FCN 2007 Awards Announced

Runners up in the "Newspaper of the Year" competition included the Charlotte World (second place), Manna (third place), the Good News in South Florida (fourth place) and ChristianWeek (fifth place).

FCN gave awards in a number of other categories, honoring the best work being done in a variety of areas.

Best Editorial: First place went to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, with additional honors going to Kansas City Metro Voice (second), ChristianWeek and the Chronicle Kansas Edition (tied for third), and Manna (fifth place).

Best General Article (short): First place went to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, with additional honors going to Manna (second), the Chronicle Kansas Edition and Good News in South Florida (tied for third), and Good News Etc. (fifth).

Best General Article (long): First place went to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle, with additional honors going to Manna (second), Good News in South Florida (third), Kansas City Metro Voice and BC Christian News (tied for fourth).

Best Interview Article: First place went to Manna, with additional honors going to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle (second) and the Chronicle Kansas Edition (third).

Best Personality Feature: First place went to the Charlotte World, with additional honors going to BC Christian News and Mana (tied for second), and Good News Etc. (fourth).

Best Reporting: First place went to ChristianWeek, with additional honors going to BC Christian News (second), Christian News Northwest (third), The Chronicle Kansas Edition (fourth), and a three-way tie for fifth place between the Good News in South Florida, Manna, and the Minnesota Christian Chronicle.

Best Column: First place went to the Charlotte World, with additional honors going to the Minnesota Christian Chronicle (second), ChristianWeek (third), BC Christian News (fourth), and Good News Etc. and the Chronicle Indiana Edition (tied for fifth).

Best Candid Photo: First place went to BC Christian News, with additional honors going to Kansas City Metro Voice and Manna (tied for second), and the Chronicle Metroplex Edition (fourth).

Best Publication Design: First place went to Kansas City Metro Voice, with additional honors going to BC Christian News (second), Manna (third), Good News in South Florida (fourth), and the Chronicle Kansas Edition and the Minnesota Christian Chronicle (tied for fifth).

Best Cartoon: First place went to Kansas City Metro Voice, with additional honors going to The Chronicle Kansas Edition (second), Minnesota Christian Chronicle (third), and Christian News Northwest (fourth).

Best First-Person Article: First place went to the Good News in South Florida, with additional honors going to Good News Etc. (second) and Manna (third).

Due to a mail-sorting error that went undetected until shortly before the awards were presented, entries from the Christian Examiner were not included in the judging.