Celebrate awards given to our writers by the Canadian Christian Communicators Awards and The Word Awards.
The team of writers, editors and podcasters at Faith Today are celebrating eight first-place awards from an annual contest held by the Canadian Christian Communicators Association. The full list, announced this weekend, is at their website. UPDATE: In Sept. 2023 we found out Faith Today articles won nine more awards. Details added to the bottom of this webpage.
These awards encourage us in our ministry of serving a broad range of Christians across the country. Participating in this contest each year brings us constructive comments from professional judges for each entry (not just the entries that win), and so it is always a great opportunity to reflect on what went well and how we could do even better.
Here are our first-place winners and their categories:
- From the Editor: Let your light shine: Responding constructively to a negative reputation. Authors: Karen Stiller and Bill Fledderus
- Feature Series: Navigating medical assistance in dying, and How MAiD is transforming Canadian end-of-life care. Author: Patricia Paddey
- Opinion Piece: Companionship in grief: How we can bring grace to a bereaved person. Author: Susie Colby*
- Biographical Profile: Recovering the voices of women long silenced: Inside the work of Canadian academic Marion Taylor. Author: Patricia Paddey
- Interview in Print: The FT interview with Kate Bowler, bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I’ve Loved, podcast host and professor at Duke University (who grew up in Winnipeg). Interviewer: Karen Stiller
- Blog Series: Faith Today won based on three posts: How Faith can help with mental illness by Marja Bergen, Artists and other misfits by Marianne Jones, and Why do I need Black History Month? by Renée James
- Podcast Series: Faith Today won based in three episodes: How does clergy sexual abuse keep happening?, How a workplace can be a place to flourish, and The story behind the First Nations Bible Translation. Hosts: Karen Stiller, Ilana Reimer and Bill Fledderus. Producer: David Auyeung
- Socially Conscious Religious Journalism (A.C. Forrest Memorial Award, Circulation Above 10,000): Christians at the convoy: How ordinary Christians ended up at Canada’s noisiest protest and what it reveals about clashing views on freedom. Author: Karen Stiller
Some additional work from Faith Today and our sister magazine Love Is Moving received honorable mentions:
One of the more prestigious awards each year is the A.C. Forrest Memorial Award. So extra kudos to Karen Stiller for her convoy feature.
It's also very encouraging to see our podcasts and blogs being honoured, since so many people mainly know us for our print magazine.
All of those involved feel privileged to be able to serve God and the Christian community in Canada with our communications work, and we thank God for His sustaining grace and equipping each day.
Update: Faith Today writers win 9, shortlisted for 18 awards from The Word Guild
The Word Awards were held Sept. 16 this year. Here's all the Faith Today-related wins from 2022 announced by The Word Guild, a Canadian association of Christians in writing and publishing.
Three Faith Today writers also won awards for books, and so we also celebrate that (even though we had no hand in making those books):
Here's our other work that made their awards shortlist.
*In the CCCA awards, the article “Companionship in grief” was actually tied for first with “Eyes to see the abundance of reality” by Finney Premkumar, published in our sister magazine Love Is Moving.