Awards of Excellence Categories

The categories in the Awards of Excellence are:

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Print

101  Campus: A print newspaper or magazine produced by students.

102  Christian Ministry: A print publication that serves workers in Christian education, churches, or other ministries and/or that educates readers about a certain area of ministry.

103  Denominational: A print publication serving as the official voice of a denomination.

104  Devotional: A print publication offering daily devotional readings and Bible studies to inspire readers.

105  General: A general-interest print publication that is not the voice of an organization or a denomination.

106  Higher Ed: An institutional publication that is the official voice of a college, university, or seminary.

107  Missions: A print publication with a theme of missionary evangelism (“home” and/or “international”).

108  Newsletter: A newsletter-format print publication informing people united by interest in a subject or organization.

109  Newspaper: A newspaper-format print publication, generally, but not exclusively, serving a geographical area with timely news.

110  Organizational: A print publication that is the official voice of a group other than a denomination.

111  Youth: A print publication intended for youth audiences up to college-age.


Digital

NOTE: Print publication members may only submit in a digital category if they hold dual membership in both print and digital (with the exception of Campus publications which may enter either or both). 

201  Campus: A digital publication or content-rich website produced by students.

202  Christian Ministry: A digital publication or content-rich website that serves workers in Christian education, churches, or other ministries.

203  Denominational: A digital publication or content-rich website serving as the official voice of a denomination.

204  Devotional: A digital publication or content-rich website offering daily devotional readings and Bible studies to inspire readers.

205  General: A general-interest digital publication or content-rich website that is not the voice of an organization or denomination.

206  Higher Ed: A digital publication or content-rich website that is the official voice of a college, university, or seminary.

207  Missions: A digital publication or content-rich website with a theme of missionary evangelism (“home” and/or “international”).

*208  E-newsletter: A Higher Goals category has replaced this Awards of Excellence category. All digital members are able to submit entries.

209  Newspaper/Online News: A digital newspaper or content-rich website generally, but not exclusively, serving a geographical area with timely news.

210  Organizational: A digital publication or content-rich website that is the official voice of a group other than a denomination.

211  Youth: A digital publication or content-rich website intended for youth audiences up to college-age.


Other

301  Most Improved (print division only): A print publication that has made significant changes in the past year. (Mail two consecutive issues from this year, and the two corresponding issues from the previous year.)