WINNIPEG, May 8 /CNW/ - Manitoba's magazine industry honored its best
tonight at the Inaugural Manitoba Magazine Awards held at the Fairmont Hotel
as part of the Association's annual Magazines Weekend Conference.
CBC personalities Alex Freedman and Sean Cavanaugh were hosts for the
evening. Glenn Tinley of Studio Publications sponsored the event and provided
live webcasting of the ceremonies at youronlinechannel.com
The Beaver, Canada's History Magazine and Manitoba's oldest magazine,
published in the province since 1920 took home the top honour of Magazine of
the Year. The other finalists in the Category were Say and Prairie Fire.
Indeed The Beaver had an extraordinary year, publishing for the first
time in French with its Quebec 400th Anniversary Special Issue; clinching a
book deal based on their summer issue featuring the 10 Photos That Changed
Canada, and posting record-breaking newsstand sales for every issue throughout
the calendar year.
Other award winners included:
Best Initiative (recognizing ancillary activities that build the
Winnipeg Men for "Test Drive"
Most Innovative Marketing Initiative (recognizing achievement and
creativity in marketing and promotion of a magazine)
Kayak: Canada's History Magazine for Kids
Most Effective Web Activity (for a website, online event, contest, or
social networking initiative)
Most Effective Use of Words
Prairie Fire for "Animalia"
Best Regular Column or Feature
The Beaver for Chris Moore's column
Best Editorial Package
The Beaver for "The Boy in the Picture"
Prairie Fire for "Atwood"
Manitoba Magazines also launched a new award program for Red River
Community College students in the Creative Communications program. Students
work on a magazine concept over several weeks developing a business plan as
well as a prototype for a new magazine. The Association will contribute $1500
annually in prizing for the top student projects.
This year's student award recipients were:
Bonnie Seidel; Gina Nasuti; Emily Baron Cardloff;
Sean Ledwich for Packrat: A Backpacking Magazine
Rachel Hawryluk; Shayna Wiweirski; Erica Zawadowski; Matt Prepost;
Thor Blondal for Quarkz: a magazine about quirky people and things
Mitchell Clinton; Melanie Fatouros; Rheanne Marcoux; Kalen Qually for
Sugarthread: a magazine about candy
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For further information:
For further information: Betty Ann Watts, Executive Director, (204)