Inaugural Best in Class Winners Announced

World Vision came away with two first-place awards in the first-ever Best in Class awards for EPA. The summer contest put magazines in categories based on circulation rather than type as judged in the annual Awards of Excellence. Entries were split with equal numbers into eight circulation ranges, plus three 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. Others who placed in both print and digital categories included Christianity Today, FULLER, and Message Magazine. The first-place winners each received an engraved crystal award with certificates going to second through fifth places.

Category Circ Range First Place Second Place Third Place Fourth Place Fifth Place
Class A 60,000+ (tie) World Vision
Christianity Today
Israel My Glory The Banner The War Cry
Class B 32,501 to 60,000 Answers Magazine Interest Time Network Alliance Life ONE Magazine
Class C 20,001 to 32,500 Sojourners Outreach Magazine Message Magazine Influence Magazine Moody Alumni & Friends
Class D 10,001 to 20,000 FULLER Just Between Us Advent Christian Witness SAconnects
Class E 8,001 to 10,000 Common Good Light Magazine Christian History Fusion Family North Carolina
Class F 4,001 to 8,000 Cadet Quest FUSIONext Resource Christian Leader Evangelicals
Class G 2,001 to 4,000 Explorer's Guide Evangel Magazine Adventure Guide Velocity Forward
Class H Up to 2,000 The Brink Word&Way Mutuality Reformed Presbyterian Witness
Newsletters Luke Society News Words for the World
Newspapers Illinois Baptist The Alabama Baptist The Christian Chronicle The Pathway Metro Voice
Websites World Vision News & Stories Christianity Today Online Cru Storylines FULLER Studio Message Magazine Online

Posted Oct. 14, 2020