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Friday, 09 September 2016 10:21

CRA website recognised in annual Catholic media awards

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ACPA dinner 2016 1 150Catholic Religious Australia (CRA) received the Highly Commended award for the "Best Layout and Design-Online Publication" in the Australasian Catholic Press Association (ACPA) Awards for Excellence 2016. The awards were presented on 6 September 2016 by Sydney Auxiliary Bishop Tony Randazzo at the organisation’s annual dinner at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney.

The comment for the award reads: "The design of this website has both unity and consistency. The choice of images, colours and style are all conceptually related and readily connect this organisation with its target audience. It has easy to use navigation and unobtrusive social media sliders. The home page slider also enables visitors to effortlessly access key areas of the website."

The CRA website was launched in April 2016 after months of collaboration between CRA and designer Matthew Price of Transformation by Design. The process was informed by an understanding of the information that website readers sought and by striving to make the website responsive and intuitive to readers' needs.

The aim of the ACPA Awards is to encourage and reward excellence in the field of Catholic publishing and the media. The awards are announced each year during the annual ACPA conference which was held this year at Rydges Sydney Central under the theme of Channels of Mercy. For the first time, the conference included the launch of the Australian Catholic Social Justice Statement, A Place at the Table, Social Justice in an Ageing Society.

The Southern Cross newspaper, published by the Archdiocese of Adelaide, is the winner of the 2016 Bishop Philip Kennedy Memorial Award for Overall Excellence. The award for best magazine was won by Broken Bay News and best online publication was Eureka Street.

Guest speaker at the awards dinner was actor and author William McInnes who congratulated all the award winners and spoke about people of grace and moments of mercy in his life.

A complete list of award winners and the judges’ comments is available at www.acpa.asn.au.

Download the complete list of the 2016 ACPA Awards PDF here.