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Five DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards given to Women of the ELCA

Five DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards given to Women of the ELCA

Women of the ELCA has been recognized by the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) for its communication work. The award recognizes the achievements of RCC members who demonstrate excellence as religion communicators. The awards honor the late Victor DeRose and Paul M. Hinkhouse, who were leading lithographers in New York City.

Women of the ELCA’s blog was named Best of Class in the Social Media Class. The blog, featuring the writing of churchwide staff and executive board members, is edited by Linda Post Bushkofsky.

Café, a publication of Women of the ELCA for young adult women, and edited by Elizabeth McBride, was honored with an Award of Excellence for its podcasts. That was awarded in the Digital Communications class.

Two triennial gathering pieces were honored in the Public Relations Materials class: a flyer promoting the 2014 gathering and a save-the-date post card used as a direct mail piece. Both received a certificate of merit. The 25th Anniversary ornament also received a certificate of merit.

The RCC is an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. Established in 1929, it is the oldest association of religion communicators in America. There are seven local chapters around the country as well as members-at-large in cities where a chapter does not exist. The chapters meet monthly, providing an outlet for education and networking for the members. The chapters also serve to promote excellence in the communication of religious faith and values as well as understanding among diverse faith groups.

A complete list of the 2013 DeRose-Hinkhouse award winners is available online.