NCEA Is Recognized by the Catholic Press Association for Excellence in Catholic Books and Catholic Press

The 2017 Catholic Press Awards highlight NCEA’s new publications, the annual report and Momentum magazine

Arlington, VA — The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) has been honored with awards in four categories from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada (CPA). The CPA winners of the 2017 Catholic Book Awards and Catholic Press Awards were announced on June 26.

NCEA President/CEO Thomas Burnford said, “I am grateful to work with people who put forth terrific effort to proclaim the good news of Catholic education each and every day. The recognition of this hard work on a national level is very rewarding.”

The 2017 NCEA award winners are:

Catholic Book Awards:
Third Place for 25 Lessons Learned in 25+ Years of Catholic School Development by Frank Donaldson, published by NCEA

Honorable Mention for Parish School: Revised and Expanded Edition by Timothy Walch, published by NCEA

Catholic Press Awards:
BEST ANNUAL REPORT: Catholic Nonprofit Organization: Third Place for NCEA Annual Report 2015-2016 by Gabrielle Gallagher, Editor and Picante Creative, Design

MAGAZINE/NEWSLETTER OF THE YEAR: Professional & Special Interest Magazine: Third Place for Momentum magazine, NCEA by Gabrielle Gallagher, Editor

To view the complete list of the CPA 2017 award winners, please go to

In 2016, NCEA was honored with eight national awards recognizing the rebranding efforts of the Marketing Communications team, including the redesign of Momentum magazine, the new website, social media efforts and the new logo.


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