Congratulations to the Praiseworthy Award winners!

2018 Award Winners

Winners were announced at the 2018 Annual Conference on November 2, 2018.

Multimedia—Winner
Mormon Insights
Mormon Insights Staff

Suzy Bills (President), Rebecca Cazanave, and LoriAnne Spear (Awards director)

Multimedia—Honorable Mention
Marriott Student Review
Marriott Student Review Staff

Sara Anderson, Marianna Richardson, and LoriAnne Spear (Awards director)

Text: Short Form—Winner
A Disease with Perks
Alan B. Sanderson, MD

Text: Short Form—Honorable Mention
An Ever-Larger Cadre of Young Scholars: Chiasmus in Jeffrey R. Holland’s “The Greatness of the Evidence”
Mark J. Sanderson and Ivan Sanderson

Mark Sanderson, Ivan Sanderson, and Alan Sanderson, with LoriAnne Spear (Awards director)

Text: Long Form—Winner
The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done
Contributors: Dave Crenshaw, Valerie Brewster Caldwell, and Sue Malikowski

Dave Crenshaw (Author) and LoriAnne Spear (Awards director)

Text: Long Form—Honorable Mention
Petals
Laurisa White Reyes

Laurisa White Reyes (Author) and LoriAnne Spear (Awards director)

Audio/Video—Winner
“Mormon Exorcism Lore”
Blair Hodges and Stephen Taysom

Audio/Video—Honorable Mention
“‘The Sky Below’ by Scott Parazynski with Susy Flory”
Janet Perry

Janet Perry (Podcaster) and LoriAnne Spear (Awards director)

2017 Award Winners

Winners were announced at the 2017 Annual Conference on September 22, 2017.

Text: Collective Works—Winner
The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-Day Saint Women’s History
Jill Mulvay Derr, Carol Cornwall Madsen, Kate Holbrook, Matthew J. Grow, Chad O. Foulger, Brian D. Reeves, Patricia Lemmon Spilsbury, W. Randall Dixon, Jennifer Reeder, Janelle M. Higbee, Leslie Sherman, Shannon Kelly, Jay A. Parry, Christopher Blythe

Suzy Bills (Board Member), Kate Holbrook, Caroline Larsen (Operations Manager), and Patricia Lemmon Spilsbury

Text: Collective Works—Honorable Mention
Saints at Devil’s Gate: Landscapes Along the Mormon Trail
Bryon Andreasen, Wayne Pullman, John Burton, Josh Clare, Laura Hurtado, Bryan Mark Taylor

Suzy Bills (Board Member), Laura Hurtado, and Caroline Larsen (Operations Manager)

Text: Individual Works—Winner
A Land Twice Promised: An Israeli Woman’s Quest for Peace
Noa Baum, David Miles, Brooke Jorden

Suzy Bills (Board Member), Brooke Jorden, and Caroline Larsen (Operations Manager)

Text: Individual Works—Honorable Mention
One Hundred Birds Taught Me to Fly
Ashley Mae Hoiland, Kristin Matthews, Shirley Ricks, Blair Hodges

Suzy Bills (Board Member), Blair Hodges, and Caroline Larsen (Operations Manager)

2016 Award Winners

Winners were announced at the 2016 Annual Conference on September 23–24, 2016.

Text: Long Form—Winner
Journals, Volume 3: May 1843–June 1844 of The Joseph Smith Papers
Andrew H. Hedges, Alex Smith, Brent M. Rogers, Constance Palmer Lewis, Alison Palmer, Shannon Kelly, and Leslie Sherman

Text: Short Form—Winner
You, Unstuck: You Are the Solution to Your Greatest Problem
Seth Adam Smith

Multimedia: Long Form—Winner
Mormon Insights
Marv Gardner and editing students at Brigham Young University

Audio/Video: Long Form—Winner
“The Study Quran,” Episode 33 of the Maxwell Institute Podcast
 Blair Hodges, Maria Massi Dakake, and Joseph E. B. Lumbard

Audio/Video: Short Form—Winner
The Science behind Canon’s 4K Optics
Marc Strong, Jon Bernstein, and James Hoopes