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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 Program

This year we are continuing two programs and piloting a third. Click the links below to learn more about each program:

Ready to Enter?

The Catholic Press Awards and the CPA Book Awards open January 3, 2017.

The CPA Student Awards open September 6, 2016.

Click here to enter the Catholic Press Awards

Click here to enter the CPA Book Awards

Click here to enter the CPA Student Awards