The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, at its closing banquet last Friday evening, announced awards for its annual journalism competition, from entries for publishing year 2012. You can see all of the awards at the CPA site.
We got first prize! Among national, general-interest magazines, St. Anthony Messenger received first place in General Excellence—the top award overall. Vying for that award were America, U.S. Catholic, Liguorian, Columbia, and others. Catholic Update also received first place for General Excellence among general interest newsletters.
The photo here, by the way, is one I took of our Franciscan Editor, Pat McCloskey, OFM, and Marketing, Sales and Internet Director, Barbara K. Baker, poring over the program (Pat) and tweeting (Barbara) as award announcements are made.
Awards for our publications:
General Excellence, national general excellence magazines, first place
Best Short Story, first place (“Alondra’s Bouquet”)
Best Photo Story, second place (“Christmas at the Monastery”)
Best Illustration, second place (“St. Clare”)
Best special issue or section, second place (“Poverty in the United States”)
Best review section, honorable mention (“Book Corner”)
Best analysis writing, first place! (“Poverty in the United States”)
General excellence, general interest newsletter, first place
Best feature article, general interest newsletter, first place (“The Universal Call to Holiness” and second place (“Two New American Saints”)
Best coverage of the Year of Faith, all categories, third place
General excellence, general interest newsletter, second place