Covenant Companion Earns Nine Top Press Awards

TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 5, 2015) — The Covenant Companion has been honored with nine top awards, including three first-place honors, by the Associated Church Press (ACP) in its annual competition for the best in Christian press.

Alex Gee cover The awards for content published during 2014 were announced during the ACP’s recent annual convention in Toronto. ACP is the oldest religious press association in North America representing a broad spectrum of Christian print and online publications.

“The Companion is important to connecting Covenanters by telling their stories,” said Ed Gilbreath, executive director of strategic communications. “I am thankful for the great team of creative professionals who continually elevate the magazine to higher levels of excellence. We’re excited that others recognize the great journalism and design.”

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

The magazine won three first-place awards.

Humor/Written: “Not Your Typical Romantic Getaway,” by Pamela Sneddon

Biblical Interpretation/ All Media: “Bearing the Wait,” by Josh Danielson

Magazine/Journal Design Spread or Story: “Accessory to the Word,” by David Westerfield and Steven Luce, designers; Bjorn Amundsen, photographer

The magazine earned two second-place awards.

Biographical Profile: “Accessory to the Word,” by Stan Friedman

Personally Useful Article: “A Net for Catching Days,” by Heather Monkmeyer

The ACP awarded the Companion four third-place awards.

Interview: “Hitting a Nerve,” by Edward Gilbreath

Photo Spread with Article or Cutline: “Accessory to the Word,” by David Westerfield and Steven Luce, designers; Bjorn Amundsen, photographer

Seasonal Article: “The Stone-Rolling Work of God,” by Judy McCullough

Personal Experience/First-Person Account: “The Last Thing I Know to Be True,” by Jill Riley

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Stan Friedman is the news and online editor for the Covenant Companion and is grateful for the opportunity to serve in a job that combines his newspaper and pastoral ministry experience. He has been to 15 Bruce Springsteen concerts in four cities and listened to “Thunder Road” an average of at least once a day for 41 years.

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