Word&Way wins top state paper award - Word&Way

Word&Way wins top state paper award

Word&Way won first place for state Baptist papers in the design division of the 2008 Bap­tist Com­mun­i­ca­tors Assoc­ia­tion awards com­­petition April 4 in Chandler, Ariz.

In all, six awards were pre­sented to Missouri Bap­tist institutions and individuals.

“We at Word&Way are extremely pleased to be recognized as the top Baptist newspaper among our peers in this category,” editor Bill Webb said.

“It also is a reflection of the work of partners in our ‘New Voice Media’ collaboration with Baptist paper counterparts in Texas and Virginia, and with Associated Baptist Press,” he said.

“ABP graphic artist Lindsay Bergstrom, who de­signs cover packages for each issue, certainly has been an asset.

“This honor is a recognition of the excellent work of our entire staff.”

BCA awards also went to the following Missouri Bap­tist communications professionals:

• Second place in news­letter, other newspaper or tabloid in the design division, to Stacey Hamby and the communications team at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Liberty, for “The Connection.” Hamby also re­ceived an honorable mention in newspaper or news­letter in the feature writing division for “Lindsay’s Story.”

• Second place in online publication in the newswriting division, Brian Kaylor, Baptist General Convention of Missouri, for “Reports Con­flict About Fred Thomp­son’s Church Membership Attendance.”

• First place for single article in newspaper or news­­letter in the feature writing division, Brian Koonce, The Pathway, for “Making Bibles Delights Missouri Baptists.”

He also received second place in newspaper or newsletter single article in the news­writing division for “MBC Dis­as­ter Relief Responds to Hard-Hit Southwest Mis­souri.”