Evangelical Press Association Honors Christian Chronicle as Top Print Newspaper

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado. — The Christian Chronicle won top honors this week in the annual journalism competition sponsored by the Evangelical Press Association.

the the Chronicle won first place for Best Print Newspaper – one of 14 overall awards received by the Oklahoma-based international publication for members of the Churches of Christ.

“Solid, in-depth writing,” one judge commented. “The range of interesting article topics was enjoyable. … Overall, the design and content serve the reader and motivate them to turn the page.

“I love it when the judges recognize what I already know about this post.”

Erik Tryggestad, the Chronic President and CEO, expressed his gratitude for the award.

“I love it when the judges acknowledge what I already know about this post,” Tryggestad said. “I hope this doesn’t come across as haughty – because we are truly touched by this recognition.

“We have a small dedicated team and we are working hard to make this publication one that serves our readers,” he added. “The feedback we get from our readers is enough for me in terms of rewards, but that’s pretty cool too!”

The newspaper website — christianchronique.org — won second place for Best Digital Newspaper. ReligionUnplugged.com, or the Chronicle editor Bobby Ross Jr. writes a weekly column, took first place in the online category.

the the Chronicle received first place in three additional categories:

personality article for the “Water and Life” profile of Tryggestad by Manuel Aquino de Neyba, Dominican Republic.

Manuel Aquino chats with one of his customers as he delivers water to communities near Neyba.

Independent article for correspondent Cheryl Mann Bacon’s reporting on Tennessee church members John and Jan Bradley who have dedicated more than a decade to helping Afghans.

Student Writer of the Year for former intern Chloe Franklin’s story of “A Place to Grow and Learn About Jesus,” about the Carolina Bible Camp in Mocksville, North Carolina

Other recognized entries included:

Series of articles for “The Post-Pandemic Church” of Tryggestad.

Series of articles for “Jan. Cover of 6 Capitol riot by Hamil Harris, Ross and Bacon.

Editorial for “The Unkind and Necessary Press” by Elizabeth Smith.

General article: medium length for “In Canada, a toll after the discovery of the remains of 215 Aboriginal children” by Ross.

Canadians leave shoes and toys on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in memory of the 215 children whose remains have been found in British Columbia.

Canadians leave shoes and toys on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in memory of the 215 children whose remains have been found in British Columbia.

humorous article for “Requiem for a Passport and a Parrot” by Tryggestad.

Picture function for “Foreign Operations: Health Care in Honduras” by Audrey Jackson.

Reports for stories about abortion by Ross and Kenneth Pybus.

Carlos Rivera prays with patients in the COVID-19 ward at San Francisco Regional Hospital in Juticalpa, Honduras.

Carlos Rivera prays with patients in the COVID-19 ward at San Francisco Regional Hospital in Juticalpa, Honduras.

Single photo: candid for Jackson’s “Compassion at Capacity”.

Single photo: candid for “Foreign Operations: Health Care in Honduras” by Jackson.

See the full list of winners.

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Barry F. Howard