ACE Magazine Awards 2022

The John King trophy awarded to winner of the ACE awards
The John King trophy awarded to winner of the ACE awards

The Association for Church Editors Awards celebrate and recognise the work of church magazine editors and their editorial teams.

Who will be eligible to take part?

  • The 2022 Awards are for A5 size paper magazines with colour printing, even just on the cover.
  • The Awards are open to all Christian denominations that believe in the Holy Trinity.

Note that we’re not accepting magazines that are solely or predominantly available in digital format, through websites or by email, even where a few hard copies may be produced for those readers who do not have Internet access. This is due to the difficulty in fairly comparing paper and digital format magazines, especially those produced solely to go on websites (rather than PDF copies of magazines that would usually be printed). We are still considering whether to introduce a category for digital magazines in the future.

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.
Publishing team for "Newt" magazine receiving their award from Andy Jackson, Head of Communications for the URC
Publishing team for “Newt” magazine receiving their award from Andy Jackson, Head of Communications for the URC

How to submit your entries:

  • Please send two copies each of two different issues of your magazine/newsletter produced during the last twelve months.
  • Please complete the entry form below, which gives us some additional information about your magazine, church, circulation, its editor and production team.
    ACE Awards Entry Form 2022
  • The closing date for entries is Monday 7th February 2022.
  • The review process will be based on printed magazines and not electronic versions.
  • Please send your 4 magazines plus entry form to:
    Sally Churchus, 103 Gravel Road, Bromley, Kent BR2 8PW

 Please note:

  • The Awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting, date and venue still to be decided

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