The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards

Honoring Excellence in Religious Communications and Public Relations

The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given annually to active members of the Religion Communicators Council who demonstrate excellence in religious communications and public relations.

The awards are named to honor the late Victor DeRose and the late Paul M. Hinkhouse, leading lithographers in New York City, and longtime friends of the RCC. Both men shared a strong interest in, and concern for, excellence in communications.

The longer I’m associated with RCC, the more I am floored by the competence and caliber of the professionals operating in this space. I encourage you to submit your work for the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards, not only so that you can receive recognition for your hard work, but so that I, and the rest of the RCC board and membership, can be inspired and improve our own communications efforts!

Ryan John Koch

Coordinator of the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards, 2018-2020, Director The New York Office of Public and International Affairs, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Submission Deadline:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2021 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards

2020 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award Winners

The 2020 winners were scheduled to be announced at the Awards Ceremony on March 18, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia during the once-a-decade Religion Communication Congress 2020. The event had to be canceled due to the global Coronavirus: COVID-19 pandemic.

Join Us in Celebrating the 2020 Best in Class Winners

Class A — Periodicals

James Humphrey, Thomas Mennillo, Richard Doering
The American Bahá’í, Bahá’í National Center

Class B — Periodicals, Single Issue

Sarah Carson and Elizabeth Hunter
Gather Magazine, Jan/Feb Edition, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Class C — Writing For Publication

Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Rural Realities, Opioids on Main Street U.S.A.
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Class D — Specialized Writing

Chris Herlinger
Global Sisters Report: El Salvador Series, National Catholic Reporter

Class E — Graphic Design, Art, and Photography

Katherine Branch
Focal Point Magazine, Greengate Marketing

Class F — Audio and Video, Non-Broadcast and Cable

Katie Stripling
It’s More Than What You Earn, It’s Who You Become, Samford University

Class G — Public Relations Materials

Aaron Weaver, Carrie Harris, Claire Ehlinger, Jeff Huett
Fellowship Advertising Media Kit, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Class H — Public Relations/Advertising Campaigns

Juan Della Torre Moses
175 Years Anniversary of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, La Machi – Communication for Good Causes

Class I — Digital Media

Andy Hale, Carrie Harris, Aaron Weaver
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast – CBF Conversations, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Class A: Annual Periodicals

Class B: Periodicals, Single Issue

Class C: Writing for Publication

Class D: Specialized Writing
  

Class E: Graphic Design, Art, and Photography

Class F: Audio and Video, Non-Broadcast and Cable

Class G: Public Relations Materials
  

Class H: Public Relations and Advertising Campaigns

Class I: Digital Media
 

Previous Winners

2019

Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations for work completed in 2018 by RCC members.

2019 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Winners
2019 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Ceremony Photos

2018

Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations for work completed in 2017 by RCC members.

2018 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Winners
2018 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Ceremony Photos

2017

Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations for work completed in 2016 by RCC members.

2017 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award Winners

2017 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Ceremony Photos

2016

Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations for work completed in 2015 by RCC members.

2016 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award Winners

2016 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Ceremony Photos

2015

Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations for work completed in 2014 by RCC members.

2015 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award Winners

2015 DeRose-Hinkhouse Award Ceremony Photos