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Together, the Catholic Standard and Spanish-language El Pregonero newspapers and websites of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington received 29 Catholic Media Awards for 2024 from the Catholic Media Association. The awards were announced on June 21 at the association’s annual conference, held this year in Atlanta. In this photo, Cardinal Wilton Gregory baptizes Andre Gouyet during the Easter Vigil on April 8, 2023 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. This photo won a first place award for best photograph of a sacrament in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

The Catholic Standard and Spanish-language El Pregonero newspapers and websites of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington received a total of 29 Catholic Media Awards in the 2024 competition sponsored by the Catholic Media Association of the United States and Canada. The awards were announced on June 21, 2024 during the annual conference of the Catholic Media Association held this year in Atlanta.

Competing in the Spanish language division, El Pregonero received 18 awards, including a third place award for Spanish publication of the Year. Judges noted, “El Pregonero is an incredibly important publication for the Spanish-speaking Catholic population. They do a great job focusing on diversity, inclusion and justice through the lens of Catholicism.”

El Pregonero
also received eight first place awards in the Spanish language division, for best editorial page, best newspaper cover, best special issue, best reporting on family, best coverage of pro-life issues, best reporting on a local issue, best reporting on social justice issues – care for God’s creation, and best interview. The first place award for best special issue was for El Pregonero’s
June 2023 edition commemorating Cardinal Wilton Gregory’s 50th
anniversary as a priest.

https://www.elpreg.org/comunidad/el-pregonero-gana-18-premios-en-concurso-de-prensa-cat%C3%B3lica-de-eeuu-y-canad%C3%A1


El Pregonero, the Spanish-language newspaper and website of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, received 18 Catholic Media Awards at the 2024 conference of the Catholic Media Association in Atlanta. El Pregonero’s awards announced on June 21 included a first place for best special issue, for a special edition commemorating Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory’s 50th anniversary as a priest.

El Pregonero, the Spanish-language newspaper and website of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, received 18 Catholic Media Awards at the 2024 conference of the Catholic Media Association in Atlanta. El Pregonero’s awards announced on June 21 included a first place for best special issue, for a special edition commemorating Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory’s 50th anniversary as a priest.

The Catholic Standard staff received 11 awards announced at the 2024 Catholic Media Association Conference in Atlanta, including a first place award for best in-depth news/special reporting for coverage of a reunion in Southern Maryland of descendants of people enslaved and sold by the Jesuits in 1838, and a second place award for best news writing series on a national event for coverage of the 2023 National Black Catholic Congress gathering in the Washington area. Mihoko Owada, Carroll Media’s digital media and photography manager, received four individual awards for photography. The Catholic Standard also received a third place award for best newspaper website and for its Junior Saints section that highlights students’ artwork and writings.

The 2024 Catholic Media Awards received by the Catholic Standard included three first place awards:


Members of the Our Lady of La Vang Mission, a Vietnamese Catholic community in Chantilly, Virginia, participate in a procession before a May 6, 2023 Mass marking the 20th annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This photo was part of an online photo gallery that received a first place award in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition sponsored by the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo/Mihoko Owada)

Members of the Our Lady of La Vang Mission, a Vietnamese Catholic community in Chantilly, Virginia, participate in a procession before a May 6, 2023 Mass marking the 20th annual Asian and Pacific Island Catholics Marian Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This photo was part of an online photo gallery that received a first place award in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition sponsored by the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo/Mihoko Owada)


During a Sept. 3, 2023 Mass at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Inigoes, Washington Auxiliary Bishop Roy Campbell Jr. receives offertory gifts from Julie Hawkins Ennis, a co-chair of the Reclamation Project’s Southern Maryland GU272 – Jesuit Enslaved Descendant Gathering that brought together descendants of 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in 1838 to Louisiana plantation owners with descendants of enslaved family members who remained then at that religious order’s Maryland plantations. This photo appeared in a series of articles that received a first place award for best in-depth news/special reporting in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition sponsored by the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)


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During a Sept. 3, 2023 Mass at St. Peter Claver Church in St. Inigoes, Washington Auxiliary Bishop Roy Campbell Jr. receives offertory gifts from Julie Hawkins Ennis, a co-chair of the Reclamation Project’s Southern Maryland GU272 – Jesuit Enslaved Descendant Gathering that brought together descendants of 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in 1838 to Louisiana plantation owners with descendants of enslaved family members who remained then at that religious order’s Maryland plantations. This photo appeared in a series of articles that received a first place award for best in-depth news/special reporting in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition sponsored by the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)


In this photo, Cardinal Wilton Gregory baptizes Andre Gouyet during the Easter Vigil on April 8, 2023 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. This photo won a first place award for best photograph of a sacrament in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

In this photo, Cardinal Wilton Gregory baptizes Andre Gouyet during the Easter Vigil on April 8, 2023 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. This photo won a first place award for best photograph of a sacrament in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

  • Best Photograph – Sacramental

First Place – “Easter Joy/Cardinal Baptizes Man at Easter Vigil”Photo by Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard. Judges praised the photo for “creative perspective in capturing a sacrament in an image.”


At the closing Mass for the 13th National Black Catholic Congress on July 23, 2023, Lynné Gray , the director of music for the congress, leads the combined choir that included singers from parishes across the United States. The gathering was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Catholic Standard’s coverage of the National Black Catholic Congress received a second place award for best news writing series on a national event in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

At the closing Mass for the 13th National Black Catholic Congress on July 23, 2023, Lynné Gray , the director of music for the congress, leads the combined choir that included singers from parishes across the United States. The gathering was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland. The Catholic Standard’s coverage of the National Black Catholic Congress received a second place award for best news writing series on a national event in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

The honors included one second place award:

  • Best News Writing Series – National Event

Second Place – “National Black Catholic Congress”Mark Zimmermann, Catherine Buckler, Jaclyn Lippelmann, and Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard. Judges commented, “For anyone interested in the topic, this is the most comprehensive coverage they would expect. It’s written with a sense of expertise and sensitivity to the themes of the gathering.”

https://www.cathstan.org/series/washington-area-hosts-national-black-catholic-congress-xiii

The honors included two third place awards:


The website of the Catholic Standard newspaper of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington received a third place award for best newspaper website in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association.

The website of the Catholic Standard newspaper of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington received a third place award for best newspaper website in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association.

  • Best Website – Newspaper

Third PlaceCatholic Standard newspaper’s website, Catholic Standard staff. Judges commented, “This website looks professional and modern. The side navigation menu is a highlight, making it easy to view various columns and articles from any page.”

https://www.cathstan.org/


The Junior Saints children’s section of the Catholic Standard newspaper and website received a third place award for best reporting on children and teens in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association.

The Junior Saints children’s section of the Catholic Standard newspaper and website received a third place award for best reporting on children and teens in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association.

  • Best Reporting on a Special Age-Group – Children and Teens Younger than 18

Third Place – “Junior Saints” – Writings and artwork by students in Catholic schools in The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, Catholic Standard. Judges commented, “This entry focused on students and combined their writing on caring for creation and Christmas with their artwork. The design and student voices made this a winner.”

https://www.cathstan.org/junior-saints/junior-saints-october-2023-caring-for-creation

The honors included five honorable mention awards:


This ad promoting the Catholic Standard’s Back to School edition received an honorable mention award for best promotional house ad in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association.

This ad promoting the Catholic Standard’s Back to School edition received an honorable mention award for best promotional house ad in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association.

  • Best Promotional House Ad

Honorable mention – Back to School – Patricia Castrillo, Catholic Standard.


From left to right, Julie Ennis, sisters Dr. Stephanie Locke and Dr. Veronica Bryant are joined in front by Julie Ennis' daughter McKenzie Ennis, at the gravesite of their ancestor, Monica A. Queen, in the cemetery at Sacred Heart Parish in Bowie, Maryland. On Jan. 16, 2023 on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the family members joined other volunteers in clearing brush and debris on a hillside near the cemetery where there may be hundreds of unmarked graves, possibly including the burial sites of enslaved people who worked on a Jesuit plantation in that area in the 1700s and 1800s. The Catholic Standard’s articles on the Sacred Heart Cemetery’s gravesites received an honorable mention award for best coverage of racial inequities in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo/Mihoko Owada)

From left to right, Julie Ennis, sisters Dr. Stephanie Locke and Dr. Veronica Bryant are joined in front by Julie Ennis’ daughter McKenzie Ennis, at the gravesite of their ancestor, Monica A. Queen, in the cemetery at Sacred Heart Parish in Bowie, Maryland. On Jan. 16, 2023 on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the family members joined other volunteers in clearing brush and debris on a hillside near the cemetery where there may be hundreds of unmarked graves, possibly including the burial sites of enslaved people who worked on a Jesuit plantation in that area in the 1700s and 1800s. The Catholic Standard’s articles on the Sacred Heart Cemetery’s gravesites received an honorable mention award for best coverage of racial inequities in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo/Mihoko Owada)


Sondra Dodson Raspberry and Joan Dodson Tillery sit outside Dodson Raspberry's garden. The two sisters remain close, as they live near one another, frequently go out together, and both are members of Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington, D.C. In an interview with the Catholic Standard newspaper, the sisters reflected on their experiences attending the March on Washington 60 years earlier on Aug. 28, 1963. The Catholic Standard’s articles highlighting people’s remembrances of the first March on Washington received an honorable mention for best reporting on senior citizens in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Catherine Buckler)

Sondra Dodson Raspberry and Joan Dodson Tillery sit outside Dodson Raspberry’s garden. The two sisters remain close, as they live near one another, frequently go out together, and both are members of Immaculate Conception Parish in Washington, D.C. In an interview with the Catholic Standard newspaper, the sisters reflected on their experiences attending the March on Washington 60 years earlier on Aug. 28, 1963. The Catholic Standard’s articles highlighting people’s remembrances of the first March on Washington received an honorable mention for best reporting on senior citizens in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Catherine Buckler)


This series of photos from Holy Week and Easter 2023 received an honorable mention award for best news photo story in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photos by Mihoko Owada)

This series of photos from Holy Week and Easter 2023 received an honorable mention award for best news photo story in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photos by Mihoko Owada)

    • Best Photo Story – News

Honorable Mention – “Blessings and Prayers During Holy Week and Easter”Photos by Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard.


This photo won an honorable mention for best Catholic education photograph in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

This photo won an honorable mention for best Catholic education photograph in the 2024 Catholic Media Awards competition of the Catholic Media Association. (Catholic Standard photo by Mihoko Owada)

  • Best Photograph – Catholic Education

Honorable Mention – “Catholic Schools Off to Running Start for 2023-24 School Year”Photo by Mihoko Owada, Catholic Standard.

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