Cause of the Year

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.


Cause of the Year now includes two categories:
Article and Illustrative Art or Photo


2022 Cause of the Year

Unity has been selected by the Board of Directors as the 2022 Cause of the Year. Articles and photos/illustrations published in the calendar year 2022 on this subject may be entered into the contest to be awarded in the spring of 2023.

2023 Cause of the Year

Fostering/Adoption has been selected by the Board of Directors as the 2023 Cause of the Year. Articles and photos/illustrations published in the calendar year 2023 on this subject may be entered into the contest to be awarded in the spring of 2024.


Cause of the Year History

2021 — Mental Health

2020 — Christian Citizenshipm (sponsored by The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission)

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