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Sojourners Magazine Wins Two Folio Awards

Source: Sojourners
Date: November 11, 2011



11 November 2011


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Sojourners Honored with Eddie and Ozzie Awards from Folio, Magazine Industry Powerhouse

Washington, DC November 11, 2011 – Today Sojourners is proud to announce that Sojourners magazine has received two first-place Folio awards in the largest and most inclusive magazine competition in the country. The March 2011 issue on Afghanistan won both the Gold “Eddie Award” for Religious/Spiritual Magazine and the Gold “Ozzie Award” for Best Cover.

“From its beginning 40 years ago, Sojourners was never just a magazine,” said editor Jim Rice. “We’ve always seen ourselves as a vehicle for social change, a tool for activism. At the same time, even with our deepest mission in mind, we’ve sought to be the most excellent magazine in the business bringing a religious perspective to bear on social and political issues of our day. So it’s especially gratifying to be honored in the most prestigious magazine competition there is.”

Last year, Sojourners was second in the Religious/Spiritual Magazine category.  Sojourners last received the first place award in 2008.

“As a photographer who cares deeply about the Afghan people, I am thrilled that the beauty and courage I experienced in Afghanistan could be brought to life,” said Heather Wilson, Associate Web Developer at Sojourners, who captured the image that became the award-winning cover.

The Folio Awards, which spans all corners of the magazine publishing industry and seeks to highlight the very best in editorial and design, received over 2,000 entries for this year’s contest. Winners were recognized in an award ceremony in New York City.

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