CAROL STREAM, Ill., May 13, 2014— The Evangelical Press Association presented its 2014 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards at its annual convention May 4-6, 2014 in Anaheim. For the 2nd year in a row, 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 seven Christianity Today brands from across the nonprofit ministry won an award. President and CEO Harold Smith shares, “Needless to say, it’s an honor to have your work so recognized. But it’s a greater joy to be able to point to the men and women driving such excellence. It is their giftedness and commitment to quality Christian content that we are now celebrating–until the next deadline!”
Some award highlights included:
Christianity Today Magazine Redesign
With its bold, surprising redesign in October 2013, Christianity Today won 1st place in both overall publication design and publication redesign. The 2013 redesign included wider margins, new typefaces, restructured magazine sections, a simpler color palette, and a move to the truncated “CT” on the cover. This strategic move and resulting reader response further solidifies the magazine as a source for in-depth news, cultural analysis, and theological commentary.
Leader in Church Administration
Christianity Today has established itself as a trusted leader in keeping churches safe, legal, and financially sound, evidenced by each of the ministry’s church administration brands winning Awards of Excellence for overall excellence of the publication. These brands include Church Law & Tax Report,Church Finance Today, ManagingYourChurch.com, and ChurchLawAndTax.com.
Additionally, for the 3rd year in a row, a Christianity Today brand was featured in the best Website Design category. This year the award goes to ChurchLawAndTax.com, which unveiled a new look and features in April 2013, and previously was given to LeadershipJournal.net and ChristianityToday.com.
Below is the full listing of Christianity Today’s 2014 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.
Merit: Church Finance Today
Newsletter Email (Digital)
Higher Goals Awards
Honors individual aspects of a publication, such as reporting, column writing and design.
4th Christianity Today: Global Gospel Project
2nd Christianity Today: News section
1st Leadership Journal: Can You Drink This Cup?
3rd Christianity Today: A Pope for All Christians
1st Christianity Today: Syria’s Refugee Crisis Worst Since Rwanda Genocide
General article: Long
1st Christianity Today: New Life After the Fall
2nd Leadership Journal: The Beards of Ministry
1st Christianity Today: Where’s Christian?
Original Art: Traditional
3rd Christianity Today: Bigger Than We Think
4th Christianity Today: Chaos and Grace in the Slums of the Earth
2nd Books & Culture: The Escape of Lapsing
1st Christianity Today
1st Christianity Today
1st Christianity Today: First Language First
Single Photo: Controlled
2nd Christianity Today: Faith in a Fallen Empire
Single-Theme Section or Issue
5th Christianity Today: Worshiping Jesus in the Mosque: Inside the World of a Muslim Follower of ISA
Two-Page Spread Design
2nd Christianity Today: The Glory of the Cross
A full list of EPA 2014 awards can be found at the association’s website: www.evangelicalpress.com
Christianity Today is a nonprofit, global media ministry that equips Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God. With its vision to see the church grown up into the fullness of Christ, the ministry reaches more than 3.5 million people every month through a wide range of digital and print resources.