Christopher Award

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The Christopher Award (established 1949) is presented to the producers, directors, and writers of books, motion pictures and television specials that "affirm the highest values of the human spirit".[1] It is given by The Christophers, a Christian organization founded in 1945 by the Maryknoll priest James Keller.

The 2011 Christopher Awards were announced on April 6, 2011, and were presented in a ceremony on May 19.[2]

Judging process[edit]

Publishers, TV networks, and film directors are asked to submit titles and work that they believe to be award-worthy. Industry professionals and Christopher staff members make the final selections based on:

  1. Artistic and technical proficiency
  2. Significant degree of public acceptance
  3. Affirmation of the highest values of the human spirit


  • Christopher Leadership Awards
  • Christopher Life Achievement Award
  • James Keller Award
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Young People
  • Feature Films
  • Television & Cable

Selection of previous winners/honorees[edit]

Christopher Leadership Awards[edit]

Christopher Life Achievement Award[edit]

James Keller Award[edit]

Books for Adults[edit]

Books for Young People[edit]

Feature films[edit]


  1. ^ The Christopher Awards, The Christophers, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2011.
  2. ^ Christopher Award Winners Highlight the Power of Faith, Courage and Action, The Chistophers, Inc. Retrieved May 26, 2011.
  3. ^ The Christopher's page on Scotty Smiley
  4. ^ The Christopher's page on Dolores Hart
  5. ^ The Christopher's page on Marty Lyons
  6. ^ The Christopher's page on Shannon Hickey

External links[edit]