NEW YORK — The Religion Communicators Council is accepting entries for the 2020 Wilbur Awards. Secular communicators have until Jan. 24, 2020 (extended to January 31, 2020), to submit work produced during 2019 for consideration in one of the oldest recognition programs in religion communication.
The council has presented Wilbur Awards annually since 1949. They honor excellence by individuals in secular media – print and online journalism, book publishing, blogs, radio, podcasts, television, and motion pictures – in communicating religious issues, positive values, and themes.
Winners in 2019 represented CBS News, The Associated Press, Vanity Fair, CNN, American Public Television, and several creative independent contributors, motion picture producers, bloggers, and journalists. For a complete list of 2019 winners and to access information for the 2020 awards, visit the Wilbur Awards page.
The 2020 awards will be presented Friday, March 20, in the Washington, DC area, in conjunction with the once-a-decade Religion Communication Congress 2020. Winners receive an individually handcrafted stained-glass Wilbur trophy and national recognition for their work.
Secular communicators may enter work in eight categories. Juries of media professionals coordinated by Religion Communicators Council members across the country evaluate submissions on content, creativity, impact and excellence in communicating religious values.
The award is named for the late Marvin C. Wilbur, a pioneer in religious public relations and longtime council leader. For more information on the Wilbur competition or entry details, go to the Wilbur Awards page on the RCC website.
The Religion Communicators Council (RCC), founded in 1929, is an association of communications professionals who work for and with a diverse group of faith-based organizations in the areas of communications, public relations, advertising and development.
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