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 2020 Awards Programs 


Established in 1911, The Catholic Press Association is an association of publisher and communication professionals that honor excellent work across media platforms.

ALL winners are honored at the annual Catholic Media Conference each June, receive an award certificate, are listed in the association's award issue of The Catholic Journalist, and are viewable on the award portal of the CPA website.

The St. Francis de Sales Award is the highest award the Catholic Press Association presents to a CPA member for his/her "outstanding contribution to the Catholic journalism."


Initiated in 1965, The Gabriel Awards is a premier program honoring excellence in film, broadcast, and cross- platform media production released in the United Stated and Canada.


The Catholic Press Association and SIGNIS North America, an affiliate of the Catholic world association for communication, sponsor the Gabriel Awards.  Recipients of a Gabriel Award receive a coveted Gabriel statuette.


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Category Listings 

To download category packets, click the name of the program below. This will take you to the programs informational page and category information.



  • The Catholic Press Awards are for CPA members only.
  • The CPA Book Awards are for member and non-member authors and publishers.
  • The Student Journalism Awards are for students who had work published in a recognized college or university publication.
  • The Alumni Magazine Awards are for member and non-member publishers of alumni magazines. 
  • The Gabriel Awards are for member and non-member media professionals.
  • The Achievement Awards and Top Honors Awards are for CPA members through a submission or nomination process as outlined specifically for each award.


 Rates & Dates 

There is an open period and extension period fee for four of the CPA award programs. The CPA offers members the lowest rate for the Catholic Press, CPA Book and Alumni Awards.


Click the links below to see program rates and dates

 Press Awards

Student Awards 

Alumni Awards

Book Awards

Gabriel Awards


Additional questions & contact for judging opportunities

 Contact Kathleen Holloway or Eucarol Juarez at

or call (312) - 380-6789

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