CCP 2016 Awards Of Merit

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At the 2016 Canadian Church Press Conference & Awards ceremony held earlier this year in Toronto, the following publications were recognized for their outstanding achievements. we congratulate them all on a job well done!

 

 

CCP 2016 Awards of Merit 

 

 

Editorial – Circulation Under 10,000

(Judge: Mark Bourrie)

Third Place: Western Catholic Reporter

True Satire Defends What is Sacred, Rather than Belittling it

Author: Glen Argan

Second Place: Spiritan

Rich in Mercy

Author: Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp.

First Place: Christian Courier

The Lord’s Hand of Forgiveness

Author: Bert Witvoet

 

 

Editorial – Circulation Above 10,000

(Judge: Mark Bourrie)

Third Place: Anglican Journal

What Do They Want Now?

Author: Marites N. Sison

Second Place: Indian Life

Why We Can’t “Just Get Over It”

Editor: Jim Uttley

First Place: The Catholic Register

Give Him A Chance

Author: Jim O’Leary

 

 

Letter From The Editor – Magazine

(Judge: Mark Bourrie)

Third Place: Canada Lutheran

This Issue: Liberated by God’s Grace

Editor: Rev. Kenn Ward

Second Place: The Canadian Lutheran

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?

Author: Mathew Block

First Place: The United Church Observer

Observations: Feeling Squeamish?

Author: David Wilson

 

 

News Story – Magazine

Judge: Richard Landau

Third Place: Salvationist

Open to Question

Author: Kristin Ostensen

Second Place: Faith Today

The House that Redemption Built

Author: Alex Newman

First Place: The United Church Observer

Confronting the Sixties Scoop

Author: Anne Bokma

 

 

 News Story Newspaper/Newsletter

Judge: Richard Landau

Third Place: Anglican Journal

Bishops Apologize for Priest’s History of Abuse

Author: Diana Swift

Second Place: The Catholic Register

Action Demanded on Refugees

Author: Michael Swan

First Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Edmonton Parish Mobilizes to Offer Refuge to Refugees

Author: Thandiwe Konguavi

 

 

In-Depth Treatment of a News Event – Magazine

Judge: Richard Landau

Third Place: Presbyterian Record

Religious Freedom, Secular Values

Authors: Andrew Faiz and Amy MacLachlan

Second Place: The United Church Observer

Atheist Ministers

Authors: Observer Staff

First Place: Salvationist

Boundless 150

Authors: Boundless 2015 Media Team

 

 

In-Depth Treatment of a News Event – Newspaper

Judge: Richard Landau

Third Place: Anglican Journal

Profile of a Diocese: Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador

Author: André Forget

Second Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Coverage of Papal Encyclical Laudato Si’

Authors: Glen Argan and Ramon Gonzalez

First Place: The Catholic Register

Africa: Refugees

Author: Michael Swan

 

 

Features (Non Fiction) – Magazine

Judge: Cynthia Shannon

Third Place: Canada Lutheran

The Spirituality of Aging

Author: The Reverend Vida Jaugelis

Second Place: The United Church Observer

Confronting the Sixties Scoop

Author: Anne Bokma

First Place: Faith & Friends

A Recipe for Recovery

Author: Kristin Ostensen

 

 

Features (Non Fiction) – Newspaper

Judge: Cynthia Shannon

Third Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Youth Find Life in the Bible

Author: Thandiwe Konguavi

Second Place: The Catholic Register

Africa: Hunger

Author: Michael Swan

First Place: Christian Courier

A Different Kind of White Christmas

Author: Monica deRegt

 

 

Opinion Piece – Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Peter Kavanagh

Third Place: Mandate

The Cry of the Silent Prophet

Author: Debbie McMillan

Second Place: Christian Courier

This is How a Heart Breaks

Author: Lloyd Rang

First Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Ruling Will Increase Suicide Temptation for the Mentally Ill

Author: Austin Mardon

 

 

Opinion Piece – Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Peter Kavanagh

Third Place: Salvationist

Final Exit

Authors: Colonel Bob Ward and Major Amy Reardon

Second Place: The Catholic Register

Canada is now a Lesser Nation

Author: Bob Brehl

First Place: Presbyterian Record

We All Benefit from Racism

Author: Brad Childs

 

 

Column – Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Peter Kavanagh

Third Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Peacemaking Today

Author: Douglas Roche

Second Place: The Saskatchewan Anglican

What Ethical Questions Could There be in Using Titanium to Improve the Human Body?; Blame Them Less and Help Them More; Faith Means Believing God’s Justice Will Reign

Author: The Reverend Cheryl Toth

First Place: Christian Courier

From the Lab

Author: Rudy Eikelboom

 

 

Column – Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Peter Kavanagh

Third Place: The Catholic Register

The Church of the Street

Author: Deacon Robert Kinghorn

Second Place: The United Church Observer

Spiritual but Secular

Author: Anne Bokma

First Place: Presbyterian Record

Pop Christianity

Author: Andrew Faiz

 

 

Department

Judge: Bruce Soderholm

Third Place: The United Church Observer

Quote Unquote

Authors: Mardi Tindal and David Giuliano

Second Place: Faith Today

Business Matters

Authors: Robert MacDonald, Elden Wiebe and Keith Brink

First Place: The Catholic Register

YouthSpeak News

Author: Jean Ko Din

 

 

Service Journalism

Judge: Janet Rowe

Third Place: Mandate

Why the Web?

Author: Pam Rocker

Second Place: Salvationist

The Autism Puzzle

Author: Lieutenant Kristen Gray

First Place: Presbyterian Record

It’s About Hospitality

Author: Amy MacLachlan

 

 

Media Review

Judge: Robert White

Third Place: Christian Courier

An Altar in the Ruins of a Church

Author: Brian Bork

Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

Second Place: Faith & Friends

Encounter in the Desert

Author: Kristin Ostensen

Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

First Place: Faith Today

Books and Culture

Authors: Marla Konrad, Violet Nesdoly, Dustin Resch and Deanna Smid

 

 

Theological Reflection

Judge: Juliet Huntly  

Third Place: Salvationist

Expecting Miracles

Author: Aimee Patterson

Second Place: The United Church Observer

A Wretch Like Me

Author: Trisha Elliott

First Place: Presbyterian Record

The Beginning of Life

Author: Tony Plomp

 

 

Biblical Interpretation

Judge: Rolf Pedersen

Third Place: Faith & Friends

Stooping to Greatness

Author: Fred Ash

Second Place: Salvationist

The Unlikely Disciples

Authors: Rob Jeffery, Major Wil Brown-Ratcliffe,

Major Isobel Wager, Jonathan Raymond and Colonel Eleanor Shepherd

First Place: Mandate

What’s That You Say?

Author: Judith H. Newman

 

 

Personal Reflection/First Person Account

Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Peter Kavanagh

Third Place: Tapestry

Medicine for the Weak

Author: Leah Block

Second Place: The Saskatchewan Anglican

Resolutions Important for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Church

Author: Bishop Rob Hardwick

First Place: Live (formerly The Link & Visitor)

Anything Can Be ON FIRE

Author: Morgan Wolf

 

 

Personal Reflection/First Person Account

Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Peter Kavanagh

Third Place: Presbyterian Record

The Beginning of Life

Author: Tony Plomp

Second Place: The Catholic Register

My Encounter with Dante

Author: Herman Goodden

First Place: Anglican Journal

Beyond the Bunting: Marriages get Better with Time

Author: Michelle Hauser

 

 

Interview

Judge: Stephen Heckbert 

Third Place: Anglican Journal

Church Can Help Open up Space for Dialogue

Author: Leigh Anne Williams

Second Place: The United Church Observer

Interview with Karen Armstrong

Author: John Suk

First Place: Faith Today

The Faith Today Interview with Margaret Somerville

Author: Karen Stiller

Editor: Bill Fledderus

 

 

Biographical Profile – Magazine

Judge: Patricia Phenix

Third Place: Faith & Friends

Jacob’s Journey

Author: Diane Stark

Second Place: The Canadian Lutheran

Martin Luther Father of the Reformation

Author: Edward G. Kettner

First Place: The United Church Observer

The Unlikely Ascent of Kathleen Wynne

Author: John Barber

 

 

Biographical Profile – Newspaper

Judge: Patricia Phenix

Third Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Herbert was Swept up with a Love of the Poor

Author: Ramon Gonzalez

Second Place: The Catholic Register

Serra’s Canonization Triggers Controversy

Author: Jean Ko Din

First Place: The Saskatchewan Anglican

Joan Ayres Served as a Christian Youth Worker

Authors: Joan Irving and Elaine Hrycenko

 

 

Display Writing – Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Philip Lee

No Third Place or Second Place Awarded

First Place: Mandate

Combating Climate Change

Editor: Rebekah Chevalier

 

 

Display Writing – Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Philip Lee

Third Place: Presbyterian Record

CAN WE TALK?

Author: Andrew Faiz

Second Place: The United Church Observer

AMUSING GRACE – Tales of Worship Gone Awry

Observer Staff

First Place: Faith & Friends

A Recipe for Recovery

Author: Kristin Ostensen

 

 

Humour

Judge: Phil Callaway

Third Place: The United Church Observer

AMUSING GRACE

Author: Trisha Elliott

Second Place: Presbyterian Record

Getting Sober

Author: Richard Lett

First Place: Anglican Journal

When Coffee Hour Gets Complicated

Author: Michelle Hauser

 

 

Table of Contents

Judge: Philip Lee

Third Place: Presbyterian Record

Table of Contents – January Issue

Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

Second Place: Mandate

Table of Contents – May Issue

Editor: Rebekah Chevalier

First Place: The United Church Observer

Table of Contents – February Issue

Observer Staff

 

 

News Photo – Magazine

Judge: Miguel Vadillo

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Salvationist

Boundless 150 – Te Ope Whakaora Kapa Haka Dancer

Photographer: Boundless 150 Media Team

First Place: Presbyterian Record

On The Road

Photographer: Andrew Faiz

 

 

News Photo – Newspaper

Judge: Miguel Vadillo

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Anglican Journal

Evelyn Commanda

Photographer: Art Babych

First Place: The Catholic Register

Africa’s Forgotten Refugees

Photographer: Michael Swan

 

 

Feature Photo – Magazine

Judge: Miguel Vadillo     

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Mandate

Pilgrimages of the Heart

Photographer: Peter Williams

First Place: The United Church Observer

Forever Young

Photographer: Hugh Wesley

 

 

Feature Photo – Newspaper

Judge: Miguel Vadillo

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Anglican Journal

Wycliffe Indigenous Program

Photographer: Dhoui Chang

First Place: The Catholic Register

Africa: Hunger

Photographer: Michael Swan

 

 

Photo Essay – Magazine

Judge: Miguel Vadillo

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Salvationist

African Partners

Photographer: Matt Osmond

First Place: Geez Magazine

Mona Lisa Portraits

Photographer: Caroline Wintoniw

Creative Director: Aiden Enns

 

 

Photo Essay – Newspaper

Judge: Miguel Vadillo

No Third Place or Second Place Awarded

First Place: The Catholic Register

Mother’s Dedication to Children the Same Worldwide

Photographer: Moussa Faddad

 

Original Artwork – Magazine

Judge: Carson Samson

Third Place: Geez Magazine

Animal Being

Artist: Darryl Brown

Second Place: Presbyterian Record

Ministers as a Mission Project

Illustrator: Yevgenia Nayberg

First Place: Faith & Friends

Hidden Treasures

Artist: Dennis Jones

Designer: Brandon Laird

 

Original Artwork – Newspaper

Judge: Carson Samson

No Third Place Awarded

Original Artwork – Newspaper (Cont’d.)

Second Place: Anglican Journal

Solace for the Soul

Artist: Mouki K. Butt

First Place: Christian Courier

December

Artist: Hannah Mostert

 

 

Front Cover – Magazine – Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

Third Place: Spiritan

Remembering Fr. Michael Doyle, C.S.Sp.

Editor: Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp.

Layout and Designer: Tim Faller

Second Place: Foi & Vie

Appelée à Danser

Designer: Brandon Laird

Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

First Place: Mandate

Prophets in the House (May Issue)

Designer: Lisa Rebnord

 

 

Front Cover – Magazine – Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

Third Place: Presbyterian Record

The Kingdom of God is Like…

Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

Illustrator: Barry Falls

Second Place: Faith Today

“It’s Time To Think”

Designer: Janice Van Eck

Photography Source: OLLYY/Shutterstock

First Place: The United Church Observer

Beyond Ferguson

Designer: Ross Woolford

 

 

Front Page – Newspaper

Judge: Jason Chiu

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Anglican Journal

November 2015

Designer: Saskia Rowley

First Place – The Catholic Register

Can Pope’s Plea Save the Planet?

Designer: Lucy Barco

 

 

Feature Layout and Design – Magazine – Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

Third Place: Canada Lutheran

The Spirituality of Aging

Designer: Catherine Crivici

Second Place: Spiritan

Beware the Holy Spirit!

Layout and Designer: Tim Faller

First Place: Mandate

Pilgrimages of the Heart

Designer: Lisa Rebnord

 

 

Feature Layout and Design – Magazine – Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

Third Place: The United Church Observer

Elephants in the Room

Designer: Ross Woolford

Second Place: Faith Today

The Canadian Guide to Urbana 15

Designer: Janice Van Eck

Second Place: Presbyterian Record

Print Is Dead

Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

First Place: Salvationist

Boundless 150

Designer: Brandon Laird

 

Feature Layout and Design – Newspaper

Judge: Jason Chiu

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Anglican Journal

Profile of a Diocese – March

Designer: Saskia Rowley

First Place: The Catholic Register

Africa: Refugees

Designers: Lucy Barco and Mickey Conlon

 

 

Layout and Design Of An Edition – Magazine

Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

Third Place: Spiritan

Robert di Nardo – Our Newest Priest

Editor: Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp., Layout and Designer: Tim Faller

Second Place: Mandate

February 2015

Editor: Rebekah Chevalier, Designer: Lisa Rebnord

First Place: Geez Magazine

Animal Being

Designer: Darryl Brown, Editor: Aiden Enns

 

 

Layout and Design of an Edition – Magazine

Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

Third Place: The United Church Observer

February Issue

Designer: Ross Woolford

Second Place – Salvationist

A Worldwide Army

Designers: Timothy Cheng and Brandon Laird

First Place: Faith Today

“It’s Time To Think”

Designer: Janice Van Eck

 

 

Layout and Design of an Edition – Newspaper

Judge: Jason Chiu

No Third Place Awarded

Second Place: Western Catholic Reporter

Issue of June 15, 2015

Designer: Glen Argan

First Place: Anglican Journal

November 2015 Edition

Designer: Saskia Rowley

 

 

Best Blog

Judge: Carson Samson

Third Place: The United Church Observer

The Short List

Author: Pieta Woolley

Second Place: Presbyterian Record

Matthew Ruttan

Writer: Matthew Ruttan

First Place: Salvationist.ca

http://salvationist.ca/tag/danielle-strickland

Author: Major Danielle Strickland

 

 

Best Use Of Multi-Media On A Website

Judge: Scott Refvik

Third Place: Salvationist.ca

http://salvationist.ca

Editors: Kristin Ostensen, Pamela Richardson and Geoff Moulton

Designer: Brandon Laird

Second Place: Anglican Journal

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/departments/special-report/trc

Anglican Journal

First Place: The United Church Observer

Observer Podcast: Episode 2

Kevin Spurgaitis

 

 

Publication Website

Judge: Scott Refvik

Third Place: Anglican Journal

http://www.anglicanjournal.com/departments/features

Anglican Journal

Second Place: The United Church Observer

http://ucobserver.org

Webmaster: Kevin Spurgaitis

First Place: Salvationist.ca

http://salvationist.ca

Editors: Kristin Ostensen, Giselle Randall, Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

Designer: Brandon Laird

 

 

General Excellence – Website Design

Judge: Scott Refvik

Third Place: Anglican Journal

www.anglicanjournal.com

Anglican Journal

Second Place: The United Church Observer

www.ucobserver.org

Webmaster: Kevin Spurgaitis

First Place: Salvationist.ca

http://salvationist.ca

Designers: Carson Samson, Ryan Neudorf and Brandon Laird

 

 

General Excellence – Magazine

Judge: Leanne Larmondin

Third Place: Canada Lutheran

September, October/November, December 2015

Designer: Catherine Crivici

Editor: The Reverend Kenn Ward

Editorial Director: Trina Gallop Blank

Third Place: Presbyterian Record

October, November and December 2015

Editors: David Harris, Andrew Faiz, Amy MacLachlan and Connie Wardle

Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

Second Place: The United Church Observer

March, April, May 2015

Editor: David Wilson

First Place: Geez Magazine

Spring, Summer and Fall 2015

Editors: Aiden Enns, Kyla Neufeld and Tim Runtz

Designer: Darryl Brown

 

 

General Excellence – National Newspaper

Judge: David Wilson

No Third Place or Second Place Awarded

First Place: Anglican Journal

October, November, December 2015

Anglican Journal Staff

 

General Excellence – Regional Newspaper

Judge: David Wilson

No Third Place or Second Place Awarded

First Place: Western Catholic Reporter

June 1, June 15 and June 29, 2015

Editor: Glen Argan

 

 

A.C. Forrest Memorial Award – Circulation Under 10,000

Judge: Joyce Smith     

Honourable Mention: Live (Formerly The Link & Visitor)

No Place to Go

Author: Esther Barnes

First Place: Mandate

Forging New Relationships

Author: Debbie Marshall

 

 

A.C. Forrest Memorial Award – Circulation Above 10,000

Judge: Joyce Smith

Honourable Mention: Presbyterian Record

On The Road

Author: Andrew Faiz

First Place: The United Church Observer

Confronting The Sixties Scoop

Author: Anne Bokma

 

 

 

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Creative circle abstract vector logo design templateAt the Canadian Church Press Conference held last week in Toronto, the following magazines, newspapers and websites were recognized for their excellence. The Canadian Church Press includes representatives from 59 member publications, including mainline, Catholic and evangelical churches. The awards were judged by a panel of accomplished journalists and academics from the secular media.

Here are the winners. Over the coming weeks, the full articles will be posted along with the judges’ comments, with a link to the parent websites:

 

2015 Award Winners

1. Editorial – Circulation up to 9,999 (Judge: Stephen Heckbert)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
We must join with Aboriginal Women in Caravan of Solidarity
Author: Glen Argan

Second Place – Christian Courier
What the Olympics Reveal about Russia
Author: Angela Reitsma Bick

Third Place – Spiritan
In Weakness, Strength
Author: Father Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp.
Designer: Tim Faller

2. Editorial – Circulation above 10,000 (Judge: Stephen Heckbert)

First Place – The United Church Observer
Observations (October 2014)
Author: David Wilson

Second Place – The Catholic Register
Principled Bill
Author: Jim O’Leary

Third Place – Faith Today
Where’s the Threat
Author: Bruce J. Clemenger

3. Letters from the Editor (Magazine) (Judge: Stephen Heckbert)

First Place – Mennonite Brethren Herald
Spun Around
Associate Editor: Karla Braun

Second Place – Faith & Friends
Moving On (June 2014)
Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

Third Place – Salvationist
Love and Brokenness (October 2014)
Author: Geoff Moulton
Editors: Giselle Randall, Pamela Richardson, Kristin Ostensen and Geoff Moulton

4. News Story – Magazine (Judge: Richard Landau)

First Place – The United Church Observer
Exodus (October 2014)
Author: Vidya Kauri

Second Place – Faith Today
Coming to a Screen near You
Author: Jeff Dewsbury

Third Place – Presbyterian Record
Prayer and Action
Authors: Connie Wardle and Elizabeth Keith

5. News Story – Newspaper (Judge: Richard Landau)

First Place – The B.C. Catholic
Nuncio Hails New Saints as Church’s Treasure
Author: Alistair Burns

Second Place – ChristianWeek
From Sorrow to Salvation: “Chance” Encounter Leads Family
Grieving a Son’s Brutal Murder to Christ
Author: Craig Macartney
Editors: Kelly Rempel and Rob Horsley

Third Place – The Catholic Register
Refugee Backlogs ‘Unacceptable’
Author: Michael Swan

6. In-Depth Treatment of a News Event – Magazine (Judge: Richard Landau)

First Place – Salvationist
War and Peace
Author: Kristin Ostensen
Editors: Giselle Randall, Pamela Richardson, Kristin Ostensen and Geoff Moulton

Second Place – The United Church Observer
Playing God? (June 2014)
Author: John Barber

Third Place – Presbyterian Record
Coverage of LGBT Overtures
Author: Connie Wardle

7. In-Depth Treatment of a News Event – Newspaper (Judge: Richard Landau)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
Coverage of Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event
Author: Glen Argan

Second Place – Anglican Journal
Sudan
Author: Marites N. Sison and Diana Swift

Third Place – The Catholic Register
Holy Land Christians
Author: Michael Swan

8. Features (Nonfiction) – Magazine (Judge: Cynthia Shannon)

First Place – The United Church Observer
Four Years, 9 Months: A Journey through Infertility (January 2014)
Author: Jocelyn Bell

Second Place – The Canadian Lutheran
Hands of Mercy
Author: L. Block

Third Place – Faith & Friends
Holy Hip Hop (November 2014)
Author: Jayne Thurber-Smith
Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

9. Features (Nonfiction) – Newsletter/Newspaper (Judge: Cynthia Shannon)

First Place – Anglican Journal
Big Care on Campus
Author: Diana Swift

Second Place – The Catholic Register
L’Arche at 50 Half a Century of Kindness and Care
Author: Michael Swan

Third Place – The Catalyst
Income Splitting: A Contentious Debate within the Canadian Church
Author: Simon Lewchuk

10. Opinion Piece – Circulation up to 9,999 (Judge: Peter Kavanagh)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
Science, religion can walk hand in hand
Author: Austin Mardon

Second Place – Mandate
Let’s Break Some Lights
Author: Jonathan Reed

Third Place – The Catalyst
The State of Refugee Health: A Prognosis for Public Justice in Canada
Author: Dr. Doug Gruner

11. Opinion Piece – Circulation above 10,000 (Judge: Peter Kavanagh)

First Place – The B.C. Catholic
Pope Francis and Wicked Teach us to Defy Gravity
Author: C.S. Morrissey

Second Place – The Catholic Register
My Quebec is For All
Author: Peter Stockland

Third Place – Canadian Mennonite
MCC Manitoba Stands with Buffalo Gals
Author: Will Braun
Editor: Dick Benner; Managing Editor: Ross W. Muir

12. Column – Circulation up to 9,999 (Judge: Peter Kavanagh)

First Place – Christian Courier
Very Nice Pagans; Facing Forward; Holly Jolly Holy Night
Author: Emily Cramer
Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

Second Place – Western Catholic Reporter
Peacemaking Today
Author: Douglas Roche

Third Place – The Saskatchewan Anglican
Are Shopping and Sports more Fulfilling than Prayer and Worship?;
Wearing a Collar a ‘Missional’ Choice; Feeding Hungry Stomachs and Hungry Hearts
Author: The Reverend Dell Bornowsky

13. Column – Circulation above 10,000 (Judge: Peter Kavanagh)

First Place – The Catholic Register
A Call for the Prejudice of Love; Struggling between my two Worlds; I won’t Stand idly by as Atrocities are Committed
Author: Michael Coren

Second Place – Anglican Journal
Walking Together (March, May and June, 2014)
Author: Bishop Mark MacDonald

Third Place – Salvationist
Talking It Over: Greenwashing the Oil Sands (March 2014), Sex or Gender (May 2014),
Full Disclosure (September 2014)
Authors: Dr. James Read and Dr. Aimee Patterson
Editors: Melissa Yue Wallace, Pamela Richardson, Kristin Ostensen and Geoff Moulton

14. Department (Judge: Bruce Solderholm)

First Place – Canadian Mennonite
Young Voices
Authors: Various
Editors: Aaron Epp and Rachel Bergen

Second Place – Faith Today
Kingdom Matters (March/April, September/October, November/December, 2014)
Authors: Darryl Dash, Patricia Paddey, Kate Yantzi, et. al.
Editor: Karen Stiller

Third Place – The United Church Observer
Spirit Story (May, September and December 2014)
Authors: Bethany Van Lingen, Jocelyn Bell and Bill Millar

15. Service Journalism (Judge: Donna Paris)

First Place – The Catholic Register
The Human Tragedy of Hunger
Author: Michael Swan

Second Place – Presbyterian Record
The Best Is Yet To Come: Building a Successful Capital Campaign
Author: Seth Veenstra
Edited by: Andrew Faiz

Third Place – Mandate
The Ministry-Based Budget
Author: Susan Graham Walker

16. Media Review (Judge: Robert White)

First Place – The Saskatchewan Anglican
Heresy: A History of Defending the Truth
Author: The Reverend Canon Howard E. Green

Second Place – The Catholic Register
Doing no Justice to Edith Stein
Author: Maria Di Paolo

Third Place – Faith Today
Books & Culture (September/October 2014)
Authors: Burton Janes, A. Matthews, D. Smid, S. Van Beveren and B. Beldan-Thomson
Editor: Bill Fledderus

17. Theological Reflection (Judge: Betsy Anderson)

First Place – Canada Lutheran
Unwrapping the Gift of Reincarnation
Author: The Reverend Tim Wray
Editor: Kenn Ward; Editorial Director: Trina Gallop Blank

Second Place – Anglican Journal
Lent: Time to Take Heed
Author: The Venerable Michael Thompson

Third Place – The United Church Observer
Thanksgiving (October 2014)
Author: David Giuliano

18. Biblical Interpretation (Judge: Betsy Anderson)

First Place – The United Church Observer
Nothing can Separate us from God’s Love (April 2014)
Author: Gary Paterson

Second Place – Salvationist
From the Realms of Glory (December 2014)
Authors: Major Cathie Harris, Dr. Donald E. Burke, Major Danielle Strickland
and Nancy Turley
Editors: Giselle Randall, Pamela Richardson, Kristin Ostensen and Geoff Moulton

Third Place – The Catalyst
Defiance, Not Compliance: Turning the Other Cheek
Author: Leah Watkiss

19. Personal Experience/First Person Account – Circulation up to 9,999
(Judge: Peter Kavanagh)

First Place – Spiritan
My Beautiful, Quiet, Sleepy Country Parish (Summer 2014)
Author: Fr. Peter Wayow, C.S.Sp.
Editor: Father Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp.; Designer: Tim Faller

Second Place – Christian Courier
The Courage to Lead
Author: Angela Reitsma Bick

Third Place – Tapestry
Just a Small Thing…but it made all the Difference!
Author: Judy Grande

20. Personal Experience/First Person Account – Circulation above 10,000
(Judge: Peter Kavanagh)

First Place – The United Church Observer
Four Years, 9 Months: A Journey through Infertility (January 2014)
Author: Jocelyn Bell

Second Place – Canadian Mennonite
I was in prison: The Story of a Farmer, a Sex Offender and the Choice of Friendship over Fear
Author: John Penner (Pseudonym)
Editor: Dick Benner; Managing Editor: Ross W. Muir

Third Place – Presbyterian Record
A Global Community
Author: Mona Scrivens

21. Interview (Judge: Alex Freedman)

First Place – Presbyterian Record
What Time Is It? An Interview with Douglas John Hall
Authors: Andrew Faiz, Barry Doner and Nick Athanasiadis

Second Place – Salvationist
The Gathering Storm (An Interview with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, September 2014)
Author: Kristin Ostensen
Editors: Giselle Randall, Pamela Richardson, Kristin Ostensen and Geoff Moulton

Third Place – Christian Courier
Incarcerated Loved Ones, Prison Theatre and Jesus the Lawbreaker:
An interview with Ashley Lucas
Author: Angela Reitsma Bick

22. Biographical Profile (Living or Dead) – Magazine (Judge: Nancy Wood)

First Place – The United Church Observer
The Agitator (February 2014)
Author: Chantal Braganza

Second Place – The Canadian Lutheran
Woman of Faith – Katie Luther: Reformer’s Wife
Author: Peggy Pedersen

Third Place – Faith & Friends
In God’s Hands (October 2014)
Author: Diane Stark
Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

23. Biographical Profile (Living or Dead) – Newspaper (Judge: Nancy Wood)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
He Fought the Lord and the Lord Won
Author: Ramon Gonzalez

Second Place – The Catholic Register
Two Popes, Two Saints
Author: Michael Swan

Third Place – The B.C. Catholic
Woman Triumphs over the Tragedies of her Past
Author: Alistair Burns

24. News Photo (B&W or Colour) – Magazine (Judge: Miguel Vadillo)

First Place – The United Church Observer
Bursting with Pride (September 2014)
Photographer: Merle Robillard

25. News Photo (B&W or Colour) – Newspaper (Judge: Miguel Vadillo)

First Place – The B.C. Catholic
VC’s Movember
Author: Alistair Burns

Second Place – Crosstalk
Honour on the Hill
Photographer: Art Babych

26. Feature Photo (B&W or Colour) – Magazine (Judge: Miguel Vadillo)

First Place – Salvationist
Mending Broken Hearts (March 2014)
Photographer: Pre-emptive Love Coalition – Cody Fisher/Kendelyn Ouellette
Designer: Timothy Cheng

Second Place – Mennonite Brethren Herald
Adoption Reflections: Big brother Caleb Shares an Affectionate Moment
with Sister Anaya, Adopted from Ethiopia

Third Place – Canadian Mennonite
Good Work
Photographer: Michael Swan

27. Feature Photo (B&W or Colour – Newspaper  (Judge: Miguel Vadillo)

First Place – The Saskatchewan Anglican
Harry Baldwin
Photographer: Jason Antonio

Second Place – Crosstalk
The Last Post
Photographer: Art Babych

28. Photo Essay (B&W or Colour) – Magazine (Judge: Miguel Vadillo)

First Place – Geez magazine
Failure Stories
Photographer: Colin Vandenberg
Editor: Kyla Neufeld

Second Place – Salvationist
An Open Door (October 2014)
Photographer: Warren Pot
Designer: Timothy Cheng

Third Place – Foi & Vie
Portraits du Pakistan (Septembre, 2014)
Designer: Brandon Laird
Photographer: Heidi Ram

(There were no awards given for Photo Essay – Newspaper)

29. Original Artwork – Magazine (Judge: Carson Samson)

First Place – Presbyterian Record
Portrait of Douglas John Hall
Illustration by: Montse Bernal

Second Place – Faith Today
Too Busy to be Faithful?
Artist: Jason Logan

Third Place – Salvationist
What Kind of Salvationist Are You? (June 2014)
Artist: Zack Rock
Designer: Timothy Cheng

(There were no awards given for Original Artwork – Newspaper)

30. Magazine Front Cover – Circulation up to 9,999 (Judge: Brian Morgan)

First Place – Foi & Vie
Gardien des Valeurs Chrétiennes
Designer: Brandon Laird

Second Place – Mandate
God’s Mission Our Gifts
Designer: Lisa Rebnord
Photographer: Jim Hodgson

Third Place – The Catalyst
Winter 2014
Designer: Pao Quang Yeh

Third Place – Spiritan
What You Do For Them…You Do For Me (Fall 2014)
Editor: Father Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp.
Designer: Tim Faller

31. Magazine Front Cover – Circulation above 10,000 (Judge: Brian Morgan)

First Place – Presbyterian Record
April 2014
Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

Second Place – Faith Today
How to Disagree … Graciously
Designer: Janice Van Eck

Third Place – The United Church Observer
November 2014
Designer: Ross Woolford

32. Newspaper Front Page (Judge: Gordon Preece)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
October 20, 2014
Designer: Glen Argan

Second Place – Anglican Journal
February 2014
Designer: Saskia Rowley

Third Place – The Catholic Register
Canada Red-Flagged
Designer: Lucy Barco

33. Feature Layout and Design – Magazine – Circulation up to 9,999

(Judge: Brian Morgan)

First Place – Mandate
Training Leaders for the Church of Tomorrow
Designer: Lisa Rebnord

Second Place – Canada Lutheran
An Attitude of Gratitude
Designer: Catherine Crivici
Editor: Kenn Ward; Editorial Director: Trina Gallop Blank

Third Place – Spiritan
Spiritan Spirituality (Winter Issue 2014)
Editor: Father Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp; Designer: Tim Faller

34. Feature Layout and Design – Magazine – Circulation above 10,000
(Judge: Brian Morgan)

First Place – Presbyterian Record
God’s Love in a Digital Age
Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

Second Place – Canadian Mennonite
Good work: Tales of Disability, Interruption and Revolution
Designers: Ross W. Muir and Dan Johnson

Third Place – The United Church Observer
Four Years, 9 Months: A Journey through Infertility (January 2014)
Designer: Ross Woolford

35. Feature Layout and Design – Newspaper (Judge: Gordon Preece)

First Place – Anglican Journal
Big Care on Campus
Designer Saskia Rowley

Second Place – Western Catholic Reporter
Skaro’s Marian Pilgrimage draws Newcomers, Lifelong Devotees
Designer: Glen Argan

Third Place – The Catholic Register
Holy Land Christians: The Next Generation
Designers: Mickey Conlon and Lucy Barco

36. Edition Layout and Design – Magazine – Circulation up to 9,999
(Judge: Brian Morgan)

First Place – Geez magazine
Life Offline (Summer 2014)
Designer: Darryl Brown
Editor: Aiden Enns

Second Place – Mandate
November 2014
Designer: Lisa Rebnord

Third Place – Spiritan
Founders Wish Their Schools Farewell (Spring 2014)
Editor: Fr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, C.S.Sp.
Designer: Tim Faller

37. Edition Layout and Design – Magazine – Circulation above 10,000
(Judge: Brian Morgan)

First Place – Presbyterian Record
March 2014
Designers: Caroline Bishop and Salina Vanderhorn

Second Place – Faith Today
Too Busy to Be Faithful? (September/October 2014)
Designer: Janice Van Eck

Third Place – The United Church Observer
November 2014
Designer: Ross Woolford

38. Edition Layout and Design – Newspaper (Judge: Gordon Preece)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
November 3, 2014
Editor: Glen Argan

Second Place – Anglican Journal
February 2014
Designer: Saskia Rowley

Third Place – The Catholic Register
November 16, 2014
Designers: Mickey Conlon and Lucy Barco

39. Best Blog (Judge: Carson Samson)

First Place – Presbyterian Record
Matthew Ruttan – http://presbyterianrecord.ca/articles/blogs/matthewruttan

Second Place – Salvationist.ca
salvationist.ca/2014/08/the-day-laughter-died/, salvationist.ca/2014/08/family-ties-2/,
salvationist.ca/2014/07/are-we-there-yet-2/, salvationist.ca/2014/07/keep-the-fight-alive/
Author: Captain Scott Strissel
Designers: Carson Samson, Ryan Neudorf and Brandon Laird

Third Place – Faith Today
http://blog.faithtoday.ca
Editor: Karen Stiller

40. Best Use of Multi-Media on a Website (Judge: Scott Refvik)

First Place – Salvationist.ca
www.salvationist.ca
Editors: Pamela Richardson, Melissa Yue Wallace, Ken Ramstead
Kristin Ostensen and Geoff Moulton
Designers: Carson Samson and Ryan Neudorf

Second Place – The United Church Observer
First World War Centenary – http://www.ucobserver.org/video/2014/05/first_world_war/
Producer: Kevin Spurgaitis

Third Place – Anglican Journal
Journey to Jerusalem Sunday – http://www.anglicanjournal.com/departments/special-report/jerusalem
Anglican Journal Staff

41. Publication Website  (Judge: Scott Refvik)

First Place – Anglican Journal
www.anglicanjournal.com
Anglican Journal Staff

Second Place – Salvationist.ca
http://salvationist.ca/
Editors: Melissa Yue Wallace, Giselle Randall, Pamela Richardson, Kristin Ostensen,
Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton
Designers: Carson Samson, Ryan Neudorf and Brandon Laird

Third Place – Mennonite Brethren Herald
www.mbherald.com
Associate Editor: Karla Braun; Editor: Laura Kalmar

42. General Excellence – Magazine (Judge: Robert White)

First Place – Geez magazine
Summer Fall and Winter 2014
Editors: Aiden Enns, Tim Runtz, James Wilt and Kyla Neufeld
Designer: Darryl Brown

Second Place – The United Church Observer
September, October, November 2014
Editor: David Wilson

Third Place – Faith Today
July/August, September/October and November/December 2014
Editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller
Designers: Janice Van Eck and Robert Robotham

43. General Excellence – National Newspaper (Judge: Carol Goar)

First Place – Christian Courier
October 27, November 10 and November 24, 2014
Christian Courier Staff and Freelancers
Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

44. General Excellence – Regional Newspaper (Judge: Carol Goar)

First Place – Western Catholic Reporter
February 17, March 3 and March 17, 2014
Editor: Glen Argan

Second Place – ChristianWeek (Eastern Edition)
September, October, November, 2014
Designer: Allison Barron
Editors: Kelly Rempel and Steve Sukkau

45. General Excellence – Website (Judge: Scott Refvik)

First Place – Salvationist.ca
http://salvationist.ca/
Designers: Carson Samson, Ryan Neudorf and Brandon Laird

Second Place – Anglican Journal
www.anglicanjournal.com
Anglican Journal Staff

 

The A.C. Forrest Memorial Award is presented annually in honour of A.C. Forrest who was Editor of the United Church Observer for 23 years. It is presented for excellence in socially conscious religious journalism. The A.C. Forrest Award Committee of the United Church Observer Board of Directors together with the Canadian Church Press sponsors this award.

A.C. Forrest Memorial Award – Circulation up to 9,999 (Judge: Stevie Cameron)
First Place – Christian Courier
Canadian Doctors and Nurses Fight for Refugees’ Right to Health Care
Author: Dena Nicolai
Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

Honourable Mention – Geez magazine
Preparing for a Beautiful End
Author: Josiah Neufeld
Editor: Aiden Enns

A.C. Forrest Memorial Award – Circulation above 10,000 (Judge: Stevie Cameron)
First Place – The United Church Observer
Playing God? (June 2014)
Author: John Barber

Honourable Mention – Presbyterian Record
Canada’s Slave Trade
Author: Laurie Watt

 

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Early bird rates extended to April 14!

For the first time in 20 years, editors and communicators from North American Christian publications and organizations will meet in Canada as the US-based Associated Church Press and the Canadian Church Press hold a joint convention in Toronto at the Novotel Hotel from April 29 to May 1, 2015.

The theme of the conference is One body, many parts: Diversity is the Spice of Life. In considering a theme the organizing committee, with representatives from both organizations, noted that member publications and their staff don’t live and work in a “same-old, same-old” world. Never before have Christian publications had so many ways to communicate with so many different readers.

The annual conference brings members together for networking and professional development, and honours excellence in religious reporting and communication at its Awards Banquet. This year will be no exception as the schedule includes exciting keynote speakers from a broad range of backgrounds. There will be expert-led workshops for both associations to take part in from Editorial, Design, Marketing, Web and Social Media orientated for both novice and experienced staff.

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Surviving and thriving in the coming data boom

Published on February 5, 2015 by in News

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Plenary speaker Nora Young

From your individual Facebook posts and FitBit readings, to the Big Data generated about how we behave collectively, we are in the midst of an explosion in the amount of data available about us. This Data Boom offers insight into our behaviour, helps us build smarter, more responsive communities, and allows for individual customization. It also raises chilling privacy concerns in an age of surveillance and data mining. At Friday’s CCP/ACP Convention plenary session Nora Young will argue that if we take privacy issues seriously, we can use the data boom to build community.

Nora Young is the host and the creator of Spark, CBC Radio’s national radio show and podcast about technology and culture. She was the founding host of the CBC Radio show Definitely Not the Opera, where she often focused on new media and technology. As a journalist, author, and speaker, Nora explores how new technology shapes the way we understand ourselves and the world around us. Her 2012 book, The Virtual Self, on the explosion of data about our behaviours, opinions and actions, is published by McClelland and Stewart. Her favourite technology is her bicycle. Find her on Twitter, @nora3000

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