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Juno Award Winners 2011

(from Broadcaster Magazine, March 28, 2011) A procession of Canadian music stars took to the stage for Canada’s biggest night in music, The 2011 JUNO Awards. CTV’s special two-and-a-half hour anniversary broadcast of the Awards experienced power-packed performances, tributes to 40 years of the JUNO Awards, and eight winning categories announced.

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2011 Alberta Magazine Award Winners Announced

The Alberta Magazine Awards were presented at the Alberta Magazine Excellence Gala as a celebration of the Alberta magazine industry. The awards included new Showcase Awards and Achievement Awards, cash and art prizes, plus all that glorious glory.

Showcase Awards Winners

For the Showcase Awards, AMPA member magazines and their contributors submitted entries in six categories. Showcase entries were evaluated by either a design or editorial judging panel. Congratulations to these very deserving award-winners and finalists:

Best Alberta Story

  • Techlife, “Declaration of Independence” by Scott Messenger ** Winner**
  • Techlife, “The Right Ingredients” by Mifi Purvis (Finalist)
  • Avenue Calgary, “Olympic Connections” by Jaelyn Molyneux, Lynda Sea, Jesse Semko (Finalist)

Best Cover

  • Alberta Venture, “The Green Issue” Kim Larson, art director; Pierre Javelle, illustrator **Winner**
  • Oilweek, “Global Canucks” Ken Bessie, art director (Finalist)
  • Routes, “Terry Grant” Sharon Syverson, art director; Neville Palmer, photographer (Finalist)

Best Feature Design

  • Wine Access, “Taste to Go” Teresa Johnston, art director; Jared Sych, photographer; Joy Lee, food stylist   **Winner**
  • Alberta Venture, “The Money Issue” Kim Larson, art director; Colin Way, photographer (Finalist)
  • Avenue Calgary, “4 Ways to Stampede” Anders Knudsen, art director; Jared Sych, photographer (Finalist)

Best Illustration

  • Alberta Venture, “Aerospace” Sonia Roy, illustrator; Kim Larson, art director **Winner**
  • Avenue Calgary, “Outdoor Activity Guide” Andrea Wan, illustrator; Mason Hastie, art director (Finalist)
  • Routes, “Marvelous Music” Sharon Syverson, art director and illustrator (Finalist)

Best Photo

  • Alberta Venture, “The Final Cut” Aaron Pedersen, photographer; Kim Larson, art director **Winner**
  • Alberta Oil, “Long Shadow” Michael Morrison, photographer; Kim Larson, art director (Finalist)
  • Conservation, “Rainbow Trout” Darren Jacknisky, photographer (Finalist)

Best Short Editorial

  • Impact, “You Can Run But You Can’t Hide” by Peter Estabrooks **Winner**
  • Routes, “Right in the Folking Living Room” by Peter Worden (Finalist)
  • Western Living, “The Salmon Chronicles” by Neal Mclennan (Finalist)

Achievement Awards Winners

The nominees for Achievement Awards have been recognized by their peers as having made a significant contribution to Alberta’s magazine publishing industry:

Best New Magazine

  • Eighteen Bridges **Winner**
  • Canada’s New World
  • The PEG
  • Red Deer Living

Editor of the Year

  • Kathe Lemon, Avenue Calgary **Winner**
  • Nora Abercrombie, Westword (Honourable Mention)
  • Karen Crowdis, Birthing (Honourable Mention)
  • Anne Beaty, Airdrie Life
  • Ellen Percival, Calgary’s Child
  • Jenn Schmidt-Rempel, Lethbridge living
  • Sandra Wiebe, Routes
  • Jim Zang, Okotoks Living

Volunteer of the Year

  • Claire Lacey, Dandelion **Winner**
  • Karen Crowdis, Birthing

Achievement in Publishing

  • Rob Tanner, Publisher, Tanner Young Publishing Group **Winner**
  • Karen Crowdis, Editor-in-Chief, Birthing
  • Barbara Dacks, Publisher, [former] Legacy
  • Gary Davies, Executive Vice-President, RedPoint Media Group Inc.
  • Tom Tait, Publisher, Galleries West

Congratulations to all of the winners, finalists and nominees!

RTNDA Canada Announces Prairie Regional Award Recipients

RTNDA Canada, The Association of Electronic Journalists, is pleased to recognize excellence in electronic journalism in the Prairie Region when it presents its annual awards in Saskatoon on April 9, 2011. The RTNDA Canada Awards are given to honour the best programs, stations and newsgathering organizations in both radio and television.

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Pattison Broadcast Group Announces 2011 Scholarship

The Jim Pattison Group has announced its third annual Alberta Equity Scholarship Competition worth $2000 to the winning student.The Alberta Equity Scholarship was instituted in 2009 to address the shortage of Alberta broadcasters from four under-represented groups; Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Members of Visible Minorities, and Women. 

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Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts, Edmonton, April 11, 2011

Professional Arts Coaliton of Edmonton (PACE) will be hosting it’s 24th annual Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts on April 11, 2011.  Nominees to be announced on Monday, March 14, 2011 at City Hall from noon to 1pm.

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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)