CFA Repeats Winning Performance at CMMA

Oct 25th 2011

CFA’s Publications Department continued its winning streak at the 33rd Annual Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) by garnering three awards announced on October 19, 2011:

  • Gospel K Magazine for High School was named Best Youth Magazine for 2011, making it the second year in a row that Gospel K has won in this category.
  • The Best Comic Story award was bagged for the second straight year by CFA Print Media Director and editor Noel de Leon, this time for “ The Point Man, ” a story in Gospel K Magazine about a priest in the hinterlands à la John the Baptist. In last year’s CMMA, a story that appeared in CFA’s Pambata Magazine, “My Favorite Christmas,” was the Best Comic Story winner.
  • Pambata was awarded a Special Citation in the Best Children’s Magazine category.
  • Three other CFA magazines were also finalists in the Best Children’s and Youth Magazine categories, while two other CFA stories were also finalists. Here is a full list of CFA entries that made it to the finals in their categories:

  • Baby Jesus – Finalist, Best Children’s Magazine
  • Jesus Magazine – Finalist, Best Children’s Magazine
  • Gospel Now – Finalist, Best Youth Magazine
  • “An Incident in Haiti” – Finalist, Best Short Story (in Gospel K Magazine)
  • “Standing by Myra” – Finalist, Best Comics Story (in Gospel K Magazine)
  • Throughout the years, CFA has won trophies and citations in various categories at the Catholic Mass Media Awards. Just last year, CFA won the Best Secular Album trophy for the first time, for its collection of student compositions on good governance, entitled “Awit ng Mga Bagong Bida.” Also in 2010, CFA
    ( ) received CMMA’s Hall of Fame Award for Best Website, after winning in the same category for three straight years. At the same time, CFA’s Gospel Komiks was elevated to the Hall of Fame as Best Children’s Magazine in recognition of its three wins in 2001, 2003 and 2009.

    CMMA’s 33rd Annual Awards Night was held at San Carlos Seminary Auditorium in Makati. In what might be his last year as honorary chairman of CMMA before he retires, His Eminence, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales, along with the Pondo ng Pinoy Foundation which he founded, were honored with the first ever Blessed John Paul II Award.

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