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Special Invitation to Teachers, Instructors and Professors:

Our aim is simple: bring outstanding writing, photography and design to the classroom. Sure, we know we have great work in Western Canadian magazines, but how do we make it more accessible?

The answer: The Magazine School 2011

This year, there are four PowerPoint teaching presentations available to teachers, instructors and professors for use in the classroom. These four presentations profile the winners of the Gold Award for Best Article in each province/territory.

These teaching presentations are free to use as part of the Western Magazine Awards Foundation Magazine School 2013. Each one tells the story behind the winning story.

The PowerPoint presentations allow students to meet the creators and to understand their challenges. They provide a starting point for your class, and highlight key aspects of the category winner. We hope you will find our award-winning material engaging for your students to read and discuss.

The publications represented in The Magazine School 2011 are: Grain (Saskatchewan), Swerve (AB/Yukon), Malahat Review(BC/NWT), Vancouver Magazine.

Gold Award-AB/Yukon

Chris Koentges

The Campaign in Full Sentences


Gold Award-BC/NWT

Eve Joseph

Intimate Strangers

Malahat Review

Gold Award-Saskatchewan

Teresa Yang

Beijing Notes


Gold Award-Manitoba

Claudine Gervais

Life in the Fur Lane

Going Places

Best Photo Series

John Sinal

Structural Change

Vancouver Magazine

Best Art Direction

Danae Thompson

Preparing the Vessel