Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Alberta Magazines Score National Accolades

Congratulations to AMPA member Alberta Views for its nomination as Magazine of the Year at the 32nd Annual National Magazine Awards. The award honours "the magazine that most consistently engages, surprises and serves the needs of its readers." A frequent nominee and winner on the awards circuit, we're keeping our fingers crossed for an Alberta win**

Alberta Views is up against Spacing and Canadian Business for the award, and the winner will be announced at the National Magazine Awards Gala on June 5, 2009.

Other nominations include:
Essays - Chris Turner, The Big Decision, ALBERTAVIEWS
Sports & Recreation - Craig Davidson, Urban Brawl AVENUE
Still Life Photography - Clinton Hussey, Sea Change WESTERN LIVING

Calgarian Kris Demeanour is winner of Best New Magazine Writer for an article entitled “Get a Real Job” that appeared in Unlimited magazine's Jan-Feb 2008 issue. Unlimited is, for the time being, solely web-based.

up! magazine's contributing editor Chris Koentges has been nominated for 5 writing awards.

The now defunct CalgaryInc is also up for an award for Best Single Issue for its popular Top 40 Under 40 issue.

Congratulations to all the nominees!