Writers and designers at several Glacier Farm Media newsrooms have been recognized for the outstanding quality of their written and visual work.

Michelle Houlden, art director at The Western Producer, secured three awards for her designs at the American Agricultural Editors’ Communications Awards. She placed second in the category Best Use of Chart and Graph Material for a two-page spread, third in the Two-Plus Page Design category for a special report, and third in the Overall Magazine Design – Special Issue category, for the design of the newspaper’s special edition (pictured) which focused on the topic of ‘Weather’ and its various implications for farmers. AAEA membership includes publishers, writers, designers and photographers from across the continent.

At the recent L'ACRA (Quebec's farm writer association) annual convention, Le Bulletin received three awards for the quality of its journalism. Writer Marie-Josee Parent received two awards for her articles, while Le Bulletin won an award for its newsletter.

Meantime, GFM staff and contributors won several awards at the Canadian Farm Writers Federation annual convention. Here are the names of those receiving awards and the publication they represent:

Technical Feature category
Gold: Robert Arnason, Western Producer
Silver: Ralph Pearce, Country Guide
Bronze: Sarah Weigum, contributor, Grainews

Press Column
Gold: Leeann Minogue, Grainews
Silver: Gerald Pilger, contributor, Country Guide

Press Editorial
Gold: Barb Glen, Western Producer
Silver: D'Arce McMillan, Western Producer

Press Feature:
Silver: Angela Lovell, contributor, Country Guide

Weekly Press
Gold: Shannon VanRaes, Manitoba Co-operator
Silver: Karen Morrison, Western Producer
Bronze: Jennifer Blair, Alberta Farmer Express

Feature Photograph
Bronze: Will DeKay, Western Producer

News Photograph
Gold: Mary McArthur, Western Producer
Silver: Shannon VanRaes, Manitoba Co-operator