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.

Submission Deadline:

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Monday, January 31, 2022!

2022 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards

Active RCC members may begin submitting entries for the 2022 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards. Entries must be for work completed during the 2021 calendar year.

Questions? Contact Brian Fesler, Coordinator of the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards.

I love the RCC. I take its mission to heart personally, and the people associated with this organization are doing some of the most important work of our times. I encourage all members to enter the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards. Besides the opportunity to share your creations with a larger audience, you deserve the recognition. See you at the (virtual) awards show!

Rev. Brian Fesler

Coordinator of the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards, Pastor, Church of Scientology and Celebrity Centre Nashville

Previous Winners

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2022

2022 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award Winners


Periodicals

Best in Class

Bishop Asbury still shapes church today
Heather Hahn
United Methodist News

Newspapers – Single Work

Category Winner
The Alabama Baptist
Jennifer Davis Rash and Carrie McWhorter
TAB Media Group

Magazines – Series

Category Winner
Brilliant Star 2021 (Vol. 51, No. 2 – Vol. 51, No. 5)
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Office

Magazines – Single Work

Category Winner
The Christian Citizen: 25th Anniversary Issue
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas & Danny Ellison
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Award of Merit
Brilliant Star, “Transforming Our Spirits,” Vol. 51, No. 5
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Office

Beeson magazine: Persevering Through Challenging Times
Kristen Padilla and Scott Camp
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Newsletters – Series

Category Winner
US Baha’i News, October, November, December 2021
Joyce Litoff
US Baha’i National Center

Newsletters – Single Work

Category Winner
US Baha’i News, June-July 2021 Issue
Joyce Litoff
US Baha’i National Center

Blogs – Series

Category Winner
CBFblog
Aaron Weaver, Carrie Harris
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Articles and Stories – Series

Category Winner
Boldcafe.org 2021: March 2021, April 2021 and August 2021
Articles written by Becca Ehrlich, Sarah S. Scherschligt, and Emily Carson
Women of the ELCA

Articles and Stories – Single Work

Category Winner
Bishop Asbury still shapes church today
Heather Hahn
United Methodist News

Award of Excellence
The wounds that cut too deep–Remembering 9/11
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Is it time to separate church and social media like we have separated church and state?
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Award of Merit
From our writers–First thoughts on the attack on the Capitol
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Where do we go from here? A response to the attack on the Capitol
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Caught in the Money Gap
Green Gate Marketing
Green Gate Marketing

Books

Best in Class

Friends Place on Capitol Hill: Promoting Civic Engagement
Adlai J. Amor; Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers)

Non-fiction: Adult – Single Work

Category Winner
Friends Place on Capitol Hill: Promoting Civic Engagement
Adlai J. Amor; Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers)

Non-fiction: Youth – Single Work

Category Winner
Hazel Scott: A Woman, a Piano, and a Commitment to Justice
Susan Engle
National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States

Websites

Best in Class

Brilliant Star Online
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Office

Organizational – Single Work

Category Winner
Brilliant Star Online
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Office

Topical – Single Work

Category Winner
Dismantling Racism
Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham, Jessie Palatucci, Alex Frandsen
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Specialty Publications

Best in Class

General Secretary Position Profile
Adlai J. Amor; Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Annual Reports – Single Work

Category Winner
FCNL FY 21 Annual Report: Hope & Gratitude
Adlai J. Amor; Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Award of Merit
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 2020 Annual Report
Elena Perri Cheryl Ju
Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

2021 Annual Report of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States
John Christopher Carpenter, Richard Doering, James Humphrey, Katie Malberg
US Baha’i National Center

Booklets – Single Work

Category Winner
We Are Covenant Community
Green Gate Marketing
Green Gate Marketing

Other – Single Work

Category Winner
General Secretary Position Profile
Adlai J. Amor; Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Award of Merit
A Spiritual Path to Unity & Social Justice: The Baha’i Faith in America
US Baha’i Communications Team
US Baha’i National Center

News and Magazine Broadcasts

Best in Class

Air Land & Sea: Gifu, Japan’s Native Son – Chiune Sugihara
Brad Pomerance, Danny O’Brien & Kevin Wegener, Jewish Life Television/JLTV
Jewish Life Television

Radio – Single Work

Category Winner
What to Expect from the New Congress
Tim McHugh
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers)

TV – Single Work

Category Winner
Air Land & Sea: Gifu, Japan’s Native Son – Chiune Sugihara
Brad Pomerance, Danny O’Brien & Kevin Wegener, Jewish Life Television/JLTV
Jewish Life Television

Webcasts – Series

Category Winner
Between Two Pulpits
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Mission Agency

Webcasts – Single Work

Category Winner
Special Report: Crisis in Afghanistan
Jennifer Davis Rash
TAB Media Group

Shorts and Feature Presentations

Best in Class

Beeson Divinity School’s Community, In-Person Education a ‘Gift’
Kristen Padilla and Nathan Troost
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Audio: Commercial or PSA – Single Work

Category Winner
War Has Never Been, and Will Never Be, the Answer
Adlai J. Amor
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Video: Commercial or PSA – Single Work

Category Winner
Join Us at Spring Lobby Weekend
Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Video: Promotional/Informational – Single Work

Category Winner
Beeson Divinity School’s Community, In-Person Education a ‘Gift’
Kristen Padilla and Nathan Troost
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Award of Merit
Spring Lobby Weekend 2021: That.Was.Powerful.
Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Video: Entertainment/Inspirational – Single Work

Category Winner
Creation Prayer Service
Kathy Williams, Bernie Mudd-White
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Video: Documentary/Educational – Series

Category Winner
Rich Tapestry Series/ Minneapolis: Playing a Humble Part
Alan Hatchett
US Baha’i National Center

Video: Documentary/Educational – Single Work

Category Winner
How to Build a Relationship with your Members of Congress
Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Specialty Programming

Best in Class

Respecting Religion: Season 3
Cherilyn Crowe Guy
BJC – Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Podcasts – Series

Category Winner
Respecting Religion: Season 3
Cherilyn Crowe Guy
BJC – Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Podcasts – Single Work

Category Winner
S3, Ep. 06: Challenging misinformation: How to have productive conversations with friends and family
Cherilyn Crowe Guy
BJC – Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Webinars – Segment

Category Winner
Faith and Society Episode 4: Interfaith Dialogue: The Key to Peace and Pluralism
Jonathan K. Ammons and Ryan J. Koch
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Webinars – Series

Category Winner
ELCA Advocacy Summer School sessions
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Webinars – Single Work

Category Winner
What Is Faith-Based Advocacy?
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Writing for Periodicals

Best in Class

Led By a Star Word
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Newspaper: Article or Story – Series

Category Winner
International reporting for National Catholic Reporter’s Global Sisters Report in 2021.
Christopher Herlinger
Global Sisters Report / National Catholic Reporter

Award of Merit
Environmental reporting for NCR / GSR
Christopher Herlinger
Global Sisters Report / National Catholic Reporter

Religion columns in a daily, general circulation newspaper, the Southeast Missourian
Dr. Jeff Long
Southeast Missourian newspaper

Newspaper: Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner
At the end of a mixed political year: Love, hope and faith abide
Tim McHugh; Alex Frandsen
Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quakers)

Award of Excellence
Bob Terry shares personal journey, practical help in new book on grief
Carrie Brown McWhorter
TAB Media Group

We’re no superheroes
Mike Ferguson
Presbyterian News Service

Award of Merit
Biden promised to end ‘forever wars.’ Then he bombed Syria
Tim McHugh; Alex Frandsen
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Newspaper: Cover or Feature Item – Single Work

Category Winner
FCNL’s Growth Anchored in Faith
Adlai J. Amor
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Magazine: Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner
Led By a Star Word
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Award of Excellence
Spirit Guides the Hand
Gayle White
Green Gate Marketing/Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Creating a Truth-Telling Thanksgiving
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Award of Merit
Called to Be Prophetic women of Hope, Part Three: Asian Advocacy
Kathy Williams
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Out of House and Home
Gayle White
Green Gate Marketing/First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta

Magazine: Cover or Feature Item – Single Work

Category Winner
Has the Christian Flag Become a Lost Cause?
Brian Kaylor & Beau Underwood
Word&Way

Award of Merit
Anti-racism work is heart work
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Accompanying Those At The Border
Kathy Williams
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Specialized Writing

Best in Class

Listening for Those Silent Nights
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
PC-USA

Editorial – Series

Category Winner
Unsettling Advent
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Editorial – Single Work

Category Winner
Listening for Those Silent Nights
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
PC-USA

Award of Merit
What I’ve Learned from John Perkins about Resilience in Ministry
Douglas A. Sweeney
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

A Spiritual Path to Unity & Social Justice: The Baha’i Faith in America
Joyce Litoff, Henry Warren
US Baha’i National Center

Non-Broadcast Script – Single Work

Category Winner
Supporting young women of color through the Pentecost Offering
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Mission Agency

Artwork

Best in Class

Islamic Chaplaincy: Past, Present, and Future
Steven Havira
Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

Photography: Article or Story – Series

Category Winner
Smoke & Fire
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Photography: Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner
Persevering in Ministry During Challenging Times
Kristen Padilla, Stephanie Patterson, and Scott Camp
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Photography: Cover or Feature – Single Work

Category Winner
Persevering Through Challenging Times Beeson Magazine Cover
Kristen Padilla, Stephanie Douglas, and Scott Camp
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Videography: Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner
Beyond the Pages
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
PC-USA

Illustration: Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner
Illustration: “Study, Consultation, Action, Reflection
Jonathan Amen, Henry Warren
US Baha’i National Center

Illustration: Cover or Feature – Single Work

Category Winner
Islamic Chaplaincy: Past, Present, and Future
Steven Havira
Hartford International University for Religion and Peace

Award of Excellence
Brilliant Star, “Transforming Our Spirits,” Vol. 51, No. 5
C. Aaron Kreader
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Office

Award of Merit
Illustration: “Walking a Spiritual Path
Jonathan Neiger, Joyce Litoff
US Baha’i National Center

Design

Best in Class

2021 Annual Report of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States
Richard Doering
US Baha’i National Center

Publication Design: Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner
Sharing Food and a Future
Green Gate Marketing
Green Gate Marketing

Award of Excellence
A Spiritual Path to Unity & Social Justice: The Baha’i Faith in America
Carol Neiger, Jonathan Amen
US Baha’i National Center

Timeline from “A Spiritual Path to Unity & Social Justice: The Baha’i Faith in America
Carol Neiger, Jonathan Amen, Henry Warren
US Baha’i National Center

Award of Merit
Holding Tight and Looking Up
Green Gate Marketing
Green Gate Marketing

We’re Not Okay
Green Gate Marketing
Green Gate Marketing

Publication Design: Cover or Feature – Single Work

Category Winner
2021 Annual Report of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States
Richard Doering
US Baha’i National Center

Award of Merit
A Spiritual Path to Unity & Social Justice: the Baha’i Faith in America
Neiger Design: Carol Neiger, Jonathan Amen
US Baha’i National Center

Cover of the FCNL FY 21 Annual Report: Hope & Gratitude
Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Logos and Branding – Single Work

Category Winner
FCNL Brand Standards 2021
Adlai Amor; Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Campaigns

Best in Class

National Aging Out of Foster Care Awareness Day
Buckner International
Buckner International

Public Awareness

Category Winner
National Aging Out of Foster Care Awareness Day
Buckner International
Buckner International

Community Relations

Category Winner
International Day of Human Fraternity 2021
Juan Della Torre
La Machi, comunicación para Buenas Causas

Award of Merit
Buckner International: Children Sleeping in CPS Offices
Christopher Ruth, Kayla Salzman, Aimee Freston, Tim Miller, Christie Gibson
Buckner International

Fundraising

Category Winner
Giving Tuesday 2021 for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Mission Agency

Award of Merit
Covenant Community End of Year Holiday Campaign
Katherine Branch
Green Gate Marketing

Specialized Campaigns

Category Winner
Summer of Song
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Mission Agency

2021

2021 DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Award Winners


Periodicals

Best in Class

Connection, compassion and care in a Bronx COVID-19 ward — Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond
Chris Herlinger
Global Sisters Report / National Catholic Reporter

Newspapers – Series

Category Winner

South Carolina United Methodist Advocate
Jessica Brodie and Allison Trussell
South Carolina United Methodist Advocate

Newspapers – Single Work

Category Winner

The Alabama Baptist
Jennifer Rash and Carrie McWhorter
The Alabama Baptist Inc

Magazines – Series

Category Winner

Brilliant Star 2020 (Volume 50, No. 5 – Volume 51, No. 1)
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Center

Award of Merit

Gather magazine fall 2020 “Holy time” series, September, October, November 2020
Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson
Women of the ELCA

Islamic Horizons
Omer Bin Abdullah
Islamic Horizons Magazine

Magazines – Single Work

Category Winner

Brilliant Star, “Hearts in Harmony,” Vol. 50, No. 6
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Center

Award of Merit

Gather magazine December 2020
Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson
Women of the ELCA

Gather magazine September 2020
Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson
Women of the ELCA

Newsletters – Series

Category Winner

Washington Newsletter
Adlai Amor, Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham, Alex Frandsen
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Award of Merit

US Bahá’í News
Joyce Litoff, Thomas Mennillo, James Humphrey
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

The Christian Citizen Weekly
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas & Joshua Kagi
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Newsletters – Single Work

Category Winner

US Bahá’í — June 2020
Joyce Litoff
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Blogs – Series

Category Winner

CBFblog
Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Award of Merit

Center for Religion in Public Life Blog
Gary Peluso-Verdend
Phillips Theological Seminary

Blogs – Single Work

Category Winner

And the steeple bell rang: A rural church’s Holy Week witness in a pandemic
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Award of Merit

The Great Women’s March
Kathy Williams
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Articles and Stories – Series

Category Winner

Holy Name Province Responds to COVID-19
Jocelyn Thomas
Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

Award of Merit

A Summer to Remember: U.S. community rallies to advance despite unexpected turns
Thomas Mennillo, Joyce Litoff, Richard Doering, James Humphrey
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Fraternal Ecology Series
Jocelyn Thomas
Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province

Articles and Stories – Single Work

Category Winner

Connection, compassion and care in a Bronx COVID-19 ward — Sr. Mary Catherine Redmond
Chris Herlinger
Global Sisters Report / National Catholic Reporter

Award of Excellence

Coronavirus and conservatism
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas and Joshua Kagi
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Grieving, mourning and finding hope after COVID-19
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Redeeming a racist bequest
Mike Ferguson
Presbyterian News Service

Award of Merit

‘A woman of faith, action and energy’: Sr. Mary Scullion of Project HOME
Chris Herlinger
Global Sisters Report / National Catholic Reporter

Millions in federal dollars boost ministries
Heather Hahn
United Methodist News

Honorable Mention

Seattle pastor survives coronavirus
Paul R Seebeck
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


Books

Best in Class

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie: A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop
Susan Engle
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Adult – Single Work

Category Winner

Quakers: A Quick Guide by Carl Abbott
Adlai Amor, Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Youth – Single Work

Category Winner

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie: A Man, a Trumpet, and a Journey to Bebop
Susan Engle
U.S. Bahá’í National Center


Websites

Best in Class

Brilliant Star Online
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Center

Organizational – Single Work

Category Winner

Brilliant Star Online
Amethel Parel-Sewell, C. Aaron Kreader, Amy Renshaw, Heidi Parsons
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Center

Award of Merit

www.fcnl.org
Jessie Palatucci, Alex Frandsen
Friends Committee on National Legislation

PC(USA) Special Offerings Website
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Topical – Single Work

Category Winner

Beeson Magazine 2020: Being Human
Kristen Padilla
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University


Specialty Publications

Best in Class

2019 Annual Report, American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Danny Ellison, Susan Gottshall, Nadine Hasenecz
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Annual Reports – Single Work

Category Winner

2019 Annual Report, American Baptist Home Mission Societies
Danny Ellison, Susan Gottshall, Nadine Hasenecz
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Award of Merit

Fierce Love: 2019-2020 Annual Report of FCNL and FCNL Education Fund
Adlai Amor, Diane Randall, Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Other – Single Work

Category Winner

Let Us Light Candles: Advent and Christmas Devotional 2020
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Award of Merit

Forging a Path to Racial Justice
Richard Doering
U.S. Bahá’í National Center


News and Magazine Broadcasts

Best in Class

Black Lives Matter
Todd Seifert
Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church

Radio – Single Work

Category Winner

Hunger and Poverty in America
Tim McHugh
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Web Radio – Series

Category Winner

Black Lives Matter
Todd Seifert
Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church

TV – Series

Category Winner

Air Land & Sea, The Portuguese Sefarad
Brad Pomerance, Jon McCandless, Danny O’Brien, Kevin Wegener
Jewish Life Television/JLTV

Webcasts – Series

Category Winner

Fortifying Families Webinar Series
Ryan John Koch & Jonathan K. Ammons
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Award of Merit

Thursdays with Friends
Diane Randall, Adlai Amor, Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Webcasts – Single Work

Category Winner

Ryan John Koch & Jonathan K. Ammons
Ryan J Koch
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Shorts and Feature Presentations

Best in Class

On The Bruhl
Steve Horswill-Johnston & Andrew Jensen
Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church

Commercial or PSA – Single Work

Category Winner

Friends Committee on National Legislation Urges Americans to Get Out the Vote (English and Spanish)
Adlai Amor
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Commercial or PSA – Single Work

Category Winner

The Walk
Steven Havira
Hartford Seminary

Promotional/Informational – Series

Category Winner

Matthew 25 Social Media Videos
Melody Smith, Michael Fitzer, Kathy Francis, Jeffrey Lawrence
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Promotional/Informational – Single Work

Category Winner

Claremont School of Theology | Where We Are Going
Steve Horswill-Johnston
Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church

Award of Excellence

Beeson’s Faculty Help Shape Who You Become
Kristen Padilla and Nathan Troost
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Matthew 25: Congregational Vitality
Paul R Seebeck
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Award of Merit

Hodges Chapel Tour
Kristen Padilla, Nathan Troost, Emily Knight, and Christy Harper
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University

Matthew 25 – The Church is Not a Building
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Entertainment/Inspirational – Series

Category Winner

Walking In Love
Kathy Williams, Patrick Lewis
Ursuline Sisters of Louisville

Entertainment/Inspirational – Single Work

Category Winner

My Grandfather’s Prayers
Lisa Sturz, Jon McCandless, Brad Pomerance
Jewish Life Television/JLTV

Documentary/Educational – Single Work

Category Winner

On The Bruhl
Steve Horswill-Johnston & Andrew Jensen
Discipleship Ministries, The United Methodist Church


Specialty Programming

Best in Class

US Bahá’í News: A Circumnavigation on the Wings of Baha’i Choral Music
Joyce Litoff
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Podcasts – Series

Category Winner

US Bahá’í News: A Circumnavigation on the Wings of Baha’i Choral Music
Joyce Litoff
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Award of Merit

Respecting Religion podcast series
Cherilyn Crowe
BJC – Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Baptist Without An Adjective
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Podcasts – Single Work

Category Winner

Respecting Religion, Season 1, Episode 15: Protests, the president, and the photo op with a Bible
Cherilyn Crowe
BJC – Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Webinars – Series

Category Winner

CBF Conversations & CBF Gathering
Jeff Huett, Aaron Weaver, Carrie Harris and Jeff Langford
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship


Writing for Periodicals

Best in Class

Enduring Truths
Gayle White
GreenGate Marketing

Article or Story – Series

Category Winner

Commentary
Rev. Dr. Jeff Long
Southeast Missourian newspaper

Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner

Sarah Schoper Salazar can’t be easily dismissed
Rev. Emily Enders Odom
Presbyterian Mission Agency

Cover or Feature Item – Single Work

Category Winner

The Salvation of Mass Incarceration
Jessica Brodie
South Carolina United Methodist Advocate

Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner

One month and counting – The church’s unique role in encouraging and supporting voting
Susan Gottshall
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Award of Excellence

The USPS is Under Attack
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Award of Merit

Outdoor Sanctuaries Till New Ministries: Church lawns become creation labs
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Family perseveres through pandemic: Brothers with genetic condition benefit from family and community support
Thomas Mennillo
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Cover or Feature Item – Series

Category Winner

International Faith & Politics
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Award of Merit

Inviting more and expanding the possibilities: Experience pays off as more people build community in more ways
Thomas Mennillo
U.S. Bahá’í National Center

Cover or Feature Item – Single Work

Category Winner

Enduring Truths
Gayle White
GreenGate Marketing

Award of Merit

Andrea Bocelli: On Music and Miracles
Rose Pacatte, FSP, D.Min.
St. Anthony Messenger

Love for the World
Gayle White
GreenGate Marketing


Specialized Writing

Best in Class

Stepping Into the Holy Story: Finding the blessing in a pandemic-altered Christmas
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Editorial – Series

Category Winner

Too Literal News Reader
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Editorial – Single Work

Category Winner

Stepping Into the Holy Story: Finding the blessing in a pandemic-altered Christmas
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Award of Merit

The death penalty is a burden of shame for the United States. It must end
Diane Randall, Timothy McHugh
Friends Committee on National Legislation

The great bookcase reveal
Donna Frischknecht Jackson
Presbyterians Today

Broadcast Script – Single Work

Category Winner

Racism and Policing in America
Diane Randall, Adlai Amor
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Non-Broadcast Script – Single Work

Category Winner

Bearing Peace Across Racial Divides
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Award of Merit

Providing Hope, Independence and Belonging to Children Learning to Hear
Lauren W. Rogers
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)


Artwork

Best in Class

Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional
Doug Puller
Bread for the World

Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner

Black Lives Matter (White House)
Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation

Cover or Feature – Series

Category Winner

Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church
Brian Kaylor
Word&Way

Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner

“Jesus and Vegas have a lot in common,” article from Gather magazine May 2020
Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson
Women of the ELCA

Cover or Feature – Single Work

Category Winner

Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional
Doug Puller
Bread for the World

Award of Merit

Brilliant Star, “Bound Together,” Vol. 50, No. 5
C. Aaron Kreader
Brilliant Star / Bahá’í National Center


Design

Best in Class

Gather magazine December 2020 cover
Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson
Gather magazine

Article or Story – Single Work

Category Winner

George Floyd – A Reckoning
Steven Havira
Hartford Seminary

Cover or Feature – Single Work

Category Winner

Gather magazine December 2020 cover
Elizabeth Hunter and Sarah Carson
Gather magazine

Website Design – Single Work

Category Winner

The Christian Citizen
Curtis Ramsey-Lucas & Joshua Kagi
American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Logos and Branding – Single Work

Category Winner

FCNL Brand Standards 2020
Adlai Amor, Wesley Wolfbear Pinkham
Friends Committee on National Legislation


Campaigns

Best in Class

Our Faith, Our Future: Ending Hunger in Times Like These (A Virtual Gala)
Doug Puller
Bread for the World

Public Awareness

Category Winner

Texas Boy Adopted After Spending Half His Life in Foster Care
Buckner International: Christopher Ruth, Kayla Salzman, Morgan Russell
Buckner International

Award of Merit

Christians Against Christian Nationalism
Cherilyn Crowe and Chris Kearns-McCoy
BJC – Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty

Community Relations

Category Winner

2020 Advent Devotional
Kurt Gwartney and Joseph Edwards
Phillips Theological Seminary

Media Relations

Category Winner

Despidiéndonos.com – The platform to accompany those who suffer most during Pandemic
La Machi Communication for Good Causes
La Machi Communication for Good Causes

Crisis Management

Category Winner

Buckner Retirement Services Response to COVID-19
Buckner Retirement Services: Christopher Ruth and Kayla Salzman
Buckner International

Fundraising

Category Winner

Our Faith, Our Future: Ending Hunger in Times Like These (A Virtual Gala)
Doug Puller
Bread for the World

Award of Merit

CBF Gift Catalog
Jeff Langford, Carrie Harris and Jeff Huett
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Specialized Campaigns

Category Winner

Pope Francis’ Campaign for the end of the Pandemic COVID-19
La Machi Communication for Good Causes
La Machi Communication for Good Causes

2020

Honoring excellence in religious communication and public relations for work completed in 2019 by RCC members.

2020 Awards of Excellence and Merit Winners
2020 Award Best in Class 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

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

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

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