ONE Takes Top Prize at Catholic Press Awards

ONE magazine took home 20 awards from the Catholic Press Association’s 2012 award ceremony.

On Friday night, the Catholic Press Association held its annual awards ceremony. Shattering our previous record, ONE left with a whopping 20 awards across an array of categories — including first place in “General Excellence” and “Best Blog”!

The full list follows, along with commentary from the members of the judges’ panel, which included journalism professors and staff from the Catholic University of America; Spring Hill College, of Mobile, Alabama; and Marquette University, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as professionals from the field.

First Place

  • General Excellence (Mission Magazines)
    ONE Magazine
    “… consistently features quality title stories, captivating headlines and intriguing images. The layout and feel are solid and inviting.”
  • Best Blog (Group or Association)
    “In-depth articles, eye-opening issues. Addresses social justice from a global perspective. Blog is well designed with strong photography…”
  • Best General Publisher Website
    “In-depth coverage of important contemporary issues affecting our global community.”
  • Best Essay (Mission Magazines)
    Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?” by John L. Esposito
  • Best Regular Column (General Commentary)
    Perspectives (“Cover Story,” “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “On Being Catholic”) by Robert L. Stern
    “ ‘Singularly strong’ are words that describe these columns, devoted to a kind of unity prayed for by many believers.”
  • Best In-Depth Writing
    A Wounded Land,” by Peter Lemieux
    “…well written and well organized with an engaging opener.”
  • Best Online / Multi-Media Presentation of Visuals
    Meet the Author: Sarah Topol,” by Dana Smillie and Erin Edwards
    “The simple on-camera interview mixed with multiple camera angles and compelling background makes this a captivating video.”
  • Best Web and Print Combination Package
    Spotlight: Coptic Women,” and “Meet the Author: Sarah Topol,” by Sarah Topol, Holly Picket, Dana Smillie and Erin Edwards
    “Important journalism. Admire the bravery of these correspondents. Intense images bring print and Web to life.”

Second Place

  • Best Essay (Mission Magazines)
    On Being catholic,” by Robert L. Stern
  • Best Web and Print Combination Package
    Answering the Call” and Author’s Impressions (“Camping and Caring” and “Ordination Observations”), by Mariya Tytarenko and Petro Didula
    “Well integrated across platforms. Excellent photography draws you into well-written stories.”
  • Individual Excellence (Photographer/Artist)
    Daria Erdosy, Graphic Designer
    “Beautiful, crisp, dramatic images!”

Third Place

  • Best Multiple Picture Package (Feature)
    Brewed to Perfection,” by Peter Lemieux
    “Very nice photography.”
  • Best Online / Multi-Media Presentation of Visuals
    “The Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony,” by Erin Edwards
    “The video presents an educational and entertaining look behind the scenes of Ethiopian culture.”
  • Best Magazine or Newsletter Stand-Alone Site
    “A highly visually engaging website with touching stories.”
  • Best Web and Print Combination Package
    Slumdog Sisters” and “A Quick Walk with Sister Leema Rose,” by Peter Lemieux and Erin Edwards
    “Touching minds and hearts. Hopeful and uplifting story. Beautifully produced. Impressively beautiful photography.”
  • Best Electronic Newsletter
    “Discover ONE Online”
    “Provides coverage of stories reaching far and wide … accessible…”

Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all of our staff members and contributors who made this possible!

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