2011 Higher Goals

Article Series

First Place: Christianity Today, “The Global Conversation” by SCOTT SABIN and AJITH FERNANDO, Authors; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Managing Editor.

Second Place: ONE Magazine, "The Christian’s Call to Healthy Living” by JOHN BRUMMITT, Author; ERIC K. THOMSEN, Editor.

Third Place: Christianity Today Online, “Curing Down Syndrome” by AMY JULIA BECKER and ELLEN PAINTER DOLLAR, Authors; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; TED OLSEN, Managing Editor News & Online Journalism.

Fourth Place: Mennonite Brethren Herald, “C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia” by RANDY KLASSEN, Author; LAURA KALMAR, Editor; J. JANZEN, Interim Editor.

 

Biblical Exposition

First Place: Leadership Journal, “The ‘We’ We Want to Be” by JOHN ORTBERG, Author; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

Second Place: Sojourners, “On the Potter’s Wheel” by N GORDON COSBY, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Third Place: Christianity Today, “Jesus and the Unclean Woman” by L. LEWIS WALL, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Managing Editor.

Fourth Place: Kyria, “Through the Roof” by TRACY BALZER, Author; GINGER KOLBABA, Editor.

Fifth Place: In Touch, “The Aftermath of Failure” by ERIN GIESCHEN, Author; TONYA STONEMAN, Editor.

 

Cartoon

First Place: Leadership Journal, “Dropped Calls” by DAN PEGODA, Cartoonist; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

Second Place: The Pathway, “At the Oscars” by DENNIS FLETCHER, Cartoonist; DON HINKLE, Editor.

Third Place: Enrichment Journal, “Did you want a little cheese with that whine?” by PAUL F. GRAY, Cartoonist; GEORGE P. WOOD, Executive Editor; RICK KNOTH, Managing Editor.

 

Cause of the Year: Human Trafficking

First Place: Sojourners, “Selling our Children” by LETITIA CAMPBELL, Author.

Second Place: Christianity Today Online, “I Lived Next Door to a Brothel” by DAVITA MAHARAJ, Author.

Third Place: Leadership Journal, “The People and the Black Book” by MARK BUCHANAN, Author.

Fourth Place: Minnesota Christian Chronicle, “Craigslist discontinues adult services section" by SCOTT NOBLE, Author.

 

Critical Review

First Place: Christian Research Journal, “The ‘Whole’ Gospel Has a Few Holes of Its Own” by KEVIN DEYOUNG, Author; ELLIOT MILLER, Editor.Critical Review

Second Place: Sojourners, “The Borderlands of Publishing” by JULIE POLTER, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Third Place: Mutuality, “Love & War” A Book Review by HOLLIE BAKER-LUTZ, Author; MEGAN GREULICH, Editor.

Fourth Place: The Pathway, “Christian Worldview eyes a great movie: Secretariat” by DON HINKLE, Author; DON HINKLE, Editor.

Fifth Place: Leadership Journal,  “Flipping the Switch” by ANGIE WARD, Author; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

 

Devotional

First Place: Christianity Today, “To Serve Is to Suffer” by AJITH FERNANDO, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

Second Place: Sojourners, “Living in the Valley” by JOEL C HUNTER, Author; JIM RICE,

Editor.

Third Place: IN PART, “Letting go of our lifeboats” by JOHN REITZ, Author; KRISTINE N. FREY, Editor.

Fourth Place: In Touch, “Thorn in the Flesh” by ERIN GIESCHEN, Author; TONYA STONEMAN, Editor.

Fifth Place: ANM World Missions, “The Miracle of the Drums” by MIKE CURRY, Author; JOHN LINDNER, Editor.

 

Editorial

First Place: Christianity Today, “Mosques in Middle America” by DAVID NEFF, Author and Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

Second Place: Sojourners, “A Time for Moral Reckoning” by JIM WALLIS, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Third Place: Mennonite Brethren Herald, “Don’t be afraid” by KARLA BRAUN, Author; J. JANZEN, Interim Editor.

Fourth Place: The Alabama Baptist, “Quran Burning Debate Shows Double Standard” by BOB TERRY, Author and Editor.

Fifth Place: Leadership Journal, “In the Justice Business” by MARSHALL SHELLEY, Author and Editor.

 

Evangelism Article

First Place: The Alabama Baptist, “Preparing a child’s heart to respond to Christ” by WAYLAN OWENS, Author; BOB TERRY, Editor.

Second Place: Christianity Today, “A Lifelong Journey with Islam” by CHAWKAT MOUCARRY, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

Third Place: Christian Research Journal, “Faith Path: Helping Friends Find Their Way to Christ” by MARK MITTLEBERG, Author; ELLIOT MILLER, Editor.

Third Place: Mennonite Brethren Herald, “With gentleness and respect” by RYAN DUECK, Author; LAURA KALMAR, Editor.

Third Place: Decision Magazine, “Sharing Your Faith With Family and Friends” by MICHAEL GREEN, Author; BOB PAULSON, Editor.

Sixth Place: In Touch, “Eyes Wide Open” by DAVID LIVERMORE, Author; TONYA STONEMAN, Editor.

 

Fiction

First Place: Clubhouse, “Itching With Thanks” by RONICA STROMBERG, Author; JESSE FLOREA, Editor.

Second Place: Clubhouse Jr., “In-Between Emily” by JONATHAN FRIESEN, Author; SUZANNE GOSSELIN, Editor.

 

First- Person Article

First Place: Christianity Today, “A Candle In The Darkness” by WESS STAFFORD, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.First- Person Article

Second Place: Kyria, “Living Word” by KAY MARSHALL STROM, Author; GINGER KOLBABA, Editor.

Third Place: Decision Magazine, “How to Survive in the Furnace of Adversity” by KATHY COLLARD MILLER, Author; BOB PAULSON, Editor.

Fourth Place: Clubhouse, “When I Look at Maria…” by NICOLE D., Author; JESSE FLOREA, Editor.

Fifth Place: Leadership Journal, “Losing Control” by RALPH NEIGHBOR III with JIM WILSON, Authors; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

 

General Article: Long

First Place: PRISM, “Cutting Out the Devil” by OLIVIA JACKSON, Author; KRISTYN KOMARNICKI, Editor.

Second Place: Plugged In, “Worship at 130dB” by ADAM R. HOLZ, Author; STEVE ISAAC, Editor.

Third Place: Answers Magazine, “Ants-Millimeter Messengers” by TOM HENNIGAN, Author; MICHAEL MATTHEWS, Editor.

Fourth Place: Books & Culture, “As Different as We Think” by ANDREW T. LE PEAU, Author; JOHN WILSON, Editor.

Fifth Place: Leadership Journal, “Pastoral Narcissism” by J.R. KERR, Author; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

 

General Article: Short

First Place: Sojourners, “The Afterlife of Trash” by VALERIE WEAVER-ZERCHER, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Second Place: Christianity Today, “The Dusty Messiah” by KATELYN BEATY, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

Third Place: Pilot, “Crossing the Invisible Line” by SHELLY BARSUHN, Author; JENNY COLLINS and NANCY ZUGSCHWERT, Editor.

Fourth Place: Mennonite Brethren Herald, “Child of my heart” by KATHLEEN BUSCH, Author; LAURA KALMAR, Editor; J. JANZEN, Interim Editor.

Fifth Place: Fusion Magazine, “Killers” by MATT CRAIN, Author; JONATHAN VANDELL, Editor.

Sixth Place: Christianity Today Online, “The Cry of the Oil-Soaked Pelican” by KATELYN BEATY, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; TED OLSEN, Managing Editor News & Online Journalism.

Sixth Place: Worldwide Challenge, “A Future in Compton” by HAYLEY NEWSOM, Author; ERIK SEGALINI, Editor.

 

Humorous

First Place: Sojourners, “Murray Hill for Congress!” by RYAN RODRICK BEILER, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Second Place: Christianity Today Online, “The Good Christian Girl” by GINA R. DALFONZO, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; TED OLSEN, Managing Editor News & Online Journalism.

Third Place: Leadership Journal, “Big Fish & Small Towns” by MARK O. WILSON, Author; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

 

Interview Article

First Place: Christian Examiner, “Bum rap” by LORI ARNOLD, Author and Editor.

Second Place: Leadership Journal, “Personal But Never Private” by MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

Third Place: MomSense, “Up Close with Four Military Moms” by SUSAN BESZE WALLACE, Author; MARY DARR, Editor.

Fourth Place: The Alabama Baptist, “Q-and-A with gubernatorial candidates Robert Bentley and Ron Sparks” by BOB TERRY and JENNIFER DAVIS RASH, Authors; BOB TERRY, Editor.

Fifth Place: The Banner, “Young and Undocumented” by ADRIANNA OUDMAN, Author; BOB DE MOOR, Editor.

Fifth Place: Enrichment Journal, “Engaging the Church in God’s Redemptive Mission” by RICK KNOTH, Author and Managing Editor; GEORGE P. WOOD, Executive Editor.

 

Personality Article

First Place: Christianity Today, “Why Women Want More” by SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

Second Place: The Alabama Baptist, “A beautiful path” by JOHN EVANS, Author; BOB TERRY, Editor.

Third Place: Christianity Today Online, “Remembering Moishe Rosen” by RUTH TUCKER, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; TED OLSEN, Managing Editor News & Online Journalism.

Fourth Place: Word Alive, “Family Resemblance” by DEBORAH CROUGH, Author; DWAYNE JANKE, Editor.

Fifth Place: In Touch, “There and Back Again” by TONYA STONEMAN, Author and Editor.

 

Poetry

First Place: Wheaton Magazine, “Landscaping” by LUCI SHAW, Author; GEORGIA DOUGLASS, Editor.

Second Place: Sojourners, “The Way to Cold Mountain” by TEMPLE CONE, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Third Place: Books & Culture, “Idiot Psalm X” by SCOTT CAIRNS, Author; JOHN WILSON, Editor.

 

Reporting

First Place: Baptist Press, “EXCLUSIVE-Baptists say God provided in Haiti Jail” by MICHAEL FOUST, Author; ART TOALSTON, Editor.

Second Place: Sojourners, “Selling Our Children” by LETITIA CAMPBELL, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Third Place: Christianity Today Online, “Dinesh D’Souza to Lead NYC’s King’s College” by SARAH PULLIAM BAILEY, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; TED OLSEN, Managing Editor News & Online Journalism.

Fourth Place: World Vision, “Heroes of Haiti” by JAMES ADDIS, Author; JANE SUTTON-REDNER, Editor.

Fifth Place: Christianity Today, “Sex Offenders in the Pew” by MARIAN V. LIAUTAUD, Author; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

 

Single-Theme Section or Issue

First Place: Kindred Spirit, “Thinking Theologically about Immigration” by MARK BAILEY; ALEJANDRO MANDEZ; MICHAEL POCOCK; CHUCK SWINDOLL, Authors; SANDRA GLAHN, Editor.

Second Place: EFCA Today, “The Church as Family” by DIANE J. MCDOUGALL/JOURNEY GROUP; DENNIS HESSELBARTH; TIM NELSON, Authors; DIANE J. MCDOUGALL/ JOURNEY GROUP, Editor.

Third Place: Christian Examiner, “San Diego CityFest with Luis Palau” by LORI ARNOLD, Author and Editor; LAMAR KEENER, Designer.

Fourth Place: Enrichment Journal, “Revitalizing Your Church” by GEORGE P. WOOD, Executive Editor; RICK KNOTH, Managing Editor.

Fifth Place: ONE Magazine, “Home Works: Building a Family of Faith” by ERIC K. THOMSEN, Editor.

 

Standing Column

First Place: ONE Magazine, “First Glimpse” by ERIC K. THOMSEN, Author and Editor.

Second Place: IN PART, “Parting Words” by PERRY ENGLE, Author; KRISTINE N. FREY, Editor.

Third Place: Thriving Family, “Java With Juli” by JULI SLATTERY, Author; PAM WOODY, Editor.

Fourth Place: World Vision, “From the President” by RICH STEARNS, Author; JANE SUTTON-REDNER, Editor.

Fifth Place: PRISM, “Kingdom Ethics” by DAVID P. GUSHEE, Author; KRISTYN KOMARNICKI, Editor.

 

Freelance Article

First Place: Pentecostal Evangel, “Married to the Military” by JOCELYN GREEN, EPA Associate Member.

Second Place: InSite Magazine, “Doing Our Part–and Beyond” by JOYCE K. ELLIS, EPA Associate Member.

 

Student Writer of the Year

First Place: Sojourners, “Destroying West Virginia, One Mountain at a Time” by ONLEILOVE ALSTON, Author; JIM RICE, Editor.

Second Place: Priscilla Papers, “Will Boys Be Boys and Girls Be Girls?” by DAVID M. CSINOS, Author; WILLIAM DAVID SPENCER, Editor.

Third Place: Mutuality, “From Hatchet-Man to Women’s Advocate” by NICHOLAS COLBY WATSON WOLFE, Author; MEGAN GREULICH, Editor.

Fourth Place: Sports Spectrum, “A Fighting Chance” by STEPHEN COPELAND, Author; BRETT HONEYCUTT, Editor.

 

Cover

First Place: Avant, “Cultivating the Church in Porto Velho” by GREG JACKSON and NATHAN PYLES - THINKPEN DESIGN, Artists; SHANNA KELLER, Editor.

Second Place: Pentecostal Evangel, “Mother’s Day” by MARC MCBRIDE, Artist; KEN HORN, Editor.

Third Place: Clubhouse Jr., “The Dolphin Valentine” by VALERIA DOCAMPO, Artist; SUZANNE GOSSELIN, Editor.

Fourth Place: Answers Magazine, “Value of Life” by DAN STELZER, Artist; MICHAEL MATTHEWS, Editor.

Fifth Place: Worldwide Challenge, “Coming Up for Air” by GUY GERRARD, Photographer; JOURNEY GROUP, Designers; MARK WINZ, Editor.

 

Original Art: Traditional

First Place: Enrichment Journal, “Revitalizing Your Church” by GARY LOCKE, Artist; GEORGE P. WOOD, Executive Editor; RICK KNOTH, Managing Editor.

First Place: Clubhouse Jr., “Samantha’s Search” by HOWARD MCWILLIAM, Artist; SUZANNE GOSSELIN, Editor.

Third Place: IN PART, “Sheep and Wolf in the Workplace” by NATE BRIDI, Artist; KRISTINE N. FREY, Editor.

Third Place: The Banner, “Who Rakes the Woods?” by SCOTT HOLLADAY, Artist; DEAN HEETDERKS, PETE EUWEMA, FRANK GUTBROD, Designers; BOB DE MOOR, Editor.

Fifth Place: Answers Magazine, “Sea Monsters” by JON TAYLOR, Artist; MICHAEL MATTHEWS, Editor.

 

Original Art: Digital/Mixed Media

First Place: Clubhouse Jr., “Pets and Proverbs” by PABLO BERNASCONI, Artist; SUZANNE GOSSELIN, Editor.

Second Place: Sojourners, “I Kneel to the Desert God” by RICHARD TUSCHMAN, Artist; JIM RICE, Editor.

Third Place: Your Church/Your Church Today, “Finding the Funding Oasis” by GEOFFREY HOLMAN, ANDREY PROKHOROV and TOBIAS HELBIG, iStockPhoto; PHIL MARCELO, Composite; MATT BRANAUGH, Editor.

Fourth Place: Clubhouse, “Gone to the Dogs” by TERRY JULIEN, Artist; JESSE FLOREA, Editor.

Fifth Place: Leadership Journal, “ Justice Minded Church: A Mighty River or a Slippery Slope?” by DOUG FLEENER, Artist; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

Fifth Place: Avant, “A Tale of Two Church Plants” by HALLIE SPENCER, Artist; SHANNA KELLER, Editor.

 

Photo Feature

First Place: World Vision, “In My Father’s Footsteps” by ABBY METTY, Photographer; JOURNEY GROUP, Designers.

Second Place: Worldwide Challenge, “Vanuatu” by TOM MILLS, Photographer; JOURNEY GROUP, Designers; MARK WINZ, Editor.

Third Place: Sojourners, “Everyday Courage” by HEATHER WILSON, Creator; JIM RICE, Editor.

Fourth Place: Record Online, “A New Kind of War” by MARIA WOLF, Writer; MALORIE TULL, Photographer; GAIL A MARTIN, Executive Editor; LIZ SMITH, Managing Editor.

Fifth Place: Pentecostal Evangel, “So Easy to Forget” by GAYLON WAMPLER, RYAN COOLEY, RANDY HURST and AUBRA GEORGE, Creators; KEN HORN, Editor.

 

Publication Design

First Place: The Brink Magazine,  by ANDREA YOUNG and MARY ANN MARTIN, Designers; JONATHAN VANDELL and JACOB RIGGS, Editors.

Second Place: Clubhouse,  by PEG MAMALAKIS, Designer; JESSE FLOREA, Editor.

Third Place: Pentecostal Evangel,  by MARC MCBRIDE, Designer; KEN HORN, Editor.

Fourth Place: Clubhouse Jr.,  by KATHLEEN GRAY ZIEGLER, Designer; SUZANNE GOSSELIN, Editor.

Fifth Place: Word Alive,  by LAIRD SALKELD, Designer; DWAYNE JANKE, Editor.

 

Publication Redesign

First Place: Christian Leader,  by SHELLEY PLETT, Designer; CONNIE FABER, Editor.

Second Place: Clubhouse,  by PEG MAMALAKIS, Designer; JESSE FLOREA, Editor.

 

Single Photo: Candid

First Place: Worldwide Challenge, “A Future in Compton” by TED WILCOX, Photographer; MARK WINZ, Editor.

Second Place: The Voice of the Martyrs, “Christians in Gojra, Pakistan, flee…” by BJST, Photographer; TOM WHITE, Editor.

Third Place: Christianity Today, “Sex Offenders in the Pew” by GREG KAHN, Photographer; DAVID NEFF, Editor in Chief; MARK GALLI, Senior Managing Editor.

Fourth Place: World Vision, “Children in Flowers” by JON WARREN, Photographer; JANE SUTTON-REDNER, Editor.

Fifth Place: Sojourners, “Young Afghan women in public health class in Herat” by HEATHER WILSON, Photographer; JIM RICE, Editor.

 

Single Photo: Controlled

First Place: Wheaton Magazine, “Photo of Hudson T. Armerding” by MICHAEL HUDSON, Photographer; GEORGIA DOUGLASS, Editor.

Second Place: The Banner, “Van Sloten” by NOAH FALLS, Photographer; BOB DE MOOR, Editor.

Third Place: Decision Magazine, “Billy Graham” by GREG SCHNEIDER, Photographer; BOB PAULSON, Editor.

Fourth Place: Kindred Spirit, “Homeless” by DAVID EDMONSON, Photographer; SANDRA GLAHN, Editor.

 

Two-Page Spread Design

First Place: MomSense, “Constant Ch-Ch-Changes” by CINDY YOUNG, Designer; MARY DARR, Editor.

Second Place: EFCA Today, “The Great Unknown” by MATT PAMER/JOURNEY GROUP, Designer; DIANE J. MCDOUGALL, JOURNEY GROUP, Editor.

Third Place: Worldwide Challenge, “A Future in Compton” by JOURNEY GROUP, Designers; MARK WINZ, Editor.

Fourth Place: Leadership Journal, “Tying the Clouds Together” by DOUG FLEENER, Designer; MARSHALL SHELLEY, Editor.

Fifth Place: Pentecostal Evangel, “Hell…Is it Real?” by MARC MCBRIDE and LUCAS KEY, Designers; KEN HORN, Editor.

 

Typography and Lettering

First Place: Answers Magazine, “Ants–Millimeter Messengers” by DAN STELZER, Designer; MICHAEL MATTHEWS, Editor.

Second Place: EFCA Today, “Enfolding Others” by MATT PAMER/JOURNEY GROUP, Designer; DIANE J. MCDOUGALL, JOURNEY GROUP, Editor.

Third Place: IN PART, “Disarming Witness” by NATE BRIDI, Designer; KRISTINE N. FREY, Editor.

Fourth Place: Decision magazine, “Good News for the Whole World” by STEVE MAST, Designer; BOB PAULSON, Editor.