EPA Awards of Excellence
Award of Excellence: Leadership, Marshall Shelley, editor; Christianity Today, Inc., publisher. "The 'take-away' value for the reader is outstanding. You are definitely meeting your stated objectives. Many of your readers must keep issues handy for years for quick reference."
Awards of Merit: Journal of Christian Nursing, Judy Shelly, editor; Melodee Yohe, managing editor; InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, publisher. Youthworker Journal, Dave Urbanski, editor; CCM Communications, Inc., publisher.
Award of Excellence: Light and Life, Doug Newton, editor; John Van Valin, publisher. "The writing is clear, energetic and tightly edited. Your readers must rise up and call you blessed each time they open their mailboxes and find the current issue."
Awards of Merit: Beacon, Diane McDougall, editor; Evangelical Free Church of America, publisher. Church of God Evangel, Bill George, editor; Pathway Press, publisher. Enrichment Journal, Wayde Goodall, editor; General Council of the Assemblies of God, publisher.
Award of Excellence: The Life@Work Journal, Stephen Caldwell, editor; The Life@Work Co., publisher. "This is a refreshingly unique, rich, artfully crafted magazine. It's one of the best out there--secular or Christian. It clicks in every category. The content is compelling, whether you're in the business world or not."
Awards of Merit: Christian History, Mark Galli, editor; Christianity Today, Inc., publisher. Christianity Today, David Neff, editor; Christianity Today, Inc., publisher. Moody, Andrew Scheer, editor; Greg Thornton, Moody Bible Institute, publisher.
Award of Excellence: On Mission, Carolyn Curtis, editor; North American Mission Board, publisher. "Many missionary magazines give informational reports on missionary activities, but you go beyond that and show the Christian layperson how to become active in the Great Commission on a local basis."
Awards of Merit: World Vision Today, Shelly Ngo, editor; Richard E. Stearns, president. Leaders for Today, Scott Schreffler, editor; Haggai Institute, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Current Thoughts & Trends, Dennis Cone, editor; The Navigators/NavPress, publisher. "The amount of material you digest for each issue is almost overwhelming. The summaries are clearly and concisely crafted. You do an excellent job of researching, selecting, editing and summarizing your material. Yours is an extremely attractive and clean-looking publication.
Awards of Merit: Plugged-In, Bob Smithouser, editor; Focus on the Family, publisher. East-West Church & Ministry Report, Mark R. Elliott, editor; The Global Center, Samford University, publisher.
Award of Excellence: The Alabama Baptist, Bob Terry, editor; The Alabama Baptist, Inc., publisher. "Southern Baptists in Alabama have no excuse for not being informed about the spiritual life of their local communities, their regions, the state, nation and world. You are to be commended for pubslishing scuh a quality publication on a weekly basis."
Awards of Merit: Living Light News, Jeff Caporale, editor; Living Light Ministries, publisher. Christian Times, Lamar and Theresa Keener, editors; Keener Communications Group, publisher.
Award of Excellence: Worldwide Challenge, Judy Nelson, editor; Campus Crusade for Christ, publisher. "You are definitely living up to your title and stated purpose. Readers are informed and inspired by the worldwide coverage of Campus Crusade ministries. You do this by showing us the ministries and the people involved, instead of merely telling about them."
Awards of Merit: Wheaton, Georgia Douglass, editor; Wheaton College, publisher. Christian Research Journal, Elliot Miller, editor; Christian Research Institute, publisher.
Sunday School Take-home
Award of Excellence: Lookout, David Faust, editor; Standard Publishing, publisher. "You provide your readers with an amazing aray of theme subjects from week to week. Lookout has a very encouraging tone and personality. It must be the 'Barnabas' of Chrisitian publishing."
Awards of Merit: None
Award of Excellence: Campus Life, Chris Lutes, editor; Christianity Today, Inc., publisher. "You are continuing in the founding principle of your magazine of 'coming along side' your young readers. The concept of helping adolescents 'navigate' this crucial period in their lives is beautiful."
Awards of Merit: With, Carol Duerksen, editor; Faith and Life Press, publisher. Breakaway, Michael Ross, editor; Focus on the Family, publisher.
Most Improved Publication
Award of Excellence: Reflections, Lucy McGuire, editor; Evangelical Presbyterian Church Committee on Christian Education and Publication, publisher. "The change in content is more evident and I like the fact that it's not just P.R.--you are dealing with the issues. The steps you've take have made the contents more professional. More photos is good. The use of color is good. It is not overused and not overbearing."
Awards of Merit: Mission Frontiers, Ralph Winter, editor; Rick Wood, managing editor; The U.S. Center for World Mission, publisher. Kindred Spirit, Sandra Glahn, editor; Dallas Theological Seminary, publisher. NRB, Christine Pryor, editor; National Religious Broadcasters, publisher. In Touch Magazine, Tim Luke, editor; In Touch Ministries, publisher.
Higher Goals Contest
First Place: The Life@Work Journal, "A Biblical Mandate"
by Thomas Addington and Stephen Graves
Second Place: Kindred Spirit, "Does Anything Good Come from Nazareth?"
by Ron Allen
Third Place: The Church Herald, "Neither Do I Condemn You: What the Gospel Didn't Record"
by Jackie Smallbones
Fourth Place: Christianity Today, "Apocalypse NOW"
by J. Nelson Kraybill
Fifth Place: RTS Reformed Quarterly, "A Father's Profession of Faith"
by Burt Branius
Fifth Place: The Banner, "Soon and Very Soon . . .?"
by Syd Hielema
First Place: Books & Culture, "The Last Magic"
by William B. Dembski
Second Place: The Banner, "Confronting Our Demons During Advent"
by John Suk
Third Place: Youthworker Journal, "The Blair Witch and the Problem of Fear"
by Dave Urbanski
Fourth Place: Christian Research Journal, "The Robot Rebellion of Richard Dawkins"
by Phillip E. Johnson
Fifth Place: Sojourners, "Glimpses of God Outside the Temple"
by Rose Marie Berger
First Place: Christian Education Leadership, "Hop till You Drop"
by Lance Colkmire
Second Place: World Vision Today, "Mark McGuire's Baseball"
by Richard Stearns
Third Place: The Church Herald, "One More Adult?"
by Roger Nelson
Fourth Place: Contact, "The Problem with Jesus"
by Jack Williams
Fifth Place: Good News Magazine, "The Historicity of Our Faith"
by James V. Heidinger II
First Place: The Church Herald, "E.B.'s Song"
by Mark Hiskes
Second Place: Clubhouse Jr.
by Kim Washburn
Third Place: Breakaway, "Kamikaze Kid"
by Manfred Koehler
Fourth Place: Campus Life, "Danger in Shanghai"
by C. Hope Flinchbaugh
Fifth Place: On Mission, "Inside the Lighthouse"
by Nate Adams
First Place: Christian Reader, "Letters to a Stranger"
by Susan Morin
Second Place: Moody Magazine, "Beyond the Obvious"
by Rebecca Thesman
Third Place: Signs of the Times, "Still in Love"
by Iva Duffy Doherty
Fourth Place: Woman's Touch, "The Toilet Paper Miracle"
by Cynthia A. Norman
Fifth Place: Campus Life, "Ugly Me"
by Carla Barnhill
First Place: Books & Culture, "Dancing the Edge of Mystery"
by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
Second Place: Christianity Today, "Do You Believe in God?"
by Wendy Murray Zoba
Third Place: Moody Magazine, "Wise Steps for Hard Situations"
by Tamela Baker
Fourth Place: Inside Journal, "Mothering from the Inside"
by Becky Beane
Fifth Place: Wheaton, "Balancing Act"
by Michael Murray
First Place: The Church Herald, "Zack: A Poetic Retelling of Luke 19:1-10"
by Lou Lotz
Second Place: Focus on the Family, "Cherished Family Traditions"
by Dave Meurer
Third Place: Today's Christian Woman, "Move Over, Cindy Crawford"
by Rhonda Stock Wheeler
Fourth Place: Brio, "Things You'll Never Hear Anyone Say"
by Martha Bolton
Fifth Place: Reformed Worship, "Madelyn Ringler's Fiery Exit"
by James C. Schaap
First Place: Sojourners, "Seduced by Power"
by Jim Wallis
Second Place: Leadership, "Finding the Grace Gates"
by Eric Reed and Marshall Shelley
Second Place: Christianity Today, "The Jew Who Is Saving Christians"
by Michael Cromartie
Fourth Place: Books & Culture, "The Picasso of Chinese Studies"
by Donald Yerxa and Karl Giberson
Fifth Place: New Man, "Follow the Leader"
by Edward Gilbreath
First Place: Sojourners, "Crooked Little Faith"
by Kimberly Burge
Second Place: The Life@Work Journal, "Diagnosing Dilemmas"
by Sheri Venema
Third Place: New Man, "The Rebel and His Cause"
by Rob Andrescik
Fourth Place: Charisma & Christian Life, "The Salvation of a Serial Killer"
by Peter K. Johnson
Fifth Place: Christian Reader, "Joy Restorer"
by Bonne Steffen
First Place: Sojourners, "Exodus"
by Judith Yarnell
Second Place: Physician, "A Sanctuary of Sorts"
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Third Place: The Church Herald, "The Small Voice"
by Joe Veltman
Fourth Place: Journal of Christian Nursing, "At the Nursing Home"
by George R. Pasley
Fifth Place: Decision, Untitled
by Claire Rankin Lewis
First Place: The Alabama Baptist, "The Lottery"
by Jennifer Rash and Bob Terry
Second Place: Citizen, "Kill and be Killed"
by Jeff Hooten
Third Place: Moody Magazine, "Missions: Impossible?"
by Stan Guthrie
Fourth Place: The Marketplace, "Hard Line for a Good Loan"
by Wally Kroeker
Fifth Place: Teachers in Focus, "Lessons from a War Zone"
by Mark Hartwig
Single Theme Section or Issue
First Place: The Life@Work Journal, "Ethics: It's Your Choice"
by Thomas Addington, Stephen Graves, David W. Miller, Stephen Caldwell, Sheri Venema, Kenman Wong, Brad S. Lomenich, William Nix, Sean Womack
Second Place: Moody Magazine, "Can You Answer? The Tough Questions Non-Christians Ask"
by Luis Palau, Bob Hostetler, Rusty Wright, Francis J. Beckwith, Erwin Lutzer, Bob Davies, Lisa Lampman, Harold O.J. Brown, Michael J. Wilkins, Phillip Johnson, Ravi Zacharias, Crawford W. Loritts Jr., Lucy Mabery-Foster and William Lane Craig
Third Place: Leadership, "Fit to Minister"
by Dave Goetz, Marshall Shelley, James MacDonald, Richard Doebler and Mark Galli
Fourth Place: Pursuit, "Faith on Trial"
by Lee Strobel, Franklin Harber, Beth J. Lueders, Diane McDougall; Diane McDougall, editor; Adele Mulford, art director.
Fifth Place: Worldwide Challenge, "Endless Summer"
by Bill Sundstrom, Erik Segalini, Mandi Myers and Lisa Masters, writers; Guy Gerrard, Tom Mills and Pat Mingarelli, photographers
First Place: Charisma & Christian Life, "The Global Picture"
by David Aikman
Second Place: Moody Magazine, "Kingdom People"
by Jerry B. Jenkins
Third Place: CCM Magazine, "Consider This"
by John Fischer
Fourth Place: Computing Today/Christianity Online, "Soul Circuit"
by Richard Doebler
Fifth Place: Youthworker Journal, "Dangerous Wonder"
by Mike Yaconelli
First Place: Today's Christian Woman, "You Know You've Overdecorated
by Laura Cornell
Second Place: Christian Reader, "Change"
by Mary Chambers
Third Place: Charisma & Christian Life, "When Charismatics Become Lazy"
by Dik LaPine
Fourth Place: Enrichment Journal, "Pastoral Selection Committee"
by Scott Arthur Masear
Fifth Place: Alliance Life, "New Multimedia Presentation System"
by Cameron Cardo
1-, 2-, or 3-color cover
First Place: Pentecostal Evangel, "Albania: Faces of the Exodus"
by Randy Hurst
Second Place: Plugged In, "The Guys Who Give 'Zits'"
by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
Third Place: The Banner, "Hidden Treasures"
by Dean Heetderks
Fourth Place: Current Thoughts & Trends, "The Faith of Youth"
by Craig Bunyea
Fifth Place: Christian History, "Bound for Canaan: The Spiritual Journey of Africans in America"
by Raymond Whitlock
First Place: Clubhouse Jr., "Philippine Christmas"
by Melissa Iwai
Second Place: The Life@Work Journal, "Ethics: It's Your Choice"
by Phil Boatwright
Third Place: Campus Life, "Newsboys"
by Kristin G. Barlow
Fourth Place: Real Family Life, "What Is Your Legacy?"
by Tamara Reynolds
Fifth Place: Today's Christian Woman, "Michelle McKinney Hammond"
by Bill Bilsley, photo; Gary Gnidovic, design
1-, 2-, or 3-color original art
First Place: Christianity Today, "A Silent Holocaust"
by Sterling Hundley
Second Place: Campus Life, "You've Got Snail"
by Alain Massicotte
Third Place: Physician, "Jealousy"
by Terry Julien
Fourth Place: Plugged In, "Who Rates the Movies?"
by Ken Westphal
Fifth Place: Mennonite Brethren Herald, "Soap"
by Joel Unruh
Full-color original art
First Place: Real Family Life, "Someone Has to Pay"
by Doug Fryer, illustrator; Adele Mulford, art director
Second Place: Discipleship Journal, "Cross Purposes"
by Marguerite Ann Malwitz
Third Place: Christian Research Journal, "The Falsity, Futility, and Folly of Separating Morality from Law"
by Patrick Faricy
Fourth Place: Moody Magazine, "There's Never Enough Time"
by Andy Powell
Fifth Place: Woman's Touch, "10 Keys to Make a Good Marriage Great"
by Jared VanBruaene
First Place: World Vision Today, "Our Children: Prayers and Possibilities"
by Jon Warren, photographer; Shelly Ngo, Jane Sutton, Karen Homer, editors; Journey Communications, designers
Second Place: Real Family Life, "All in the Family"
by Michael Schwartz, photographer; Adele Mulford, art director
Third Place: Brio, "Brio 2 Rio"
by Chuck Bigger
Fourth Place: Worldwide Challenge, "Hope for Kosovars"
by Paul Schwarz, writer; Greg Schneider, photographer
Fifth Place: Christian Parenting Today, "Dads & Sons/Moms & Daughters"
by W. Greg Puls
Single photo: Candid
First Place: World Vision Today, "Boys Will Be Boys"
by Jon Warren
Second Place: Breakaway, "Extreme: Pro Wakeboarder Bart Copeland"
by Guy Gerrard
Third Place: Marriage Partnership, "Joy Ride"
by Stephen Kennedy
Fourth Place: Clubhouse Jr., "Super Dogs Make Super Friends"
by Bob Black
Fifth Place: The War Cry, "Faith Expressed through Love"
by Salvation Army staff, Republic of Georgia
Single photo: Controlled setting
First Place: Clubhouse Jr., "Bubble-Blowing Boy"
by Ron Nickel
Second Place: The Life@Work Journal, "Searching for an Ethical Base"
by Greg Schneider
Third Place: Discipleship Journal, "Richard Foster"
by Ryann Cooley
Fourth Place: World Vision Today, "If I Had One Wish...Mohamed Faiz
by Jon Warren
Fifth Place: Today's Christian Woman, "Great Expectations--Lisa Vischer"
by Bill Bilsley
First Place: Kindred Spirit, Keith Yates, designer
Second Place: NRB, Sharon Schnell, designer
Third Place: The Luke Society News, Josh Jackson, designer
Fourth Place: Plugged In, Jim Cail, designer
Fifth Place: Marketplace, Art Stricklin, Dennis Davidson, Susan Heston and Karen Sterrett, designers
First Place: Pursuit, Adele Mulford, designer
Second Place: The Life@Work Journal, Walker Creative Inc., designers
Third Place: Real Family Life, Adele Mulford, designer
Fourth Place: Pentecostal Evangel, Matt Key, designer
Fifth Place: Sojourners, Ed Spivey Jr., designer