Shalom Tidings magazine, Shalom World TV win several prizes in prestigious Catholic Press Awards
Shalom Tidings magazine and Shalom World TV have once again earned accolades for their merit in evangelizing through the media by bagging several prizes in the prestigious Catholic Press Awards of North America. Both the channel and the magazine won five awards each in various categories.
Shalom Tidings won 2022’s ‘Magazine of the Year’ Award. The stellar recognition was for the Professional and Special-Interest Magazines category, which includes Clergy, Religious, Prayer and Spiritual Magazines. It received this top honor for being a “marvellously put together magazine full of useful guidance and spiritual experiences written in short, easy to read articles” as per the remarks of the judges.
The magazine also clinched a third prize for the Best Single Ad Campaign with Publication. It was the Christmas theme advertisement ‘God With Us’ that fetched the third prize. Judges noted that the “Manger scene in the centre of the ad was bright and eye-catching. The ad clearly stated what Shalom World was for and what it could offer to people. They also used the logos of streaming/TV companies to let people know how they could access it.”
Shalom Tidings also won an Honorable Mention in the Best Promotional House Advertisement category. It also received Honorable Mentions in categories such as Best Regular Column-Family Life and Best Reporting on Vocations to Priesthood, Religious Life or Diaconate.
Shalom World bagged first place in the Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video-Depiction of Religious Life. It was all about a young priest Fr David Michael Moses. In its evaluation, the jury said, “The outstanding production values and intimate dive into one man’s vocational journey recommend this for first place.”
The channel secured an Honorable Mention in the Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video-Feature category. It was the episode on ‘An Astronaut’s Faith-Dr Thomas G Jones’ that fetched the recognition.
In the Best Freestanding Presentation of Online Video-Panel Discussion category, Shalom World’s ‘Family-Why Get Married?’ came third in the awards. Its producer was Mesmin Santhosh and the creative producer was Robin Varghese. Ranjith Jimmy was the editor and graphics were handled by Arun Kumar P. Akhil K Jose was the colorist. Linto Davis and Thomas Mathew handled the audio. The jury said, “The producer asks tough questions and explores what would seem like an obvious question, Why? Get Married! However, the producing team does a fantastic job at exploring a sensitive and complicated topic through a simple yet powerful technique, compelling conversations with real-life couples”.
In the Best Multimedia Package-Seasonal Issue category, Shalom World’s ‘God With Us’-Christmas Season came second. The jury said, “These Christmas resources are distinctive, creative and heart-warming, focusing on children’s and families’ experience of the season. The videos and animations are high quality and cohesive.” In the Best Multimedia Package Series, Shalom World’s ‘Mary My Mother’ found an honorable Mention.
The Catholic Press Awards are given by the Catholic Press Association, an organization comprising Catholic media professionals and publishers in North America founded in 1911. The Catholic Press Awards are the most significant among the various recognitions and they are given to recognize and encourage strong media interventions to invigorate the growth of the Church.
What make’s Shalom Tidings’ and Shalom World TV’s achievements stellar is the fact that they competed with scores of other entries from North America.
Shalom Tidings magazine was first published in the year 2012 and the ‘Magazine of the Year’ Award couldn’t have come at a time more apt than its 10th anniversary year! It is now printed in German apart from English. On its website and mobile apps, it can be read in Spanish, French, Chinese Traditional, Chinese Simplified, Arabic, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Portuguese and Tagalog. Free downloads of all articles are also possible at the website shalomtidings.org
What began on a modest scale on April 27, 2014, Shalom World now reaches 1.5 billion people in 145-plus countries. Apart from channels tailor-made for North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa, the media house also has SW Prayer, a channel exclusively dedicated to broadcasting Holy Mass, adorations, rosary and novenas. Shalom World is available on all smart televisions, major OTT Platforms and Android-IOS devices. Log on to shalomworld.org to learn how to receive Shalom World on television and mobile apps.
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Shalom Media Austria began its work in June 2017. The office blessing was done by Reverend Gino Henriques, CSsR, International Leader & Continental Director of Evangelization 2033, and Shalom Media Spiritual Director, Reverend (Dr.) Roy Palatty, CMI. In attendance were Honorable Justice and Preacher Dr. Kurian Joseph and the leaders of Christian ministries. The Austria office caters to three German-speaking nations: Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
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