Monday, March 22
RISEN Magazine Wins 5 Awards at National Conference
This past week RISEN Magazine won 5 Polly Bond Awards at the National Episcopal Communicators Conference. One of these awards was the coveted first prize for "General Excellence in a Magazine or Periodical" award, which arguably raises RISEN Magazine to the position of the top magazine in the Episcopal Church.
Rhode Island nearly made a clean sweep in the design and editorial categories of this year's contest, winning three first prize awards of excellence, an award of merit and an honorable mention.
Ruth Meteer, who became RISEN Magazine's Editor-in-Chief when she joined our diocesan staff a little over a year ago, won first prize for "Overall Use of Photography" in her first issue of the magazine, Summer 2009's "The Way of a Pilgrim" in addition to the General Excellence award for the Magazine.
Ruth also won two out of three prizes in the "Best two page spread" category. She received the First prize Award of Excellence for the design and layout of an article titled "5 Places to Pilgrimage to in New England" which was written by Sister Grace, SSM, and an honorable mention for the design and layout of an article on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela which was written by the Rev. Jennifer Pedrick. Both articles appeared in the summer 2009 "The Way of a Pilgrim" issue.
Ruth even took an award of merit for her cover art on fall 2009's, "A Conventional Issue".
Congratulations are due to all who contributed the stories, photos, and ideas which made RISEN Magazine's 2009 season so successful. You have made Rhode Island proud, keep up the wonderful work.
Posted by The Episcopal Diocese of RI