Thursday, July 19, 2012

The 2012 Christy Awards Program


Several of you have asked "What on earth is the Christy Award and where did it come from?" So, this is for you! 


Here's the history behind the award as taken from the Christy Award website:   


Catherine Marshall, writer of more than two dozen books and the subject of at least one biography, is one of America's most notable and bestselling Christian writers.
Her readers around the world know Catherine as "America's most inspirational author," as described in The New York Times. More than 25 million copies of her books are in print. Nine years in the making and perhaps Catherines's best-known work, the novel Christy has more than 10 million copies in print and is estimated to have been read by more than 30 million people.
The Christy Awards is proud to honor both the novelist and her novel through this annual award recognizing Christian novels of excellence.


And here's the program from this years award dinner with the finalists in each category. The way the winner is announced is fun, too… The emcee announces the category, then the first few lines of the novel are read aloud, giving the authors in that category a heads up as to who the winner is. Then the name of the book and author is announced. It's a great night!


4 comments:

  1. I loved Catherine Marshall's "Christy" and the series that came on tv. I think it would be so neat to go to a Christy awards ceremony. Sounds like there's some neat people there. Congratulations on being nominated! A Lasting Impression was totally deserving! Blessings~Stacey

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  2. Thank you for sharing, Tammy and congrats on your nomination!
    Amen to what you said on FB : 'But as I always remind myself…both during the times I've won a Christy, or have finaled and not won, or haven't finaled… Contests such as this––while wonderful affirmations, don't get me wrong––are so very subjective....God doesn't need a book to win awards in order to use that book in a mighty, mighty way.'

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  3. Thanks, friends! Stacey, I hope you get to attend sometime. ICRS is going to be in the following cities in future years:

    2013

    June
    International Christian Retail Show 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    America’s Center
    June 23 – June 26


    2014

    June
    International Christian Retail Show 2014
    Atlanta, GA
    Georgia World Congress Center
    June 22 – June 25


    2015

    June
    International Christian Retail Show 2015
    Orlando, FL
    Orange County Convention Center
    June 28 – July 1

    And Ganise, glad those words connected with you. While I'm very grateful for the two Christys I've won, and I appreciate the honor given those books, I realize that's not the end all. Writing a book that lifts up Jesus…is!

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  4. Thanks, Tammy! Maybe I could go to the Atlanta one : ).

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