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Awards for Jesuit Communications

Jesuit Communications recognised with five awards in the 2020 Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) Awards.

Jesuit Communications, the Australian Jesuit ministry which publishes Eureka Street, Australian Catholics and Madonna magazine collected five awards across multiple categories in the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) Awards announced last Friday 30 October 2020.

The awards recognise excellence in religious publishing/media across 24 categories.

‘This is a very strong outcome for the team as the awards encompass all Christian press – not just Catholic media – and reflect well on the relevance and indeed importance of our work beyond the immediate Jesuit, Ignatian and Catholic community’, says CEO of Jesuit Communications, Monika Lancucki.

From entries in 12 categories, Jesuit Communications came away with five awards – two silver and three gold.

Details of those five awards follow.

SILVER: Best new writer‘My mental health journey’ by Caitlin HumphrysAustralian Catholics

GOLD: Best column – ‘Raise a glass’ by Michael McGirr – Madonna

SILVER: Best review‘On first reading Boochani on Manus’ by Andrew HamiltonEureka Street

GOLD: Best headline‘Game on: Pollies, follies and lollies’ by John WarhurstEureka Street

GOLD: Best young writer‘To follow the light of a star’ by Nevie PetersAustralian Catholics

Pleasingly the awards recognise the value of the Jesuit Communications young writers program and community with Caitlin Humphries taking out Silver for Best New Writer, and Nevie Peters taking out Gold for her powerful piece on mental health in the Best Young Writer Category.

We congratulate all the winners in this year’s awards and thank our editorial team: Michael McVeigh (Australian Catholics), Chris Gleeson SJ and Michele Frankeni (Madonna) and Neve Mahoney (Eureka Street) and all who contribute to the important work of our Communications Ministry.

A full list of winners is available here: