Western Magazine AwardsThe Western Magazine Awards Foundation (WMAF) honours and celebrates editorial excellence in Western Canadian magazine writing, photography, illustration and art direction. This is accomplished through an annual awards competition, a gala event where winners are announced and recognized with cash prizes, and The Magazine School, an educational program featuring WMA-winning work. The 30th Annual WMAs close on March 16, 2012.

Entries for the WMAs are accepted from February 6 to March 16, 2012 in the following categories:

  • Written
  • Arts, Culture and Entertainment
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Fiction
  • Human Experience
  • Profile
  • Public Issues
  • Regular Column or Department
  • Science, Technology and Medicine
  • Service
  • Student
  • Travel and Leisure
  • Gold Awards
  • Gold Award Best Article – Alberta/NWT
  • Gold Award Best Article – BC/Yukon
  • Gold Award Best Article – Manitoba
  • Gold Award Best Article – Saskatchewan
  • Visual Award
  • Best Photograph – Architectural, Landscape or Still Life
  • Best Photograph – People and Portraiture
  • Best Photographic Feature or Series
  • Best Illustration
  • Best Art Direction – Article
  • Best Art Direction – Cover
  • Magazine of the Year Awards
  • Best New Magazine
  • Best Trade Magazine
  • Best Online Magazine
  • Magazine of the Year – Alberta/NWT
  • Magazine of the Year – BC/Yukon
  • Magazine of the Year – Manitoba
  • Magazine of the Year – Saskatchewan
  • Magazine of the Year – Western Canada

The 30th Annual WMAs will be held Friday June 15, 2012 at Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside. See you there!

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