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The Catholic Press Awards are for Publisher and Freelance Members of the Catholic Press Association. Members must be in good standing by March 31 for their submissions to be considered.

Each entry must have been published in a CPA member publication in the previous calendar year and must follow the criteria outlined in the category description. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. For category descriptions, please consult the your award packet.

For more information on CPA membership, visit our website or call Kathleen Holloway at 312-380-6789.

Schedule and Fees

The Catholic Press Awards typically open in January and close in mid-February. Any mailed material must be postmarked by the stated deadline and arrive the following week.

Cost of Entries:

*      $36 for all entries and hardcopy material postmarked by February 4, 2018

*      $45 for all entries and hardcopy material postmarked by February 11, 2018

You may enter multiple items into one category and enter one item into more than one category unless otherwise noted in the awards packet. One item entered into multiple categories constitutes multple entries. Please remit payment by the stated deadline.

Each entrant also receives one free entry to the Catholic Press Awards. If you can only submit your free entry this year, that's fine!

A coupon automatically deducts the cost of one entry from your cart, so enter your entry and check out to get your free entry.

Award Packets

Award packets contain full categories with descriptions, submission instructions, and eligibility requirements. Please read the packets carefully before entering the awards.

Below are the 2018 Catholic Press Award Packets for download. Feel free to read them to get an idea of the categories and instructions: 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathleen Holloway.