The Associated Church Press awarded The Banner its Best in Class Award of Excellence for 2015 for denominational magazines.
The judges noted the overall quality of the publication and overall appropriateness for its readership, in both content and coverage.
Judges commended The Banner’s typography, format, and design. “[It’s] very dense with lots to read but not daunting because of clean graphics; well organized with strong headers.”
Staff honored with the award were former editor Robert De Moor, interim editor Len Vander Zee, features editor Judy Hardy, Tuned In editor Kristy Quist, news editor Gayla Postma, art director Dean Heetderks, and designers Frank Gutbrod and Pete Euwema.