Baptist Standard, CommonCall win national awards

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Baptist Standard Publishing recently received 15 national awards from the Associated Church Press and the Evangelical Press Association for the Baptist Standard and CommonCall.

Editorial Sweep

Editor Marv Knox swept the “Best of Christian Press” awards in the editorial or opinion category for a news service, website or blog, from the Associated Church Press.

Knox received an award of excellence for his editorial, “Evangelicals, quit complaining and follow Jesus’ lead”; an award of merit for “How do evangelicals enable ‘locker room talk’ about women?”; and an honorable mention for “A welcoming way ahead for Texas Baptists”.

How do evangelicals enable ‘locker room talk’ about women?” also received a first place Higher Goals Award in the editorial category from the Evangelical Press Association.

Texas Baptist Voices

Three “Texas Baptist Voices” columns collectively also won an award of excellence in the department category for online media category—“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.

Jake Raabe received a third place from the Evangelical Press Association in the “Blog: Single Post” category for his Texas Baptist Voices column “What’s at stake for the SBC in backlash against Russell Moore?”

Camp’s Baylor Reporting

Managing Editor Ken Camp received an award of merit in reporting and writing from the Associated Church Press for “Damning details emerge about sexual assaults at Baylor University”. The same article received a fifth place award in reporting from the Evangelical Press Association.

Camp also received a fourth place award in the “Article Series” category from the Evangelical Press Association for overall coverage of the sexual assault scandal at Baylor University.

Marketing Campaign

Marketing Manager Julie Sorrels and Knox received an award of merit from the Associated Church Press in the “Best in Class: Public Relations/Marketing Campaign” category for the Baptist Standard 2016 Giving Day Campaign.

Denominational Publications

The Baptist Standard won an award of merit in the “Denominational (Digital)” category from the Evangelical Press Association, and CommonCall magazine received an honorable mention in the “Best in Class: Denominational Magazine, Regional” category from the Associated Church Press.

Honorable Mentions

Honorable mention awards from the Associated Church Press went to Stone in the “Personal Experience/First Person Account” category for a news service/website/blog for “‘Created equal’ and hope for girls”, Rothaus in the “Personally Useful Article” category for “How to apologize” and Knox for his “Edgewise” columns in CommonCall.


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