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Wheaton Magazine's Redesign Earns First Place at 2016 Evangelical Press Association Convention

April 20, 2016

The Evangelical Press Association (EPA) recognized Wheaton Magazine with five Higher Goals Awards at its 2016 convention in Lancaster, Penn. April 8, including a first-place award in the Publication Redesign category.

"One of the challenges of any magazine redesign is to balance what readers love about a publication with a desire to create new ways of engaging with the content," says editor Allison Althoff Steinke. "These EPA awards are a huge encouragement that we are headed in the right direction both aesthetically and editorially."

Additional Higher Goals Awards received include a first-place award in the Two-Page Spread Design category for Autumn 2015 feature article "From Communism to Christ;" a second-place award in the Table of Contents category; a fourth-place award in the Feature Article category for "21 Innovators in the 21st Century;" and a fourth-place award in the Original Art: Traditional category for "To Invest or Not to Invest?" In addition to five awards for Wheaton Magazine, the # MyWheaton student blog was recognized with a fourth-place award in the Blog: Website category.

"With five Higher Goals awards, Wheaton Magazine is in the top 10 out of 112 publications for the number of awards received," says EPA executive director Lamar Keener. "Wheaton Magazine is one of the best-designed magazines in EPA, evidenced by the various judges who gave it high marks in multiple design categories."

The Evangelical Press Association is a professional trade organization comprised of 300 periodicals, organizations, and individual members with a combined circulation of over 20 million readers. Wheaton Magazine previously received a 2015 EPA Award of Excellence for the print magazine, and a 2015 EPA Award of Merit for its online design and production.

Wheaton Magazine is published three times a year and has a readership of 42,000. To read the magazine, which is optimized for mobile and tablet viewing, visit wheaton.edu/magazine.