On May 2, the Anglican Journal was recognized for its commitment to excellence with a “Best in Class” award of merit at the Associated Church Press (ACP) annual conference in Chicago. This was one of 14 awards the Journal received from the ACP, which is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America.
Top honours went to Art Director Saskia Rowley Fielder, who received an award of excellence for design of the eight-page Report on Education (November 2011). Fielder also received an award of excellence for front page design of the February, May and November 2011 issues, and an honourable mention for design of What’s Next for Haiti? (February 2011).
Awards of merit were also given to: Kristin Jenkins for her editorial, What colour is your church? (April 2011); Marites N. Sison, senior staff writer, for her story, Coming Home (February 2011); Sison also received an honourable mention for coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event in Inuvik (September 2011); Diana Swift, staff writer, for in-depth coverage of the military chaplaincy (October 2011); the special report also received an honourable mention in the “theme issues” category.
Several Journal contributors were honoured as well. Awards of merit were given to: The Rev. Dr. Gary Nicolosi for his reflection, The case for open communion (May 2011); and The Rev. Canon Harold Munn for his column, Re-thinking how we do church.
Honourable mentions went to: The Rev. Lee Lambert for his personal reflection, Truth or dare (June 2011); and David Anderson for his editorial cartoon (December 2011).