Northwest Catholic wins 18 national awards

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Three award-winning issues of Northwest Catholic from 2015. Three award-winning issues of Northwest Catholic from 2015.

Northwest Catholic and NWCatholic.org received 18 Catholic Press Awards — including second places for General Excellence among diocesan magazines and Best Magazine Website — during the awards banquet June 3 at the 2016 Catholic Media Convention in St. Louis.

The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, which presented the awards, includes more than 220 member publications.

Northwest Catholic was recognized in categories ranging from features, columns and personality profiles to multimedia packages, photography and advertising. Several of the awards were for content that appeared only online. 

Follow the links below to see our award-winning stories.

First Place

Best Coverage of the Year of Consecrated Life (all magazines)
Celebrating the Year of Consecrated Life,” “Ora et labora” and “Free to say ‘yes’” by Sister Sharon Casey, Brian LeBlanc and Greg Magnoni

Best Coverage of Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate (all magazines)
Ora et labora” by Brian LeBlanc, Tari Gunstone and Stephen Brashear

Best Multimedia Package – News (all publications)
Hundreds rally in Olympia on Catholic Advocacy Day” by Susan Gilmore, Robin Gunderson and Stephen Brashear

Second Place

General Excellence (diocesan magazines)
Northwest Catholic 

Best Magazine or Newsletter Website (all magazines)
NWCatholic.org

Best Feature Article (diocesan magazines)
Waves of hope” by Jean Parietti

Best Cover – Large (all magazines)
Ora et labora” by Ellen Bollard and Tari Gunstone

Best Single Photo – Color (all magazines)
Ora et labora” by Tari Gunstone

Third Place

Best Online Content Not Published in Print – Written (all publications)
NWCatholic.org stories by Nathan Whalen, Greg Magnoni, Kim Haub, Christina Novak and Jean Parietti

Best Personality Profile (all magazines)
The way of a pilgrim” by Kevin Birnbaum

Best Regular Column – Family Life (all magazines)
“Your Family Matters” (1, 2, 3) by Sarah Bartel

Best Column – Spiritual Life – Spanish (all publications)
“Semillas de la Palabra” (1, 2, 3) by Mauricio I. Pérez

Best Promotional House Ad (all publications)
“Northwest Catholic Collection” by Ellen Bollard and Mary Gogulski

Honorable Mention

Best Electronic Newsletter (all publications)
Northwest Catholic Journal

Best Web and Print Combination Package (all publications)
Waves of hope” by Jean Parietti, Anna Weaver, Greg Magnoni and Lori Wirtz

Best Multiple Picture Package – Feature (all magazines)
Ora et labora” by Stephen Brashear and Tari Gunstone

Best Single Photo – Color (all magazines)
Overflowing with compassion” by Stephen Brashear

Best Promotional House Ad (all publications)
“Place Your Ad Here – Spanish” by Keri Hake and Janis Olson