Six members came away with their second consecutive First Place win in the third year of the Best in Class contest. Repeat winners include World Vision, Brio, Christian History, Luke Society News, Cru Storylines and Fathom. World Vision and Luke Society News have now won three years in a row.
Congratulations are also in order for first-time First Place winners: Advance Magazine, Bible & Society, Christian Leader, Instigate, Liberty Champion and The War Cry.
First-place winners will each receive an engraved crystal trophy.
The summer contest groups magazines in categories based on circulation rather than type as judged in the annual Awards of Excellence. Entries were split with a balanced number of entries into eight circulation ranges, plus additional categories based on format: newsletters, newspapers and websites (which required a digital membership to enter). Each category was judged by two judges with the judges’ scores averaged to determine placement.
|Category||Circ Range||First Place||Second Place||Third Place||Fourth Place||Fifth Place|
|Class A||60,000+||World Vision||Christianity Today||The Voice of the Martyrs||The War Cry||The Banner|
|Class B||40,001 to 60,000||Brio||Israel My Glory||Alliance Life||ONE Magazine||Interest Time|
|Class C||20,001 to 40,000||Sojourners||Message
|Peer||Concordia Seminary Magazine||Westmont Magazine|
|Class D||9,001 to 20,000||Christian History||(tie) DTS Magazine | SAConnects||(tie) Common Good | Family North Carolina|
|Class E||5,001-9,000||Christian Leader||Fusion Family||Encounter With God||FusionNext||Proclaim!|
|Class F||4,001-5,000||Advance Magazine||Explorer's Guide||Cadet Quest||Mission Frontiers|
|Class G||2,001-4,000||Instigate||Adventure Guide||(tie) Intercede | Velocity||Captivate|
|Class H||Up to 2,000||Bible and Society||The Brink||Advent Christian Witness||Mutuality||SCP Journal|
|Newsletters||Luke Society News|
|Newspapers||Liberty Champion||The Baptist Paper||The Christian Chronicle||Illinois Baptist||The Echo|
|Websites Class A||Cru Storylines||World Vision News & Stories||(tie) Christianity Today | Peer||Caring Magazine|
|Websites Class B||Fathom||Religion Unplugged||The Lion||Word&Way||The Baptist Paper|
|Digital Platform||The War Cry||Leading Hearts||Proclaim!|