On April 11, 2019, Canadian Adventist Messenger proudly received two awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) 2018 Best of the Church Press Awards in Chicago, Ill., highlighting accomplishments of 2018! The “Award of Excellence” was given for the September 2018 issue cover story entitled “My Starbucks Squad: A Love Story”in the category of Devotional/Inspirational: Long Format Media. To add to the excitement, the Messenger also received Honorable Mention for the Mamawi Atosketan Native School in the category of Department: Print Publications.
In their comments for the Award of Excellence, the judges remarked, “The writing sparkles. . . . It strengthens his significant argument for a change in heart among the readership. The challenge is clear and compelling.”
Messenger would like to warmly thank writers Josue Sanchez, Lynn McDowell, and Andrew McChesney for their dedicated and inspirational contributions to the magazine.
The ACP Best of the Church Press Awards is an annual event that seeks to commemorate the best work published by communicators of faith in the previous year. Thousands of entries are received in 100 categories from ACP members and non-members. The Messenger is a long-time member of the ACP and enters the Best of the Church Press competition every year, in various categories, and is honoured to be recognized by such an organization.
—Megan Mootoo, Canadian Adventist Messenger