The Anglican Journal received 10 awards, including two awards of excellence (first prize) and two awards of merit (second place) at the annual Associated Church Press (ACP) conference in Indianapolis, April 3 to 6.
Founded in 1916, the ACP is the oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America.
Art director Saskia Rowley won top honours for newspaper front page (April issue) and publication redesign, an award she shared with former editor, Kristin Jenkins.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, received an award of merit for “The sounds of hope,” a piece he wrote for his regular column, Come and See.
The newspaper was bestowed an award of merit for best publication website.
Jenkins and staff were awarded an honorable mention in the category of General Excellence, Best in class, for national or international newspaper.
Honorable mentions also went to: columnist Andrew Stephens-Rennie (opinion, for “More than crumbs,” a piece he wrote for his column, Youthview), staff writer Diana Swift (in-depth coverage, for a special report on Communication and Human Rights), contributor Michelle Hauser (personal experience, for “Learning how to speak Anglican”), Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund communications co-ordinator Simon Chambers (photography, for Students from Haiti) and illustrator David Shaw and Saskia Rowley (newspaper design for spread or story, for “How will we find the next Archbishop of Canterbury?”)