AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
Award of Excellence: The Threefold Advocate. Grace Pennington, editor; Rick Eldridge & Jason Flack, art/design directors; John Brown University, publisher. The judge said: “Overall, the stories are well-written. Most had creative, well-written leads. Most headlines were strong and/or inviting. Good mix of types of articles, topics, and writing styles.”
Award of Excellence: Leadership. Marshall Shelley, editor; Doug Fleener, art/design director; Christianity Today International, publisher. The judge said: “This publication has a great overall feel in terms of paper quality, weight, binding, and inviting readability. The bold and clean masthead, with the clean subhead declaring its purpose, as well as themed covers and cover-blurbs of what readers can fi nd inside — all very effective.”
Awards of Merit: InSite. Martha Krienke, editor; Mike Hames, art/design director; Christian Camp and Conference Association, publisher. Enrichment. Gary Allen, editor; Steve Lopez, art/design director; General Council of the Assemblies of God, publisher. Your Church. Matthew Branaugh, editor; Phil Marcelo, art/design director; Christianity Today International, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Pentecostal Evangel. Ken Horn, editor; Marc McBride, art/design director; Gospel Publishing House, publisher. The judge said: “Beautiful graphics and powerful writing make this publication a cut above. The writing is engaging — at times moving, humorous, authoritative, handling a range of topics with a deft hand. Its high-quality stories and graphics pushed it to the top.”
Awards of Merit: EFCA Today. Diane J. McDougall, editor; Matt Pamer, art/design director; Evangelical Free Church of America, publisher. IN PART. Kristine N. Frey, editor; Nate Bridi, art/design director; General Conference of the Brethren in Christ, Inc., publisher. alife. Peter Burgo, editor; Beryl Glass, art/design director; The Christian and Missionary Alliance, publisher.
Award of Excellence: In Touch. Tonya Stoneman, editor; Lisa Dyches, art/design director; In Touch Ministries, publisher. The judge said: “High-quality writing draws readers in. Good mix of topical, current, and ‘evergreen’ topics handled in insightful ways. Filled with sensitive writing and solid advice. Really effective as a devotional, as well as just interesting reading. Inspires and teaches.”
Awards of Merit: FUSION. Jonathan Yandell, editor; Andrea Young, art/design director; Randall House, publisher. Tapestry. Susan Nelson, editor; Michelle Strickland, art/design director; Walk Thru the Bible, publisher. Youth Walk. Lauren Makohon, editor; Travis Stoneback, art/design director; Walk Thru the Bible, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Sojourners. Jim Rice, editor; Ed Spivey Jr., art/design director; Sojourners, publisher. The judge said: “Challenging topics handled with nuance and insight. Great variety of topics and approaches. Clean layouts and simple but effective use of color. It has an opinion (or more than one), but also approaches issues with journalistic professionalism and high standards.”
Awards of Merit: Answers. Michael Matthews, editor; Dan Stelzer, art/design director; Answers in Genesis, publisher. Christianity Today. David Neff, editor; Gary Gnidovic, art/design director; Christianity Today International, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Word Alive. Dwayne Janke, editor; Laird Salkeld, art/design director; Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada, publisher. The judge said: “The writing is extremely strong. Content is wholly appropriate for stated mission and well fulfills the goals. The images are high quality and good storytellers in their own right. Really nice quality paper and graphics reproduction.”
Awards of Merit:Rev. 7 Every Nation People Language. Carol Brinneman, editor; Joyce Hyde, art/design director; JAARS Inc., publisher. 6:8 Magazine. Greg Forney, editor; Lisa Lewis, art/design director; Food for the Hungry, publisher. On Mission. Carol Pipes, editor; Steve Beaver, art/design director; North American Mission Board, publisher.
Award of Excellence: The Voice of the Martyrs. Dr. Tom White, editor; The Voice of the Martyrs, publisher. The judge said: “This publication takes us to places most of us would never see or go and tells stories we rarely hear. It compellingly fulfills its mission using strong, colorful writing [and] original photographs that capture the reader’s interest and compassion.”
Award of Excellence: Minnesota Christian Chronicle. Scott Noble, editor; Lamar Keener, art/design director; Selah Media Group, publisher. The judge said: “Clear, strong writing and clean, attractive layouts make this publication top-notch. Articles tackled challenging stories with skill. Good combination of local news/ features and national news/analysis. Good quality newspaper printing.”
Awards of Merit: Indian Life. Jim Uttley, editor; Robin Black, Yisa Akinbolaji, art/design directors; Intertribal Christian Communications, publisher. Woodside News. Mike Wendland, editor; Alex Lumelsky, art/design director; Woodside Bible Church, Troy, Mich., publisher. BC Christian News. Flyn Ritchie, editor; John Kremmer, art/design director; Christian Info Society, publisher. Manna. Debbie Byrd, editor; Joe Willey, art/design director; Maranatha, Inc., publisher.
Award of Excellence: Plugged In Online. Steve Isaac, editor; Focus on the Family, publisher. The judge said: “This site is clearly for parents seeking advice on what [is] proper for kids/families to consume in entertainment. It has energy and engages the reader. Clean and informative and lively.”
Awards of Merit: ChristianExaminer.com. Lori Arnold, editor; Theresa Keener, Web site developer; Lamar & Theresa Keener, publishers. Christian Today Online. Ted Olsen, editor; Clay Anderson, Web site developer; Christianity Today International, publisher. SmallGroups.com. Sam O’Neal, editor; Christianity Today International, Web site developer; Christianity Today International, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Wheaton. Georgia Douglass, editor; Chrismer + Mardock Communications, art/design director; Wheaton College, publisher. The judge said: “Well-structured, wide range of topics — everything from sports to arts to fundraising to travel to academics to alumni profiles. Clean and simple design and thoughtful use of color.”
Awards of Merit: Worldwide Challenge. Mark Winz, editor; Journey Group, art/design director; Campus Crusade for Christ, publisher. World Vision. Jane Sutton-Redner, editor; Journey Group, art/design director; World Vision, publisher. Decision. Bob Paulson, editor; Peter Taylor, art/design director; Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Clubhouse Jr. Suzanne Hadley Gosselin, editor; Kathleen Gray-Ziegler, art/design director; Focus on the Family, publisher. The judge said: “Great variety of content — recipes, games, artwork, stories, and reader-submitted content. The covers are colorful, simple and engaging — especially for elementary-school children.”
Awards of Merit: Clubhouse. Jesse Florea, editor; Peg Mamalakis, art/design director; Focus on the Family, publisher. On Course. Amber Weigand-Buckley, editor; Josh Carter, art/design director; General Council of the Assemblies of God, publisher.
Award of Excellence: FUSION. Jonathan Yandell, editor; Andrea Young, art/design director; Randall House, publisher. The judge said: “This publication improved from a magazine-style with an unclean design as far as daily use to an easy-to-use devotional with rich content and a clean look. Writing became tighter and stronger.”
Awards of Merit: New Reasons to Believe. Joe Aguirre, editor; Jonathan Price, art/design director; Reasons to Believe, publisher. Sojourners. Jim Rice, editor; Ed Spivey Jr., art/design director; Sojourners, publisher.
Judging for the Awards of Excellence: Dr. Debra L. Mason, professor, School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and director, Religion Newswriters and Center on Religion & the Professions; and Amy White, former associate director, Center on Religions & the Professions, School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in Columbia.