Rhode Island Catholic, El Católico win an unprecedented 27 national Catholic Press awards

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CHICAGO — Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish language publication, El Católico de Rhode Island, were honored on Thursday, July 2, with a combined 27 awards by the Catholic Press Association of the U.S. and Canada during the organization’s 2020 Catholic Media Convention and Awards Banquet. The newspapers won a variety of awards for writing and photography, as well as advertising and design.

Hundreds of members of the Catholic Press gathered in their offices and homes across the U.S. and Canada to watch online the first-ever virtual Catholic Press Awards celebrating the best in Catholic journalism.

The awards were bestowed at the end of a three-day online media convention featuring educational seminars for journalists and Catholic communicators. The 2020 Catholic Media Convention and Awards banquet was originally scheduled to take place in Portland, Oregon, this year, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the program was instead live-streamed, featuring award presenters broadcasting from Washington, D.C., Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and Vatican City.

— 2020 CPA AWARD WINNERS —

Rhode Island Catholic

Best Regular Column by Bishop or Archbishop: Third Place
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin
Imitation of Christ

 

Best Analysis/Background/Round-Up News Writing
The Gerald E. Sherry Award - Diocesan Newspaper: First Place
Laura Kilgus
Leading Ladies Pro-Life Series

 

 Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues - Care for God’s Creation: First Place
Rick Snizek
First Forum in Diocesan Series Examines the Throwaway Culture

 

Best Ad Copywriting: First Place
Richard Lafond and Laura Kilgus
Aunt Carrie’s Celebrating 99 years of serving superb seafood! 

 

Best Layout of Article or Column: Second Place
Laura Kilgus
New Outdoor Classroom is a breath of fresh air

 

Best News Writing on International Event: Second Place
Rick Snizek
Bishops make Ad Limina Visit at Vatican 

 

Book Award - Diocesan Directory: Honorable Mention
Marie Zagorsky and Laura Kilgus 

 

Best Photograph - Vocations to the Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate: Third Place
Rick Snizek
Devoted to Jesus, His Holy Church, His People

 

Best Photo Story - Sports: Honorable Mention
Laura Kilgus
‘Lil Saints’ take big swings at St. Bernard Church tee-ball program

 

Best Promotional House Ad: Third Place
Laura Kilgus and Susan Richard
Are You Hiring?

 

 Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication -  Online Ad: Third Place
Richard Lafond and Laura Kilgus
Rhode Island Right to Life

 

Best Ad Copywriting: Honorable Mention
Richard Lafond
The Rhode Island State Council Knights of Columbus congratulates The Most Reverend Louis E. Gelineau on the 65th Anniversary of Ordination

 

 Best Single Ad Originating with the Publication - Online Ad: Honorable Mention
Richard Lafond and Laura Kilgus
The Haitian Project: When We Give Back, We Move Forward Together

 

Best Ad Copywriting: Honorable Mention
Richard Lafond
Father Roger C. Gagne and St. Peter Parish and St. Peter School Community congratulate Sr. Mary Angelus Gabrielle, RSM on her 75th anniversary as  a Religious Sister of Mercy

 

El Católico de Rhode Island

Editor of the Year (Spanish): Second Place
Silvio Cuéllar

 

Best Regular Column by a Bishop or Archbishop: First Place
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin

Bien, Acerca de los 10,000 Pasos Diarios, En su Mensaje: Jesús no usa la Letra Pequeña, “El Que se Exalta a Sí Mismo…”

 

Best Regular Column - Family Life: First Place
Silvio Cuéllar
Resolución: Mejorar la Salud Financiera del Hogar, Agradecido por las Bendiciones que Dios Provee, Conversación, y Oración Camino a la Escuela

 

Best Regular Column - Spiritual Life: Second Place
Azade Sarah Perin-Monterroso
Activa tu Fe, Hágase en Mí Señor, Según Tu Voluntad, Cuando Quieres ir a Misa pero, no Hay Iglesia Cerca

 

Best Editorial Page: Second Place
Las Escuelas Católicas ofrecen Objetivos Educativos Equilibrados, La Libertad Religiosa, Fue una Prioridad para Padres Fundadores, La Dignidad de la Persona Humana es el Núcleo de la Enseñanza Social Católica

 

Best News Writing - Local/Regional Event: Third Place
Silvio Cuéllar
Iván Díaz Desafía a Padres a Estar Activamente Presentes en La Vida de sus Hijos Durante Peregrinación

 

Best News Writing - National/International Event: Third Place
Silvio Cuéllar
Reunión Anual de NCADDHM se Enfoca en Jóvenes, Pastoral Familiar y Liderazgo

 

Best Reporting on Catholic Education: Third Place
Silvio Cuéllar
Entrevista a Yasmin Alba, Madre de Familia de La Escuela Blessed Sacrament, "Yo le Pedía a Dios Que me Muestre una Luz pues mi hijo no Quería ir Mas a La Escuela", Madre de Familia Elogia Ambiente de Escuela

 

Best Reporting on the Celebration of a Sacrament: Third Place
Silvio Cuéllar
18 Parejas Dicen Sí al Señor Toman Retiro y Se Casarán por la Iglesia, Cinco ideas para una Buena Relación en el Hogar

 

Hot Topic – Best coverage on V Encuentro: Third Place
Silvio Cuéllar
Reunión de Seguimiento al V Encuentro Trabaja Prioridades de Jóvenes Y Familias, La Reunión Regional de Seguimiento Post Encuentro, Seguimiento al V Encuentro

 

Best Story and Photo Package: Third Place
Silvio Cuéllar
 El Apostolado de Emaús una Efusión de Alegría Ayudando a Convertir Almas Para Cristo, El Retiro de Emaus de San Eduardo y San Patricio

 

Best Interview: Honorable Mention
Silvio Cuéllar
Yo le Pedía a Dios que me Muestre una Luz pues Mi Hijo no Quería ir mas a la Escuela

 

Best Multiple Picture Package - Feature: Honorable Mention
Rick Snizek
Día Diocesano Juvenil en Nuestra Señora de Fátima