Banner Year for Adventist Review Ministries at ACP Convention
Magazines win record number of awards.
BY ADVENTIST REVIEW staff
Adventist Review publications have received a ministry record 12 Associated Church Press (ACP) awards, including five top awards for excellence, for work done in 2013.
Editor Bill Knott’s March 14, 2013 editorial “Reclaiming the Library” took top honors in the “Editorial or Opinion” category with an Award of Excellence. Another staff member, Claude Richli, marketing director and associate publisher, received an Award of Excellence in the “Personal Experience, Short Format: Magazine/Journal” category for his feature “Do I Need a Gun?"also published in the March 14 Review.
A third Award of Excellence was given to the February 21, 2013 cover story "Carlton Byrd takes New York by Storm," a biographical profile of “Breath of Life” television ministry speaker/director, by Celeste Ryan Blyden, vice president for strategic communication and public relations for the Columbia Union Conference and former editor of the Visitor.
A fourth writing Award of Excellence went to author Faminu Imabong, whose December Adventist World cover story, “The Waiting Womb,” took the top honor in the “Biblical Interpretation: All Media” category. Adventist World, founded in 2005, is distributed free of charge around the world to more than 7,000,000 Adventists each month.
Adventist Review associate graphic designer Daniel Añez received the Award of Excellence for his magazine cover artwork “The Color of Freedom” (Dec. 19), which pictures the face of Jesus in conjunction with a cover feature by former Review editor William G. Johnsson.
Adventist Review received additional awards, including an Award of Merit, Best in Class “Public Relations/Marketing Campaign,” for the advertisement series “It’s What . . .” designed by RPHA art director Bryan Gray and marketing director Claude Richli. Associate editor Gerald A. Klingbeil received an Award of Merit for his online multi-part blog, “Route to Roots,” in the “Theme Issue, Section or Series: New Service/Website/Blog” category.
Honorable Mention awards went to assistant editor Kimberly Luste Maran for her cover package on social media, titled “Cats, Kids—and Jesus?” (July 19) in the categories of “In-Depth Coverage: Magazine/Journal” and “Personally Useful Article: All Media.”
KidsView, the monthly Adventist Review supplement for younger readers, and designer Merle Poirier received an Honorable Mention in the “Newsletter Design: Entire Issue” category. Honorable Mention was also bestowed on Añez’s “The Color of Freedom” cover illustration in the “Illustration with Article or Cutline: All Media” category.
The Adventist Review’s Web site, dramatically revamped in October, 2013, rounded out the awards with an Honorable Mention finish in the “Publication Website” category.
“It’s gratifying to be reminded that the editorial, design, and marketing efforts of Adventist Review, Adventist World, and KidsView magazines are deemed consistently excellent by our peers in other Christian publications,” says Bill Knott, editor and executive publisher of the journals.“Our rapidly expanding online products are also winning us tens of thousands of new friends and readers around the globe every year. That means that we are allowed to share the good news of Jesus and His soon coming in places and to people groups that can’t be reached by any other means. When you dedicate your work to serving the Lord, He makes certain that it receives the attention and the honor that is due to His name.”
Other Seventh-day Adventist publications also received ACP recognition. Five Adventist communication outlets received a total of 13 awards, including Andrews University’s student magazine Envision, Adventist News Network (General Conference Communication Department), the Journal of Adventist Education, Ministry magazine, and the Canadian Adventist Messenger.
The Associated Church Press, founded in 1916, is the oldest association of Christian publications in the United States. The annual convention was held in Chicago, Illinois, April 23-25.