North Carolina Baptist communicators won 18 awards during the annual Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) meeting in Chicago April 8, including two of the top seven grand prizes.
Biblical Recorder Editor Norman Jameson, recognized with five writing awards, won the top news writing prize — the Frank Burkhalter Award — for his story on how deep bore wells open the door to new churches in India villages.
Jim Edminson, marketing director for North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministries, won six awards, including the top award for radio, television and video production — the M.E. Dodd Memorial Award — with “Roberta’s Story,” a video done with a Baptist Children’s Homes alumnus to support the 2009 Thanksgiving Offering. That video won first place in its category for promotional videos, and Edminson also won second place in the category for his video “Help for the Journey.”
The creative team from the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina won first place in worship videos for its theme interpretation video for the 2009 BSC annual meeting. The team also won first place in newsletter design for NC Connect newsletter.
Other BSC winners include:
- Melissa Lilley, with both second place and honorable mention for feature articles online with her stories on Mary Kassian and “Beyond the Bars.”
- Carly Conley, second place in news and information design with her “Cooperative Program Prayer Guide.”
- Leslie Crane in promotion and advertising design for “28 Ways to Share Your Faith.”
- K Brown, second place for his video “The Power of One.”
Jameson earned first place awards for news story, editorial and personal column and second place for the ongoing series on BSC staff and the churches they serve called “Body Parts.”
Edminson also earned second place awards for his personal column “The Tie that Binds,” for design of the North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry stationery and for the 2009 Baptist Children’s Homes annual report.
BCA is the national association for Baptist communicators in Southern Baptist agencies, institutions and churches.