Western Magazine Awards scrap new magazine, lifetime achievement awards

The Western Magazine Awards panel has announced its finalist for its
2010 ceremony, but without the prestigious best new magazine and
lifetime achievement awards.

D.B. Scott reports:

“In the case of lifetime achievement, the board is reviewing the criteria and the application form:

“To ensure all nominees are adequately represented in the process, the board is developing a comprehensive application form to support nominations for 2011, and is gathering input from key stakeholders in the industry. In view of the lack of consistency in the nominations this year, the judges have not named a winner for 2010. The Board recognizes that there are several candidates who are worthy of nomination and its decision not to offer this award this year is not a reflection of them.

“In the case of the new magazine award:

“The judges determined that while the magazines reviewed for this year’s Best New category each showed potential, none offered an editorial package that merited inclusion as a finalist for the WMA.”

The finalists for Magazine of the Year:

          Alberta Venture
          Alberta Views
          Up Here Business
          Up Here


          BC Business
          British Columbia Magazine
          Vancouver Magazine
          Western Living

          The Beaver
          Border Crossings
          Prairie Fire

          Grain Magazine

Trade magazine of the year finalists
          Alberta Oil
          CGA Magazine