The Mennonite Brethren Herald took home a total of 8 recognitions from the Canadian Church Press and Evangelical Press Association awards contests for content published in 2010.
The CCP judge awarded first place to interim editor J Janzen for his editorial, “Lacing up for the gospel walk,” Oct. “Left me smiling and feeling better about faith,” wrote judge Stephen Heckbert. “I read it again instantly and liked it more the second time.”
In the category of general excellence for a denominational publication, the Herald took second place to Faith Today, for the Oct., Nov., and Dec. issues. Judge Walter Pitman said, “A most attractive periodical – cover, photographs are outstanding.”
The Herald also received second place recognition in news story – magazine, and original artwork categories for associate editor Karla Braun’s “Mennonites agonize over Bolivian rape victims” article, Jan., and Jessica Morgun’s arts contest-winning submission “Brothers,” Aug.
The EPA awarded the MB Herald two third place and two fourth place honours: third place for associate editor Karla Braun’s Dec. editorial, “Don’t be afraid,” and Ryan Dueck’s “With gentleness and respect,” Mar., evangelism article; fourth place for Randy Klassen’s “C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia,” Aug.–Nov., article series, and Kathleen Busch’s “Child of my heart,” July, general article – short.
CCP met in conjunction with Associated Church Press Apr. 27–29 in Chicago, Ill. CCP facilitates community and professional support among its nearly 100 member publications, encouraging higher standards of religious journalism, and a constructive Christian influence on contemporary society.
EPA, a professional association providing training, recognition, networking, and other services to more than 300 religious periodicals within the Christian publishing industry, met May 4–6, also in Chicago.
—MB Herald staff