ELCA publications and journalists received awards in April from the Associated Church Press, including six for The Lutheran.
The Lutheran received second place for seasonal article ("They brought spices" by Christa von Zychlin, April 2002), reader response ("Call process," edited by Elizabeth M. Hunter, March and April 2002), and biblical interpretation ("Powerless Pilate" by Warren Carter, March 2002). It received third place for news story ("Triumph over tragedy" by Meghan Johnston, October 2002), biographical profile ("I could die or heal" by Sonia C. Solomonson, June 2002), and humor graphic (artwork from "Judging the call process" by Michael D. Watson, March 2002).
Lutheran Woman Today earned 13 ACP awards. They included a special interest magazine Best in Class; first place for feature article, Bible study and magazine design; second place for media review section; and third place for convention coverage, theme issue, interview, department, most personally useful article, professional resource, illustration and photography.
Lutheran Partners received third place for magazine cover, and the ELCA resource newsletter, Seeds for the Parish, received newsletter Best in Class. The ELCA News Service received news service Best in Class and second place for convention coverage.
Metro Lutheran, Minneapolis, received third place for feature article and editorial/opinion; and Forum Letter received third place for columns.
Lutheran Woman Today also received two awards of excellence and an award of merit from the Religion Communicators Council. And MOSAIC, the ELCA video magazine produced by Tim Frakes, took RCC Best of Class honors for its issue on J.S. Bach.
Others who received RCC awards are: Lutheran Social Services of the South, a Shoestring Award for effective communication with smallest budget; ELCA Board of Pensions communication staff, an award of excellence and an award of merit; Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minn., two awards of merit; and the ELCA Department for Communication, three awards of merit.
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