reed, associate art directors
Canada 150Eighteen Bridges Kim Larson Fall 2017LINK Richard Maruk July 2017, Canada 150WestJet Magazine Steve Collins, design director; Teresa Johnston, art director Spring 2017, Truth FirstNew Trail Marcey Andrews The Movement IssueUAlberta Business Sarah Jackson Volume 2Canadian Rockies Annual Dee Larosa
Bright Spot AheadUAlberta Business Sarah Jackson, art director; Min Gyo Chung, illustrator SILVER
Truth FirstNew Trail Lisa Cook editor; Marcey Andrews, art director, Daniella Zalcman
July/August 2017Alberta Views Gerry Rasmussen, illustrator; Beate Wichmann, art director; Evan Osenton, editor June 2017, Lillian ShirtAvenue Edmonton Colin Way, photographer; Kim Larson, art director Let There Be ShedsSwerve Brendan Stephens, photographer; Brent Morrison, art director, Bruce Weir, editor March 2017, Whisky and BarleyCulinaire Magazine Ingrid Kuenzel May/June 2017Where Calgary Veronica Cowan, art director; Jason Dziver, photographer; Sue Spicer, food stylist; Breanna Mroczek, editor October 2017, Alberta Beverage Awards ResultsCulinaire Magazine Ingrid Kuenzel. Dan Clapson The Human TouchUAlberta Business Sarah Jackson, art director; Loveis Wise, illustrator
Digital Presence: Website
westernliving.caWestern Living Magazine Kaitlyn Gendemann, online editor SILVER
avenuecalgary.comAvenue Calgary Jaelyn Molyneux, executive editor digital content; Karin Olafson, editor, researcher, data management; Shelley Arnusch, Andrew Guilbert, Kathe Lemon, Karin Olafson, writers; Jared Sych, photographer
crowfootmedia.comCanadian Rockies Annual Meghan J. Ward, online editor; Dee Larosa, designer techlifetoday.catechlife Scott Messenger, editor; Sherri Krastel, editor; Jeff Caron, web designer
Canada 150 Eighteen BridgesCurtis Gillespie, editor
Truth FirstNew Trail Marcey Andrews, Stephanie Bailey, Lisa Cook, Curtis Gillespie, Tanya Harnett, Christie Hutchinson, Fay Fletcher, Janice Makokis, Patricia Makokis, Robert Moyles, Sarah Pratt, Mary Lou Reeleder, Karen Sherlock, Cynthia Strawson, John Ulan
Best Neighbourhoods 2017Avenue Calgary Shelley Arnusch, Andrew Guilbert, Kathe Lemon, Karin Olafson, writers; Kathe Lemon, editor; Karin Olafson, research Five Objects that Changed Our LivesNew Trail Marcey Andrews, Stephanie Bailey, Lisa Cook, Curtis Gillespie, Robert Moyles, Sarah Pratt, Mary Lou Reeleder, Karen Sherlock, Cynthia Strawson, John Ulan Foodies of the YearWestern Living Magazine Julia Dilworth, associate editor; Jenny Reed, associate art director From Conflict Comes Awareness, and From Awareness Comes Knowledge Summit Michelle Bodnar, editor; Michal Waissmann, art director Grow OppsGreenhouse Helen Metella, writer; Paige Weir, art director; Cait Wills, editor People Make the PlaceWider Horizons Lisa Kozleski, editor and writer; Dana Woodward, designer; Brent Bates, illustrator; D’Arcy Kavanaugh, Dave McMurray, writers The 21New Trail Marcey Andrews, Stephanie Bailey, Lisa Cook, Christie Hutchinson, Robert Moyles, Sarah Pratt, Mary Lou Reeleder, Karen Sherlock, Cynthia Strawson, John Ulan Winter in CanadaWestJet Magazine Jill Foran, editor
May It All Be PoetryGlass Buffalo Maya Gupta SILVER
Design for EveryoneAvenue Calgary Madison Farkas
A Home Grows with YouAvenue Edmonton Kalyna Hennig For Men OnlyGlass Buffalo Mishma Mukith Ghost Towns of the Canadian Rockies Canadian Rockies Annual Tera Swanson Immaculate WallGlass Buffalo Gavin Doyle SpamFreeFall Nikki Celis
Shattered DreamAlberta Views Edmund Aunger SILVER
When Things Fall Apart Alberta Views Clem Martini
Canada, You’re Like My Favourite One-Day Uncle and I LoveYouEighteen Bridges Richard Van Camp Learning to Unlearn New Trail Curtis Gillespie Home After HomeEighteen Bridges Jalal Barzanji How I Did Not Try to Kill Andrew SuknaskiAlberta Views Sid Marty Small GreySwerve Karen Hines Taken Over by the West Glass Buffalo Sadia Masud The Truth is in the Dirt Eighteen Bridges Anna Marie Sewell Women and Politics Alberta Views Jackie Flanagan
Designers of the YearWestern Living Magazine Paul Roelofs, art director SILVER
The 21 New Trail Marcey Andrews, art director
Appetite for InstructionAvenue Edmonton Kim Larson, art director Five Objects That Changed Our LivesNew Trail Marcey Andrews, art director Give Your Lunch aPromotion Western Living Magazine Jenny Reed, associate art director MaaS EffectUAlberta Business Sarah Jackson, art director; Aaron Pedersen, photographer Rockies Life in the ’70sCanadian Rockies Annual Dee Larosa, art director Uprooted Swerve Brent Morrison, designer
Feature Writing Long
Life and How to Leave It Swerve Christina Frangou SILVER
A Hard Walk New Trail Curtis Gillespie
#PopularVoteAvenue Edmonton Eliza Barlow Beyond BeliefAlberta Views Michael Ganley Homeland for the HolidaysEighteen Bridges Omar Mouallem MaaS EffectUAlberta Business Tim Querengesser Rockies Life in the ’70sCanadian Rockies Annual Meghan J. Ward The Rainmakertechlife Scott Messenger
Feature Writing Short
Was Eighteen Bridges Tim Querengesser SILVER
Trash to Treasure Avenue Edmonton Russell Cobb
Are Injection Sites Safe?The Yards Mary-Helen Clark Can Less Become More?Avenue Edmonton Tim Querengesser Getting DefensiveEighteen Bridges Kate Black Knock-On EffectThe Yards Tim Querengesser On the WaterWestJet Magazine Dan Rubinstein Trade and Turmoil in the Age of Trump UAlberta Business Taylor Lambert When Safe Isn’t SimpleLINK Michelle Woodard Who Revived the Electric Car?Avenue Edmonton Breanna Mroczek
A Clockwork BaristaOn Spec Kevin Cockle All the Pretty Bonesfilling Station Erin Emily Ann Vance Just for TonightFreeFall Sarah Frayn Superman and PocahontasGlass Buffalo Hannah Schmakeit The PillarGlass Buffalo Jenny Winters
How I Did Not Try To Kill Andrew SuknaskiAlberta Views Jonathan Dyck SILVER
Walking on Whyte Avenue Edmonton Raymond Biesinger
#PopularVoteAvenue Edmonton Glenn Harvey A Simple SolutionSwerve Drew Shannon Baba Was An Edmontonian Eighteen Bridges Robert Carter Bright Spot AheadUAlberta Business Min Gyo Chung Canada, You’re Like My Favourite One-Day Uncle and I Love YouEighteen Bridges Raymond Biesinger Family HistoryAvenue Edmonton Robert Carter Hope SproutsSwerve Hayden Maynard Women and PoliticsAlberta Views Sonia Roy
Care by the DecadesApple Sue McGillivray, designer SILVER
Remote Electricity New Trail Karen Sherlock
Economy 150UAlberta Business Vikki Wiercinski, Illustrator
Photograph: Landscape, Architecture or Still Life
Deconstructing Brew GreenUAlberta Business Adrien Veczan SILVER
Skateboarding Underground, Banff National Park Canadian Rockies Annual Kelly Schovanek
25 Best Things to EatAvenue Calgary Jared Sych Comfort ZoneWestern Living Magazine Clinton Hussey, photographer; Nicole Sjostedt, stylist Great Canadian CocktailsWestJet Magazine Jared Sych Paddler at Lake LouiseCanadian Rockies Annual Wayne Simpson Palm Trees, Trans-Canada HighwaySwerve Jim Wells Shadow Climbing, Mt. GeraldineCanadian Rockies Annual Paul Zizka
Photograph: People and Portraiture
Trash to TreasureAvenue Edmonton Cooper and O’Hara
Imagine Avenue Edmonton Colin Way
FINALISTS A Family Mattertechlife Tim Potter Freakin’ EurekaSwerve Colin Way Pure and SimpleWestern Living Magazine Carlo Ricci This Country Thinks It Gave Me My MagicEighteen Bridges Cooper & O’Hara
Accidental FarmersWestern Living Magazine Janis Nicolay Build a Healthy PlateApple Salt Food Photography; styling by Savory Plate Desert DreamsWestJet Magazine Jared Sych Life and How to Leave ItSwerve Leah Hennel On the WaterWestJet Magazine Steve Collins Rooms of Their OwnSwerve George Webber Top 40 Under 40Avenue Edmonton Aaron Pedersen What’s Old is New AgainAvenue Edmonton Daniel Wood
The Un-Selfie Project Glass Buffalo Austen Lee
Two Poems (Dear Healing Walk, Rhapsodic Trip) filling Station Jen Currin
Bear 64 FreeFall Angela Waldie Can you imagine my love for banana facts?Glass Buffalo Jessica Johns The VegetarianEighteen Bridges Matthew Stepanic Three Poems (Hertz Field, Orbiter, When to Step In)filling Station Shazia Hafiz Ramji
In the Key of AlexAvenue Edmonton Lisa Ricciotti SILVER
Seen UnseenNew Trail Omar Mouallem
A Climber’s GuideCanadian Rockies Annual Zac Robinson and Stephen Slemon Amarjeet SohiAlberta Views Omar Mouallem Lethbridge College Love StoriesWider Horizons Lisa Kozleski Outspoken Ashley CallingbullAvenue Edmonton Wayne Arthurson
Service: Business, Education, Health or Medicine
The Doctor is Out Avenue Calgary Christina Frangou
Facing Forward Avenue Calgary Silvia Pikal
25 Ways to Stay Healthy and WellApple Colleen Seto Appetite For InstructionAvenue Edmonton Caroline Barlott Care of All KindsApple Anne Georg For Love and MoneyUAlberta Business Jyllian Park The Upside of an Organized HomeApple Greg Harris
Oodles of Noodles Swerve John Gilchrist
SILVER Avenue’s Essential Guide to Summer in the MountainsAvenue Calgary Shelley Arnusch, Lisa Kadane, Megan Kopp, Andrew Penner, Gwendolyn Richards, Lynda Sea, writers; Shelley Arnusch, editor
150 Reasons to Love EdmontonWhere Edmonton Matthew Stepanic, editor; Tamara Aschenbrenner, assistant editor A to Z Guide to RelationshipsApple Valerie Berenyi, Anne Georg, Jacqueline Louie A Vegan Home on the RangeSwerve Rita Sirignano and Melody Baker Dining with the StarsWHERE Edmonton Matthew Stepanic, editor; Tamara Aschenbrenner, assistant editor How to Pair Wine With Junk FoodAvenue Edmonton Margaux Burgess