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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

ab-lit-awards-logoThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta is excited to announce the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The award juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. Finalists represent excellence in literary work written by Alberta authors and published or created in 2016. Check out these fantastic titles!

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AMPIA Announces the 2017 Alberta Film & Television (aka Rosie) Award Nominees

Rosie-Awards2017AMPIA announced the 2017 Rosie Nominees at simultaneous press conferences in Calgary and Edmonton on Tuesday, March 28. A total of 723 class and craft entries were submitted. This year 72 industry professionals from across Canada adjudicated the submissions; in total 291 productions were submitted for consideration. These productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and non-fiction are vying for 23 Class awards.

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68th Annual National Newspaper Award Nominees Announced on March 20, 2017

National-Newspaper-AwardsToronto’s Globe and Mail leads all entrants in the 68th National Newspaper Awards competition with 19 nominations. Montreal’s La Presse has nine finalists, the Toronto Star eight, the Canadian Press five, and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Winnipeg Free Press each have three nominations in the competition, which is open to daily newspapers, news agencies, as well as online news sites approved for entry by the NNA Board of Governors. 

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AMPA Celebrates Excellence in Magazine Publishing in Alberta at the 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards

AMPA-Awards2017Nearly 300 of the brightest talents in the Alberta magazine industry gathered in downtown Calgary March 16 to honour the winners of the Alberta Magazine Awards. The annual event, staged by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), showcases the outstanding work of magazine professionals from across the province, judged by industry leaders from across North America. Awards were presented for excellence in magazine content published in 2016 in 21 Showcase categories and five Achievement award categories.

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AMPA Announces the 2017 Alberta Magazine Awards Finalists

ampa-conference-2017-logoThe Alberta Magazine Publishers Association announced the showcase category finalists for the 2016-17 Alberta Magazine Awards. Nearly 300 pieces of work were submitted in 21 categories, and were adjudicated by more than 60 industry experts from across North America. Congratulations to the magazine publishers and vast number of contributors who pour their time, talent and creative energy into producing exceptional Alberta magazines. Award winners to be announced at a Gala in Calgary on March 16. 

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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