Join us in congratulating writers whose work has been judged excellent.
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: Standing in a Long Line; The Lessons of my Grandmother; The Healing Space Between, authors: Fawnda Bullshields, Cristino Bouvette and 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
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.