Southern Cross shines at religious press awards
Sydney Anglican paper, the Southern Cross picked up two major awards for best news item and best feature at the Australian Religious Press Association awards over the weekend.
Judges said that the winning news story "Wave of Aid to save souls" which appeared in the Southern Cross in February 2005 had localised the global story through case studies of Sydney Christians serving in post-tsumani relief operations in a way that "connects us to the tragedy and gives a personal perspective on a current issue."
The winning feature story out of 49 entries was "Rights of Passage" by Jeremy Halcrow in the Southern Cross of March 2006.
Among Catholic publications to win awards were Parramatta's Catholic Outlook for best layout, Kairos from Melbourne for best magazine front cover.
Debra Vermeer from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference was highly commended for a press release entitled 'Catholic Youth form the biggest pilgrimage ever to leave Australia."
Correction: Our email edition this morning confused the Adelaide Catholic Southern Cross with the Sydney Anglican Southern Cross. Apologies to both Southern Cross publications.
Australian Religious Press Association Awards 2006
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14 Aug 2006