Broken Bay Shines at Virtual ACPA Awards Presentation
The Diocese of Broken Bay’s quarterly, Broken Bay News, has taken out the top gong at the 2021 Australasian Catholic Press Association Awards.
The Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Trophy is awarded to the publication that wins either one of two awards: Best Print Publication or Best Online Publication.
Broken Bay News was awarded Best Print Publication after judges commented that it was a very engaging publication and an outstanding contribution to the Catholic media landscape in Australia and New Zealand.
The awards were held on Wednesday 15 September via ZOOM after the annual ACPA Conference was cancelled for the second year due to COVID-19 state lockdowns.
ACPA President Neil Helmore said the awards are an opportunity for the Catholic Media to celebrate the outstanding contribution organisations make to the Catholic Church in Australia.
“Catholic media in Australia continues to strive to lift up the Church and celebrate the diversity and mission through dedicated and talented journalists, photographers and designers that make up the Catholic Press,” Mr Helmore said.
“I take this opportunity to also thank all the judges and ACPA Committee members for continuing to provide this opportunity to celebrate members achievements during this difficult period,” he said.
Judges’ comments for the Bishop Philip Kennedy Award noted that Broken Bay News offers an outstanding contribution to Catholic media landscape in Australia with a publication that effectively integrates strong feature writing, newsworthy content, contemporary design and compelling typography.
“This leads to a highly engaging and effective communication vehicle that helps readers become immersed in the faith and life of a local diocesan community” the judges noted.
Other award winners included the Archdiocese of Perth eRecord for Best Online Publication, The Catholic Weekly for best Advertising feature, The Well from the Diocese of Paramatta for Best Use of Digital Media, the Diocese of Wollonong for Best Layout & Design – Website and The Majellan for Best Layout & Design – Publication.