Geez wins awards
To our surprise and delight, Geez magazine won in both categories we entered in the Western Magazine Awards 2007: Best New Publication and Magazine of the Year – Manitoba.
As Manitoba winner we were eligible for the grand prize. In what some considered unprecedented, our new magazine took the overall award for Magazine of the Year-Western Canada.
“I don’t know what to say. What an amazing night,” said John Goossen, a new member of the Geez team who serves as an associate publisher. Goossen was in attendance to receive the awards and pose for photos.
“I’m thrilled,” said Aiden Enns who publishes and edits the magazine together with Will Braun from an office in Winnipeg. “Thanks to subscribers, readers and volunteers. A good idea is only as good as the support it garners,” said Enns.
Last year the Utne Independent Press Awards nominated Geez for Best New Publication and Best Spiritual Coverage.-Aiden Enns
Geez also won 7 awards from Canadian Church Press 2007. These included two first prizes, one each for Original Artwork Barbie Diorama series by Jen Williams and for Narrative (Fiction/Non-fiction) for Colin Mathewson’s “Lost but followed.”
We got second prize for General Excellence Magazine, Original Written Humour” for Carrie S. Martin’s Jesus was a fatty, and *Personal Experience (First Person Account) for Stephanie Tombari’s “Heal Me,” and for Letters to the Editor.
And, thanks to designer Darryl Brown, we received a third place award for Feature Layout and Design of an Edition for the Let’s Get Evangical issue, Geez no. 4.
Geez magazine is a quarterly, primarily print magazine that started in December 2005. It has grown to about 2,000 subscribers and is published free of advertising on 100 post-consumer waste recycled paper.