Awards

Since it began in 1996, NZ Catholic newspaper has received 66 awards for religious journalism from the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) and Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA). They are:

2009
ACPA
Best news story
Best editorial
Best original artwork (highly commended)
Best headline (highly commended)
Best advertising feature (highly commended)

ARPA
Best humorous item

2008
ACPA
Best website
Best advertising feature
Best editorial feature (highly commended)
Best headline (highly commended)

ARPA
Best news story
Best headline
Best humorous item (highly commended)

2007
ACPA
Best news story
Best editorial feature
Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award (best newspaper)

ARPA
Best website
Best editorial (highly commended)
Best feature (commended)

2006
ACPA
Best news story
Best website (highly commended)
Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award (best newspaper)

ARPA
Best newspaper layout and design (highly commended)

2005
ACPA
Best newspaper layout and design
Best newspaper feature
Best newspaper feature (highly commended)

ARPA
Best humorous item
Best news item (highly commended)

2004
ACPA
Best newspaper feature
Best newspaper layout and design
Best feature story (highly commended)

ARPA
Gutenberg Award for overall excellence in Christian newspaper and magazine publishing
Best editorial
Best humorous item (highly commended)

2003
ACPA
Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award (best newspaper)
Best news story (highly commended)

ARPA
Feature showing most originality (highly commended)
Best feature story (highly commended)

2002
ACPA
Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award (best newspaper)
Best newspaper feature
Best advertisement designed in-house
Best feature story (highly commended)
Best news story (highly commended)
Best editorial (highly commended)
Best newspaper layout and design (highly commended)

ARPA
Best newspaper layout and design (highly commended)

2001
ACPA
Best newspaper feature
Best original photograph
Best newspaper layout and design
Best feature story (highly commended)
Best newspaper front page (highly commended)

ARPA
Best devotional article applying faith to life
Feature showing most originality (highly commended)

2000
ACPA
Best newspaper feature
Best piece of education coverage (highly commended)
Best newspaper layout and design

ARPA
Best editorial (highly commended)
Best story on social justice (highly commended)

1999
ACPA
Best newspaper layout and design
Best feature story
Best news story (highly commended)

1998
ACPA
Best feature (highly commended)
Best social justice story (highly commended)
Best editorial (highly commended)

ARPA
Best newspaper layout and design (highly commended)
Best news story (highly commended)

1997
ACPA
Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award (best newspaper)
Most improved publication (highly commended)

ARPA
Best newspaper layout and design
Best newspaper front page
Most improved newspaper

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