In order to encourage our publications to tackle certain important subjects, EPA's annual contest features an annual Cause of the Year. The Board of Directors chooses a specific topic and presents awards for the best material published during that year.
2020 Cause of the Year
Christian Citizenship has been selected by the Board of Directors as the 2020 Cause of the Year. Articles and photos/illustrations published in the calendar year 2020 on this subject may be entered into the contest to be awarded in the spring of 2021.
The 2020 Cause of the Year is sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. The ERLC is dedicated to engaging the culture with the gospel of Jesus Christ and speaking to issues in the public square for the protection of religious liberty and human flourishing. Their vision can be summed up in three words: kingdom, culture and mission. The ERLC has been defined around a holistic vision of the kingdom of God, leading the culture to change within the church itself and then as the church addresses the world. For story ideas and resources, visit erlc.com.
2021 Cause of the Year
Mental Health has been selected by the Board of Directors as the 2021 Cause of the Year. Articles and photos/illustrations published in the calendar year 2021 on this subject may be entered into the contest to be awarded in the spring of 2022.
Cause of the Year History
2019 — Biblical Literacy (sponsored by Biblica)
2018 — Children in Crisis (sponsored by Children's AIDS Fund)
2017 — The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
2016 — None
2015 — International Religious Persecution
2014 — Financial Stewardship
2013 — Extreme Poverty
2012 — Global Poverty
2011 — Making the Bible Accessible
2010 — Human Trafficking
2009 — God as Creator
2008 — Caring for God’s Creation
2007 — Hunger
2006 — Aging
2005 — Sanctity of Human Life
2004 — Racial Reconciliation
2003 — The Global AIDS Pandemic
2002 — Peace in the Middle East
2001 — Restorative Justice