‘Awards of Excellence’ contest categories

The Evangelical Press Association’s “Awards of Excellence” competition honors overall excellence. Judges in this category evaluate a number of criteria, including writing quality, content choices and design.

For printed publications, three consecutive issues must be submitted. For online publications, the judge will review content as submitted. Please double check that all of your links work so the judge has access to your contents. Each member publication can only enter the print or digital Awards of Excellence category in which it is a member. In additions, print publication members can join the association with an online partnership membership, and enter related digital content in the appropriate category.

The categories in this contest are:

Campus: A print publication produced by students— generally a newspaper or magazine.

Christian Ministry: A print publication that serves workers in Christian education, churches, or other ministries.

Denominational: A general print publication serving as the official voice of a sponsoring denominations.

Devotional: A print publication offering daily devotional readings and Bible studies to inspire readers.

General: A general-interest print publication that is not the voice of organizations or denominations.

Missionary: A print publication with a theme of evangelism (“home” and/or “international”).

Newsletter: A timely print publication informing people united by interest in a subject or organization.

Newspaper: A newspaper-format print publication, generally serving a geographical area with timely news.

Organizational: A print publication that is the official voice of a group other than a denomination.

Youth: A print publication intended for youth audiences up to college-age.

Most Improved: A print publication that has made significant content and/or design changes in the past year. (Submit three consecutive issues from this year, and the three corresponding issues from the previous year.)

Blog – Single Author: A blog authored by one person. Can be part of an organization’s website or other online site.

Campus (Digital): A digital publication or website produced by students.

Christian Ministry (Digital): A digital publication that serves workers in Christian education, churches, or other ministries.

Denominational (Digital): A digital publication or website serving as the official voice of a sponsoring denominations.

Devotional (Digital): A digital publication offering daily devotional readings and Bible studies to inspire readers.

General (Digital): A general-interest digital publication that is not the voice of organizations or denominations.

Missionary (Digital): A digital publication with a theme of evangelism (“home” and/or “international”).

Newsletter Email (Digital): A publication delivered by email, informing people united by interest in a subject or organization.

Newspaper/Portal (Digital): A digital news publication or portal, generally serving a geographical area with timely news.

Organizational (Digital): A digital publication that is the official voice of a group other than a denomination.

Youth (Digital): A digital publication or website intended for youth audiences up to college-age.