The Catholic Review won nine awards for excellence in journalism and advertising from the Catholic Press Association during the Catholic Media Convention, held May 28-30 in Toronto.
The Catholic Review received first place in the “Best One Shot Special Issue” category for its special section welcoming Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien to Baltimore. The judges said the section featured “cleanly designed pages,” “strong photography,” “varied headlines,” and a “solid range of well-written stories, with interesting sidebars and anecdotes.”
The Catholic Review also received first place in the “Best Special Supplement/Special Issue with Advertising Emphasis” category for its magazine on Cardinal William H. Keeler’s retirement. The judges called the publication the “clear winner.”
The Archbishop O’Brien and Cardinal Keeler publications also received first place in the “best example of effective advertising promotion” category.
The advertising staff received second place in the “best advertising volume builder” category for a Christmas section, and Joann Washington, advertising representative, received third place in the “best single color ad” category for a Christmas ad.
Patti Medinger received a second-place award in the “diocesan directory” category, and the Cathedral Foundation Press received an honorable mention in the “best book by a small publisher” category for Dr. Lena Allen Shore’s “Building Bridges: Pope John Paul II and the Horizon of Life.”
Owen Sweeney III, photographer, received two honorable mentions in the “best sports photo” category.
In the MDDC’s 2007 New Media Contest, The Catholic Review won first place in the Creative Use of Multimedia category for non-daily publications. In the same competition, it earned second place in the Web Site design category.