By Jeff Huett, APR
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (April 10) — The Religion Communicators Council handed out awards recognizing excellence in more than 50 categories of communications and public relations Friday at its annual conference just outside of Washington, D.C.
The annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards, given to active members of RCC, are named in honor of 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.
This year RCC received 214 entries. Each entry was judged on overall quality, including concept, writing, design, creativity, style, use of color, appropriateness of material for intended audience, creative use of resources, and effectiveness in achieving its purpose.