Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America staff took home a total of 10 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial awards from the Religion Communicators Council in Atlanta, April 5. The awards were given for work published in 2017.
Among those was a Best in Class award in the Public Relations/Advertising Campaign for the Gather magazine fundraising appeal. The Best in Class award went to Gather‘s All Anew devotional coloring book.
The awards were in the categories of periodicals, both e-magazine and print, graphic design, public relations materials, public relations/advertising campaign and digital media.
In the Periodicals division, Elizabeth McBride took an award of excellence in the E-magazine category for Café (boldcafe.org).
And Terri Lackey took an award of excellence in the National Newsletter category for Interchange, a quarterly publication of Women of the ELCA.
In the Graphic Design, Art, and Photography division, Elizabeth Hunter, Sarah Carson and 2Communique won an award of merit in the Publication Cover category for Gather magazine, September issue.
In the Public Relations Materials division, Terri Lackey and Elizabeth McBride won an award of excellence in the Flyer category for Membership Flyer.
In the Publications Relations/Advertising Campaign division Linda Post Bushkofsky, Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson won an award of excellence in the Fundraising Campaign category for Gather magazine Fundraising Appeal. This category also won a Best in Class award.
In the Digital Media division, Women of the ELCA took four awards:
Terri Lackey, Sarah Carson, Elizabeth McBride and Linda Post Bushkofsky won an award of excellence in the Website category for Women of the ELCA website (womenoftheelca.org).
Elizabeth McBride took an award of merit for the Café website (boldcafe.org).
Elizabeth McBride, Elizabeth Hunter, Linda Post Bushkofsky and Terri Lackey took an award of merit in the Blog category for Women of the ELCA blogs.
Elizabeth McBride won an award of merit in the Podcast Series category for Café’s June, August and October 2017 episodes.
The Religion Communicators Council (RCC), founded in 1929, is a professional association whose mission is to provide opportunities for networking and professional development for people working in communications for a wide variety of faith-based organizations. RCC recognizes and cultivates excellence in communications of religious faith and values, as well as advances the public’s religious literacy. The RCC conference was held April 5-7 in Atlanta.