In all, the international publication for Churches of Christ earned nine awards for work published in 2021.
For the eighth time since 2009, the Associated Church Press has recognized The Christian Chronicle with its first-place Best in Class award for newspapers.
The top prize in the annual “Best of the Church Press” contest was presented in an online ceremony Thursday night.
“Nice, professional-looking front pages with clear and powerful headlines,” a judge commented. “A clean, traditional newspaper-style layout with good and decent-quality photos. I appreciated that the publication claimed to be an international paper and did, in fact, have meaningful news from churches around the world.”
In all, the Oklahoma City-based international publication for members of Churches of Christ received nine ACP awards for work produced in 2021. For the third straight year, the pandemic prompted the cancellation of ACP’s in-person convention.
First-place winners included Bobby Ross Jr. and Hamil R. Harris for their “Flags, faith and fury” news story (long format) on the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Ross and Deana Nall claimed second place for in-depth coverage of the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis (stories here, here, here and here). Ross also earned second place for his international feature (long format) on the discovery of Indigenous children’s remains in Canada. Ross won third place for his news story (short format) on Christians offering physical and spiritual help after historic flooding in Tennessee.
This story appears in the online edition of The Christian Chronicle.