Family Cookbook Project has an "Award-winning" Newsletter

The Family Cookbook Project ( has been named the Best Cooking and Recipe Online Newsletter of 2024 by the Web Marketing Association’s 22nd annual Internet Advertising Competition Awards.  The Family Cookbook Project creates personalized cookbooks for individuals, families, church groups and schools.

Chip Lowell, Co-Publisher of the Family Cookbook Project, stated, “The Great Family Cookbook Project is a website devoted to assisting families in gathering and preserving cherished recipes in a printed cookbook that can be handed down through generations. We are honored that the Web Marketing Association has recognized our communication efforts with this IAC Award. Our monthly newsletter, sent to our cookbook editors, is designed to help them maximize their cookbook creation experience. We will continue to enhance our website and communication programs to support families, schools, and church groups in creating both online and printed cookbooks that will become treasured heirlooms.”

The Family Cookbook Project Website was started as a project in 2003 to help one family collect and organize a family cookbook. Overwhelming feedback from those who used the website led to its continued development and public launch.  Currently, more than 140,000 families have started family cookbooks using the website and have entered more than 2.6 million individual recipes.

The newsletter, Food for Thought, is sent to more than 96,000 editors each month and features ideas on creating a better cookbook, program enhancements, featured recipes from other editors, editor testimonials and famous food quotes.

Thousands of entries from around the world were adjudicated in 90 industry categories during this year’s competition. Entries were judged on creativity, innovation, impact, design, copy writing, memorability and use of the medium. The competition was judged by a team of independent Internet professionals representing a variety of relevant disciplines of Web site development. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and webmasters.

This  is the forth year in a row that Family Cookbook Project’s newsletter has been recognized by the Web Marketing Association as Best Cooking and Recipe Online Newsletter.