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Writer’s Guild of Alberta Celebrates the 2015 Alberta Literary Award Winners in Edmonton on May 23

Alberta-Literary-Awards-2015The Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) announced the winners of this year’s Alberta Literary Awards on May 23, during the Alberta Literary Awards Gala held in conjunction with the Words in 3D Conference for Publishers, Writers and Editors at the Chateau Lacombe in Edmonton. The largest provincial writers’ organization in Canada, the WGA created the Alberta Literary Awards in 1982 to recognize excellence in writing by Alberta authors. This year, jurors deliberated over 150 submissions to select 24 finalists in eight categories.

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Rosie Awards Celebrate Alberta Film, TV & Digital Media Productions, Actors, Artists, Hosts & News Producers

Ampia Awards 2015Celebrating the best in TV, film and digital media production in Alberta, the Alberta Film & Television Awards honoured 58 Alberta productions and film artists at the Shaw Conference Centre on Saturday, May 23. Calgary productions and artists won the highest number of awards but the production that won the most awards was The Great Human Odyssey, an ambitious interactive TV miniseries by filmmaker Niobe Thompson of Edmonton-based Clearwater Documentary.

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Anaid Productions Nominated for Six Leo Awards for Liquidator Television Series

Liquidator TV Series Anaïd Productions, one of Canada’s leading independent production companies, has received six Leo Award nominations for one of its longest running television series, The Liquidator, starring the rowdy liquidation guru Jeff Schwarz. Now in season four, Jeff Schwarz is back at it with even bigger & crazier deals! Don’t miss an episode of the all-new Season 4/Thursdays/ 9:30pm. The show’s season three episode “Redneck Round-Up” was nominated in the Information/Lifestyle series for these six craft awards:

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Edmonton’s Social Media Content Creators Celebrate at the Yeggie Awards

Yeggie Awards EdmontonOn May 9, 2015 the third annual Yeggie Awards recognized and celebrated outstanding social media content creators in the capital region in 2014. From the more than 300 nominations in 18 categories including Best in Edmonton (I Heart Edmonton) and the Special Lifetime Achievement Award (Dave Cournoyer aka DaveAlberta) 16 winners were choosen. Thanks to Mastermaq for compiling this list of award winners and for creating such an interesting recap of the evening on his blog if you, like me, wish you had been there.

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Alberta Producers Nominated for 2015 Rockie Awards

Rockie AwardsThe nominees for the Rockie Awards were announced on Friday, April 17 and four Alberta production companies have been recognized! The Rockie Awards, held each year at the Banff World Media Festival is the largest program competition of its kind, with industry members from over 40 countries participating in this prestigious awards program. The Rockie Awards celebrates narrative content across 26 categories in drama, documentary, kids, and digital.

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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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