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The Catholic Press Association, your 2018 host, is excited to introduce you to this year’s program. In doing so we wish to thank the Catholic Academy for Communication Professionals for all they have accomplished in previous years and for their help transitioning the program to the CPA. 

If you decide to participate, and share your work honoring the human spirit, you will be competing in the largest Catholic communicators’ award program in North America, judging over 2600 entries annually for journalists, book authors, students and now broadcasters.

Recipients of a Gabriel Award receive a coveted Gabriel statue, designed and produced by the same company that makes the Academy Awards. Winners are encouraged to attend the Gabriel Banquet to receive their award

The Catholic Press Association will list future Gabriel Award winners in the Catholic Journalist, on the CPA website and on the awards website as a gallery. For now, please click here to download a PDF file listing the 2017 winners

As you begin the entry process, there are a few changes in the entry portal, entry dates and pricing to review. 

1)  Participants will use the same entry platform, but will enter through the CPA portal moving forward.

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2)  A new Gabriel Award packet of entry procedures and categories is available in PDF format. download packet will be available early December.

Open Period Dates

  • January 2 – February 4, 2018

o   $175 Entry fee                          Same rate as last year

o   $160 Entry fee                          CPA member rate

Extension period

  •  February 5 – February 11, 2018          

o   $195 Entry fee                         

Final day of contest

  •   February 11, 2018    


We look forward to seeing your work …


For additional information, please contact E:  P: 312-361-0256 

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