2020 Awards of Excellence

The 2020 Awards of Excellence honor the best work done in EPA publications during the 2019 calendar year.

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Campus (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Jacob Couch, Hattie Troutman, Emily Wood, Abby Bowman, Jenna Crenshaw, Emily Baker

Awards of Merit: The Echo | Taylor University — Justin Chapman, Matthew Phillips, Kassidy Weemhoff, Madi Turpin, Alan Blanchard. The Chimes | Biola University — Brittany Ung, Thecla Li

Campus (Print)

Award of Excellence: Pursuit | Cal Baptist — Lauren Sawdey, Lauren Shelburne, Phillip Ndowu, Heather Finnigan

Awards of Merit: The Chimes | Biola University — Faith Lee, Joshua Cheng, Thecla Li, Brittany Ung. Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Jacob Couch, Luke Coleman, Noah Elder, Emily Wood, Victoria Nelson, John Nekrasov. The Banner | Cal Baptist — Reagan Lee, Abby Wolf, Sienna Darula

Christian Ministry (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission — Lindsay Nicolet, Dan Darling, Marie Delph, Jason Thacker, Jacob Blaze, Alex Ward

Awards of Merit: Facts & Trends — Carol Pipes, Joy Allmond, Aaron Earls, Aaron Wilson, Matt Henslee. Answers in Genesis — Jeremy Ham, Frost Smith, Joel Leineweber, Jared Goldie, Dan Zordel, Ken Ham. Leading Hearts — Linda Evans Shepherd, Amber Weigand-Buckley, Tom Young

Christian Ministry (Print)

Award of Excellence: Light Magazine — Lindsay Nicolet, Dan Darling, Marie Delph, Jason Thacker, Jacob Blaze, Alex Ward

Awards of Merit: Influence — George P. Wood, Rick Knoth, Christina Quick, Steve Lopez, Ron Kopczick. Outreach Magazine — James Long, Tim Downs, Jonathan Sprowl, Lindsey Lafferty, Lora Schrock. Interest Time — Demian Farnworth, Haley Hickey, Cristy Growcock

Denominational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Baptist Press — Laura Erlanson, Diana Chandler, Marcia Knox, Jonathan Howe, Art Toalston

Awards of Merit: AG News — Mark Forrester, John Kennedy, Adair Muench, Keith Surface, Dan Van Veen. The Baptist Standard — Eric Black, Ken Camp, Isa Torres, Julie Sorrels, Kayla Peltoma. Light + Life Magazine Online — Brett Heintzman, Douglas Britt, Jeff Finley, Karen Kinnaman , Karen Cantú, Peter Mitchell

Denominational (Print)

Award of Excellence: The Covenant Companion — Erin Chan Ding, Cathy Norman Peterson, Kristi Schild, Jane Swanson-Nystrom, Stan Friedman, Linda Sladkey

Awards of Merit: Light + Life Magazine — Brett Heintzman, Jeff Finley, Karen Kinnaman, Karen Cantú, Douglas Britt, Peter Mitchell. Alliance Life — Peter Burgo, Cathy Ellis, Kenneth Crane, Stephanie Reindel, Julie Daube, Janet Root. SAConnects — Warren L. Maye, Bob Mitchell, Hugo Bravo, Reginald Raines, Lea L. Greene, Ryan Love

Devotional (Print)

Award of Excellence: The Brink — David Jones, Katy Fry, Sondra Blackburn, Andrea Young

Awards of Merit: Forward — Derek Lewis, David Jones, Nic Dennis, Andrea Young. Fusion — Carol Reid, Randy Ledbetter, Danny Conn, Sondra Blackburn, Andrea Young. In Touch — Cameron Lawrence, Jamie Hughes, Aline Mello, Sandy Feit, Dallas Hazelrig, Kayla Yiu

General (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Christianity Today Online

Awards of Merit: Plugged In — Adam Holz, Paul Asay. Sojourners Online — Sandi Villarreal, Dhanya Addanki, Daniel José Camacho, Jenna Barnett, Heather Brady, Christian Smutherman. Boundless — Lisa Anderson, James Clapper

General (Print)

Award of Excellence: In Touch Magazine — Cameron Lawrence, Jamie Hughes, Aline Mello, Sandy Feit, Dallas Hazelrig, Kayla Yiu

Awards of Merit: Common Good — Aaron Hanbury, Eric Jimenez, RuthAnne Irvin, Lauren Jones, Matt Rusten, Kevin Harlan. Christianity Today. Sojourners.

Higher Ed (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Fuller Studio — Katy Cook, Tamara Johnston, Lauralee Farrer, Elijah Davidson, Patrick O’Neil Duff, Kathryn Sanglsand

Awards of Merit: DTS Voice — DTS Staff. Concordia Seminary Magazine — Vicki Biggs, Jayna Rollings, Chris Miller, Melanie Ave

Higher Ed (Print)

Award of Excellence: Fuller — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston, Nate Harrison, Katy Cook, Joy Netanya Thompson, Jerome Blanco

Awards of Merit: Moody Alumni & Friends — Linda Piepenbrink, Doug Fleener, Kevin Mungons. Ministry & Leadership — Ligon Duncan, Phillip Holmes, Kelly Berkompas, Sense Makery, Matthew McQuade, Tiffany Bryson. Concordia Seminary Magazine — Vicki Biggs, Melanie Ave, Jayna Rollings, Michelle Poneleit, Courtney Koll, Mia Mauss

Missions (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Message Magazine — Alex Kocman , Loren Skinker, Lauren Farr, Leah Pickard

Missions (Print)

Award of Excellence: Message Magazine — Loren Skinker, Lauren Farr, Leah Pickard, Naomi Harward

Awards of Merit: Worldview — Scott Harrup, Marc McBride. Missions — Annie Elliott, Sarah Dunlap, Tom Turner, Cheryl Biswurm. Mission Frontiers — Rick Wood, Taya Johnson, Mike Riester, R. W. Lewis, C. Anderson, Greg Parsons

Newsletter (Print)

Award of Excellence: Luke Society News — Dan Breen

Newspaper (Print)

Award of Excellence: The Christian Chronicle — Bobby Ross Jr., Erik Tryggestad, Tonya Patton, Chellie Ison, Lynda Sheehan, Melinda Wilson

Awards of Merit: Alabama Baptist — Jennifer Rash, Carrie McWhorter, Lauren Grim, Jessica Ingram, Grace Thornton, Janet Erwin. Illinois Baptist — Eric Reed, Meredith Flynn, Kris Kell, Lisa Misner, Leah Honnen. The Pathway — Don Hinkle, Benjamin Hawkins, Brian Koonce

Newspaper-Online News (Digital)

Award of Excellence: The Christian Post — Christopher Chou, Richard Land, John Grano, Lillian Kwon, Melissa Barnhart, Hannah Lee

Awards of Merit: Alabama Baptist — Jennifer Davis Rash, James Hammack, Carrie Brown McWhorter. The Pathway — Don Hinkle, Benjamin Hawkins, Brian Koonce

Organizational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: World Vision Magazine — Heather Klinger, Kristy J. O’Hara-Glaspie, Kathryn Reid, Chris Huber, Jon Warren, Laura Reinhardt

Awards of Merit: Cru Storylines — Rachel Ferchak, Mark Winz, Melody Copenny, Guy Gerrard. BioLogos — Jim Stump, Nate Caminata, Hillary Rankin

Organizational (Print)

Award of Excellence: World Vision Magazine — Heather Klinger, Kristy J. O’Hara-Glaspie, Sevil Omer, Andrea Peer, Ashley Walton, Jon Warren

Awards of Merit: Focus on the Family Magazine — Michael Ridgeway, Andrea Gutierrez, Brian Bellema. Mutuality — Mimi Haddad, Ellen Vosburg, Margaret Lawrence, Rachel Asproth, Mary Quint. The Voice of the Martyrs — Dennis Waterman, Kim Van Veen, Cheryl Odden, Kevin Selders, Natasha Fullard, Jon Green

Youth (Print)

Award of Excellence: Peer — Captain Pamela Maynor, Andrea Martin, Paul Fiesel, Olivia Scherzer

Awards of Merit: Brio Magazine — Pamela Woody, Cary Bates, Laura Koenig-Pottkotter, Andrea Gutierrez, Jody Reiner, Kevin Shirin. Discovery Guide — Janiece Waldrop, Katy Fry, Kathy Murphy, Katie Greenwood, Andrea Young. Velocity — Derek Lewis, David Jones, Nic Dennis, Andrea Young

Most Improved (Print)

Award of Excellence: Peer — Captain Pamela Maynor, Andrea Martin, Paul Fiesel, Olivia Scherzer

Awards of Merit: Brio Magazine — Pamela Woody, Cary Bates, Laura Koenig-Pottkotter, Andrea Gutierrez, Jody Reiner, Kevin Shirin. Moody Alumni & Friends — Linda Piepenbrink, Doug Fleener, Kevin Mungons. Pentecostal Messenger — Spencer Ming, Taylor Staniforth, Kimberly Ming, Laura Salazar, Brian Ramos, Tyler Price