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The Banner, Reformed Worship, Win Awards


The Banner and Reformed Worship garnered several awards recently from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Evangelical Press Association (EPA).

The ACP awarded a second-place Award of Merit to The Banner for its “Just for Kids” pages produced by Sandy Swartzentruber and Joanne De Jonge.

“This entry shows how to use color generously without cluttering the makeup,” the judges said.

Third-place (honorable mention) awards from ACP for The Banner included

Convention or Meeting Coverage: “Synod 2008” by Gayla Postma (July 2008)

Devotional/Inspirational: “Of Death and Grace” by Jacob D. Eppinga (September 2008)

Illustration: “Perfect!” by Scott Holladay (September 2008)

Poetry: “Psalm 139: Alzheimer’s Version” by Richard J. De Waard (December 2008).

The EPA awarded The Banner fifth place for “. . . Also Many Animals” by Rev. Leonard Vander Zee (April 2008).

Reformed Worship received two second-place Awards of Merit from ACP:

Magazine Design, Entire Issue: Dean Heetderks, Frank Gutbrod, designers. “The overall design is clean and readable and provides a logical flow that makes reading comfortable and enjoyable,” the judges said.

Personally Useful Article: “A Music Director’s Dilemma: Practical Advice for Working with Instrumentalists” by Phillip M. Hash (September 2008). The judges wrote, “The article offers sound advice, in depth rather than length, and is designed to make a difficult job easier and doable without rancor.”

EPA gave Reformed Worship a second-place award for poetry for “Needlecraft” by John Terpstra.

ACP has 109 member publications, and EPA has 300.

Both The Banner and Reformed Worship are produced by Faith Alive Christian Resources, the CRC’s publishing ministry.

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