Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Harvey House Publishing and Joseph Karl Publishing Honored With Awards At Catholic Press Association Centennial Celebration

Ponder anew, what the Almighty can do!

Catholic publishing partners Michele and Nancy.

Paul A. Ray, Andre, Nick, Michele, Alyssa Bottesi, Nancy and John-Paul Belanger.

JKP's fantastic youth division
Nick, Alyssa, and Andre Bottesi

JKP's Creative Director Paul A. Ray and Publisher Michele Bondi Bottesi

Matching outfits.

Nick Bottesi holding cars representing next year's host city.

CPA List of the winners:

Harvey House Publishing's
Nancy Carabio Belanger & John-Paul Belanger.

Michele and Nancy with friend and fellow winner Patrick Novecosky (Legatus Magazine).

Third Place, Olivia's Gift
Nancy Carabio Belanger, Illustrations by Sandra Casali Lew Allen,
Harvey House Publishing, Rochester, Michigan.

"While it is a Catholic story by nature, this is a story of the human spirit and the fact teenagers and young adults are already experiencing their own profound stories of faith and God. It is a refreshing and realistic reprieve from what teenagers today are currently very distracted by - vampires. Olivia's story is the gift itself to young readers who may be in dire need of turning in a different direction other than popular fiction."


Congratulations, Nancy and Sandy!

Second place
One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape From Behind the Iron Curtain
By Gene X. Kortsha
Joseph Karl Publishing, Rochester, Michigan

"This searing account of one man's life threatening struggle for freedom addresses the horror and real history that exists in the lives of prisoners. Gene Kortsha describes in vivid detail his personal experience along with a vivid portrayal of the fear, horror, and intimidation involved. His portrayal of his inner life during this time and of the people that surrounded him is in a league by itself."


Congratulations, Gene!

Thank you to the incredible team
that worked on this very special assignment:
Margaret Kortsha,
Susan Schoenstein, Nancy Carabio Belanger,
Roseann Nieman, George Piliouras,
Brian Dittmer, Erin Howarth, and Kathy Rizzo.

Individual Excellence Photographer/Artist
Associate/Individual Freelance
Second Place
Michele Bondi Bottesi

Winning photo taken at the very beautiful
Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church,
Sterling Heights, Michigan.

"A classic shot of an engaging scene...the photo captures the gold brilliance of the altar
and immediately catches our eye."

Sincere thanks to Fr. Benjamin Kosnáč
and the entire extraordinary parish
of Ss. Cyril & Methodius.


God is at work, in each one of us.
Photos Copyright 2011 Joseph Karl Publishing.