The Anglican Journal received 15 awards, including an Award of Excellence (first prize) in the category of General Excellence, Best in Class for national or international newspaper, at the annual Associated Church Press held at Chicago’s historic Palmer House Hilton, April 23 to 26. The awards recognized work in 2013.
Art Director Saskia Rowley won two Awards of Excellence in the Art/Design/Graphics newspaper category for design, spread or story (Children’s Ministry, Oct. 2013), and for front page (Summer 2013). She also picked up an award of merit (second place) for entire issue/newspaper for the Journal’s April issue.
The newspaper also picked up six awards of merit (second place). Senior staff writer Marites Sison won in the feature article (newspaper) category for My Little Residential School Suitcase. Sison also picked up two honorable mentions (third prize) in the in-depth /newspaper category for her stories on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s installation and the interview/all media category for Holocaust survivor offers message of hope
Staff writer Leigh Anne Williams won an award of merit in the theme issue, section or series/newspaper category for her stories on Children’s Ministry.
She also received an honorable mention in the feature article/website category for the article Salvadoran activist takes her case to Canada.
Sison and Williams also shared an honorable mention in the online/new media category for social media, a new awards category.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, was recognized with an award of merit (second place) in the column/newspaper category for Smelling the Roses, a piece he wrote for his column, Come and See.
Awards of merit also went to the Rev. Mel Malton for Lord, teach us to pray, which won in the theological reflection/all media category, and to David Shaw, in the illustration with article or cutline category for “Team Cranmer meets Team Luther” (Summer 2013).
Interim managing editor Paul Feheley received an honorable mention in the editorial/website or blog category for A time to be born, and a time to die.
Crosstalk editor and Journal contributing photographer Art Babych won an honorable mention for his photograph, which accompanied the article, Praying on Parliament Hill.
Founded in 1916, the ACP is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America. It held its 2014 annual convention jointly with Episcopal Communicators, which is composed of communications staff and editors from publications of The Episcopal Church.