Awards & Honors

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2021 Catholic Media Association Awards

BEST WEBSITE MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER - Honorable Mention

VISION Catholic Religious Vocation Discernment Guide, VocationNetwork.org

BEST REPORTING ON VOCATIONS TO PRIESTHOOD, RELIGIOUS LIFE OR DIACONATE - Honorable Mention
"Our newest religious possess and age-old Christian virtue: hope", by VISION editors

BEST WRITING IN-DEPTH - Third place

"Walking with jovenes who are discerning their vocation", by Sister Ana Cecilia Montalvo, F.Sp.S.

 

BEST WEBSITE - Second Place
Prepare The Word (TrueQuest Communications)

 

2020 Catholic Press Association Awards

 

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - First Place

Rural religious take to the highways and byways by Carol Schuck Scheiber

BEST FEATURE ARTICLE - Second Place
Who you gonna love? by Sr. Mary Pellegrino, C.S.J.

BEST REVIEW - Honorable Mention

HORIZON "Secular movies evoke sacred themes" by Carol Schuck Scheiber


MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR - Honorable Mention
HORIZON


BEST WEBSITE - Third Place
Prepare The Word (TrueQuest Communications)

 

2020 Associated Church Press Awards

 

AWARD OF MERIT
Prepare the Word (TrueQuest Communications) 
Homily stories
By Fr. Dominic Grassi, Peg Ekerdt, Tom McGrath, Jennifer Tomshack, Patrice Tuohy, et al.

HONORABLE MENTION
Prepare the Word (TrueQuest Communications)
Take Five for Faith
By Various authors

2019 Catholic Press Association Awards

 

BEST REPORTING - First Place

See the Spirit in sisters

BEST STORY AND PHOTO PACKAGE - Second Place

Divine Design: The holiness of place

BEST INTERVIEW - Third Place

"Monja” no era el plan original
Special Note: This is our first Spanish language award! 

BEST ESSAY - Third Place

HORIZON Talking about and Inviting to Brotherhood

2019 Associated Church Press Awards

AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Divine Design: The holiness of place
By Alice Camille, Anne Marie O'Kelley, Carol Schuck Scheiber, and Jennifer Tomshack

 

2018 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

BEST USE OF PHOTOS IN SOCIAL MEDIA - First Place
VISION Vocation Guide, Facebook: “Proud family watches sister’s first steps,” photo by Noel Marcantel

BEST PHOTO STORY: Feature Photo Story - Second Place
Proud family watches sister’s first steps. Photos by Noel Marcantel. Text by Carol Schuck Scheiber 

BEST BLOG: By Layperson - Third Place
Questions Catholics Ask by Alice Camille

BEST ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER - Honorable mention 
E-Vocation Newsletter by Alice Camille, Jennifer Tomshack, and Patrice Tuohy

BEST MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR - Honorable mention
VISION Vocation Guide by VISION Vocation Guide editors and contributors

BEST REGULAR COLUMN - Honorable Mention 
Art of Discernment: "Quench your thirst" by Patrice J. Tuohy, text. Sister Elaine Penrice, F.S.P., illustration

2018 ASSOCIATED CHURCH PRESS

SOCIAL MEDIA - SINGLE POSTING - Award of Merit
Proud family watches sister's first steps (Facebook post). Photo by Noel Marcantel; Text by Carol Schuck Scheiber

REPORTING AND WRITING - THEME ISSUE, SECTION, OR SERIES: Blog or Social Media
Honorable Mention
Questions Catholics Ask by Alice Camille

 

OVERALL EXCELLENCE / BEST IN CLASS - INDEPENDENT WEBSITE - ACP Awards of Promise 
Prepare the Word by Prepare the Word editors, programmers, contributors 

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS - PODCAST/AUDIO SERIES
Take Five for Faith - Take a break for faith" podcast"

REPORTING AND WRITING - COLUMN: Newspaper/News Service/Newsletter/Website/Blog
Exploring the Word Alice Camille

 

 

2017 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR - Second Place

VISION Vocation Guide

BEST MULTIPLE PICTURE PACKAGE: Feature Package - Second Place

VISION Spotlight: Vocation takes cultivation

COLUMNIST: Layperson - Third Place
Questions Catholics Ask by Alice Camille

 

2017 ASSOCIATED CHURCH PRESS

BEST IN CLASS: Magazine, Special Interest - Honorable Mention

VISION Vocation Guide

 

ONLINE/NEW MEDIA: Social Media - Honorable Mention

VISION Vocation Guide (Facebook)

 

 

2016 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

BEST ONLINE BLOG: Publication Blog - Third Place
Questions Catholics Ask

 

2016 ASSOCIATED CHURCH PRESS

BEST IN CLASS - Award of Merit
Year of Consecrated Life parish resource packet

VISION Vocation Guide 

 

THEOLOGICAL REFLECTION - Award of Merit
Take Five for Faith

2015 Catholic Press Association Awards

 

BEST MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER WEBSITE - First Place

VISION Vocation Network

 

BEST SINGLE PHOTO ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER: Black & White Photo - Third place

Diego Ortiz Mugica photo for “5 steps to finding your vocation”

 

BEST PHOTO STORY ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER: Feature Photo Story - Third Place

“Nourishing body and soul” by Sister Sheryl Francis Chen, O.S.C.O.

 

BEST ESSAY ORIGINATING WITH A MAGAZINE OR NEWSLETTER: Professional & Special Interest Magazine (Including Clergy & Religious) - Honorable mention

“Can your career fit into religious life?” by Sister Janet Gildea, S.C.

 

BEST ONLINE BLOG: Publication Blog - Third Place

“Questions Catholics Ask”


 

2015 Associated Church Press


Online/New Media: PUBLICATION WEBSITEAWARD OF EXCELLENCE

VISION Vocation Guide for http://www.vocationnetwork.org

 

General Excellence: BEST IN CLASS/PRINT: Denominational or other Special Interest Magazine

AWARD OF MERIT

VISION Vocation Guide

 

Book, NonfictionHONORABLE MENTION

Discover Your Path: Best of VISION Vocation Guide

 

 

2014 Catholic Press Association Awards


Best photo story originating with a magazine - First Place
“Silent preachers amid nature's song” by Anne Marie O'Kelley, Joel Schorn, Carol Schuck Scheiber (text);
photos provided by the monastery 

 

Best essay - First Place
“Chastity in real life” by Father Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.

 

Best feature article - First Place 
“There's no gap when it comes to these generations” by Heidi Schlumpf 

 

Best essay - Second Place 
“5 signs religious life may be right for you” by Sister Colleen Smith, A.S.C.J. 

 

Best online content not published in print - Second Place 
“Questions Catholics Ask” by Alice Camille

 

Best electronic newsletter - Third Place 
“VISION E-Vocation Newsletter: Call to Mind God's Call” by Patrice J. Tuohy

 

Best coverage of vocations - Third Place 
“Know thyself: A priest finds his way” by Pat Morrison

 

Best essay - Honorable Mention
“Our service is our prayer” by Sister Pat Dowling, C.B.S.

 

 

HORIZON, the National Religious Vocation Conference's professional journal for those in vocation ministry, also was a big winner this year with six Catholic Press Association awards.

 

Congratulations to our authors and editors for their commendable work providing our readers with a multimedia resource that is trusted, respected, and consistently outstanding!


 

2013 Catholic Press Association Awards

 

Best Essay - First Place

"Called, and called again" by Sister Camille D’Arienzo, R.S.M.
Entering the door of religious life led this Sister of Mercy to the fulfillment of her dreams, and beyond.

 

Best Essay - Third Place

"Living the vows" by Sister Renée Daigle, M.S.C.
The promises of poverty, celibacy, and obedience are less about giving things up than about living a full and free life.

 

Best Interview - Honorable Mention

"Accept the gift of forgiveness" by Father Britto M. Berchmans and Caroline Hopkinson
The path to peace and serenity all begins with the humble admission: Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.

 

Best Photo Story - Honorable Mention

"Taking on new habits" by Chris Bronson
In a long-established ritual, three men from different walks of life enter a monastery to live for a year among the monks and see if it is right for them and for the community.

 

Best General Publisher Website - Second Place
VocationNetwork.org

2012 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION Vocation Guide received two 2012 Catholic Press Association journalism awards of excellence for the following articles:

 

Best Essay - First Place
“Blessed are we who comfort the mourners” by Matthew Kuczora, C.S.C.,
Judge's comments: An entertwined series of journeys: a spiritual calling, a lifelong friendship, a maturation into a career, a life cut tragically short. This is told with intelligence and insight.

 

General Excellence, Religious Order Magazines - Third Place
Judge's comments: This magazine is well designed and written. It appeals to laity as well as those in various orders. It includes links to online versions in several languages. The stories are good and cover a broad spectrum of subjects. http://www.digitalvocationguide.org/vision/2013#pg1.


 

2011 Catholic Press Association Awards


VISION Vocation Guide received three 2011 Catholic Press Association journalism awards of excellence for the following articles:

 

Best Multiple Picture Package Feature - First Place
“Trust God and Hit the Road” by Brother Roger Anthony Lopez, O.F.M., Joel Schorn, Toni Cashnelli, Anne Marie O’Kelley Judge's comments: Nice packaging. I felt like I was one of the brothers.

Best Feature Article, Religious Order Magazines - Second Place 
“Full of Grace: Reclaiming the Rosary” by Alice Camille Judge's comments: The author makes a strong point through excellent use of sources to reframe the rosary in a way that reminds Catholics of its power and function on our lives today.


Best Essay, Religious Orders Magazines - Third Place
“Joy I never expected” by Sister Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M.
Judge's comments: A caring, warmly written essay that fearlessly shares deeply personal reactions and feelings.

Best Web and Print Combination Package - First Place
"Inspired Images/More Inspired Images" by Joel Schorn and Anne Marie O'Kelley


 

2010 Catholic Press Association Awards

VISION Vocation Guide received four 2010 Catholic Press Association journalism awards of excellence for the following articles:

 

Best Original Poetry - First Place
"Just Take It" by Father Larry Janowski, O.F.M.

Judge's comments: The poem's message of action and decision offers profound insight into the human condition. The conversational and direct tone lends the poem great power, appropriate to the subject matter and to Frost's own voice. The sonnet-like structure further supports the poem's quiet, understated wisdom. 

Best Essay - Second Place
"Monks build community one living stone upon another" by Brother Francis Wagner, O.S.B.
Judge's comments: The author opens with the question "does death actually give life meaning?" and goes on to answer his question by discussing the way he views death and reflecting back on funerals. Well-written and very explanatory.

Best Personality Profile-Second Place
"Teacher First, Sister Always" by Leslie Scanlon
Judge's comments: The author tells Sister Lee Ann McNally's story through people she has helped. She paints a picture of her subject with strong detail and anecdotes. The writing is clear and concise. She uses quotes to tell the story.

Best Photo Story - Third Place
"Sacred Places: Where beauty and grace meet" text by Joel Schorn
Judge's comments: This is a stunning group of architectural photos, each one shot with obvious attention to the finest detail. They reverently capture the beauty and grandeur of their subjects, the "sacred spaces" mentioned in the opening text.

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

VISION Vocation Network is included in the United States Bishops' Conferences listof Top 10 Vocation Websites.

 

 

 

Other awards for TrueQuest Communications 

 

National Religious Vocation Conference

2008 HARVEST AWARD

PATRICE TUOHY, Executive Editor of VISION Vocation Guide, and TRUEQUEST COMMUNICATIONS, publishers of VISION, were awarded the National Religious Vocation Conference's 2008 Harvest Award for outstanding contributions to vocation ministry and promoting Catholic religious vocations.

 

 

Catholic Press Association Awards

 

2015 GENERAL EXCELLENCE: Newsletter - Third Place Prepare the Word 

 

 

Associated Church Press Awards

 

2012  Independent Website or E-zine - Third Place  PreparetheWord.com

2011  Independent Website or E-zine - Second Place  PreparetheWord.com

2011  Bible Resource - First Place  PreparetheWord.com

2010  Bible Resource - Second Place  PreparetheWord.com

2009  Independent Website or E-zine - Third Place PreparetheWord.com

2008  Independent Website or E-zine   PreparetheWord.com

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VISION magazine is well designed and written. It appeals to laity as well as those in various orders. It includes links to online versions in several languages. The stories are good and cover a broad spectrum of subjects.

 

CPA judge's comments