The Banner Wins Church Press Honors


The Banner was recognized by the Associated Church Press (ACP) last week with five awards in its annual “Best of the Christian Press” competition. Founded 97 years ago, the ACP is the oldest religious press association in North America.

The Banner took home an Award of Excellence, the ACP’s highest honor, an Award of Merit, and three Honorable Mentions:

Award of Excellence

Convention or Meeting Coverage: “Synod 2012,” Gayla R. Postma, news editor

Award of Merit

Feature article: “The Art of Lament,” Nicholas Wolterstorff, author

Honorable Mentions

Theological—Devotional/Inspirational: “The Beauty of Belonging,” Harold Hiemstra, author

Media Review Section: “Tuned In,” Kristy Quist, editor

News Story: “Why Being a Binational Church Is So Important,” Gayla Postma, author