Awards and honors

By VISION staff

We hate to toot our own horn, but . . .

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AWARDS AND HONORS

2020 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE
First Place

Rural religious take to the highways and byways by Carol Schuck Scheiber

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE
Second Place
Who you gonna love? by Sr. Mary Pellegrino, C.S.J.
 



HORIZON

(NRVC's professional journal for Vocation Directors)

BEST REVIEW
Honorable Mention
"Secular movies evoke sacred themes" by Carol Schuck Scheiber


MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR
Honorable Mention
HORIZON



PREPARE THE WORD

BEST WEBSITE
Third Place
Prepare The Word (TrueQuest Communications)
 

2020 Associated Church Press Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

Award of Merit
Prepare the Word (TrueQuest Communications) 
Homily stories
By Fr. Dominic Grassi, Peg Ekerdt, Tom McGrath, Jennifer Tomshack, Patrice Tuohy, et al.

Honorable Mention
Prepare the Word (TrueQuest Communications)
Take Five for Faith
By Various authors

2019 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE

BEST REPORTING
First Place: See the Spirit in sisters

BEST STORY AND PHOTO PACKAGE
Second Place: Divine Design: The holiness of place

BEST INTERVIEW
Third Place: "Monja” no era el plan original
Special Note: This is our first Spanish language award! 

HORIZON

(NRVC's professional journal for Vocation Directors)


BEST ESSAY
Third Place: Talking about and Inviting to Brotherhood

2019 Associated Church Press Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

Award of Excellence
Divine Design: The holiness of place
By Alice Camille, Anne Marie O'Kelley, Carol Schuck Scheiber, and Jennifer Tomshack


2018 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE

BEST USE OF PHOTOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA
First Place
VISION Vocation Guide, Facebook: “Proud family watches sister’s first steps,” photo by Noel Marcantel

BEST PHOTO STORY: Feature Photo Story
Second Place
Proud family watches sister’s first steps. Photos by Noel Marcantel. Text by Carol Schuck Scheiber. 

BEST BLOG: By Layperson
Third Place
Questions Catholics Ask by Alice Camille

BEST ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER
Honorable mention 
E-Vocation Newsletter by Alice Camille, Jennifer Tomshack, and Patrice Tuohy

BEST MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR
Honorable mention
VISION Vocation Guide by VISION Vocation Guide editors and contributors

BEST REGULAR COLUMN
Honorable Mention 
Art of Discernment: "Quench your thirst" by Patrice J. Tuohy, text. Sister Elaine Penrice, F.S.P., illustration


2018 Associated Church Press

VISION VOCATION GUIDE

SOCIAL MEDIA - SINGLE POSTING
Award of Merit
Proud family watches sister's first steps (Facebook post). Photo by Noel Marcantel; Text by Carol Schuck Scheiber

REPORTING AND WRITING - THEME ISSUE, SECTION, OR SERIES: Blog or Social Media
Honorable Mention
Questions Catholics Ask  by Alice Camille

 

PREPARE THE WORD 

ACP Awards of Promise 
OVERALL EXCELLENCE / BEST IN CLASS - INDEPENDENT WEBSITE
Prepare the Word by Prepare the Word editors, programmers, contributors 

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS - PODCAST/AUDIO SERIES
Take Five for Faith - Take a break for faith" podcast"

REPORTING AND WRITING - COLUMN: Newspaper/News Service/Newsletter/Website/Blog
Exploring the Word Alice Camille


2017 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR
Second Place

BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE: Feature Package
Second Place
VISION Spotlight: Vocation takes cultivation

COLUMNIST: Layperson
Third Place

Questions Catholics Ask by Alice Camille

2017 Associated Church Press

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST IN CLASS: Magazine, Special Interest
Honorable Mention
 
ONLINE/NEW MEDIA: Social Media
Honorable Mention
 
2016 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST ONLINE BLOG: Publication Blog
Third Place
Questions Catholics Ask
 
2016 Associated Church Press

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST IN CLASS
Award of Merit
VISION Vocation Guide Year of Consecrated Life parish resource packet

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION
Award of Merit
Take Five for Faith


2015 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER WEBSITE
First Place
VISION Vocation Network

BEST SINGLE PHOTO ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER: Black & White Photo
Third place
Diego Ortiz Mugica photo for 5 steps to finding your vocation

BEST PHOTO STORY ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER: Feature Photo Story
Third Place
Nourishing body and soul by Sister Sheryl Francis Chen, O.S.C.O.

BEST ESSAY ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER: Professional & Special Interest Magazine (Including Clergy & Religious)
Honorable mention
Can your career fit into religious life? by Sister Janet Gildea, S.C.

BEST ONLINE BLOG: Publication Blog
Third Place
Questions Catholics Ask

2015 Associated Church Press

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

Online/New Media: PUBLICATION WEBSITE
Award of Excellence
VISION Vocation Network 

GENERAL EXCELLENCE: BEST IN CLASS/PRINT
Award of Merit
VISION Vocation Guide

BOOK, Nonfiction
Honorable Mention
Discover Your Path: Best of VISION Vocation Guide


PREPARE THE WORD

2015 GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Newsletter  
Third Place 
Prepare the Word 


2014 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST PHOTO STORY originating with a magazine  
First Place 
Silent preachers amid nature's song by Anne Marie O'Kelley, Joel Schorn, Carol Schuck Scheiber (text); photos provided by the monastery 

BEST ESSAY  
First Place
Chastity in real life by Father Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.
 
BEST FEATURE ARTICLE  
First Place
BEST ESSAY  
Second Place: 5 signs religious life may be right for you by Sister Colleen Smith, A.S.C.J. 

BEST ONLINE CONTENT not published in print  
Second Place 
Questions Catholics Ask by Alice Camille

BEST ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER  
Third Place 
VISION E-Vocation Newsletter: Call to Mind God's Call
by Patrice J. Tuohy

BEST COVERAGE OF VOCATIONS  
Third Place:
Know thyself: A priest finds his way by Pat Morrison

BEST ESSAY  
Honorable Mention
Our service is our prayer by Sister Pat Dowling, C.B.S.
 

HORIZON, the National Religious Vocation Conference's professional journal for those in vocation ministry, also was a big winner this year with six Catholic Press Association awards.

Congratulations to our authors and editors for their commendable work providing our readers with a multimedia resource that is trusted, respected, and consistently outstanding!

2013 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST ESSAY
First Place
Called, and called again by Sister Camille D’Arienzo, R.S.M.
Entering the door of religious life led this Sister of Mercy to the fulfillment of her dreams, and beyond.

BEST ESSAY
Third Place
Living the vows by Sister Renée Daigle, M.S.C.
The promises of poverty, celibacy, and obedience are less about giving things up than about living a full and free life.

BEST INTERVIEW
Honorable Mention
Accept the gift of forgiveness by Father Britto M. Berchmans and Caroline Hopkinson

The path to peace and serenity all begins with the humble admission: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.

BEST PHOTO STORY
Honorable Mention
Taking on new habits
 by Chris Bronson
In a long-established ritual, three men from different walks of life enter a monastery to live for a year among the monks and see if it is right for them and for the community.

BEST GENERAL PUBLISHER WEBSITE
Second Place
VocationNetwork.org

2012 Catholic Press Association AwardsVISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST ESSAY  
First Place
Blessed are we who comfort the mourners by Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.,
Judge's comments:
 An entertwined series of journeys: a spiritual calling, a lifelong friendship, a maturation into a career, a life cut tragically short. This is told with intelligence and insight.
 
GENERAL EXCELLENCE, Religious Order Magazines  
Third Place
VISION Vocation Guide
Judge's comments:
 This magazine is well designed and written. It appeals to laity as well as those in various orders. It includes links to online versions in several languages. The stories are good and cover a broad spectrum of subjects.

INDEPENDENT WEBSITE OR E-ZINE
Third Place  
PreparetheWord.com

2011 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE 
First Place

Trust God and Hit the Road by Brother Roger Anthony Lopez, O.F.M., Joel Schorn, Toni Cashnelli, Anne Marie O’Kelley Judge's comments: Nice packaging. I felt like I was one of the brothers.

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE
Second Place

Full of Grace: Reclaiming the Rosary by Alice Camille Judge's comments: The author makes a strong point through excellent use of sources to reframe the rosary in a way that reminds Catholics of its power and function on our lives today.

BEST ESSAY
Third Place

Joy I never expected by Sister Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M.
Judge's comments:
 A caring, warmly written essay that fearlessly shares deeply personal reactions and feelings.

BEST WEB AND PRINT COMBINATION PACKAGE  First Place
Inspired Images/More Inspired Images by Joel Schorn and Anne Marie O'Kelley


PREPARE THE WORD

INDEPENDENT WEBSITE OR E-ZINE 
Second Place  
PreparetheWord.com

BIBLE RESOURCE
First Place 
 
PreparetheWord.com


2010 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION VOCATION GUIDE 

BEST ORIGINAL POETRY 
First Place
Just Take It by Father Larry Janowski, O.F.M.
Judge's comments: The poem's message of action and decision offers profound insight into the human condition. The conversational and direct tone lends the poem great power, appropriate to the subject matter and to Frost's own voice. The sonnet-like structure further supports the poem's quiet, understated wisdom.

BEST ESSAY 
Second Place
Monks build community one living stone upon another by Brother Francis Wagner, O.S.B.
Judge's comments: The author opens with the question "does death actually give life meaning?" and goes on to answer his question by discussing the way he views death and reflecting back on funerals. Well-written and very explanatory.

BEST PERSONALITY PROFILE 
Second Place
Teacher First, Sister Always by Leslie Scanlon
Judge's comments: The author tells Sister Lee Ann McNally's story through people she has helped. She paints a picture of her subject with strong detail and anecdotes. The writing is clear and concise. She uses quotes to tell the story.

BEST PHOTO STORY 
Third Place
Sacred Places: Where beauty and grace meet text by Joel Schorn
Judge's comments: This is a stunning group of architectural photos, each one shot with obvious attention to the finest detail. They reverently capture the beauty and grandeur of their subjects, the "sacred spaces" mentioned in the opening text.
 

PREPARE THE WORD

BIBLE RESOURCE
Second Place 
 
PreparetheWord.com

2009 Associated Church Press 

PREPARE THE WORD

Independent Website or E-zine
Third Place 
PreparetheWord.com


2008 Associated Church Press 

PREPARE THE WORD

Independent Website or E-zine  
Second Place
PreparetheWord.com
 
 
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
VISION Vocation Network is included in the United States Bishops' Conferences list
of Top 10 Vocation Websites.
 

Other awards for TrueQuest Communications . . .

National Religious Vocation Conference

2008 HARVEST AWARD
PATRICE TUOHY, Executive Editor of VISION Vocation Guide, and TRUEQUEST COMMUNICATIONS, publishers of VISION, were awarded the National Religious Vocation Conference's 2008 Harvest Award for outstanding contributions to vocation ministry and promoting Catholic religious vocations.



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