Ave Maria Press designers and authors earned thirty one awards—including eight first-place honors—from the Catholic Media Association.

First-Place Honors:

Real Presence: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter? by Timothy P. O’Malley, McGrath Institute for Church Life, for the popular presentation of the faith category

Adore: A Guided Advent Journal for Prayer and Meditation by Fr. John Burns and illustrated by Valerie Delgado for classical spirituality and best cover artwork by designer Brianna Dombo

Awaken My Heart Prayer Journal for design and production by designer Brianna Dombo

A Deacon Prays: Prayers and Devotions for Liturgy and Life by Deacon Greg Kandra in collections of prayers

Finding Sanctuary: How the Wild Work of Peace Restored the Heart of a Sandy Hook Mother by Jennifer Hubbard in memoir

St. Dymphna’s Playbook: A Catholic Guide to Finding Mental and Emotional Well-Being by Tommy Tighe in the healing and self-help category, also won ACP honors earlier this year

Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church by Fr. Blake Britton for first-time author of a book

Ave swept the following two categories:

 Presentation of the Catholic Faith:

Healing and Self-Help:

Ave Explores won second place for Best Podcast, Expression of Faith, and host Katie Prejean McGrady took third runner-up for Podcaster of the Year. The judges said Ave Explores has “excellent production value, deep subject matter, and a conversational and highly engaging format. A podcast others can aspire to.”

Other winners include the following: