Awards

2018

Associated Church Press “Best of the Church Press” Awards

William B. Lipphard Award for Distinguished Service to Religious Journalism
Marv Knox, former editor

Best in Class: Social Media Presence — Award of Excellence
Julie Sorrels, marketing manager

Reporting and Writing: Editorial or Opinion: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Excellence
Could Jesus get elected dog-catcher here? by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: Department: Online Publications — Award of Excellence
Texas Baptist Voices: A moment of reckoning, and not just for sexual harassers by Meredith Stone, Why aren’t women pastoring Baptist churches? By Craig Nash and Put not your trust in guns by Jake Raabe

Social Media: Marketing Campaign / Brand Awareness — Award of Excellence
Baptist Standard website relaunch by Julie Sorrels, marketing manager

Reporting and Writing: In-Depth Coverage: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Merit
Hurricane Harvey coverage by Ken Camp, managing editor: Gulf Coast Texas Baptists hammered by HarveyTBM serves first responders after Hurricane Harvey, Baptists mobilize to meet needs after Hurricane HarveyTBM disaster relief volunteers fan out along Texas Gulf Coast, TBM continues to deliver disaster reliefTBM cooked 1 million meals and still going after hurricaneRebuild marks new disaster ministry for Texas Baptist Men, Baptist disaster relief in Texas sets new records

Reporting and Writing: Editorial or Opinion: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
Pence, propriety and devaluing half the American population by Meredith Stone

Reporting and Writing: Feature Article: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
Mineral Wells couple felt God’s calling to foster parenthood by Ken Camp, managing editor

Reporting and Writing: Column: Magazine/Journal — Honorable Mention
Edgewise column in CommonCall: The Baptist Standard Magazine by Marv Knox, editor

Visual Communications: Online Media: Web Site Redesign — Honorable Mention
Baptist Standard website redesign by RBMM Brand Design Studio and Baptist Standard

 

2017

Associated Church Press “Best of the Church Press” Awards

Editorial or Opinion Piece: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Excellence
Evangelicals, quit complaining and follow Jesus’ lead by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: Department: Online Media — Award of Excellence
Texas Baptist Voices: Lord, make our world safe for women by Meredith Stone, If you speak of sexual sin, speak of rape by Kyndall Rae Rothaus and Who’s throwing the stones of judgment? by Ellen Di Giosia

Editorial or Opinion Piece: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Merit
How do evangelicals enable ‘locker room talk’ about women? by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: News Story: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Merit
Damning details emerge about sexual assaults at Baylor University by Ken Camp, managing editor

Best in Class: Marketing: Public Relations/Marketing Campaign — Award of Merit
The Baptist Standard’s North Texas Giving Day campaign by Julie Sorrels, marketing manager and Marv Knox, editor

Editorial or Opinion Piece: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
A welcoming way ahead for Texas Baptists by Marv Knox, editor

Best in Class: Denominational Magazine, Regional — Honorable Mention
CommonCall: The Baptist Standard Magazine

Reporting and Writing: Column: Magazine/Journal — Honorable Mention
CommonCall: The Baptist Standard Magazine for Edgewise by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: Personal Experience/1st Person Account (short format): News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
‘Created equal’ and hope for girls by Meredith Stone

Reporting and Writing: Personally Useful Article: All Media — Honorable Mention
How to apologize by Kyndall Rae Rothaus

Evangelical Press Association Awards

Editorial — First Place
How do evangelicals enable ‘locker room talk’ about women? by Marv Knox, editor

Denominational (Digital) — Award of Merit
The Baptist Standard

Blog: Single Post — Third Place
What’s at stake for the SBC in backlash against Russell Moore? by Jake Raabe

Article Series — Fourth Place
Overall coverage of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor University by Ken Camp, managing editor

Reporting — Fifth Place
Damning details emerge about sexual assaults at Baylor University by Ken Camp, managing editor

 

2016

Associated Church Press “Best of the Church Press” Awards

Online/New Media: Social Media — Award of Excellence
Julie Sorrels, marketing manager

James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage — Award of Merit
Kill the Death Penalty by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: Biographical Profile: All Media — Award of Merit
Taking Jesus Seriously in East Texas by Ken Camp, managing editor

Reporting and Writing: Department: Online Media — Award of Merit
Right or wrong? column on Christian ethics:
Signing state marriage licenses by Cynthia S. Holmes, Emotional affairs by Meredith Stone, and Protestant privilege by Marv Knox, editor

Best in Class: Marketing: Public Relations/Marketing Campaign — Honorable Mention
The Baptist Standard’s North Texas Giving Day campaign by Julie Sorrels, marketing manager; Marv Knox, editor; Beth Campbell, development coordinator

Editorial or Opinion Piece: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
‘National Church’ Is a Bad Idea for Everybody by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: In-Depth Coverage: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
Texas Baptists in the 84th Texas Legislative Session by Ken Camp, managing editor:
‘Sanctuary city’ ban could undermine trust, religious leaders assertBaptists testify against school voucher proposalsHouse bills could provide meaningful payday lending reformSame-sex marriage and clergy rights dominate discussion of House billCLC: Denial of benefits hampers ex-offenders’ re-entry into society, and Lawmakers approve pastor protection bill, fail to reform payday lending

Evangelical Press Association Awards

Personality Article — Third Place
Diana Garland, Social Work Educator & Bridge Builder, Dies by Marv Knox, editor

 

2015

Associated Church Press “Best of the Church Press” Awards

Biographical Profile — Award of Excellence
The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory by Marv Knox, editor

In-Depth Coverage: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Excellence
Series on child immigrant crisis by Ken Camp, managing editor: TBM provides care for detained immigrant childrenTBM completes Brownsville mission to immigrant childrenBaptists join Obama in meeting on child immigrant crisisSan Antonio minister preaches to immigrant children and Closing of shelters marks milepost for BCFS

Online: Independent Website — Award of Merit
The Baptist Standard

Online: Social Media — Award of Merit
Throwback Thursday feature by Julie Sorrels, marketing manager

Reporting and Writing: Department: Online Media — Award of Merit
Right or wrong? column on Christian ethics: Coercive clergy by Marv Knox, editor; Child vaccinations by Van Christian, guest writer; and Pragmatic hiring of women pastors by Meredith Stone, guest writer

Feature Article: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
Ebola vigil becomes memorial for fallen Christian brother by Marv Knox, editor

Column: Newspaper/News Service/Newsletter/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
Down Home column by Marv Knox; Catching up to Dr. King’s dreamEzra, Marvo & keeping really, really quiet and Sad exit for a funny, funny man

News Story: Website/News Service/Blog — Honorable Mention
Pastor reminds Dallas leaders of challenges faced by fiancée of Ebola fatality by Ken Camp, managing editor

Evangelical Press Association Awards

Denominational: Digital Publication — Award of Merit
The Baptist Standard

General Article — Third Place
Ebola vigil becomes memorial for fallen Christian brother by Marv Knox, editor

Personality Article — Third Place
The rise and fall and rise again of Joel Gregory by Marv Knox, editor

 

2014

Associated Church Press “Best of the Church Press” Awards

Editorial or Opinion Piece: News Service/Website/Blog — Award of Excellence
Editorial: Get ready for all those babies by Marv Knox, editor

James Solheim Award for Editorial Courage — Award of Merit
Editorial: Get ready for all those babies by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: Column: Magazine/Journal — Award of Merit
CommonCall: The Baptist Standard Magazine for Edgewise by Marv Knox, editor

Reporting and Writing: In-Depth Coverage: News Service/Website/Blog — Honorable Mention
Loving West: Coverage of disaster recovery efforts in West, Texas, by Leah Allen, writer and 2013 intern, and Ken Camp, managing editor: Loving West volunteers help city move forward and Volunteer crews ‘stars’ to West residents

Website Redesign — Honorable Mention
www.baptiststandard.com

Evangelical Press Association Awards

Denominational: Digital Publication — Award of Merit
The Baptist Standard

Student Writer of the Year — First Place
Aging Dallas church commits facility to kingdom purposes by Leah Allen, writer and 2013 intern

Editorial — Second Place
Editorial: Get ready for all those babies by Marv Knox, editor

Website Design — Second Place
www.baptiststandard.com