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Editorial – Magazine, Judge: Michele Beacom  

First Place: Canadian Mennonite What Lingers in the Air Author: Virginia A. Hostetler, editor: Ross W. Muir   Second Place: Faith Today (March/April 2020) A matter of equal protection: Advocating for our neighbours with disabilities, author: Bruce Clemenger, editor: Bill Fledderus  
No Third Place awarded    

Editorial – Newspaper,  Judge: Ron Rempel  

First Place: The B.C. Catholic A Consultation That Needs You, Editor: Paul Schratz  
Second Place: Christian Courier The Dog I Didn’t Know We Needed, author and editor: Angela Reitsma Bick Third Place: The Catholic Register Move C-15 Forward, author: Michael Simpson    

From the Editor, Judge: Michele Beacom  

First Place: The Canadian Lutheran (Vol. 35 No. 2) A Long Lent Author: Mathew Block  
Second Place: Broadview New Heights, author: Jocelyn Bell  
Third Place: Christian Courier An Other Perspective, author and editor: Angela Reitsma Bick    

News Story, Judge: Richard Landau  

First Place: Broadview Dead End Author: Sally Armstrong  
Second Place: The B.C. Catholic Firestorm Erupts as Delta Hospice looks at becoming Christian Society, author and assistant editor: Agnieszka Ruck  
Third Place: Crosstalk Weathering the COVID Storm, author: David Humphreys                    

Features (NonFiction) - Magazine, Judge: Cynthia Shannon   

First Place: Broadview The Myth of Mary Magdalene, author: Anne Thériault  
Second Place: Faith Today (May/June 2020) The Saints come Laughing in: Christian comedians come clean about their work, author: Alex Newman, editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller  
Third Place: The Canadian Lutheran (Vol. 35 No. 1) Online Churches, Robot Priests: Contemporary Technology and the Church Today, author: Mathew Block     

Features (NonFiction) – Newspaper,  Judge: Cynthia Shannon  

First Place: Christian Courier After the Abuse, author: Roland De Vries, editor: Angela Reitsma Bick  
Second Place: The Catholic Register Nuclear Arms and Canada Author: Michael Swan  
Third Place: Huron Church News Breaking Bread: Live from the Kitchen Floor Author: The Reverend Chris Brouillard-Coyle         

Feature Series,  Judge: David Cadogan  

First Place: Broadview Small Miracles, authors: KC Hoard, Adele Halliday, Julie McGonegal and Jenna Tenn-Yuk  
Second Place: The B.C. Catholic Separated at Birth, author and assistant editor: Agnieszka Ruck  
Third Place: Salvationist Ethically Speaking: Hungry for Change (January 2020), Sacred Wishes (May 2020) and Sight Unseen (June 2020), authors: Angelica Hernandez, Crystal Porter and Major Glenda Davis      

Opinion Piece, Judge: Rob Reid  

First Place: Broadview What I Need From White People, author: Adele Halliday  
Second Place: Salvationist Uniquely Human (April 2020), author: John McAlister  
Third Place: The Canadian Lutheran (Vol. 35 No. 1) Misguided Mercy: Understanding Canada’s End of Life Legislation, author: Dr. Leah Koetting Block              

Column – Magazine, Judge: Emily Cramer  

First Place: Canadian Mennonite Tales from the Unending Story, author: Joshua Penfold, editor: Ross W. Muir 
Second Place: Faith Today (March/April, July/August and September/October 2020) Religion Watch,  author: James A. Beverley, editor: Bill Fledderus  
Third Place: Canada Lutheran A Birthday Wish (April/May 2020), Strange Days, Indeed (June 2020) and Adieu to God – 2020 (December 2020), author: Michael Pryse, editor: The Reverend Kenn Ward    

Column – Newspaper, Judge: Rob Reid  

First Place: Christian Courier A Tale of Two Runners, The Upside of COVID19 and The Great Frost of 2020, author: Lloyd Rang  
Second Place: The Catholic Register The Church on the Street: Taking a Driving Lesson from Natalie, No one Need to Walk Alone on the Road to Despair and  A Final Wish for Betty, a Dear Friend, author: Robert Kinghorn    
Third Place: The B.C. Catholic Life in the Schratz Lane: Journalism Loses a Respectful Reminder, What Have We Learned? and The Other COVID Victims, author: Paul Schratz      

Service Journalism, Judge: Amy MacLachlan 

First Place: The B.C. Catholic B.C. Election Guide, editor: Paul Schratz, vontributors: Terry O’Neill and Matthew Marquardt, designer: Inca Siojo    
Second Place: Faith Today (November/December 2020) How to Green Your Church, author: Kerri Munn-Venn, editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller  
No Third Place awarded    

Media Review, Judge: Vic Thiessen  

Third Place: The Catholic Register Hip-Hop and History Find Classy Blend, author:  Helena Raphael Burns   Second Place: The Canadian Lutheran (Vol. 35 No. 4) In Review: Greyhound, author: Ted Giese  
First Place: Broadview Separated at Birth, author: Anne Thériault  

Biblical/Theological Reflection, Judge: Al Wolters

First Place: Faith Today (November/December 2020) How Then Shall We Age?, author: Maxine Hancock, editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller  
Second Place: Salvationist Finding His Way Back (April 2020), author: Lindsay Rowe
Third Place: The Canadian Lutheran (Vol. 35 No. 2) Lord, Teach Us How to Pray, author: Thomas M. Winger  

Personal Experience First Person Account,  Judge: Ann Deveau  

First Place: Broadview Next of Kin, author: Trisha Elliott  
Second Place: Canada Lutheran Homing the Homeless (March 2020), author: Anya Hageman, editor: Kenn Ward  
Third Place: Huron Church News Surely the Lord is in this Place…Excerpts from a Chaplain’s Diary, author: Andreas Thiel  

Interview, Judge: Angela Reitsma Bick  

First Place: Canada Lutheran Melanie Delva (July/August 2020), author and editor: Kenn Ward  
Second Place: Broadview Faye Slift (aka JP Kane), author: Leah Rumack  
Third Place: Faith Today (July/August 2020) The Faith Today Interview with Neil Cudney, author: Karen Stiller, editor: Bill Fledderus    

Biographical Profile, Judge: Donald Bastian  

First Place: The B.C. Catholic Crowning Achievement, author and assistant editor: Angieszka Ruck  
Second Place: Faith & Friends (March 2020) Tricks of the Trade, author: Ken Ramstead, editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton  
Third Place: Salvationist The Road Back to Hope (February 2020), author: Kristin Ostensen            

Special Awards - Student Award, Judge: Ken Ramstead

Sponsored by Faith Today and Love is Moving   

First Place: Faith Today (May/June 2020) Christian Schools Take Diverse Approaches, author: Caleb Burney, editor: Bill Fledderus  
Honourable Mention: The Catholic Register Embrace Your Student Vocation, author: Mary French    

A.C. Forrest Memorial Awards

Sponsored by the A.C. Forrest Award Committee of Observer Publications Board of Directors  

Circulation Under 10,000, Judge: Doreen Martens  

First Place: Canada Lutheran Our Drug Problem (January/February 2020) Author: The Reverend Nancy Vernon Kelly Editor: The Reverend Kenn Ward  
Honourable Mention: Christian Courier When Women Lead Author: Meghan Kort Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick            

Circulation Over 10,000, Judge: Doreen Martens  

First Place: Broadview Final Wish Author: Kevin Spurgaitis  
Honourable Mention: Faith Today (November/December 2020) Crisis in Creation Care Author: Katharine Hayhoe Editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller    

Graphics: News Photo - Magazine, Judge: Terrance R. Pack  

First PlaceBroadview Dead End, Photographer: Peter Bregg  
Second PlaceCanada Lutheran InSight: God Pod (October/November 2020), photographer: Jack Burkom   No Third Place awarded  

News Photo - Newspaper, Judge: Terrance R. Pack  

First PlaceThe Saskatchewan Anglican Which Way to the King of Kings?, photographers:Amy Bunce and Julie Abell-Smith  
Second Place: Christian Courier We Will Be Back, photographer: Mark Scandrette  
Third Place: The Catholic Register Greetings from Afar Photographer: Michael Swan      

Feature Photo - Magazine, Judge: Terrance R. Pack  

First PlaceBroadview Sean Cribbin Photographer: Nick Wong  
Second PlaceCanada Lutheran How's your Prayer Life? (June 2020) “Grace”, photographer: Dennis Becker  Third Place: Faith Today Brian Dyck (Interview photo), photographer: Blair Gable, designer: Janice Van Eck 

Feature Photo – Newspaper Judge: Terrance R. Pack  

First PlaceThe Catholic Register Pandemic Panes, photographer: Noelle Nieuwenhuis  
Second Place: Christian Courier I am not a Counsellor, designer: Maaike VanderMeer  
Third Place: The New Brunswick Anglican Blessing of the Animals, photographer: Gisele McKnight      

Photo Essay – Magazine, Judge: Terrance R. Pack    

First PlaceCanada Lutheran A Warm Saskatchewan Welcome (January/February 2020), author: Meredith Cherland, editor: Kenn Ward  
Second Place: Canadian Mennonite Nunsense cooks up laughs for Grebel audiences, photographer: Margaret Gissing, designer: Betty Avery   
Third Place: Salvationist Blessings in Bangladesh (February 2020), photographer: Mark Yan, designer: Brandon Laird      

Photo Essay - Newspaper, Judge: Terrance R. Pack  

First Place: The Saskatchewan Anglican Caring neighbours help clean up after plow wind hits, designer: Jason Antonio
No Second Place                             

Original Artwork,  Judge: Jonathan Dyck  

First Place: Broadview Church in a Pandemic, rtist: Steve Scott  
Second Place: Christian Courier Maggie’s Flowers, artist: Caitlin Ambery  
Third Place: Faith & Friends (October 2020) Best Breakfast Quarantined, artist: Dennis Jones, designer: Brandon Laird    

Front Cover – Magazine (Circulation Under 10,000), Judge: Brian Morgan  

First Place: Canadian Mennonite Open To Us A Door Designer: Ross W. Muir   Photographer: Jane Grunau   Second Place: Canada Lutheran January/February 2020 Cover, designer: Catherine Crivici  
Third Place: MB Herald Digest Finding the Well, designer: Carson Samson                       

Front Cover – Magazine (Circulation Over 10,000), Judge: Brian Morgan  

First Place: Faith Today (September/October 2020) Racism: Three writers shine light on a not-so hidden darkness in the Church, designer: Janice Van Eck, photographer: Caroline Ryan    
Second Place (tie): Salvationist (January 2020) Looking Up Voit See, photographer: Arnau Cunties Farras,    designer: Brandon Laird  
Second Place (tie): Broadview July/August Cover, designer: Carol Moskot  
Third Place (tie): Faith & Friends (December 2020) Jacob’s Bell Artist: Thomas Hallman   Designer: Brandon Laird 
Third Place (tie): The Canadian Lutheran (Vol. 35 No. 6) The Word Became Flesh, artist and designer: Alex Steinke    

Front Page – Newspaper,  Judge: Carl DeGurse    

First Place: The Catholic Register Pandemic Panes Photographer: Noelle Nieuwenhuis, designer: Lucy Barco
Second Place: The B.C. Catholic Thank you to Health Care Worker, designer and production coordinator: Inca Siojo, editor: Paul Schratz  
Third Place: The New Brunswick Anglican May 2020 – The COVID-19 Edition, author, designer, editor and photographer: Gisele McKnight        

Feature Layout & Design – Magazine (Circulation Under 10,000), Judge: Brian Morgan  

First Place: Canadian Mennonite Open To Us A Door, designer: Ross W. Muir, photographer: Jane Grunau  
Second Place: MB Herald Digest Walking Closely With God, designer: Carson Samson  
Third Place: Canada Lutheran Our Ministry of Reconciliation (October/November 2020), designer: Catherine Crivici    

Feature Layout & Design – Magazine (Circulation Over 10,000), Judge: Brian Morgan  

First Place: Broadview The View From The Top, designer: Carol Moskot  
Second Place (tie): Salvationist (July 2020) Campfires, Canoes and COVID-19, designer: Brandon Laird  
Second Place (tie): Faith Today Racism: Three writers shine light on a not-so hidden darkness in the Church  Designer: Janice Van Eck Photographers: Caroline Ryan and Kyrani Kanavaros      
Third Place: Faith & Friends (May 2020) Ordeal in the Operating Room, designer: Brandon Laird, editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton    

Feature Layout & Design – Newspaper, Judge: Carl DeGurse  

First Place: The B.C. Catholic End of Mission, designer and production coordinator: Inca Siojo, editor: Paul Schratz  
Second Place: The Catholic Register The Resurrection Revisited, designer: Michael Simpson  
Third Place: The New Brunswick Anglican Blessings on the Farm, author, designer, editor and photographer: Gisele McKnight    

Public Relations: Use of Social Media,  Judge: Carson Samson  

Honourable Mention: Salvationist, Facebook , Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Website, authors and designers: editorial team            

Marketing Campaign, Judge: Gayle Goossen  

First Place: Salvationist 2020 COVID-19 Campaign, designers: Marketing and Communications Team   Second Place: Christian Courier “Wings of Grace” Fall 2020 Marketing Campaign, marketing team: Jennifer Neutel, Meghan Kort and Angela Reitsma Bick Graphic Design: Kevin Tamming, Naomi Francois  
No Third Place awarded    

Online and Integrated Media -  Blog, Judge: Amy MacLachlan  

First Place: Faith Today Being the Church when we can’t be in the church, author: Gregory Butler;    
Dear Church, about living on $2,000 a month or less, author: Meagan Gillmore; The loneliness vaccine,  author: Tim Huff, editor: Bill Fledderus
No Second or Third Place   

Video Production, Judge: D. Michael Hostetler  

First Place: The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada Draw Near, producers/directors: Andrew Russell and Joel Gordon  
Second Place: Broadview How a Gift of Land is Helping Yazidi Refugees Farm Again, videographer and editor: Rudy Gauer, producer: Emma Prestwich  
No Third Place 

Podcast, Judge: David Balzer  

First Place: Faith Today The Faith Today Podcast, interviewer: Karen Stiller, producer: David Auyeung   Second Place: Salvationist Mission in a Pandemic Podcast Series Music and Gospel Arts, Craig Lewis 
Youth Ministry: Terrance Hale and Carson Decker
Generous Living: Tharwat Eskander and Wendy Mouland, host: Brandon Laird, production: Hannah Saley and Leigha Vegh  
No Third Place    

General Excellence in Website Design, Judge: Carson Samson  

First Place: Broadview, designer: Emma Prestwich and Strategic Content Labs  
No Second or Third Place    

General Excellence in Print – Magazine, Judge: Wally Kroeker  

First PlaceBroadview April, July/August and November 2020, editor: Jocelyn Bell  
Second PlaceCanada Lutheran March, September and December 2020, designer: Catherine Crivici, editor: Kenn Ward  
Third PlaceCanadian Mennonite May 28, June 22 and September 28, 2020 issues, publisher: Tobi Thiessen, executive editor: Virginia A. Hostetler, managing editor: Ross W. Muir    

General Excellence in Print – Newspaper, Judge: Rolf Pedersen  

First Place: The B.C. Catholic October 5, October 12 and October 19, 2020,  editor: Paul Schratz, assistant editor: Agnieszka Ruck, designer: Inca Siojo  
Second Place: The Catholic Register June 28, October 25 and December 20, 2020, Catholic Register staff   No Third Place 

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