Best in Class Winners Announced for 2022

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!