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List of Awards
2008, Muriel Craft Bailey Finalist:
"Mother of God Monastery, Watertown, South Dakota." (Poem).

2005  Jo-Anne Hirshfield Poetry Award: "Inventing an Alphabet" (Poem).

Best Catholic Writing of 2004
-National Catholic Reporter

2004 National Aldrich Poetry Prize:
"Inventing an Alphabet" (Book), awarded by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Mary Oliver.

2004 Unity Award in Media“Misericordia” (Feature Film).

2003 Illinois Arts Council Poetry Award"Green" (poem).

2002 Certificate for Creative Excellence“Deaf Mass.” (Televised Report).

 2001 Silver Screen Award“Rural Churches“ (Televised Report).

Finalist, 2004 Emily Dickinson Prize

2008 Eric Hoffer Award (Poetry Book) First Runner Up: "Twenty Poems to Nourish Your Soul".


In February, Judith and her staff at WGLT Public Radio won two Associated Press of Illinois. 1st Place Awards in 
Best Newswriter and 
Best Series or Documentary.

They also won three 2nd Place Awards in 
Best Investigative Feature,
Best Hard News Feature and 
Best Use of Sound.