Journal wins 22 awards from its peers

Published June 1, 2006

The Anglican Journal won a total of 22 awards at two separate international and national church press conventions held last spring. The Journal won five first place awards at the Canadian Church Press (CCP) convention and awards dinner held last May in Winnipeg, and two awards of excellence (first place) at the Associated Church Press (ACP) held last April in Orlando, Fla. Journal editor Leanne Larmondin won an ACP award of excellence for best editorial in a newspaper or news service, for her November 2005 editorial that criticized the national church’s bureaucracy for keeping secret a report about the Anglican Book Centre. The newspaper’s culture section – a monthly blend of music, book and film reviews – won the top award for best newspaper department. At the CCP awards, staff writer Marites Sison won two first place awards; in the news story category (Primates call for breathing space, April Journal; with files from fellow staff writer Solange De Santis) and for service journalism, for the December feature  Dreaming of a simple Christmas. Art director Saskia Rowley also won two first place awards for layout and design of an edition (June 2005) and feature layout and design (for a November 2005 Remembrance Day article). Contributor Michael Hudson took first place for colour photo for his June 2005 photos of a sacred arts event. Award of Excellence / First Place Associated Church Press

  • Best editorial in a newspaper or news service, Nov. 2005, Leanne Larmondin
  • Best newspaper department, Culture

Canadian Church Press

  • Best news story, Primates call for breathing space, April 2005, Marites Sison
  • Best service journalism, Dreaming of a simple Christmas, Dec. 2005, Marites Sison
  • Best layout and design of an entire edition, June 2005, Saskia Rowley
  • Best feature layout and design, Remembrance Day article, Nov. 2005, Saskia Rowley
  • Best colour photo, sacred arts event, June 2005, Michael Hudson

Award of Merit / Second Place

Associated Church Press

  • Newspaper feature article, Churches work to fill void in social services, Oct. 2005, Marites Sison
  • News story, Primates call for breathing space, April 2005, Marites Sison
  • Newspaper front page, March 2005, Saskia Rowley
  • Design of an entire issue, Nov. 2005, Saskia Rowley
  • Canadian Church Press
  • Opinion piece, Leaders must challenge disconnect between life and liturgy, March 2005, Bishop William Hockin
  • Letters to the editor, Leanne Larmondin
  • Original artwork, Do you see what I see?, Dec. 2005, Laura Smith
  • Biographical profile, Church’s problem solver set to retire, May 2005, Marites Sison
  • Colour photo spread, China, June 2005, Marites Sison and Saskia Rowley
  • Black and white photo spread, China, Oct. 2005, Marites Sison and Saskia Rowley
  • Media review, Culture, Leanne Larmondin

Honorable Mention / Third Place

Canadian Church Press

  • General excellence for a national newspaper, Leanne Larmondin
  • In depth treatment of a news event, Anglican Consultative Council series, Solange De Santis and Marites Sison)
  • Features, China, June, Sept., Oct. 2005, Marites Sison
  • Interview, Ex-vice regal at home in the communion, Dec. 2005, Marites Sison


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