Contact: Karen Campbell
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 7, 2012—Reformed Worship and The Banner took home eight awards given by the Associated Church Press (ACP), including “Best in Class” for Reformed Worship in the Special Interest Magazine category.
The Banner is the official publication of the Christian Reformed Church. Reformed Worship is published by Faith Alive Christian Resources, the publishing ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC) and resource provider for the Reformed Church in America.
In addition to the “Best in Class” award, Reformed Worship received an Award of Excellence and an Award of Merit. The Banner received an Award of Excellence and four Honorable Mentions at the award ceremony which was held on May 2 in Chicago, IL during the ACP’s annual convention:
Awards of Excellence:
What All Nations Looks Like in the CRC by Gayla Postma, news editor; Dean Heetderks, art director; Pete Euwema and Frank Gutbrod, graphic design for The Banner, in the Reporting and Writing: News Story, Magazine category
Reformed Worship by Joyce Borger, editor; Dean Heetderks, art director; Judy Hardy, managing editor; Frank Gutbrod, designer, in the Graphics: Publication Redesign category
Award of Merit:
Reformed Worship, Dean Heetderks, art director; Frank Gutbrod, graphic design, in the Graphics: Magazine Design, Entire Issue category
Honorable Mentions for The Banner:
The Hunger Games by Kristy Quist, writer and editor; Dean Heetderks, art director; Frank Gutbrod and Pete Euwema, graphic designers, in the Reporting and Writing: Critical Review category
The Banner, Dean Heetderks, art director; Bob De Moor, editor, in the Graphics: Website Redesign category
How to Read the Bible by Rev. Clarence Vos, writer; Bob De Moor, editor; Dean Heetderks, art director; Frank Gutbrod, graphic design, in the Theological: Bible Resource category
Separated by Bob De Moor, editor; Dean Heetderks, art director; Frank Gutbrod and Pete Euwema, graphic designers, in the Reporting and Writing: Personal Experience, Short Format category
“We always knew we had extremely talented writers and designers,” says Mark Rice, Director of Faith Alive Christian Resources. “To be recognized in this way further underscores their level of creativity and competency. Congratulations to them all.”
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