Northwest Catholic staff wins 14 national awards

SEATTLE – The staff of Northwest Catholic and received 14 Catholic Press Awards during the 2019 Catholic Media Conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The awards were announced June 21.

Keri Hake
Keri Hake

In the individual excellence categories, Keri Hake, Northwest Catholic’s advertising sales manager and general business manager, received third place for Advertising Business/Marketing Professional of the Year.

The awards were presented by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. Northwest Catholic was recognized for work done in 2018 in a wide range of categories, including writing, digital content, advertising and graphic design.

In the all-publications competition, photos taken by Stephen Brashear at the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas, took first place for best online photo content not published in print.

Auxiliary Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg won second place for best regular bishop’s column in a diocesan magazine for his “Ask a Bishop” column.

Follow the links below to revisit some of the award-winning content.


First Place

Best Online Content Not Published in Print — Photo Content (all publications)

Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of the Americas by Stephen Brashear

Madre de las AmericasPhoto: StephenBrashear


Best Promotional House Ad (all magazines)

7 ways to connect with our Catholic community in Western Washington by Keri Hake and Janis Olson


Second Place

Best Regular Column — Bishop’s Column in a Diocesan Magazine “Ask a Bishop,” Bishop Daniel H. Mueggenborg:

“How can I become a better pray-er?”

“What is the most serious sin?”

“Why do we have All Saints’ Day?”


Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues — Care for God's Creation (all magazines)

“Connecting with God’s creation” by Michelle Bruno


Personality Profiles — Religious Leader (all magazines)

“‘I am blessed': Father Jim Lee faces his ALS diagnosis with prayer, support from friends, and hope in Jesus Christ” by Jean Parietti

Best Illustration with Graphic Design or Art (all publications)

El Sarcasmo Es Venenoso by Ellen Bollard


Most Effective Use of Small Space (all magazines)

Business guide by Keri Hake and Ron Anderson


Best Sports Reporting (all magazines)

“Making a Splash at the Special Olympics USA Games” by Jean Parietti


Third Place

Best Special Supplement or Special Issue with Advertising Emphasis (all magazines)

Archbishop Hunthausen by Keri Hake, Ron Anderson and Janis Olson


Honorable Mention

Best Online Content Not Published in Print — Photo Content (all publications)

“Finding New Life” by Stephen Brashear


Best Regular Column — Family Life (all magazines)

“A Catholic Home” by Michelle Bruno:

“Celebrating new life”

“Safeguarding Sunday”

“Feasting for a family saint”


Best Reporting of Social Justice Issues — Solidarity (all magazines)

"Waking up to Solidarity with a Cup of Coffee" by Jean Parietti


Best Book Review Section (all magazines)

“Faith-Filled Summer Reading Recommendations” by Northwest Catholic


Individual Excellence

Advertising Business/Marketing Professional of the Year (all members)

Third Place: Keri Hake