At the June 2011 Catholic Press Association Awards, Columban Mission magazine won two awards.
Columban Mission magazine won the first place award for the best single color photo at the 2011 CPA Awards. The photo was of Fr. Hwang in Peru. The photo ran on the October 2010 cover of Columban Mission magazine.
In their notes, they stated:
More than just an illustration as many of the entries were, this [the photo] documented the theme of the story.
In addition, Columban Mission magazine won an Archbishop Edward T. O’Meara Award, Honorable Mention, from The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, for the article Apostleship of the Sea: Mass on Board by Columban lay missionary Soon-Ho Kim.