The Salvation Army’s magazines and website won 24 awards at the Canadian Church Press Convention this year, held in Quebec City from June 20-23. Salvationist took home 10 awards, including four first-place prizes; Faith & Friends received nine awards, including second place for general excellence; Foi &Vie was recognized with two and with three honours.

The Canadian Church Press includes representatives from approximately 50 member publications, including mainline, Catholic and evangelical churches. Member publications were invited to enter in 32 categories. The awards were judged by accomplished journalists and academics from both the religious and secular media.

Here is the full list of winners:


First Place - Service Journalism - Digital Overload (Nancy Turley, May 2016, page 14)

First Place - Theological Reflection - Carry Me (Dion Oxford, March 2016, page 20)

First Place - Photo Essay - Our Priority ... the People! (Steve Nelson, February 2016, page 10)

First Place - Front Cover (Circulation above 10,000) - April 2016 “Masterclass Taekwondo”

Second Place - Editorial - Road to Healing (Geoff Moulton, July 2016, page 4)

Second Place - Opinion Piece - A Matter of Life and Death (James Read, May 2016, page 20)

Second Place - Biblical Interpretation - Our Daily Bread (Donald E. Burke, May 2016, page 22)

Second Place - Edition Layout & Design - April 2016

Third Place - News Story - On the Ground in Fort McMurray (Pamela Richardson, July 2016, page 8)

Third Place - Feature Layout and Design (Circulation above 10,000) - Breaking the Power of Sin (March 2016)


Faith & Friends

Second Place – General Excellence

Second Place - Feature Layout and Design - Ring Ruler (August 2016)

Second Place - Media Review - When God is Silent (Geoff Moulton, November 2016, page 22)

Second Place - News Photo - A Joyful Noise (A Global Army, April 2016, page 31)

Third Place - Photo Essay - The Power of Art (Sandra Abma, March 2016, page 20)

Third Place - Front Cover - Ring Ruler (August 2016)

Third Place - From the Editor - Art Reflecting Faith (Ken Ramstead, April 2016, page 4)

Honourable Mention - Edition Layout and Design (August 2016)

Honourable Mention - Biographical Profile - Life Changer (Kristin Ostensen, February, page 16)


Foi & Vie

Second Place - Features - Le Sculpteur de L'ame (Brianne Zelinsky, Avril 2106, page 8)

Third Place - Front Cover - Le Sculpteur de L'ame (Avril 2016)

Second Place - General Excellence - Website Design

Third Place - Use of Multimedia on a Website

Third Place - Publication Website


On Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Dave Mercer said:

Congrats to Geoff Moulton & Steve Nelson on the professional recognition.

I always enjoy reading all publications when visiting family who are active Salvationists.


On Monday, July 17, 2017, Susan Roffel said:

Congratulations on being recognized for excellence! Always impressed with The Salvation Army publications.


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