Catholic Voice wins four CPA awards

The Catholic Voice won first place, third and two honorable mentions in the 2017 awards of the Catholic Press Association (CPA) announced June 23 in Quebec City, Canada.

Two of the winners also were among the newspaper’s six awards received earlier this year from the Nebraska Press Association (NPA), in its Better Newspaper Contest.

Competing in the CPA against non-weekly diocesan newspapers across the United States and Canada with circulation of 25,001 or more, Catholic Voice graphic designer John Bosco’s advertisement for the National Black Catholic Congress titled "It’s Not Black and White," won first place in the category Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication. The advertisement also won NPA’s competition for best black-and-white ad.

"Timely message and effort," CPA judges said about the advertisement. "Very good image, copy, size, message and call to action. Well done."

The Catholic Voice’s staff won third place for Best Reporting on a Special Age Group: Senior Citizens, for its Senior Living emphasis section last May that included stories on faith and business, retirement and finances and senior volunteers taking a variety of roles in the archdiocese. The same section won second place for specialty pages in the NPA contest, a competition that included the largest nondaily newspapers in Nebraska.

The newspaper also won two CPA honorable mentions – one for Best News Writing on a Local or Regional Event with news editor Joe Ruff’s article on Catholic school enrollment, and another in Best News Writing on a National or International Event with senior writer Mike May’s article about the 2016 March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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