Miscellany wins three awards from Catholic press

PITTSBURGH—The Catholic Miscellany received three awards at the Catholic Media Convention held June 22-24. The annual event is a joint conference of the Catholic Press Association and the Catholic Academy of Communication Arts Professionals.

The Diocese of Charleston’s biweekly newspaper received a second place award for best personality profile, “Volunteer honors promise to late husband by helping the poor,” by Christina Lee Knauss.

The judges wrote that the “subject’s sense of service and faith are evidenced through good writing but also through many observed details, bringing subject’s commitment, work ethic, and whole personality to life on the page.”

Amy Wise Taylor received second place in best sports journalism for “Sports teach more than athletic skills.” The judges stated that it was “a simple, concise reflection on the intersection of sports and faith. Every piece of Catholic sports writing should be thusly focused.”

And a third place award for best use of art or graphics went to Anne E. Clark and Deirdre C. Mays for “Thanking God,” which the judges described as a “whimsical layout with integration of delightful kids artwork. Simplicity of artwork and layout is refreshing and delightful.”

The Miscellany competes in the 17,001 to 40,000 circulation category of the national competitions. The entries were judged by members of two Catholic journalism schools: Marquette University in Milwaukee and Loyola University of Chicago.