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Catholic Press Association Awards Programs

The Catholic Press Association, established in 1911, is an association of publisher and communication professionals in Catholic media. The association sponsors various award programs that honor works that inform and promote the mission of the Church.

These programs recognize the talents of writers and editors, photographers and videographers, graphic designers and illustrators, and all whose talents join to make a great product. The CPA recognizes the influence of the diverse media available today, and the award programs reflect that variety.

The association announces the winners at its Catholic Media Conference in June, publishes them in the June issue of The Catholic Journalist, and makes them available for viewing on the CPA website.

Award Programs

The awards divisions reflect the different media types and skill sets required by each. For additional information on these programs, click on the program name.

Publisher Awards (entry by submissions)

Individual Awards (individual nominations)


2021 Awards Programs

The Gabriel, CPA Student Journalism and Alumni Magazine Awards will open for submissions on October 5, 2020. More details are available on the individual program pages.

The Catholic Press and the CPA Book Awards will open for submissions on November 2, 2020. More details are available on the individual program pages.

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