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 CCCA 2022 Awards – List of Award Winners  

Special categories

A.C. Forrest Memorial Award Cir. < 10,000

Judge: Ian Adnams  

First Place: Canadian Mennonite
Tending the Cairn
Author: Jeremy M. Bergen. Editors: Virginia A. Hostetler and Ross W. Muir    

Honourable Mention: The New Brunswick Anglican
The Legacy of St. Peter’s
Author: Gisele McKnight    

A.C. Forrest Memorial Award Circ. > 10,000

Judge: Ian Adnams  

First Place: Broadview
Fentanyl Funerals
Author: Pieta Woolley  

Honourable Mention: The B.C. Catholic
Fraser Health Promoting Assisted Suicide
Author: Terry O’Neill    

Student Award

No award given this year       

  Reporting and Writing  

Editorial  

Judge: Michele Beacom

First Place: Canada Lutheran
Black Lives Matter
Editor: The Reverend Kenn Ward  

Second Place: The B.C. Catholic
Conscience vs. Vaccination Passports
Editor: Paul Schratz  

Third Place: Canadian Mennonite
The Gifts of All
Author: Virginia A. Hostetler      

News Story  

Judge: Richard Landau  

First Place: Faith Today
How We Coped with the Lockdowns
Author: Alex Newman

Second Place: The B.C. Catholic
Who’s Dying Wish?
Author: Terry O’Neill  

Third Place: Faith & Friends
Roadside Assistance
Author: Angela Rafuse. Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton  

Features (Non-Fiction)  

Judge: Cynthia Shannon  

First Place: Christian Courier
Would Jesus Buy Bitcoin?
Author: Amy MacLachlan. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick  

Second Place: Canadian Mennonite
Defund the Police? and Four Police Views
Author: Aaron Epp. Editors: Virginia A. Hostetler and Ross W. Muir  

Third Place: Salvationist
Serpents and Saints
Author: Kristin Ostensen  

Feature Series

Judge: Ron Rempel  

First Place: The New Brunswick Anglican
My Journey Here
Author: Gisele McKnight  

Second Place: Broadview
Stockings and Steamed Dumplings
Authors: Shohana Sharmin, Stephanie Bai, Mike Scholars, Andrew Faiz,  Brian Trinh, Sabra Ismath, Carrie Abouseif and Hannah Kim-Cragg  

Third Place: Christian Courier
Uplifting Word Series: To Tradespeople and Essential Workers To Students and Teachers To Justice Seekers To Seniors  Authors: John Joosee, Brian Djikema, Jacqui Mignault, Michael DeMoor, Jonathan Nicolai-deKoning and Richard Bodini. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

Opinion Piece 

Judge: Rob Reid  

First Place: Canadian Mennonite
Victim or Perpetrator: What Am I?
Author: Marlene Epp. Editors: Virginia A. Hostetler and Ross W. Muir  

Second Place: Broadview
Listen to the Uyghurs
Author: Christopher White  

Third Place: Love is Moving
A Healthy Sexual Ethic
Author: Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach

Column

Judge: Catherine Metcalfe  

First Place: Faith Today
Witness: Standing in a Long Line; The Lessons of my Grandmother; The Healing Space Between
Authors: Fawnda Bullshields, Cristino Bouvette and Crystal Porter

Second Place: Christian Courier
Food in Small Places; When Death is Part of the Story; A Home Beyond Time
Author: Brian Bork. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

Third Place: Canada Lutheran
Surviving or Striving?; Called to Reconciliation; Coping with Changes
Author: Bishop Jason Zinko    

Service Journalism

Judge: Amy MacLachlan  

First Place: The B.C. Catholic
Election Guide
Author: Matthew Marquardt. Editor: Paul Schratz  

Second Place: Citizens for Public Justice
Poverty Trends for 2021: The Change We Need
Author: Natalie Appleyard    

Third Place: Canada Lutheran
COVID Grief
Author: Jamie Foley  

Third Place: Faith Today
Unwrap your Church this Christmas: Tips on Making the most of Seasonal Outreach Opportunities
Author: Judy Paulsen

Media Review

Judge: Vic Thiessen  

First Place: Broadview
An Impossible Love
Author: Josiah Neufeld      

Second Place: The B.C. Catholic
Disney’s Encanto is the Best Kind of Magical
Author: David Baird  

Third Place: Canadian Mennonite
Liberating and Recovering Anabaptist Theology
Author: David Driedger. Editors: Virginia A. Hostetler and Ross W. Muir    

Biblical/Theological Reflection

Judge: Al Wolters

First Place: Faith Today
The End of Grace: An Essay on Dying Well
Author: Dave Jeffrey  

Second Place: Love Is Moving
Reflections on Moving into a Post-Pandemic World
Author: Ilana Reimer

Third Place: Citizens for Public Justice
Ezrom’s Journey from Imprisonment to Empowerment
Author: The Reverend Daniel Cho

First Person Account 

Judge: Ann Deveau  

First Place: The New Brunswick Anglican
Miscarriage: A Father’s Story
Author: The Reverend Terence Chandra    

Second Place: Faith Today
The End of Grace: An Essay on Dying Well
Author: Dave Jeffrey    

Third Place: Salvationist
Black Son, White Mom Author: Captain Colleen Gleadall    

Biographical Profile 

Judge: Sandra Coulson  

First Place: Broadview
Death of a Rising Star
Author: Ashley Okwuosa  

Second Place: Faith & Friends
Coffee Conversations
Author: Giselle Randall. Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton  

Third Place: Salvationist
Big Little Miracles
Author: Kristin Ostensen    

Interview in Print

Judge: Dean Bender

First Place: Christian Courier
Don’t Leave Your Faith Behind
Author: Angela Reitsma Bick  

Second Place: Broadview
Wild and Sacred
Author: Josiah Neufeld    

Third Place: Salvationist
Good Medicine
Author: Brandon Laird with Captain Crystal Porter

Best Headline

Judge: Doug Koop  

First Place: Broadview
Black Jesus Matters
Authors: Broadview Staff  

Second Place: Canadian Mennonite
"Everyone Wanted Mennonite Girls"
Author: Ross W. Muir  

Third Place: Faith Today
Second Hand Shop Full of Second Choices Sex-Trade Survivor Helps Others
Author: Sylvia St. Cyr. Editor: Karen Stiller

     Original Published Song Lyrics

No awards given this year

Graphics

Best Photo 

Judge: Terrance R. Pack

First Place: Broadview
Proud Priest
Photographer: Thomas Fricke  

Second Place: Salvationist
Every Child Matters
Photographer: Becken Photography  

Third Place: Canada Lutheran
COVID Grief
Photographer: Ebonie Klassen    

Photo Essay - Magazine

Judge: Terrance R. Pack  

First Place: Salvationist
The Spirit of Zambia
Photographer: Mark Yan. Designer: Brandon Laird  

Second Place: Broadview
Uncertain Harvest
Photographer: Paul Bettings  

No Third Place Award

Photo Essay - Newspaper 

Judge: Terrance R. Pack

First Place: Christian Courier
The Paradox of Beauty
Author: Maaike VanderMeer. Photographer: Crystal Hao

Second Place: The Saskatchewan Anglican
Bishop Rob Hardwick’s Retirement Cycle Pilgrimage Through the Diocese – in Pictures
Designer: Jason G. Antonio  

No Third Place Award

Original Artwork

Judge: Petra Zantingh

First Place: Broadview
Kids in Crisis
Artist: Cornelia Li  

Second Place: Christian Courier
The Man I’ve Become
Artist: Brian Liu. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick  

Third Place: Faith & Friends
Abba, You and Me
Artist: Dennis Jones. Designer: Brandon Laird

Third Place: Faith Today
Ode to Reading
Artist: Jarred Briggs

Front Cover - Magazine – Circ. < 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan  

First Place: Canada Lutheran
April/May 2021
Designer: Catherine Crivici  

Second Place: Canadian Mennonite
When the Rains Came Down (December 6, 2021)
Photographer: Elaine Binnema. Designer: Ross W. Muir

Third Place: Rupert’s Land News
Smoke Clouds that Whirl and Break (January 2021)
Visual Artist: Mrs. Megan Krause

Front Cover - Magazine – Circ. > 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan  

First Place: Broadview
Stockings and Steamed Dumplings (December 2021)
Designer: Carol Moskot

Second Place: Faith Today
Church Still Matters. Here’s How (Mar/Apr 2021)
Designer: Janice Van Eck

Third Place: The Canadian Lutheran
Hope does not Disappoint (Mar/Apr 2021)
Designer: Alex Steinke  

Third Place: Faith & Friends
Faith on the Menu (March 2021)
Courtesy of The Burger’s Priest. Artist and Designer: Brandon Laird

Front Page – Newspaper 

Judge: Jonathan Dyck

First Place: The B.C. Catholic
In Pursuit of Healing (June 7, 2021)
Designer: Inca Siojo  

Second Place: Crosstalk
A New Day to Remember and Listen (November 2021)
Designer: Jane Waterston  

Third Place: Christian Courier
The Disruption Issue (Easter 2021)
Designer: Kevin Tamming. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

Feature Layout & Design - Mag. Circ. < 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

First Place: Canada Lutheran
We are Lutheran
Designer: Catherine Crivici  

Second Place: Canadian Mennonite
Learning Fluency Step by Step
Designer: Betty Avery. Editor: Virginia A. Hostetler

Third Place: Rupert’s Land News
Rituals of Care
Graphic Designer: Mike Berg

Feature Layout & Design – Mag. Circ. > 10,000

Judge: Brian Morgan

First Place: Broadview
Bullying Breakthrough
Designer: Carol Moskot

Second Place: Faith & Friends
Faith on the Menu
Designer: Brandon Laird. Editors: Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton

Third Place: Salvationist
Every Child Matters
Designer: Brandon Laird

Feature Layout and Design – Newspaper

Judge: Jonathan Dyck

First Place: The B.C. Catholic
Catholic, Homeschooled and I Still got Addicted to Porn
Designer: Inca Siojo

Second Place: Crosstalk
Anglicans Mark National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Beechwood Cemetery
Designer: Jane Waterston  

Third Place: Dialogue
Summer 2021 Issue
Designer: Mark Hauser    

Best Album, Book or Booklet Cover

No awards given this year

Public Relations  

Best Ad

Judge: Matt Veith

First Place: Faith Today
Home is Where the Heart is
Designer: Janice Van Eck

Best Social Media Campaign

No awards given this year  

Marketing Campaign 

Judge: Gayle Goossen  

First Place: Salvationist
2021 Christmas Campaign Marketing and Communications Team

Second Place: Acadia Divinity College
Same Great Story…Reimagined
Alivelihood, Nicole LaPierre. Photography, Red Lama Media, Fusebox and ADC Communications and Technology Teams

Third Place: Christian Courier
Map and Mend Fall Donation Campaign
Artist: Maaike VanderMeer. Designers: Kevin Tamming and Naomi Francois. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick    

Online and Integrated Media

Audio or Video Interview

Judge: Dean Bender

First Place: Salvationist
Salvationist Podcast – Captain Crystal Porter
Host: Brandon Laird with Captain Crystal Porter

Second Place: Mike Thom (chvn 98.1 FM)
A Christian Doctor Answers Your Vaccine Questions (and Shares an Amazing Testimony)
Host: Mike Thom

Third Place: Faith Today
Wisdom from Babylon: A Conversation with Gordon T. Smith
Interviewer: Karen Stiller

Best Social Media Post

Judge: Jon Brandt  

First Place: Salvationist
Facebook.com/Savationistmagzine – Anniversary of the Sinking of the Empress of Ireland
Author: Kristin Ostensen

Blog Series

Judge: Amy MacLachlan  

First Place: Acadia Divinity College
More than a Degree: Reflections on Theological Education;
When God Challenges Your Comfort Zone: To Be or Not To Be Online? That is not the Question;
Reflections on Worship Online
Authors: The Reverend Dr. Anna Robbins, Graham Bell and The Reverend Dr. Stuart Blythe

Video Production

Judge: Michael D. Hostetler

First Place: Acadia Divinity College
Change with Purpose
Production Company: Red Lama Media Change with Purpose - Acadia Divinity College - YouTube  

Honourable Mention: Faith Today
What Churches Can and Cannot Do During Elections
Producer/Director: Joel Gordon

Podcast Series

Judge: David Balzer

First Place: Faith Today
Faith Today Podcast
Interviewer: Karen Stiller. Producer: David Auyeung

General Excellence – Website 

Judge: Chris Steingart

First Place: Broadview
Designers: Strategic Content Labs, Emma Prestwich, Brian Vinh Tien Trinh, Chole Tejada and Kristy Woudstra

Second Place: The B.C. Catholic
Editor: Paul Schratz. Assistant Editor: Angieszka Rusk. Designer: Inca Siojo  

Third Place: Christian Courier
Designer: Michael Krakowiak. Editor: Meghan Kort

Best E-Newsletter

Judge: Jon Brandt

First Place: Broadview
Amanda Gorman, hope and Accountability;
Canada Vaccination Numbers;
The Dilemma of Using Facebook
Editor: Emma Prestwich

Second Place: Canadian Mennonite
CM Now – September 2, September 30 and November 25, 2021
Designer: Betty Avery. Editor: Aaron Epp

Third Place: Christian Courier
Imagine New Worlds; 215; Crossing an Empty Border
Author: Maaike VanderMeer. Editor: Angela Reitsma Bick

General Excellence in Print 

General Excellence in Print – Magazine 

Judge: Aiden Enns

First Place: Broadview
January/February, April/May and December 2021
Editor: Jocelyn Bell  

Second Place: Faith Today
January/February, March/April and May/June 2021
Editors: Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller. Designer: Janice Van Eck

Third Place: Canadian Mennonite
March 15, September 13 and December 6, 2021
Publisher: Tobi Thiessen, Executive Editor: Virginia A. Hostetler, Managing Editor: Ross W. Muir. Designer: Betty Avery  

Honourable Mention: Canada Lutheran
January/February, September and December 2021
Designer: Catherine Crivici. Editor: The Reverend Kenn Ward

General Excellence in Print – Newspaper

Judge: Rick MacLean

First Place: The New Brunswick Anglican
September, October and November 2021
Designer and Editor: Gisele McKnight

Second Place: Huron Church News
February, May and November 2021
Editor: Davor Milicevic  

Third Place: Crosstalk
June, September and November 2021
Editor: Leigh Anne Williams