Webb, Kaylor garner recent writing awards - Word&Way

Webb, Kaylor garner recent writing awards

Word & Way Editor Bill Webb won awards in competitions sponsored by the Baptist Communicators Association and Associated Church Press this spring, and the magazine’s regular freelancer Brian Kaylor was recognized by ACP and by The Religious Communicators Council.

The awards were presented for work published in 2015.

Bill WebbBill WebbBrian KaylorBrian KaylorDuring its awards banquet on April 15, Webb took first place in the opinion/editorial category for “Syrian and other refugees are our business,” published in the December 2015 Word & Way. The editorial also garnered one of BCA’s seven grand prizes, the Frank Burkhalter Award for Exceptional Achievement in Religious Newswriting.

In addition, the editorial received the top award — the Award of Excellence — for editorial or opinion piece in a newspaper, newsletter, magazine or journal in ACP’s awards competition, announced April 22.

Kaylor’s ACP entry won an honorable mention in the feature article category in a magazine for “Reflecting on violence as part of Advent,” one of two stories he wrote as part of the December 2015 cover package “Anticipating Christmas creatively.”

On April 2, he won RCC Certif­i­cate of Merit recognitions for two entries that appeared in Word & Way: a magazine news series titled “Death penalty” (May 7, 2015, links below) and a single magazine article, “Worshipping on a rural mound” (November 2015).

Kaylor also received an RCC Certificate of Merit for the Churchnet e-magazine “Churchnet’s Partnership with Guatemala Baptists.”

See also:

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