Baha’i members of the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) have again been recognized by RCC for their works in various media categories. The DeRose-Hinkhouse Award reception was held in Philadelphia, Pa., April 12, 2012, in conjunction with RCC’s annual national convention.
The award recognizes the achievements of RCC members who demonstrate excellence as religion communicators. Bonnie Parnell Riechert, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA, was the Coordinator of judging for the DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards for 2012. The awards honor the late Victor DeRose and Paul M. Hinkhouse, who were leading lithographers in New York City.
One hundred and eleven awards were given, selected from 232 entries in 10 classes. Each entry was judged on overall quality including concept, writing, design, creativity, style, use of color, appropriateness of material, creative use of resources, communication value, and effectiveness in achieving its purpose.
In CLASS A – PERIODICALS, in the category of National Magazine, an Award of Excellence was given to C. Aaron Kreader, Amethel Parel-Sewell and Susan Engle, for Brilliant Star. http://www.brilliantstarmagazine.org/
In CLASS B – PERIODICALS – SINGLE ISSUE in the category of National Newsletter, a Certificate of Merit was awarded to Brad Pokorny, Baha’i International Community, for One Country, Vol. 21, Issue 3. http://www.onecountry.org/
In CLASS F – GRAPHIC DESIGN, ART & PHOTOGRAPHY, in the category of Illustration, Publication Cover, an Award of Excellence was given to C. Aaron Kreader, for Brilliant Star, Nov-Dec 2011. http://www.brilliantstarmagazine.org/
In CLASS G – AUDIO & VIDEO, in the category of Miscellaneous, an Award of Excellence was given to Anne Perry for her role in the Trailer: Luminous Journey: Abdu’l Baha in America, 1912. http://www.luminousjourney.org
In CLASS I – DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, in the category of Website, an Award of Excellence was awarded to Glen Fullmer, Ellen Price and Christina Wright, for the Baha’is of the United States website. http://www.bahai.us/
In CLASS I – DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS, in the category of E Newsletter Series, an Award of Excellence went to Ellen Price and Christina Wright, for U.S. Baha’i News. http://conta.cc/ktP9ow
The RCC is an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. Established in 1929, it is the oldest association of religion communicators in America. There are twelve local chapters around the country as well as members-at-large in cities where a chapter does not exist. The chapters meet monthly, providing an outlet for education and networking for the members. The chapters also serve to promote excellence in the communication of religious faith and values as well as understanding among diverse faith groups.
A complete list of the 2012 DeRose-Hinkhouse award winners can be found at www.religioncommunicators.org.
The 2013 RCC National Convention will gather April 4-6, in Indianapolis, Ind.