Covet named Magazine of the Year
At the 2013 Manitoba Magazine Awards
(September 26,2013) New kid on the block, Covet magazine, was named Manitoba Magazine of the Year at the fifth annual “Maggie” Awards sponsored by the Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association.
Over 120 publishers and magazine professionals gathered at the Manitoba Club earlier this evening to honour their own. Covet proved its popularity not only with the awards judges but with the public as well. Publishers Leigh McKenzie and Bahia Taylor also took home the Peoples’ Choice Award. They were selected through on-line voting via the Association website.
“It is always exciting to see young publishers succeed in creating and delivering a quality magazine that gains recognition from their fellow professionals and the support of their readers and advertisers,” says MMPA President Dorothy Dobbie.
Prairie Fire took home the most awards, four, with a clean sweep of the Art and Literary group. Another multiple award winner is Football Manitoba’s new publication The Huddle with awards for Best Cover-Photography and Best Single Issue-Consumer. Canada’s History took home “Maggies” for Best Column or Department and Best Digital Initiative.
The Manitoba Magazine awards (the Maggies) were introduced in 2009 to recognize achievement in all areas of the magazine publishing business: editorial excellence, design, marketing, online development and public events and programming. The Awards also provide an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional range and diversity of magazine titles produced in the province.
2013 Maggie award winners are:
Best Poem or Suite of Poems-Plastic Bucket-Prairie Fire
Best Short Fiction-Frida Walks-Prairie Fire
Best Editorial Feature or Creative Non-Fiction-Maxime’s-Prairie Fire
Best Single Issue, Art & Literary-Vol.33#3-Prairie Fire
Best Business or Individual Profile-The Mental Arts Initiative-Interlake Arts , Life & Leisure
Best Single Issue, B2B, Association & Custom-June 2012-Canadian Journal of Green Building & Design
Best Editorial Feature-Consumer-GLBTT Suicide Series-Outwords Inc.
Best Regular Column or Department-Christopher Moore-Canada’s History
Best Single Issue-Consumer-Issue #2- The Huddle
Best Brand Extension Activity-Early Spring Special Edition-Manitoba Home & Gardener Living
Best Cover Illustration-Issue #32-Rhubarb
Best Cover-Photography-Issue #2 The Huddle
Best Digitial Initiative-Young Citizens-Canada’s History
Peoples’ Choice Award-Covet
Magazine of the Year-Covet