May 17, 2022

Messenger wins church press awards

Messenger won five awards in the 2021 Associated Church Press “Best of the Church Press” competition, announced May 12, 2022. The Associated Church Press is a professional organization committed to excellence in journalism “as a means to describe, reflect, and support the life of faith and the Christian community”. This year’s competition had over 800 entries from 67 organizations.  

“Award of Excellence” equals first place, “Award of Merit” second place, and “Honorable Mention” third place.

Messenger 2021 ACP awards

Science Writing for the World of Faith, Award of Merit
William Miller, “Down by the river: Developing a Brethren ecological identity

Convention or Meeting Coverage, Award of Merit
Cheryl Brumbaugh-Cayford, “Annual Conference goes virtual

Column, Award of Excellence
Wendy McFadden, “From the publisher”
You can find many “From the Publisher” columns here. Here are the three submitted to ACP.

Humor, Honorable Mention
Walt Wiltschek, writer, and Paul Stocksdale, designer, “Brethren Mascots

Best in Class for Denominational or Other Special Interest Magazine, Award of Merit
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