Alberta Magazine Awards 2012The winners of the 2012 Alberta Magazine Awards were announced at the Alberta Magazine Excellence Gala on March 22, 2012 in Calgary. Showcase awards were handed out to seven Alberta magazines with Avenue Calgary taking the award for best digital presence. Achievement Awards were handed out with United Way’s WE Magazine awarded best new magazine in Alberta.

Showcase Awards

  • Best Alberta Story
    Eighteen Bridges for Omar Mouallem’s “Under the Veil”
  • Best Short Editorial
    Western Living for Tyee Bridge’s “School of Fish”
  • Best Feature Design
    Western Living for 40th Anniversary Issue; art director Randall Watson
  • Best Cover
    Avenue (Calgary) for October 2011 issue; art director Anders Knudsen
  • Best Illustration
    Alberta Oil for “Due Diligence” by Dushan Milic; art director Kim Larson
  • Best Photo
    Alberta Venture for “After the Inferno” by Curtis Trent; art director Kim Larson
  • Best Digital Presence
    Avenue (Calgary)

Achievement Awards

  • Best New Magazine
    WE Magazine by Venture Publishing on behalf of the United Way
  • Volunteer of the Year
    Tied: Kayla Nash with Lethbridge living and Bobbi Beatty with Other Voices
  • Editor of the Year
    Chris Welner with IMPACT magazine

Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees!