Join us in congratulating writers whose work has been judged excellent.
Update 19 July 2022: Several Faith Today writers made the shortlist for The Word Awards, which will be announced in September:
- COLUMN SERIES
- COLUMN SINGLE
- LONG FEATURE & NEWS
- Alex Newman: “When Our Pets Die: What does our faith have to say about the grief we feel when our animal companions die?”
- Alex Newman: “How We Coped With the Lockdowns: Churches share how they struggled with and survived pandemic restrictions”
- Evelyn Pedersen: “Bridging the Gap: How one-year programs are equipping young highschool graduates”
- PERSONAL EXPERIENCE & PERSONAL OPINION
- DEBRA FIEGUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD
[End of July update section]
Faith Today won five first-place awards from the Canadian Christian Communicators Association on May 11, 2022.
- first place, news story: How We Coped with the Lockdowns, author: Alex Newman
- first place, column: Witness series. (Three samples judged: Standing in a Long Line by Fawnda Bullshields; The Lessons of my Grandmother by Cristino Bouvette; The Healing Space Between by Crystal Porter)
- first place, biblical/theological reflection: The End of Grace: An Essay on Dying Well, author: the late Dave Jeffrey (same article also won second place in the first-person account category)
- first place, best advertisement: Home is Where the Heart is, designer: Janice Van Eck
- first place, podcast series: Faith Today Podcast, interviewer/host: Karen Stiller. Producer: David Auyeung. (Three samples judged: Mark Noll, Kate Bowler, Fallen Leaders)
Faith Today material also placed in seven other categories:
- second place, general excellence in a print magazine: based on three sample issues (Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr and May/Jun). Editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller. Designer: Janice Van Eck
- second place, magazine cover, circ. over 10,000: Church Still Matters. Here’s How, designer: Janice Van Eck
- third place, service journalism: Unwrap your Church this Christmas: Tips on Making the most of Seasonal Outreach Opportunities, author: Judy Paulsen
- third place, best headline: Second Hand Shop Full of Second Choices: Sex-Trade Survivor Helps Others, author: Sylvia St. Cyr
- third place, original artwork: Ode to Reading, artist: Jarred Briggs
- third place, audio/video interview: Wisdom from Babylon: A Conversation with Gordon T. Smith, interviewer: Karen Stiller
- honourable mention, video production: What Churches Can and Cannot Do During Elections, producer/director: Joel Gordon
Our team was also awarded two third-place awards and a second place in this year’s Evangelical Press Association awards, the first year we entered this international competition. Awards were announced in Colorado April 11.
And even though technically they didn't place, we have to report that the judges also
Congratulations to all the winners.
We'll update this blog post in September if there is more good news to report from The Word Awards, another contest our work is eligible for.