May 16, 2023 Print This Article

Seminary receives 12 communications awards

EPA, ACP honor 2022 work

Twelve awards were presented to Concordia Seminary, St. Louis from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) during the organizations’ recent award ceremonies for exceptional communications work completed in 2022.

“We are mightily blessed here at Concordia Seminary with extraordinary stories to share as we communicate our mission of preparing future church workers who will serve the Gospel,” said Vicki Biggs, senior vice president of Seminary Advancement and chief communications officer. “It is a great honor to be recognized for this work, especially among such venerated company, and we are grateful beyond measure.”

The ACP, the nation’s oldest interdenominational religious press association, presented its awards April 20, 2023.

In the ACP’s “Overall Excellence/Best in Class” contest, the Seminary received a second-place Award of Merit in the category “Best in Class Seminary Publication or Journal” for Concordia Seminary magazine. Named in the award are Vicki Biggs, executive editor; Melanie Ave, managing editor; Beth Hasek, art director; and Courtney Koll, designer.

Additional ACP awards include:

In addition to the ACP awards, the Seminary was recognized by the EPA, a professional organization of Christian publications including magazines, newspapers, newsletters and content-rich websites. 

In the EPA’s “Awards of Excellence” contest, the Seminary received a second place Award of Merit in the “Higher Ed (Digital)” category for Concordia Seminary magazine.

In the EPA’s “Higher Goals” contest:

Read the full list of ACP awards and the full list of EPA awards.

About Concordia Seminary

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis provides Gospel-centered graduate-level theological education for pastors, missionaries, deaconesses, scholars and other leaders in the name of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). To learn more, visit