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Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association Announces 2013 Better Newspaper Competition Award Winners

AWNA AwardsOn June 12, 2014, during its 94th annual convention, the Alberta Weekly Newspaper Association announced the winners of the 2013 BNC Awards of Excellence winners. This annual competition, judged by publishers from outside of Alberta, honours general excellence in Alberta weekly newspaper publishing. Six different award categories are based on size of community, from under 1299 up to 12,500 and over.

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Calgary’s New Radio Station The Peak 95.3 FM Announces Alberta Finalists for Canada’s Richest Music Contest

The Peak 95.3 FMTwelve musical acts, including five from the Edmonton area and six from the Calgary area, will compete for more than $225,000 in a talent contest sponsored by Calgary’s newest radio station, The Peak 95.3 FM, a Jim Pattison station. The Peak Performance Project awards $100,953 to a grand prize winner, $75,000 to second place, and $50,000 to third. The PEAK Performance Project is a seven-year, $4.9 million contest open to all musicians in Alberta. 

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YEGGIES Winners for Best in New Media in Edmonton in 2013 Announced on May 9, 2014

yeggies awards EdmontonThe winners of the Edmonton’s second annual YEGGIES Awards for the best in digital media were announced at an event hosted by Trent Wilkie multi-media journalist with Sun Media and CKUA’s Sarah Hoyles  at Alberta Avenue Theatre on May 9, 2014, the. After pouring over 200 nominations, and many hours of deliberations, the winners were decided. The Edmonton New Media Awards or ‘The Yeggies’ is the first-ever, awards show to recognize and celebrate social media content creators in Edmonton.

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Edmonton’s Global Vision Festival Ends on a High Note with Announcement of 2014 Film Award Winners

Global Visions FestivalThe 2014 Global Visions Festival wrapped on a high note on May 15, with a huge crowd on hand for their crowd-pleasing Closing Night film, Mistaken for Strangers. The celebration included the announcement of the 2014 Film Awards, featuring six Juried Awards and the 2014 City Television Audience Award along with the Top 10 films as choosen by the audience.

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WGA Announces Shortlist for 2014 Alberta Literary Awards

2014-Alberta-Literary-AwardsThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the finalists for the 2014 Alberta Literary Awards on April 11.The Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors.  Awards jurors have deliberated 212 submissions to select 27 finalists in nine categories. Finalists represent extraordinary literary work written by Alberta authors and published in 2013.

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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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