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2020 Catholic Press Awards 

This program is for members of the Catholic Press Association: Publisher Members and those in their related Communications Department, and Freelance Members.

These awards recognize the contributions and hard work of association members during 2019. Catholic Press Awards winners are announced at the Catholic Media Conference in June and published in the June issue of The Catholic Journalist.

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  • CPA member publications
  • Original work appearing during the 2019 calendar year
  • One free entry per CPA Publisher, Communication Director, or Freelance member
  • No free entry during the extension period

Important Dates 


December 3, 2018– January 27, 2019    Open period: $36 per submission
January 28, 2019 – February 3, 2019 Extension period: $45 per submission
February 8, 2019 Hard copy materials due
February 15, 2019 Payment deadline


2020 Category Listings 

2020 category information will be available November 1, 2019

More details and entry instructions are in the links below. Freelance members select the link in which the material was published. 

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

Congratulations to the 2019 Press awards winners. Click the link below to view 2019 winners list.

2019 Press Awards Winners List 

New to the submission process?


2020 Submission Instructions video and PDF available below

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


 Additional questions & contact for judging opportunities

Contact Kathleen Holloway or Eucarol Juarez at

or call (312) 380-6789.


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