We are pleased to celebrate the news
that Steve Kennedy, the former editor of our testimony
magazine, and Jenny Svetec, a freelance writer for testimony/Enrich
, came out winners at the 2019 Word Awards Gala in Hamilton, Ontario. The Word Awards
recognize the best work published in the previous year in many categories of writing, including novels, non-fiction books, articles, columns, poems, song lyrics, scripts and screenplays. Steve Kennedy (pictured here with Lynda Schoffro, president of award sponsor Gospel Lighthouse Bookstores), won an award in the "Column-Single" category for his editorial "Making the Connection" which was published in the May/June 2018 issue of testimony
. (You can read the article here
.) Jenny Svetec won an award in the "Profile/Human Interest" category for her article "A New Canadian Missionary – The changing face of missions in a global society" which was published in the January/February 2018 issue.
The Word Awards was established by the Word Guild to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. The ultimate vision is to positively influence individuals—and ultimately the Canadian culture—through life-changing words that bring God’s message of hope.
The Word Guild is a growing community of more than 325 Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians and other interested individuals who are Christian. From all parts of Canada and many denominational and cultural backgrounds, we affirm a common statement of faith and are united in our passion for the written word.
Congratulations again, Steve and Jenny!
(You can read about last year's awards here.)