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Welcome to the 2019 Catholic Press Awards

 

This program is not open yet . 

 

In the meantime, please read program information

 

below. Also, look  back for information on all our 2019

 

programs starting in August!! 



 

CPA's awards programs allow Catholic journalists, authors, publishers, media professionals and students to showcase their hard work from the previous year.The CPA offers four annual contests. Please click the links for more details:

 

The Catholic Press Awards is a competition for eligible CPA members

The CPA Book Awards is for authors or publishers of Catholic books

The CPA Student Awards program for student publications

The Gabriel Awards program for broadcasters and filmmakers  



 

 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 program portal.



 

Press Awards Packets:

Packets are in the process of being updated for the 2019 program and will be available early fall. 

to view 2018 years packets to get an idea of our program, click on the icons below to download individual division packets.  Awards packets contain full category lists and descriptions, submission instructions, and deadlines for each program.

 

 All Member Business Division [NEW for 2018]

 All Member Digital Division [NEW for 2018]

 Excellence Division

 Magazine and Newsletter Division

 Newspaper Division

 Spanish Division

 Communications Division [NEW for 2018]



 

Program Highlights:

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.



 

Rates and Entry Fees:

 Please review the chart below for the 2018 Rates.

2019 Rates and dates will be updated early August. 

 
Open Period Dates  Extension Period  Dates Closing Date 
January 2 – February 4, 2018
 February 5 – February 11, 2018  February 11, 2018
 $36 per entry   $45 per entry  11:59 pm CT  



 

Ready to Enter?

The current program is currently closed. When the program is live, you will be able to click a link to enter here. 



 

Additional Questions?

 

Contact Kathleen Holloway at 

cpaawards@catholicpress.org

or call (312) 380-6789.

 



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