Friday, June 19, 2009

Western Magazine Award winners announced tonight

The winners of the 27th Western Magazine Awards will be announced tonight, Friday June 19th at a gala at the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside.

28 individual contributors to Alberta magazines' AMPA members have been nominated. AMPA members Techlife, published by NAIT's corporate communications team is up for Best New Magazine; Alberta Venture, Alberta Views and Unlimited have been nominated for Magazine of the Year - Alberta/NWT; while Prairies North is up for Magazine of the Year - Saskatchewan.

I, for one, am eagerly awaiting the results. Will Alberta Views and Kris Demeanour score another big win in the magazine and new writer category? Will there be any backstage drama or big upsets? How did the judges even determine winners amongst the high calibre of talent? Why does the regional publishing industry rock so much?

Stay tuned for the winners...