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Throughout the year, journalists, members of the press, authors, and publishers give their all to document and report important issues facing Catholics. To honor their hard work, the Catholic Press Association hosts the annual Catholic Press Awards, CPA Book Awards and the CPA Student Awards.

The CPA awards program is a great way to reward your staff for their efforts and increase exposure for your publication. Winners often note this accomplishment in their promotional material.

Each year, we accept submissions in January and February. The judging period takes place in March. Results are announced in June during the annual Catholic Media Conference.

If you have any questions about participating in the awards program, contact Elise Freed-Brown at 312-380-6789 or efreed-brown@catholicpress.org.

2017 Awards Programs

Click the links below to learn more about each program:

Cash Prizes for CPA Student Award Winners

We are pleased to offer cash prizes to the first place winners of the CPA Student Awards. We hope that the money will help offset the cost of school expenses.

The first place winner of the CATHOLICISM category will receive $500. The first place winners of all other categories will receive $125.

If a winning entry has more than one author/creator, the prize will be divided accordingly.

The prizes will be sent in April after the results of the CPA Student Awards are announced. We will get in touch with the submitter to confirm the winning author/creator's contact information.

Ready to Enter?

The deadline for all programs has been extedned to Monday, February 13, 9:00am Central Time. We hope you can take advantage of this opportunity!

Click here to enter the Catholic Press Awards

Click here to enter the CPA Book Awards

Click here to enter the CPA Student Awards