About Manitoba Magazine Publishers’ Association

Reaching up to 1,000,000 readers every month, Manitoba magazines provide world class writing – prose and poetry, fact and fiction – wrapped in creative design, quality photography and illustration.

The following Manitoba Magazines are finalists in the 2014 Western Magazine Awards Competition. The winners will be announced and presented at the WMAF Gala on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at the Renaissance Harbourside Hotel in downtown Vancouver.

2014 NOMINEES by CATEGORY by order of magazine

WRITTEN NOMINEES

ARTS, CULTURE + ENTERTAINMENT

Patti Smith: Making the Past Present by Daniel Baird, Border Crossings

HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Dreams in the Dust by Rick Book, Canada’s History

The Moon in Scorpio by Trevor Corkum, Prairie Fire

REGULAR COLUMN OR DEPARTMENT

Bordercolumn by Robert Enright, Border Crossings

GOLD AWARD NOMINEES

Come Together by Mark Reid, Canada’s History

Going, Going, Gone by Matthew Kirby , Canada’s History

Who is Canada’s Greatest Explorer? by Douglas Hunter, Jacques Lacoursiere, Ken McGoogan, Bill Moreau & Victor Suthern, Canada’s History

Trail of Dreams by Liz Bryan, Going Places

Rereading Trace, 25 Years Lat by Alison Calder, Prairie Fire

BEST ILLUSTRATION OR ILLUSTRATION FEATURE

Canada’s Greatest Explorer by Robert Carter Canada’s History

 

MAGAZINE NOMINEES

BEST TRADE MAGAZINE

Border Crossings

MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Border Crossings

Canada’s History

Prairie Fire

The Cottager

Breaking News

Rain didn’t stop play at the First Annual MMPA Golf Tournament. The weather cleared up after a showery morning and it turned into a wonderful day. Speaker Tim Hague Snr (Winner of Year 1 Amazing Race with his son, and advocate for Parkinsons Disease) was a stimulating after-dinner speaker. $500 raised towards The Winnipeg Foundation’s “Nourishing Potential” program. See the golf action here.

Convenience & Carwash Canada and Rhubarb have entered the Maggies.

Congratulations to COVET magazine; our first Maggie entry for 2014!

The Maggie Awards are open for entry submission! Guidelines are here.

Entry form is here.

Closing date for entries is  5:00 p.m. August 18, 2014.

Get ready to reach out to your readers for the People’s Choice Award, which will be open August 25 to September 12.

The “Moving Magazines” conference was a great success! Large sessions with two presenters plus small intimate sessions with only three participants. One attendee said, “I learned so much in that small session, even more than in a large classroom group. It was excellent!” We’re already planning for next year so make sure you watch out for dates and other information.

If you are not a member of Magazines Canada, you may find this edition of “Page” interesting. Members of MMPAs Board met with the Hon. Ron Lemieux June 10 to discuss the range of business opportunities open in the magazine publishing field.

Congratulations Border Crossings on the launch of Issue 130 on June 11. It was party time!