The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


May 3, 2012

ELCA publications win ACP awards

Publications of the ELCA took home 14 awards from the Associated Church Press annual convention, held in Chicago April 30-May 2. The ACP "Best of the Christian Press" awards were presented for work produced in 2011.

Café — Stirring the Spirit Within received:

• Award of merit, best in class: independent website or e-zine for its website. Elizabeth McBride and Kate Elliott, editors.

Gather (formerly Lutheran Woman Today) received:

• Award of merit, personally useful article for "Burning bush chaser." Martha Sterne, author; Elliott and Terri Lackey, editors.

• Award of merit, Bible resource, for "Renew, respond, rejoice." Catherine Malotky and David Engelstad, authors; Elliott and Lackey, editors.

• Honorable mention, personal experience/first-person account (long format) for "Healing friendships." Terry L. Bowes, author; Elliott and Lackey, editors.

• Honorable mention, department for "Family matters." Sue Gamelin and Elyse Nelson Winger, authors; Elliott and Lackey, editors.

• Honorable mention, devotional/inspirational (long format) for "A place apart." Christa von Zychlin, author; Elliott and Lackey, editors.

The Lutheran received:

• Award of excellence, humor, written for "Great expectations." Elizabeth A. Eaton, author; Julie B. Sevig, editor.

• Award of excellence, convention or meeting coverage for "ELCA assembly: Full speed ahead" by the staff of The Lutheran.

• Award of merit, news story for "10 trends to watch." Kathryn Sime, author; Elizabeth Hunter, editor.

• Award of merit, personal experience/first-person account (short format) for "Between us: Half a lung, half a lung, half a lung onward." Walter Wangerin Jr., author; Daniel J. Lehmann, editor.

• Honorable mention, editorial courage for "R. Guy & Keith Fry ...." Sandra Guy, author; Sevig, editor.

• Honorable mention, theological reflection (short format) for "Deeper understandings: The creeds." Robin Steinke and Gary Simpson, authors; Lehmann, editor.

The Little Christian received:

• Award of merit, magazine design: entire issue for "Go with God." Amber Leberman, art director.

• Award of merit, photography: with article or cutline for "Jhariff lives in Peru." Elie Gardner, photographer; Leberman, art director. 

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