The third annual Made in Alberta Awards has taken place over a period of continued turbulence for Alberta small businesses. This has made the celebration of local products and local makers more important and vibrant than ever.
Alberta makers from across the province submitted approximately 200 entries in 11 product categories in the third year of the program. This year’s awards included the new Amy Willier Award for Indigenous Artisans. The judging process began with Avenue’s Made in Alberta expert judging panels with two or more judges per category reviewing every eligible entrant. At the same time, readers voted online for the Readers’ Choice winner. The winners are featured in the October issue of Avenue as well as the all-new Made in Alberta magazine that will be distributed throughout the province, and listed on madeinalbertaawards.ca.
Be sure to join us for the Made in Alberta Online Conference on October 13 and 14, which will conclude with an awards celebration. You can also try some of the winning food and drink products by ordering the latest Made in Alberta Awards box from Uproot Food Collective, which features six products from some of this year’s winners and runners-up.