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!
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
Global Sisters Report: El Salvador Series, National Catholic Reporter
Class E — Graphic Design, Art, and Photography
Focal Point Magazine, Greengate Marketing
Class F — Audio and Video, Non-Broadcast and Cable
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
Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations by RCC members.