British Columbia Magazine

British Columbia Magazine

November 14, 2008 08:00 ET

British Columbia Magazine Named Magazine of the Year Finalist at International Awards Ceremony

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2008) - It was a whoop of joy that carried from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. When British Columbia Magazine was named Magazine of the Year finalist at the recent 2008 International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards ceremony in Halifax, Editor Anita Willis let out an ecstatic "Yahoo!" The award was the highlight of a night filled with accolades for British Columbia's favourite geographic and travel quarterly.

"It was such a thrill to be named a finalist for Magazine of the Year," said Willis. "It means that British Columbia Magazine's score from the judges was 95 percent or more of the winning title. This gorgeous award plaque belongs to our whole magazine team."

IRMA awards recognize editorial and design excellence among the association's more than 40 regional magazine members. (See them all at www.regionalmagazines.org). British Columbia Magazine tied with Arizona Highways as 2008 Magazine of the Year finalist, and won the following awards for content published in its 2007 issues:

- Gold, Travel Feature: "Finding our way in Spatsizi" by J.B. MacKinnon (http://100milediet.org).

- Silver, Culture Feature: "Sunset theatre" by Daniel Wood.

- Silver, General Feature: "Terror on Bugaboo Spire" by Daniel Wood.

- Bronze, Reader Service Article: "Snow school" by Larry Pynn (http://vancouversun.com/gonewild).

- Bronze, Environmental Feature: "Fields of gold" by Brian Payton (www.brianpayton.com).

- Award of Merit, Art Direction of a Single Story: "Fields of gold," designed by Ken Seabrook.

- Award of Merit, Department: Echoes department, by Nadine Pedersen and Rosemary Neering.

- Award of Merit, Cover, Winter 2007 issue.

Founded in 1959, British Columbia Magazine informs and entertains its more than 100,000 subscribers worldwide with in-depth profiles of British Columbia's wild places, native species, history and culture, remarkable people, travel and adventure opportunities. Winner of more than 100 industry awards in the past two decades, the quarterly magazine inspires exploration and appreciation of the province and care for its natural values through its high-quality photography and journalism.

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