Thursday, May 28, 2015

Manitoba's "Maggie" awards: Canada's History mag of year and The Cellar Door people's choice

The "Mini Maggies" have been announced for the 7th annual Manitoba Magazine Publishers Association Awards. 
Magazine of the Year:
  • People's Choice, The Cellar Door
  • Overall, Canada’s History
Art & Literary:  
  • Best Poem or Suite of Poems,  CV2, "Connectonomics1"
  • Best Short Fiction, Prairie Fire, "Red Egg and Ginger"
  • Best Editorial Feature or Creative Non-Fiction piece, Prairie Fire, "Status Updates"
Business to Business:
  • Best Business or Individual Profile, Conservator, "Ripple Effect"
  • Business to Business:Best Single Issue, Conservator,"Ripple Effect 35-2"
  • Best Editorial Feature, Canada’s History,"Ties That Bind"
  • Best Regular Column or Department, The Cottager, "My Cottage Life"
  • Best Single Issue, Geez, "Life Offline"
Best of the Best:
  • Best Cover – Illustration, Geez, "The End Cover"
  • Best Cover – Photography, Herizons, "Winter 2014"
  • Best Mobile, Digital or Interactive Initiative, Manitoba Gardener,"Save The Monarch"
(The Mini-Maggies are a departure from past practice. The annual Reaching Readers conference and the awards dinner had to be postponed because of uncertain ticket sales.) There were 61 entries from 12 magazines. Judges this year were Jonathan Ball, Ariel Gordon, Rosemarie Finlay, Martin Cash, Scott Messenger, Veronica Cowan, George Stephenson, Kelly Gray and Allan Britnell. Winners were presented with “Mini-Maggie” plaques at a downtown function. The major presentations will be made at the Association’s 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Bel Acres Golf Club on August 6. Entry to the tournament is open to all.
The Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association is celebrating its 30th year of incorporation this year, representing 26 member publishers with more than 30 magazines. The Association provides networking opportunities, professional development and industry involvement projects for its members.

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