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This program is currently closed.

  The 2019 program information is listed below for you to review including links to packet, rates and dates.

 Please look back on this page this summer for updates and opening date for the 2020 Program.

All Winners of the 2019 program will be announced on this web site in June after announced during the CMC Conference Gabriel Awards Banquet. For more information about this please visit


Current Judges: Click here to log into your account and view assignments.  


Welcome to the 2019 Catholic Press Awards. This awards program is for CPA members: Publisher Members and those in their related Communications Department, and Freelance Members. 

Th purpose of  the awarprogram is to recognize the contributions an hard work of association members throughout 2018. Catholic Press Award winners are announced at the annual Catholic Media Conference in June and published in the June issue of The Catholic Journalist. 


2019 Packets (2020 Packets are subject to change)

Contest categories are organized in divisions of content developed. Freelance members use the division where the material was published. Find category options and entry instructions by clicking the appropriate links below

  • All Member: CPA members compete against each other in individual Excellence and Digital categories
  • Newspapers: For content published in a member publication

 * Alumni categories have been moved to the Student & Alumni program


NEW: 2019 Submission Instructions video and PDF now available below

  • Click here for a video of the submission form instructions  
  • Click here for a PDF of the submission form instructions  


Entry Dates and Rates (2020 Rates & Dates are subject to change)

One free entry per CPA Publisher, Communication Director, or Freelance Member when submitted by 11:59 pm Central Time on Sunday, January 27, 2019. No free entry during the extension period. 


Dates  Rate
December 3, 2018– January 27, 2019
January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019  $45 
February 8, 2019 

 All hard copy materials

must be in the CPA office for eligibility

February 15, 2019   Payment deadline


Additional Questions?

Contact Kathleen Holloway or Eucarol Juarez at

or call (312) 380-6789.


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