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Lancaster Bible College Website Wins 2021 Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Award

admin | Jun 3, 2021

The website for Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School received the 2021 Higher Goals in Christian Journalism award for Website Design. See how YDOP built it and what makes it an award-winning college website.

Lancaster Bible College homepage.

The Lancaster Bible College homepage.

About the Award

The Evangelical Press Association (EPA) is one of the leading organizations in the world in the Christian publishing industry. Each year, their Higher Goals in Christian Journalism recognizes excellence in print and digital publications. The 2021 Higher Goals were announced at the annual EPA Convention in April.

Coming in First Place for Website Design is Lancaster Bible College, beating out notable organizations like ABWE, World Vision, Baptist Press, and Fuller.

evangelical press association logo

The Challenges Facing Higher Ed Websites

Building websites for colleges and universities can be difficult. After all, you need to manage dozens of degree programs & majors, hundreds of pages of information, and countless PDFs and links for resources, scholarship applications, and compliance documents. All the while, a college website needs to speak directly to a variety of audiences – prospective students & parents, current students, faculty & staff, alumni, and donors – making sure each audience can easily find what they are looking for.

High Praise for LBC’s Website

As LBC | Capital’s marketing and web partner, we were thrilled to see our project place 1st at the Higher Goals in Christian Journalism. Just as satisfying was reading some of the judges’ comments about our work.

Much of the praise went to our focus on the design and user experience (UX); our experienced, UX-certified designer used industry best practices and research to present the content in a way that’s appealing and practical.

Judges’ Comment

“Lancaster Bible College has an excellent site across the board: UX, UI, design, and architecture. The aesthetic is highly functional and I think it’s the right one as opposed to ‘artsy,’ which wouldn’t be as effective. Hats off to the team behind this project!”

We also received high marks for our information architecture (how we structure the website and navigation for easy access).

Judges’ Comment

“The information architecture and design decisions on this website deftly manage a TON of information. Anyone who has built a large edu site will have to tip their hat to this team.”

Another Award-Winning Higher Ed Website

The Higher Goals award is the latest recognition and accolades we’ve received for websites we’ve built for colleges. Previously, LBC | Capital’s website earned a Gold Award from the AVA Digital Awards, while another client – Faith Baptist Bible College (Ankeny, Iowa) – received a Bronze Award at the 26th Annual EduAD Awards for their website rebuild.