The Encounter wins three awards for excellence

The 2015 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) held their annual Awards for Excellence during August in which publications from the year 2014 were judged in categories for publishing, writing, and design and creativity.

The Encounter was recognised for three categories including Silver for Best Regional Publication, Bronze for Best Feature (Multiple Authors) and Highly Commended for Best Cover.

Why This Matters: A Different Christmas Story (December 2014) recognises the contribution of Julianne McLeod, Rick McCosker, the Rev’d Roger Zohrab, the Rev’d Cameron Freese and editor Louise Mackay for their “reflections on the Christmas season, which bring a grounded realism and poignancy to the season’s festivities, while pointing people to the hope that undergirds the meaning of Christmas”.

The August 2014 edition received Highly Commended in the Best Cover category, which featured photography by Roslyn Sharp. “Strong imagery which draws you into the picture. I like the feeling of the church holding the person in safety.”

Congratulations to all involved in the success of the publication.