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Welcome to the Catholic Press Awards

The purpose of the award program is to recognize the contributions and hard work of association members throughout 2017. Winners are announced during the annual Catholic Media Conference each June.

                    

A list of winning entries with judge comments is available in the June issue of The Catholic Journalist and on the CPA website after the conference. All winners receive an Award Certificate.

 

Each Publication member and Freelance member may submit one FREE entry.

 

*Important Organizational Changes for 2018:

The Awards Program is in a two-year transition period with the goal of making it easier for participants to find submissions by topical category rather than by category number. The first stage in accomplishing this is to create new divisions and reorganize the Quick Look Chart by topic. Continue to use the category number to find descriptions and submit in the award software.

 

Entry Divisions Reorganized and Expanded to Seven

The All Member entries are now in the Digital and Business divisions. All General and Individual Excellence categories are in the Excellence division. The new Communication division is for non-news content.

 

The Seven Divisions are:

·         Business (All Member)

o   Advertising & Annual Report entries for all publisher members

·         Digital (All Member)

o   Website, blogs, Social Media entries for all publisher members

·         Communication Departments

o   Communicator and promotion work that is not press/news related

·         General & Individual Excellence

o   Top awards pulled from Newspaper, Magazine, Spanish Language &Communication divisions

·         Magazine & Newsletter

o   Same as previous years without digital and excellence categories

·         Newspaper

o   Same as previous years without digital and excellence categories

·         Spanish Language

o   Same as previous years without digital and excellence categories

 

New categories are listed at the top of the Quick Look chart and marked NEW

 

Catholic Press Award winners are announced at the annual Catholic Media Conference in June. Winners may pick up their award certificates at the conference. If a winner is unable to attend, the CPA office mails the certificates after the the conference ends. Winners are also published in the June issue of the Catholic Journalist and in the winners gallery on our awards website.

Eligibility

Publisher Members (including Publication and General Publisher Members) and Freelance Members of the Catholic Press Association may enter the Catholic Press Awards. All entrants must be in good standing by March 31.

To check your membership status, please call the CPA office at 312-380-6789.

Fees

So that every member can participate, each Publisher and Freelance Member receives one free entry to the Catholic Press Awards. All subsequent submissions are $36 each.

Please note that Staff Members are not Publisher Members, and therefore are not entitled to a free entry.

Award Packets-Award packets detail eligibility requirements, submission instructions, and and category descriptions for each division of the Catholic Press Awards.

Awards Packets- Click on the icon to download individual packets. 

Need Assistance?

Consult our FAQ page, email Kathleen at cpaawards@catholicpress.org or call the office at (312) 380-6789.

Ready to Enter?

We will accept submissions for the Catholic Press Awards in the first week of January.

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