by PETER GRACE
NZ Catholic has won four awards within 12 days, from August 29 to September 10.
At the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) conference prizegiving in Broome on September 10, NZ Catholic won a gold award for Best Advertising Feature, for our children’s publication, Eye Spy.
At the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) annual prizegiving in Brisbane on August 29, NZ Catholic won a silver in the Best Headline category, for “Pope Tries Out for the Cardinals”, above a photo of Pope Francis reaching to catch a baseball thrown by someone in the crowd at the Vatican.
In the Best New Writer category, NZ Catholic reporter Rowena Orejana won a bronze for her story,“Rural Areas May Lose the Faith”.
Our cartoonist, Steve Monson, also won a bronze in the Best Humorous Item category for his cartoon showing Pope Francis dancing in front of the Vatican’s Swiss guards as he celebrated Argentina’s win over Switzerland in the Football World Cup.
In the ACPA awards, New Zealand Catholic monthly magazine Tui Motu Interislands won three prizes — one gold and two highly commended. The magazine won a silver at the ARPA awards.
The Marist Messenger and Tui Motu Interislands were also commended in the Publication of the Year category.