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Carol Stream, IL April 14, 2016 - The Evangelical Press Association's annual convention was recently held in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 6-8, 2016 and was capped off with the naming of the 2016 Awards of Excellence and Higher Goals Awards. The ministry of Christianity Today took home 45 total awards.
The Evangelical Press Association hosts two annual contests that honor EPA-member publications, the Awards of Excellence for publications as a whole and the Higher Goals for individual pieces that were produced in the past year. Harold Smith, President and CEO of Christianity Today, shared his thoughts on the good news, "Yes, it's always great to be recognized in such a way by peers you admire. But it's doubly thrilling to have a team that's worked so hard in such a challenging industry to be so lauded for their work across ever-changing platforms. It's but another reason why I thank God regularly for the men and women he's drawn to this ministry."
Ten ministry brands from Christianity Today were among the award winners, pointing to the high-quality and thoughtful content produced and acknowledged by this year's judges.
Below is the full listing of Christianity Today's 2016 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
Higher Goals Awards
Honors individual aspects of a publication, such as reporting, column writing and design.
Article Series: First Place - "Ponder Christian Soldiers," Christianity Today Online; Fourth Place - "Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting Roundtable Series," ManagingYourChurch.com
Biblical Exposition: First Place - "3 Lies We Believe About the Bible," Today's Christian Woman
Cause of the Year: International Religious Persectution: First Place - "Healing the Horrors of Boko Haram," Leadership Journal; Third Place - "How Libya's Martyrs Are Witnessing in Egypt," Christianity Today Online
Cover: Fourth Place - Christianity Today
Critical Review: Fifth Place - "Our Forgotten Pro-Life History," Christianity Today
Editorial: First Place - "Breaking News: 2 Billion Christians Believe in Traditional Marriage," Christianity Today
Original Art: Digital/Mixed Media: Third Place - "Comet of Wonder," Christianity Today
Original Art: Traditional: Fifth Place - "Our Forgotten Pro-Life History," Christianity Today
Personality Article: Second Place - "Moore on the Margins," Christianity Today
Poetry: First Place - "Prayer Before Reading St Mark's Gospel," Books & Culture
Publication Design: Third Place - Christianity Today
Publication Redesign: Fifth Place - Church Finance Today
Table of Contents: Third Place - Christianity Today
Titles: Fourth Place - Christianity Today Online
Typography and Lettering: Fifth Place - Christianity Today
A full list of EPA 2016 awards can be found at the association's website: https://www.evangelicalpress.com/
Christianity Today is a nonprofit, global media ministry centered on Beautiful Orthodoxy—strengthening the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel. Reaching over four million people monthly with various digital and print resources, the ministry equips Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God.