Our team earned six first-place awards from the CCCA last night, and placed in eight additional categories.
It’s a day of celebration for Faith Today and all our contributors as we savour the recognition accorded us last night at the Canadian Christian Communicators Awards for work published in 2020. Full details including awards video at their site but here’s the short version of Faith Today mentions.
We are grateful to all our team members, including those whose names are not listed here, for your work on behalf of the Church in Canada. To God be the glory.
First place awards
Maxine Hancock’s How Then Shall We Age? for biblical/theological reflection
Caleb Burney’s Christian Schools Take Diverse Approaches for student journalism
Interviewer Karen Stiller and producer David Auyeung’s The Faith Today Podcast for best podcast (sample 1, 2, 3)
Posts by Gregory Butler (Being the Church when we can’t be in the church), Meagan Gillmore (Dear Church, about living on $2,000 a month or less) and Tim Huff (The loneliness vaccine) were the samples that won Faith Today best blog
Designer Janice Van Eck and photographer Caroline Ryan’s Racism: Three writers shine light on a not-so hidden darkness in the Church for best magazine front cover (circulation 10,000+)
Draw Near won best video production. This four-minute prayerful spoken-word response to the pandemic was written by Andrew Russell (The Journalist), commissioned by Love Is Moving, and produced and directed by Andrew Russell and Joel Gordon.
A Matter of Equal Protection: Advocating for our neighbours with disabilities by Bruce Clemenger won second place for magazine editorial
The Saints come Laughing in: Christian comedians come clean about their work by Alex Newman won second place for magazine feature
Religion Watch by James A. Beverley won second place for magazine column (samples Mar/Apr, Jul/Aug and Sep/Oct)
How to Green Your Church by Kerri Munn-Venn won second place for service journalism
The Faith Today Interview with Neil Cudney by Karen Stiller won third place for interview
Crisis in Creation Care by Katharine Hayhoe won honourable mention in the A.C. Forrest Memorial Awards for socially conscious religious journalism (Circulation 10,000+)
Photographer Blair Gable for his shot for the Brian Dyck interview took third place for magazine feature photo
Designer Janice Van Eck was tied in second place for magazine feature layout & design (circulation 10,000+) for Racism: Three writers shine light on a not-so hidden darkness in the Church, which includes photos by Caroline Ryan and Kyrani Kanavaros.