Companion Earns Seven More Awards

CHICAGO, IL (May 2, 2017)The Covenant Companion received seven more top awards, including two first-place honors, from the Associated Church Press (ACP). The awards for content published in 2016 were announced at ACP’s annual convention last weekend. These follow the nine awards earned last month from the Evangelical Press Association.

The ACP is the oldest religious press association in North America and represents a broad spectrum of Christian print and online publications.

“We couldn’t do this work without our excellent team of writers, editors, and designers—as well as the support of our colleagues and partners throughout the Evangelical Covenant Church,” said Cathy Norman Peterson, managing editor of the magazine. “We are really grateful to be recognized.”

Click on the linked title to read each award-winning article.

The magazine won two first-place awards.

Professional Resource: “The CEO has Left the Sanctuary,” by Mike Mirakian

The judge wrote, “An original idea, personalized and discussed superbly. Arresting first sentence grabs your attention. Excellent job!”

Photo Spread w/Article or Cutline in a Magazine/Journal: “Letters from Stateville,” by Karl Clifton-Soderstrom, photographer

The judge commented, “Photos emanate the mood and feelings of the men who are featured in the story. These photos draw you in and convey the sheer joy that they show.”

The magazine earned one second-place award.

Letters to the Editor: “Readers Write” Companion staff and readers

The magazine earned four third-place awards.

Best in Class: Denominational Magazine, National

In-Depth Coverage: “When Ministers Moonlight,” by Bob Smietana

Humor, Written: “Well Done, Good and Frequent Flyer,” by Dana Bowman

Devotional/Inspirational (long format): “Royally Picked,” by Steve Norman

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  1. Congratulations Ed and Team. Ed you are a wonderful leader and you have artfully reimagined the Companion for all of us readers. Thank you! Tammy

  2. Nice recognition Ed Gilbreath and team for all of your hard work repositioning the Companion. It’s one of my favorites – in print and online!!

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