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Our four programs are currently closed. 

In the meantime, please read

Gabriel Awards program information below.

Also, look back for information on 

our 2019 programs starting in August!!

Who is the contact person for this program?


Kathleen Holloway

Project Coordinator 

 Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada 

312.380.6789 | (f) 312.361.0256| www.catholicpress.org 

205 W Monroe Street, Suite 470, Chicago IL 60606

My hours are part time (21hrs/wk). It may take me longer than usual to fulfill requests. Thank you for your patience.

Who is eligible for the Gabriel Awards?

The CPA Gabriel Awards recognize the efforts of any person with an interest in Radio, Television, Film and Social Media.The following criteria are required of all submissions:

·         Submitters may enter the same work into more than one category, if applicable.

·         Entries must be the original work of themselves. Plagiarized entries or those excessively influenced by outside parties are disqualified.

·         Entries must have been published in the calendar year 2018.

·         Entries cannot advocate against the teachings of the Catholic Church.

·         All rules and regulations of the CPA Gabriel Awards must be followed, including submission deadlines, payment deadlines, and submission requirements stated in the category descriptions.

When can I submit entries?

the Gabriel Awards are currently closed. The exact open and closing WILL BE listed below, early fall 2018

To get a since of costs and dates, below are the dates and costs of the 2018 program:

Open Period Dates Extension period closing date      
January 2 – February 4, 2018 February 5 – February 11, 2018 February 11, 2018
$175 Entry fee -Same rate as last year $195 Entry fee        
$160 Entry fee-CPA member rate    

How do I submit an entry?

Click "Make Another Application" then select the contest of your choice. Fill out the forms as prompted. You can save your information and complete your application later, or complete your entry and add it to your cart. You can edit entries that are incomplete or in your cart.

Once you pay for your entries, you cannot edit them. We recommend that you keep all of you entries in your cart until you have checked them, then make one payment when you are finished with your submissions. This process will help eliminate incorrect, duplicate, and missing submissions from your organization.

How do I edit entries?

Click "My Applications" to view all of your submissions. For incomplete entries, click "Edit." For entries in your cart, click "Make Changes." For complete entries, contact Kathleen at cpaawards@catholicpress.org or call 312-380-6789 to make adjustments.

After I upload my file, I see the words "NO PREVIEW AVAILABLE" instead of an image. Is something wrong?

The file has uploaded and it is available for download. Judges will be able to view the file during the judging period and the general public will be able to view the file if it is posted in the winner's gallery. If you don't see a preview of the file, it is likely because the file is large and a preview could not be generated during the upload. You may upload a smaller file instead to see a preview.

To change the file on incomplete entries, click the "Edit" button. For complete entries, contact Kathleen at cpaawards@catholicpress.org or call 312-380-6789 for assistance.

Where can I find a list of categories?

Categories for the Gabriel Awards are listed in the award packets. The 2019 Awards Packet will be available early fall 2018. To view the 2018 category list please click the link below. 

2018 Gabriel Packet 

I'm not sure if my item is appropriate for this category. How can I figure that out?

If you have read the category description and you are still not sure that it's the right category for your item, please contact Kathleen at cpaawards@catholicpress.org or at 312-380-6789. If necessary, we will refer your question to the Awards Committee, which will make a recommendation.

Do I need to submit files in a certain format?

Please read category descriptions to determine submission requirements for each category.Video, audio, photo and document files should be uploaded in the following formats:

*      Video Formats: MOV, MP4. H264 Codec is preferred.

*      Audio format: MP3

*      Photos (JPEG) and PDF Documents can also be uploaded here.

Please consolidate photos and PDF documents into a single file.

Need Additional information? 

For any other questions, please email Kathleen at cpaawards@catholicpress.org or at 312-380-6789.