Date: 3rd May 2021
The Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce the Achievement Awards recipients for the 2020-2021 Alberta Magazines Awards!
Publisher, media sales and marketing expert Brian French is the Achievement in Publishing award recipient in recognition for his long-time contributions to the industry. On top of his professional roles over the past two decades, Brian also served more than 10 years as a volunteer board member with AMPA, as a director and in executive positions, bringing to the boardroom table a characteristic conviviality and a gentlemanly nature much appreciated among peers and colleagues, past and present.
Evan Osenton is recognized as Editor of the Year for his continued work at Alberta Views. Writers and collaborators praise Evan’s sharp journalistic instincts, his unwavering commitment to factual accuracy, thorough research, and his willingness to work closely alongside them in the pursuit of balanced and readable stories, without sacrificing writerly autonomy or compromising their voice.
Rob Tanner is volunteer of the year! Rob’s volunteer efforts exemplify what it means to give back. He takes a wholistic view of the publishing industry, advocating on behalf of both AMPA members and the wider sector. A respected leader and mentor, Rob is known to be generous with his time and expertise in fostering talent, multiplying his contributions to the industry and helping to advance many careers right across our industry, showing a dedication to the process of making magazines that extends beyond his own business interests.
Hear more about these amazing award recipients at the upcoming Alberta Magazines Awards Gala taking place on June 3, 2021 online.
The Gold and Silver winners of the showcase awards will be announced at a virtual awards gala on June 3 at 5:00pm (MT). Hosted by Alberta journalist, author and magazine lover Omar Mouallem, the gala is not to be missed. This year, more than 60 judges chose finalists in 22 written and visual categories.
The program honours and celebrates the work of Alberta’s magazine creators – the editors, art directors, writers, photographers, illustrators, and other creators – who collectively bring passion and insight to our unique Alberta culture and ensure Alberta voices and stories are shared throughout the province and beyond our borders.
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