Representing the Uniting Church in Queensland, Journey magazine won four prizes at the 2014 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) awards in Canberra over the weekend.
Judges loved the redesign Journey underwent in 2013, awarding gold for best cover (April 2013) and most improved hard copy publication and silver for overall best design. Special congratulations also go to Ashley Thompson for winning gold for best new writer for her piece on child sacrifice.
Other Uniting Church publications also won awards. Insights magazine (NSW/ACT Synod) won gold for best feature and best theological article as well as bronze for best cover, New Times (South Australia Synod) won gold for best original photography, Crosslight (Vic/Tas Synod) won gold for best editorial or opinion piece, ACCatalyst (Assembly of Confessing Congregations) won bronze for best faith reflection and Wesley Impact (Wesley Communications NSW) won gold for best design.
The awards judged Christian print and online publications throughout Australia and New Zealand.