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Eureka Street named Publication of the Year at 2021 ARPA Awards

  • 07 September 2021
  Eureka Street was named Publication of the Year at the 2021 Australasian Religious Press Association Awards, with the judges citing its 'authenticity of voice and fidelity to the Gospel'. They said Eureka Street was 'grounded in the social teachings of the Catholic Church, it addresses issues both national and international, and gives readers access to some of Australia's best public intellectuals.'

Other Jesuit Communications publications also received awards. Australian Catholics received silver for 'Who is Jesus' by Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ in the Best Theological Article category. According to the judges, this article was a 'succinct theological overview of Jesus Christ using a biblical story to convey the context of a journey and encouraging further exploration'. 

Also awarded to Australian Catholics was bronze in the Best Profile Story category for the article 'Elsie's Lessons' by Catherine Marshall. The judges said the author had chosen a worthy, complex character to portray, and that portrayal was done with 'life and vigour.' The judges remarked that the use of selected quotes from the interviewee within the narrative provided 'an informative and engaging article which did honour to the subject'.

Madonna magazine received silver in the Magazine Best Design category. The judges commented on the excellence of page design and scrupulous editing of all entries, saying 'It was very hard to choose between Gold and Silver awardees'.

At the 2021 ACPA (Australasian Catholic Press Association) awards, announced on the afternoon of 15 September via Zoom, Eureka Street was awarded runner-up for Best Online Publication and runner up for Best Ecumenical/Interfaith story, ‘For the life of the world: savvy and radically Christian,’ by Andy Hamilton. 

Australian Catholics received a runner-up for Best Editorial/Column/Opinion piece, ‘Explorations: The mystery of the Trinity’ by Andy Hamilton; runner-up for Best headline, ‘Paulie and the punk rock nuns’ by Neve Mahoney, and runner-up for Best Cover, ‘Family life’.

Madonna magazine was awarded runner-up for most improved publication.

While the team at Jesuit Communications is delighted to have its work recognised, we also want to thank you, our readers and subscribers, for your continued support of our publications.

No ARPA or ACPA awards were held in 2020 because of COVID-19. For a detailed list of the award winners and judges comments, see the ARPA Awards website and the ACPA Awards website.