On May 11, The Salvation Army’s territorial magazines, website and digital media won 15 awards from the Canadian Christian Communicators Association (formerly Canadian Church Press) in a virtual ceremony.
Overall, Salvationist took home seven awards, Faith & Friends received five, and public relations and digital media garnered three. Magazine award categories ranged from Photo Essay to Feature (Non-Fiction) to Social Media Post.
The territorial headquarters’ marketing and communications department took home 1st place in the Marketing Campaign category for their 2021 Christmas campaign. Also highlighted was the editorial department’s Salvationist Podcast in 1st place for interview, and social media, which earned a 1st place award. The awards were given for work published in the 2021 calendar year.
Geoff Moulton, director of internal communications and editor-in-chief, notes, “A hearty congratulations to all the winners. In addition to the editorial department, it was great to see marketing and communications, international development, Indigenous ministries and front-line ministry teams represented. We are thankful for all of our writers, editors, designers and digital specialists who keep our territorial communications top-notch.”
The Canadian Christian Communicators Association includes representatives from approximately 50 member publications, including mainline, Catholic and evangelical churches. Member publications were invited to enter in more than 30 categories. The awards were judged by accomplished journalists and academics from both the religious and secular media.
Here is a full list of the awards:
1st place—Photo Essay (Magazine)—“The Spirit of Zambia”—Photographer: Mark Yan
2nd place—Best Photo—“Every Child Matters”—Photographer: Becken Photography
3rd place—Feature (Non-Fiction)—“Serpents and Saints”—Author: Kristin Ostensen
3rd place—First-Person Account—“Black Son, White Mom”—Author: Captain Colleen Gleadall
3rd place—Biographical Profile—“Big Little Miracles”—Author: Kristin Ostensen
3rd place—Interview—“Good Medicine”—Interviewer: Brandon Laird with Captain Crystal Porter
3rd place—Feature Layout and Design (Magazine)—“Every Child Matters”—Designer: Brandon Laird
Faith & Friends
2nd place—Biographical Profile—“Coffee Conversations”—Author: Giselle Randall
2nd place—Feature Layout and Design (Magazine)—“Faith on the Menu”—Designer: Brandon Laird
3rd place—News Story—“Roadside Assistance”—Author: Angela Rafuse
3rd place—Original Artwork—“ABBA, You and Me”—Illustrator: Dennis Jones
3rd place—Front Cover—“Faith on the Menu”—Designer: Brandon Laird
Public Relations and Digital Media
1st place—Marketing Campaign—Salvation Army 2021 Christmas Campaign—Creators: Marketing and Communications Team; Grey Canada
1st place—Audio or Video Interview—Salvationist Podcast—Host: Brandon Laird; interviewee: Captain Crystal Porter
1st place—Social Media Post—Anniversary of the Sinking of the Empress of Ireland—Author: Kristin Ostensen
Territorial Editorial Department and Marketing and Communications Team
Editors: Geoff Moulton; Abbigail Oliver; Kristin Ostensen; Ken Ramstead; Giselle Randall; Pamela Richardson
Designers: Brandon Laird; Rivonny Luchas; Lisa Suroso; Hannah Saley
Marketing and Communications: Neil Leduke; Angela Rafuse; and team; Grey Canada
Circulation and Administrative Support: Ada Leung