Alberta Story

Alberta Story Finalists

Articles in this category showcase a distinctly Alberta subject, flavour and flair. Though subject to broad interpretation, examples include non-fiction work about Alberta’s cultural and economic scene; stories about interesting Albertans; or stories told from a distinctly Albertan perspective. Judging will emphasize writing quality, originality and impact.

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Are We There Yet?

Avenue Edmonton

Steven Sandor


Coming Through Slaughter

Swerve

Taylor Lambert


Greetings From the Fourth Dimension

Swerve

Michael Hingston


In Praise of Protest

Alberta Views

Sid Marty


Is It Too Late for the Heritage Trust Fund?

Alberta Views

Max Fawcett


Len Perry

Canadian Cowboy Country

Dawn McCoy


Our Vital Forests

Alberta Views

Tadzio Richards


Patterns of the Past

Canadian Rockies Annual

Tera Swanson


The Art of Reconciliation

Avenue Edmonton

Samantha Power


The Fight of His Life

Avenue Calgary

Omar Mouallem


Editorial Package

Editorial Package Finalists

Entries in this category include any collection of articles on a related theme in a single issue that reflects collaboration by editors and writers. Judging will emphasize creativity, cohesion and overall impact.

Answers Wanted

New Trail

Marcey Andrews, art director; Karen Sherlock, Lisa Cook, editors-in-chief, Christie Hutchinson, Amie Filkow, associate editors; Sarah Pratt, staff writer; Stephanie Bailey, editorial assistant; Kate Black, intern; Mary Lou Reeleder, Cynthia Strawson, supervising editors; Marcey Andrews, art director


A Look to the Future, A Link to the Past

LINK

Nancy Cope, editor; Todd Kimberley, Harry Sanders, Richard White, Eric Rosenbaum,Suzanne Bowness, Julie Sengl, writers, Susan Mainella, Managing editor Alison O’Connor, Online editor Carolynn Van de Vyvere, editorial Assistance


Crazy for Noodles

Avenue Calgary

Jennifer Hamilton, Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, Lynda Sea, Vincci Tsui


Dig In

WestJet Magazine

Jill Foran, editor; Sara Samson, associate editor, Diane Bolt, assistant editor; Alyssa Quirico, editorial assistant; Alyssa Schwartz, Lisa Jackson, John Lee, Mandy Savoie, Joanne Sasvari, Shelley Cameron-McCarron, Kat Tancock, freelance writers


Foodies of the Year 2016

Western Living

Neal McLennan, Anicka Quin, Stacey McLachlan, Rosemary Poole, Julia Dilworth, John Gilchrist, Julie Van Rosendaal, writers; Jenny Reed, art director; Evaan Kheraj, John Sinal, Lillie Louise Major, Shelora Sheldon, Tarynn Liv Parker, Daniel Wood, Clinton Hussey, Jager and Kokemor, photographers


Summer in the Cities

WestJet Magazine

Jill Foran, editor; Sara Samson, associate editor; Diane Bolt, assistant editor; Alyssa Quirico, editorial assistant


Swim or Sink

New Trail

Sarah Pratt, writer; Karen Sherlock, managing editor; Lisa Cook, editor-in-chief, Marcey Andrews, art director


Trend Report 2017

Western Living

Julia Dilworth, writer; Paul Roelofs, art director


Emerging Writer

Emerging Writer Finalists

This award is granted to an individual whose early work in magazines shows the highest degree of craft and promise and is open to current post-secondary students, recent grads or interns with up to three years’ professional experience.

Charting a New Course for Sex Ed

New Trail

Kate Black, writer


First Class Citizens

The Yards

Lizzie Derksen


From the Ground Up

Avenue Calgary

Sarah Comber


Grey Gardens

The Yards

Celia Shea


Small is Big

The Yards

Nikki Wiart


Taking Names

Glass Buffalo

Chris Cassis


Tech Support

The Yards

Kalyna Hennig


Those Who Love the World and Their Animals Madly

Glass Buffalo

Kevin Holowack


Essay

Essay Finalists

Articles in this category include those in which a writer’s perspective is paramount. Regular columns are eligible for entry in this category. Judging will emphasize writing quality, originality, and impact.

A Life Sentence

Alberta Views

Ted Sparks (pseudonym)


Among Cougars and Men

Glass Buffalo

Austen Lee


How to Talk About Death and Dying

Avenue Calgary

Christina Frangou


Security Settings

Glass Buffalo

Kate Black


When truth Doesn’t Matter

New Trail

Todd Babiak


Feature Writing: Long

Feature Writing: Long Finalists

Articles in this category include any fact-based work of non-fiction of more than 2,000 words. Judging will emphasize writing quality, originality, and impact.

A New Fight for the Gothic Knight

techlife

Scott Messenger


A Stroke Of Luck

Swerve

Taylor Lambert


Goodbye Hobbema

Alberta Views

Tadzio Richards


Knocking On Holy Doors

Swerve

Heather Setka


Swim or Sink

New Trail

Sarah Pratt


The Road From Damascus

Avenue Edmonton

Steven Sandor


True North Strong

Western Living

Omar Mouallem


What I learned From my Dad

Apple Magazine

Curtis Gillespie


Whose Art is it Anyway?

Avenue Edmonton

Omar Mouallem


Feature Writing: Short

Feature Writing: Short Finalists

Articles in this category include any fact-based work of non-fiction of 2,000 words or less. Judging will emphasize writing quality, originality and impact.

Ancient Arts

Galleries West

Portia Priegert


Designs of the Wild

Canadian Rockies Annual

Graeme Pole, writer


Eyes in the Sky, Intelligence on the Ground

Avenue Edmonton

Eliza Barlow


Is this the Next to Go?

The Yards

Angela Johnston


Keep Calm and Float On

techlife

Scott Messenger


Mental Health

Alberta Construction Magazine

Joseph Caouette


The Showdown

Swerve

Lyndsie Bourgon


To Delight the Eye

Alberta Views

Omar Mouallem; Evan Osenton, editor


Fiction

Fiction Finalists

Articles in this category include any work of fiction first published by the magazine. Judging will emphasize writing quality, originality and impact.

Mark IV

Glass Buffalo

Shawn Ohler


No Small Thing

Alberta Views

Tom McMillan


Puzzles

FreeFall

Kim Murray


The Dying Game

Glass Buffalo

Kate Black


The Sandbox

Alberta Views

Jennifer Williamson


Welcome to Khyber Agency

FreeFall

Annum Shah


Poetry

Poetry Finalists

Articles in this category include any work of poetry first published by the magazine. A collection of up to three poems by the same author, all published in the same issue, may also be entered in this category.

Bear Skin Rug

filling Station

Margo LaPierre


cancer grows like a nest

FreeFall

Beth Everest


Finlandia

FreeFall

Ellie Sawatzky


small bird, black paint

Glass Buffalo

Kevin Holowack


Three Poems

filling Station

Sean Howard


Profile

Profile Finalists

Articles in this category focus on a person or a group.

Canada’s Top Judge

Alberta Views

Katherine Ashenburg


From Seeds, Come Trees

New Trail

Scot Morison


Inside the Animated Mind of Joel Cohen

New Trail

Curtis Gillespie


Passing The Smell Test

Greenhouse

Elizabeth Withey


Still Number One

Avenue Edmonton

Breanna Mroczek


The Annotated Rudy Wiebe

New Trail

Scot Morison


The Real Marni Panas

techlife

Scott Messenger


Wrestling Erica

Swerve

Marcello Di Cintio


Service: Business, Education, Health and Medicine

Service: Business, Education, Health and Medicine Finalists

Articles in this category include any how-to journalism, explanatory or informational piece which organizes information of a practical applicability to the reader. Topics can include health and medicine, business, finance, personal finance, technology and education.

Beyond The Healthy Glow

Avenue Edmonton

Caitlin Crawshaw


Changing the Game

New Trail

Shane Riczu, writer


The Condo Board Survival Guide

The Yards

Jyllian Park


Unpacking the Climate Change Plan

Greenhouse

Helen Metella


Service: Lifestyle

Service: Lifestyle Finalists

Articles in this category include any how-to journalism, explanatory or informational piece which organizes information of a practical applicability to the reader. Topics can include relationships, travel, recreation, sports, music, entertainment, décor, hobbies, food (not entirely consisting of recipes), fashion, etc.

Bird Is the Word

Western Living

Julie Van Rosendaal, writer; Jenny Reed, art director; Gabriel Cabrera, photography & styling


Build Your Canadian Street Cred

WestJet Magazine

Robin Esrock, freelance writer


Choose your Own Adventure

New Trail

Kate Black, writer; Brian Ajhar, illustrator


Happy Campers

Swerve

Jacquie Moore


Haters Guide To Camping

Avenue Calgary

Shelley Arnusch, Kevin Brooker, Joanne Elves