Vancouver Magazine leads the Western Magazine Award finalists with 18 nominations. The winners will be announced on the June 21 in Vancouver. Here are the finalists, according to the press release

WRITTEN AWARDS

ARTS, CULTURE, AND ENTERTAINMENT
 

Eighteen Bridges, Curtis Gillespie, The Populist
Geist, Joe Fiorito, Wednesday, August 17, 2011
MONTECRISTO Magazine, Craig David Long, Never Left Art School
New Trail, Omar Mouallem, Creative License
Sub-Terrain, Peter Babiak, Along the Brittle Treacherous Bright Streets of Memory
Vancouver Magazine, Daniel Wood, Brush With Fate

BUSINESS

Alberta Venture, Max Fawcett, Redemption Inc.
BCBusiness, Christopher Pollon, Paradise Lost
BCBusiness, Joe Wiebe, The Craft of Brewing
BCBusiness, Roberta Staley, Rise of the Cyclotron
Up Here Business, Helena Katz, To market! To market!

ENVIRONMENTAL

AlbertaViews, Kevin van Tighem, Silence in the Park
AlbertaViews, Paul Haavardsrud, A Burning Dilemma
Canada's History, Alan MacEachern, Open Season
Georgia Straight, Alex Roslin, Japan's irradiated fish worry B.C. experts
Vancouver Magazine, David MacFarlane, The Interdisciplinary Genius of John Robinson

FICTION

 

Eighteen Bridges, Caroline Adderson, I Feel Lousy
Prairie Fire, Jay Brown, The Egyptians
Prairie Fire, Margaret Sweatman, Go with Bob
Prairie Fire, Richard Van Camp, Devotion
Prism International, Yasuko Thanh, Hustler
Sub-Terrain, Lee Kvern, Detachment

HUMAN EXPERIENCE

AlbertaViews, Karen Connelly, Washing the Body
Geist, Connie Kuhns, Last Day in Cheyenne
Prairie Fire, Susan Buis, Della, Duende
Up Here, Eva Holland, The one who jumped
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, How I Lost My Mother

NEW WRITER
Prism International, Sherry Wong, Dandelion
Profiles West, Melissa Molloy, The Accuser and Us
The Tyee, Carly Wignes, Treaty Troubles
Trek, Rosemary Anderson, A Running Start
Western Living, Stacey McLachlan, The Bounty Hunter

PROFILE

BCBusiness, Anne Casselman, The Enforcer
Eighteen Bridges, Christine Fischer Guy, Burden of Proof
Eighteen Bridges, Curtis Gillespie, The Populist
Up Here, Katherine Laidlaw, 'I don't want kids to be hungry'
Up Here Business,  Jennifer Geens, Death Doesn't Take a Holiday

PUBLIC ISSUES

AlbertaViews, Chris Turner, Mind the Gap
Eighteen Bridges, Christine Fischer Guy, Burden of Proof
Eighteen Bridges, Jonathan Garfinkel, Theatre of War
Georgia Straight, Daniel Wood, Sullivanism vs. Jane Jacobs
Vancouver Magazine, Paul Webster, The War on the War on Drugs

REGULAR COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT
 

Backofthebook.ca, Mark Leiren-Young, Mark Leiren-Young culture column
Border Crossings, Meeka Walsh, Bordernotes
Border Crossings, Robert Enright, Bordercolumn
Up! Magazine, Mike Fisher, By the Seat of My Pants
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, Urban Fix

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
BCBusiness, Roberta Staley, Rise of the Cyclotron
Focus Magazine, Rob Wipond, The Case for Electroshocking Mia
Swerve, Kevin Brooker, The Gods Must Be Angry
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, No Asylum
Vancouver Magazine, Michael Harris, The Greater Good

SERVICE
Up Here, Aaron Spitzer, Summertime! When the living is …
Vancouver Magazine, John Burns, Ticket to Ride
Vancouver Magazine, The Editors, The 23rd Annual Restaurant Awards
Western Living, Various Contributors, Designers of the Year
Western Living, Various Contributors, How to Peel an Artichoke

TRAVEL AND LEISURE
British Columbia Magazine, Andrew Findlay, All together on the Great Divide
Eighteen Bridges, Fred Stenson, The New Karoo
Swerve, James Martin, On the Road…With Children
Up Here, Eva Holland, I found the sweet life
Westworld Alberta, Steve Burgess, Singapore Zing

VISUAL AWARDS
 

BEST PHOTOGRAPH – ARCHITECTURAL, LANDSCAPE OR STILL LIFE
 

British Columbia Magazine, Michael Bednar, Urban Wrangler
Canada's History, Mark Reid, Remembering Vimy
Impact Magazine, Paul Zizka, The Land That Does Not Melt
Vancouver Magazine, Martin Tessler, To All A Good Night
Western Living Condo, Martin Tessler, Lofty Ambition
 

BEST PHOTOGRAPH – PEOPLE AND PORTRAITURE
 

Eighteen Bridges, Dan Sackheim, The Populist
New Trail, John Ulan, Changing Face of the North
Swerve, Randy Gibson, Step Right Up
Vancouver Magazine, Carlo Ricci, In Harms Way Carlo Ricci
Vancouver Magazine, Carlo Ricci, Presumed Guilty
 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHIC FEATURE OR SERIES

Avenue, Colin Way, An Uncommon Empire
British Columbia Magazine, Steve Ogle, Waiting for Fairweather
Modern Dog, Hans Sipma, Wet Dogs!
Swerve, Joey Podlubny, Double Take
Swerve, Robert Lemermeyer, You've Got a Ticket to Ride
 

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BEST ILLUSTRATION OR ILLUSTRATION FEATURE
Avenue, Victo Ngai, The Unbearable Lightness of Late-Night Dining
New Trail, Raymond Biesinger, Creative License
Sub-Terrain, Carl Wiens, Detachment
Sub-Terrain, Carl Wiens, Passing
UPPERCASE, Various Contributors, Beautiful Bitmaps

BEST ART DIRECTION – ARTICLE
 

BCBusiness, Catherine Mullaly, Best Companies to Work for in B.C.
BCBusiness, Catherine Mullaly, From the Ground Up
Vancouver Magazine, Taryn Dufault, The Food Issue
Western Living, Brennan Higginbotham, How to Peel an Artichoke
Western Living, Randall Watson, Designers of the Year
 

BEST ART DIRECTION – COVER

Avenue, Anders Knudsen, Avenue Last Supper Cover
New Trail, Marcey Andrews, Spring 2012
Vancouver Magazine, Randall Watson, July/August Vancouver Cover
Vancouver Magazine, Randall Watson, October Vancouver Cover
Western Living, Randy Watson, Designers of the Year

GOLD AWARDS
 

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – ALBERTA/NWT
 

Eighteen Bridges, Curtis Gillespie, The Populist
Eighteen Bridges, Max Fawcett, Why Knot?
Eighteen Bridges, Russell Cobb, Glorious and Free. Mostly.
Swerve, Malwina Gudowska, A Woman's Place is at the Altar
Up Here, Jasmine Budak, Where have you gone, Annie Pootoogook?

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – BC/YUKON
 

British Columbia Magazine, Andrew Findlay, Waiting for Fairweather
Georgia Straight, Laura Robinson, Furlong bio omits secret past in Burns Lake
Vancouver Magazine, Frances Bula, How I Lost My Mother
Vancouver Magazine, Pavel Kulisek, Presumed Guilty
Western Living, Masa Takei, Why I Hunt

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – MANITOBA

Border Crossings, Katie Addlemann, Head On: Flashpoints and Clashpoints in the Art of Adad Hannah
Canada's History, Maggie Van Emmerik, Chilkoot Trail
Canada's History, Mark Reid, Remembering Vimy
Canada's History, Steve Turnbull, Child Migrant
Prairie Fire, Katherine Bitney, Notes from the Boreal Forest

GOLD AWARD BEST ARTICLE – SASKATCHEWAN

Grain Magazine, Ayelet Tsabari, Yemeni Soup and Other Recipes
Westworld Saskatchewan, Allan Casey, Gabriel's Country
Westworld Saskatchewan, Dave Yanko, Rock of Ages
Westworld Saskatchewan, Kerry Banks, 50 Shades of Grey Cup
Westworld Saskatchewan, Lucas Aykroyd, On Frozen Pond

MAGAZINES OF THE YEAR
 

BEST NEW MAGAZINE
 

Coast Mountain Culture Magazine
Homes & Living Magazine Vancouver
Interlake Arts, Life & Leisure Magazine

TRADE MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
 

Alberta Oil
British Columbia Medical Journal
CGA Magazine
reel west magazine
West Coast Veterinarian

 

BEST ONLINE MAGAZINE

BCLiving.ca
Boulderpavement
Swerve
Toque & Canoe
VitaminDaily.com

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – ALBERTA/NWT
 

Alberta Venture
Eighteen Bridges
Up Here
Up Here Business
UPPERCASE

 

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – BC/YUKON

BCBusiness
Geist
Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine
Vancouver Magazine
Western Living

 

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – MANITOBA
 

Border Crossings
Canada's History
Canadian Journal of Green Building & Design
Prairie Fire
The Cottager

 

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR – SASKATCHEWAN
 

BlackFlash
Grain Magazine
Saskatoon HOME Magazine
Westworld Saskatchewan

 

The winners of each of the provincial Magazine of the Year categories form the list of finalists for
Magazine of the Year – Western Canada.

 

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.