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Ave Authors, Designers Win 10 CPA Awards

June 22, 2019

Ave Maria Press authors and designers earned ten awards—including three first-place honors—in the annual book awards sponsored by the Catholic Press Association.

Joyce Rupp won first place in spirituality/soft cover books for Boundless Compassion, which earned a second-place award last month from the Association of Catholic Publishers. Rupp also took second place in collections of prayers for Anchors for the Soul from CPA.

Br. Paul Quenon, O.C.S.O., placed first in memoir for In Praise of the Useless Life, which also earned second place for cover design. Samantha Watson created the cover for Ave.

The Catholic Hipster Handbook, edited by Tommy Tighe, won first place in the “backlist beauty” category.

Ave graphic designer Brianna Dombo won two awards—an honorable mention for design and production for the mother-daughter journal Side by Side by Lori and Ava Ubowski. Dombo also earned an honorable mention for the cover design of Gratefulness by Susan Muto.

Gratefulness won second place in ACP’s inspirational books category last month.

Other winners from Ave Maria Press included:

  • Timothy P. O’Malley, second place in the family life category for Off the Hook
  • Emily Wilson Hussem, honorable mention in books for teens and young adults for Go Bravely
  • Justin McClain, honorable mention in collections of prayers for Called to Pray

Meanwhile, CatholicMom.com, a ministry of Holy Cross Family Ministries—an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross—won second place for best blog at the 2019 Gabriel Awards, which were also given out this week during the Catholic Media Conference.

Family Theater Productions, an apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross, won first place for a teen-specific television documentary of more than sixty minutes for Catholic Central episodes The Mass, Catholic Dating, and Life After Life. The organization also won second place for best internet video of between four and ten minutes for Catholic Central’s The Mass.

Book awards were announced Friday night at the Catholic Media Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Gabriel Awards were handed out Thursday night. To see the complete list of book winners, check out the CPA website.

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