The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


May 11, 2009

Lutheran publications, authors, designers win awards for 2008 work

The Lutheran magazine and other ELCA publications received “Best of the Christian Press” awards on May 7 at the Associated Church Press convention held in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Lutheran received four awards—two awards of excellence (first place): Michael D. Watson for Magazine Design, entire issue, four-color (July), and for “Advent Waiting” by Peter W. Marty in the Seasonal Article category (December); and two honorable mentions (third place): Watson’s Humor Graphic that accompanied “Hugger, Shaker... Peacemaker?” (April), and “A feast for All?” by Julie B. Sevig in the Professionally Useful category (March).

Lutheran Woman Today won the Award of Merit (second place) for “Buried Windows” by Heidi Neumark (March) in Feature Article, long format, and honorable mention for “Called to Service” by Diane Marten (July/August) for Devotional/Inspirational, long format. Cafe—Stirring the Spirit Within received the award of excellence in Best in Class: Independent Website or E-zine. Elizabeth McBride and Deborah Bogaert are the editors.

The ELCA News Service received honorable mention for Best in Class: News Service. John Brooks, Melissa Ramirez Cooper, Frank Imhoff and Luke Tatge, authors and editors.

Lutheran Partners received award of excellence in the Department category for “Written on the Heart” by Stephanie K. Frey and Marcus R. Kunz, editors (January/February, May/June, July, August). It also was awarded honorable mention for Publication Redesign, Ann Rezny, designer.

Forum Letter received the award of excellence in the Feature Article, News Service, Newsletter, Web site category, for “An Unexpected Journey” by Richard O. Johnson (February).

Reporter (LCMS) received honorable mention in News Story: Newspaper for "Second Wave of Immigrants Become Pastors" by Paula Schlueter Ross (February).

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