Monday, June 7, 2010

An Albertan View is Appreciated: Announcing the NMA Winners

The 33rd National Magazine Awards were handed out on June 4 in Toronto, with Gold, Silver and Honourable Mentions in 46 categories going to 84 magazines across the country. As always, Alberta magazines represented a strong contingent of the winners from out west.

Alberta Views was the big winner, with a whopping two medals and three Honourable Mentions. Jeremy Klaszus’ “Mr. Tree”, a three-part feature about his grandfather’s wartime memories, received Gold in the One of a Kind category. Silver, in the Society category, was awarded for “The Big Squeeze”, Karsten Heuer’s account of the threat of development to wildlife in the Bow Valley. Honourable Mentions went to Chris Turner’s “Prodigal Band” in Arts & Entertainment; Maurice Yacowar’s “Double Life” for Best Short Feature; and the Views team behind the July/August 2009 issue for Best Single Issue.

Alberta Venture received an Honourable Mention, in the category of Best Repurposed or Adapted Content, for “Alberta’s 10 Best Communities for Business”. (Sister magazine, Alberta Oil was recognized as Canada's 2010 Business Magazine of the Year a couple of days earlier by Canadian Business Press and Magazines Canada at the 56th annual Kenneth R. Wilson Awards).

Finally, esteemed Calgary-based photographer George Webber was the much-deserved winner of a Gold medal in the Photojournalism & Photo Essay category.

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists!

For links to all of the Alberta Views winners, visit: