Here are the judging criteria:

The Association for Church Editors is launching its next Awards to celebrate and recognise the work of church magazine editors and their editorial teams.

Who will be eligible to take part?

  • The 2021 Awards are for any size magazine, but not A5, with colour printing, even just on the cover.
  • The Awards are open to all Christian denominations that believe in the Holy Trinity.

Types of Awards

  • The Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will receive an inscribed trophy to keep, together with a Certificate of Excellence.
  • The Gold Award winner will receive the John King Trophy, to be held for one year.
  • The winning entry in each of the following categories will receive a Certificate of Excellence:
    • Cover design
    • Overall layout & structure
    • Headlines
    • Use of graphics
    • Clarity of the Christian message
    • Intended readership appeal
  • Entries not selected for one of the main Awards, but are considered to be of a sufficiently high standard, will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

How to submit your entries:

  • Please send two copies each of two different issues of your magazine/newsletter produced during the last eighteen months.
  • The closing date for entries is Monday 1st February 2021.
  • The review process will be based on printed magazines and not electronic versions.
  • Please send your 4 magazines plus entry form to:

Angela Price, 14 Browns Way, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes MK17 8JA

Please note:

The Awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Westminster Central Hall in London.

Here is a link to the Entry form.


Calling all Editors!

Would you like some extra content, advice and inspiration for your church magazine, plus the possibility of meeting up with other editors to exchange ideas and discuss problems?

The Association for Church Editors can help you.  It is a not-for-profit organisation aiming to help church editors of all denominations improve their magazines. There is free help and advice on their website www.churchmag.uk.  Membership costs £10 a year.