Insights wins at the ARPAs

Insights wins at the ARPAs

Insights staff are excited about winning some major awards at the Australasian Religious Press Awards (ARPAs) on 5 September.

Each year, the ARPAs recognises excellence in religious press and is an ecumenical Christian communication network for Australian and New Zealand publications and their editors, journalists, designers, contributors. This year the APRAs celebrate their 40th anniversary.

Insights magazine this year won a Gold Award for Best Feature for our September 2013 cover feature “Seeking Refuge”, with judges saying that the feature was “ambitious in scope and wide-ranging in its sources, this feature untangles some of the political, moral, theological and personal threads in Australia’s debate over asylum seekers, while retaining a coherent through-line focusing on the imperatives of a Christian response. The writing is clear, the article well structured, the content compelling, and overall, this seemingly intractable controversy becomes more intelligible.”

Our second Gold Award was for Best Theological Article for Ben Myers Culture Watch article entitled “Christmas for the fun of it” in the December 2013 issue. Judges said of this article: “It’s a risk awarding one of the briefest articles submitted, but Myers demonstrates that profound ideas can be offered with brevity, eloquence and humour. There is no shortage of depth and rigour here: this is finely sculpted prose, and theological clarity at its best. And it frees Christians to truly get into the festive spirit!”

Insights was also awarded Bronze in the Best Cover Design category for our November 2013 “Escape to the country” rural issue cover.

View the winning issues of the magazine below:

Insights September 2013 – Seeking Refuge – Gold for Best Feature, Single Author – Sarah Sullivan

Insights December 2013 – Christmas for the fun of it – Gold for Best Theological Article — Ben Myers

Insights November 2013 – Escape to the country – Bronze for Best Cover Design

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