Journal Awards

Evangelical Press Association (EPA) Recognizes JOURNAL with Top Awards at its 2011 Convention.
The CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL received a first place Award of Excellence in the Organizational category for 2010. The Award of Excellence goes to the magazine with the highest scores for overall writing, content, and graphic design. The judges comments included, “Engaging, bold ‘magazine-style’ voice—it begs to be on a newsstand capturing the imagination of the reader. Very nicely produced with considerable style. Polished, professional, high style with high impact. Fascinating!”

The JOURNAL also received the First Place Award in the critical review category for Kevin DeYoung's book review of The Hole in Our Gospel. In addition, the JOURNAL won third place in the evangelism article category for “Faith Path: Helping Friends Find their Way to Christ” by Mark Mittleberg.

Awards in 2007 for the Christian Research Journal
2007 awards Typography and Lettering 1st place" Jesus as God in the 2nd Century" Cogdill

Awards in 2006 for the Christian Research Journal
2006 awards General Article (long) 3rd place "Modern Witchcraft" Howe Reporting 3rd place "Terrorizing the Innocents in Uganda" Rabey Cover "under the Needle" Cogdill/Felix Original Art 3rd place "Suffer the Chidlren" What's Wrong with Gay Adoption" Hogue Photo Feature 3rd place "Under the Needle" Felix and Cogdill

Awards in 2005 for the Christian Research Journal
2005 awards Biblical Exposition 2nd place" Luke 14:25: Hate of Hyperbole?" Leland Ryken General Article 1st place "The Matrix: Unloaded Revelation" Godawa Cover Fourth Place "Pornography: Darkening Our Minds" Cogdill 2-page Spread design 2nd place "using the Qur'am and the Hadith as a Bridge for Sharing the Gospel" Cogdill Typography and Lettering 3rd place "The Da Vinci Code" Cogdill Freelance Article "Making Peace with the Sixties" Rabey

Awards in 2004 for the Christian Research Journal
2004 Awards Biblical Exposition 2nd place "Context! Context! Context!" Steve Bright Critical Review 2nd place "Gnotic 'Christianity' Revisited" Daniel Hoffman Standing Column "Viewpoint" 1st place Harris, Grrothuis, and Miller Cover 1st place "Killing God" Cogdill 2-page spread design 2nd place "Killing God" Cogdill Publication Design Third place Cogdill

Awards in 2003 for the Christian Research Journal
2003 Award of Excellence for organizational magazine. 1st place Critical Review Bob and Gretchen Passantino "Appeal Denied" 4th place Standing Column "Practical Apologetics"-Koukl, Dallas, and Alcorn


EPA Recognizes JOURNAL with Top Awards for 2002
The CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL received the honorable Award of Excellence in the Organizational category for 2002. The JOURNAL also received the First Place Award in the critical review category for Bob and Gretchen Passantino's book review on Challenging the Verdict. Steve Bright, Assistant Editor, was in Atlanta in May 2003 to accept the awards at the Evangelical Press Association's annual convention.


2001 Awards for the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL
The Evangelical Press Association (EPA) recently recognized the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL with several top awards. At their 2001 annual meeting in San Diego, our Christian journalism peers in the EPA awarded the JOURNAL with the Award of Merit in the organizational publications category; First Place for Full Color Cover for the "Good Fantasy and Bad Fantasy" issue (Tim Jessell, illustrator; Dwayne Cogdill/Cognition Design, art director); First Place in Best Redesign and Fifth Place for Overall Publication Design.


Awards in 2000 for the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL
The EPA also awarded the JOURNAL with several other top awards: the Award of Merit in the organizational publications category, the Critical Review and Biblical Exposition awards, as well as an award for Full-Color Original Art. The JOURNAL was also celebrated with a prestigious secular award in PRINT MAGAZINE'S Annual Regional Design Issue. PRINT is one of the premier graphic design magazines in the country. Each year PRINT holds a competition in which the winning entries represent the best and hottest new graphic design in the country. The JOURNAL was recognized for Layout and Design of the Volume 22, Issue 2 JOURNAL (the T. D. Jakes Cover Issue). This cover was selected from more than 39,000 submissions.


EPA High Honors Award in 1998
The EPA recognized the JOURNAL with an honorable top award! After winning the Award of Merit three years in a row in the organizational publications category, the EPA gave the CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL a highly coveted award, the Award of Excellence last year. The JOURNAL won overall excellence for writing, design, and editing. Elliot Miller, editor-in-chief, was in Chicago on 29 April 1998 to accept the award given at the 50th anniversary Evangelical Press Association annual convention.