FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cory Whitehead
Phone: 630-260-6200 x4220
Carol Stream, IL April 20, 2015 - The Evangelical Press Association held its annual convention in Colorado on April 8-10, 2015 where the 2015 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards were presented. Representing nine brands, the global media ministry of Christianity Today received 49 awards.
Each year the Evangelical Press Association contest hosts two annual contests that honor the best work done by EPA-member publications during the past calendar year. President and CEO Harold Smith responded to this year's awards, "It's a great encouragement to all of us to be so recognized by our partners in ministry. And it frankly motivates us to keep pressing for excellence as we create quality Christian content across a variety of media platforms."
Of particular note is the recognition that Christianity Today's newest publication, The Behemoth, received. Launched in July 2014, The Behemoth took home five awards, including an Award of Merit for best general digital publication and a first place Fiction award for the piece "The True Man" by Mark Galli.
This unique, all-digital publication aims to help people behold the glory of God all around them, whether it be science, history, theology, or personal narrative.
Below is the full listing of Christianity Today's 2015 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 Finance Today
Higher Goals Awards
Honors individual aspects of a publication, such as reporting, column writing and design.
Article Series: First Place - "Youth Ministry Roundtable Series," ManagingYourChurch.com; Second Place - "Her.meneutics: Women's History Month Christian Women Need to Know Their History," Christianity Today Online; Third Place - "Journey Through Passion Pursuit," Today's Christian Woman; Fifth Place - "Feast of Love; People of the Words; Guided by the Great Cloud," - Christianity Today
Biblical Exposition: Second Place - "When the Eyes of the Blind Are Opened," The Behemoth; Fourth Place - "That Mysterious Gospel," LeadershipJournal.net; Fifth Place - "The Great Giver," Today's Christian Woman
Cause of the Year: Financial Stewardship: First Place - "How Churches Spend Their Money," Church Finance Today
Cover: First Place - Leadership Journal
Department: First Place - "News," Christianity Today
Devotional: First Place - "An Open Apology to the Local Church," Christianity Today
Evangelism Article: Fourth Place - "Your Messed-Up Story," Today's Christian Woman
Fiction: First Place - "The True Man," The Behemoth
First-Person Article: Fourth Place - "My Near Life Experience," LeadershipJournal.net
General Article: Medium: First Place - "Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers," Today's Christian Woman
General Article: Short: Fourth Place - "When a Pastor Resigns Abruptly," LeadershipJournal.net
Humorous: Fifth Place - "Pastoral Envy," LeadershipJournal.net
Interview Article: First Place - "Leading in Prayer," LeadershipJournal.net
Personality Article: First Place - "The Most Influential Reformer You've Never Heard of," Christianity Today Online
Photography Use: Fourth Place - Christianity Today
Publication Redesign: Second Place - Leadership Journal
Single Photo: Controlled: First Place - "Finding Mr. Wright," Christianity Today
Standing Column: Second Place - "N.D. Wilson: Mud Alive," Christianity Today
Student Writer of the Year: Fourth Place - "End Missionary Debt! Katherine Burgess for Christianity Today
Typography and Lettering: Fourth Place - "The Work of Their Hands," Christianity Today
Website Design: Third Place - ChurchLawAndTax.com; Fifth Place - Christianity Today Online
A full list of EPA 2015 awards can be found at the association's website:
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.