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CAROL STREAM, Ill., May 8, 2013 — The Evangelical Press Association presented its 2013 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards at its annual convention May 1-3, 2013 in Nashville. The global media ministry of Christianity Today was honored with a total of 42 awards.
Each year the Evangelical Press Association contest honors the best work done by EPA-member publications during the past calendar year. This year nine Christianity Today brands from across the nonprofit ministry won an award. Mark Galli, Christianity Today magazine editor reflects, "Awards like this are gratifying, and result from everyone doing their part, and of the good leadership of David Neff, last year as editor in chief. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes one to produce an award-winning magazine, with a good ‘mayor’ to boot!"
Some award highlights included:
Cause of the Year: Extreme Poverty
The Evangelical Press Association chooses a specific cause that members can focus on. Christianity Today received 1st place this year with the article Cost-Effective Compassion by Bruce Wydick, professor of economics at the University of San Francisco. The article highlights the ten most popular strategies for helping the poor and measures their impact.
Christianity Today’s global coverage
Christianity Today is known as a leader in reporting about the church worldwide, and several awards were given that had a strong international dimension to them, including:
- Quebec: Canada’s Prodigal Province, a report on what evangelicals are doing in their post-Christian culture, won 1st place for Freelance Article
- The Fight for Egypt’s Future, a dispatch from Cairo about their Coptic Christians, won 2nd place in the Reporting category
- Miracles in Mozambique, a feature article on missionary Mama Heidi, received 2nd place in Photo Feature and 3rd place in Single Photo: Candid
- Teaching the Dragon,, a piece by Andrew Thompson on the growing universities in North Korea and northeast China, won 3rd place for Student Writer of the Year
Top digital awards
In the overall website design category, awards were given to two Christianity Today websites relaunched in 2012. LeadershipJournal.net took 1st place and ChristianityToday.com took 2nd place.
For the second straight year, the Managing Your Church blog received the Award of Excellence in the Church Ministry (Digital) category and SmallGroups.com received the Award of Excellence in the Newsletter (Digital/Email) category.
For the first time, Kyria (now TodaysChristianWoman.com) received the top award in the Devotional (Digital) category.
Below is the full listing of Christianity Today’s 2013 EPA awards:
Awards of Excellence
Honors overall excellence of a publication. Judges in this category evaluate a number of criteria, including writing quality, content choices and design.
Excellence: Leadership Journal
Merit: Church Law & Tax Report
Christian Ministry (Digital)
Excellence: Managing Your Church
Merit: Building Church Leaders
Excellence: Kyria/Today’s Christian Woman
Excellence: Christianity Today
Merit: Books & Culture
Merit: Christianity Today Online
Merit: Church Finance Today
Higher Goals Awards
Honors individual aspects of a publication, such as reporting, column writing and design.
3rd Christianity Today: Global Gospel Project
Cause of the Year: Extreme Poverty
1st Christianity Today: Cost-Effective Compassion
3rd Books & Culture: Talking about REAL Marriage
4th Kyria/Today’s Christian Woman: When God Doesn’t Answer Prayers
5th Leadership Journal: A Life to Die For…
2nd Christianity Today Online: Why Last Saturday’s Political Conclave of Evangelical Leaders Was Dangerous
1st Leadership Journal: Acting Like Jesus
4th Today’s Christian Woman: God’s Neighborhood Plan
1st Christianity Today: Quebec: Canada’s Prodigal Province
General article: Short
3rd Christianity Today: The Evangelical Jesus Prayer
General article: Medium
1st Christianity Today: From Powerlifter to Powerless
2nd LeadershipJournal.net: Going to Hell with Ted Haggard
4th Kyria/Today’s Christian Woman: My Stiff-Necked Life
5th Christianity Today Online: The Media and the Massacre
5th Today’s Christian Woman: Three World-Changer Things You Can Do Before Breakfast
4th BuildingChurchLeaders.com: Becoming a Just Church
3rd Books & Culture: My Favorite Bollywood Film
2nd Christianity Today: The Fight for Egypt’s Future
3rd Christianity Today: Past Imperfect (David Neff)
Student writer of the year
3rd Christianity Today: Andrew Thompson, Teaching the Dragon
3rd Christianity Today
4th Christianity Today: Laying on of hands is always a challenge at First Pirate Church
Original art: Digital/Mixed Media
3rd Christianity Today: Why Christus Victor Is Not Enough
2nd Christianity Today: Miracles in Mozambique
4th Christianity Today
Single photo: Candid
3rd Christianity Today: Mama Heidi of Mozambique
Single photo: Controlled
4th Christianity Today: Todd Wood, Young-Earth Creationist
Typography and lettering
3rd Leadership Journal: Epic Fail
3rd Christianity Today Online: Her.meneutics
A full list of EPA 2013 awards can be found at the association’s website: www.evangelicalpress.com/2013-awards-2
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