BSC, BCH, BR take home BCA awards
BR staff
May 04, 2011

BSC, BCH, BR take home BCA awards

BSC, BCH, BR take home BCA awards
BR staff
May 04, 2011

The Baptist Communicators Association announced the winners

of its annual W.C. Fields awards competition at an April 29 banquet in

Alpharetta, Ga.

Among the winners were employees of the Baptist State Convention of North

Carolina (BSC), Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) and Biblical


The awards competition is named in honor of Fields, chief public relations

officer for the SBC Executive Committee from 1959-87. The three-day gathering

provides professional development opportunities for communications

professionals with Southern Baptist entities, universities and churches.

Among the seven grand prizes, two went to N.C. Baptist contenders.

K Brown, BSC director of photography, won the M.E. Dodd Memorial

Award for radio, television, film and video, named in memory of the pastor of

First Baptist Church in Shreveport, La., who was a pioneer in radio ministry.

His project was titled “Clean Water for Bihar, India.”

Dianna L. Cagle, assistant managing editor for the Biblical Recorder, received

the Frank Burkhalter Award for newswriting, named in honor of the Southern

Baptist Convention’s first publicity director for the Cooperative Program and

longtime professor of journalism at Baylor University. Cagle won for “Closing Churches,” a package of stories that ran March 27, 2010.

Of the seven categories, there were N.C. winners in four of them:

  • Audio-Visual

    Communications Division — Brown won two first place awards, one for a

    feature production less than 15 minutes and another for a promotional video.

    Each was about “Clean Water for Bihar, India.”

  • Photography Division

    Brown won two awards in this division. His “By the Light” single image

    won first place for “Other Media — Print.” His “First Taste” single image won

    second place in “Other Media — Electronic.”

  • News Writing Division

    Cagle won first place in “Series or Package” for newpapers for her

    “Closing Churches.” Jim Edminson, editor of Charity & Children for BCH, won

    second place for his first-person column “Paw Paw Loved the Saints.”

  • Design Division — Carly

    Conley, a BSC graphic designer, won first place in promotion and advertising

    for her “2011 Cooperative Program Calendar.”

    Edminson also received a first place award in “General

    Design and Illustration” for his quasquicentennial logo for BCH.

There were three honorable mentions in the design category:

  • Edminson for his quasquicentennial mascot logo.
  • Leslie Crane, BSC senior graphic designer for

    her Bible drill brochure.

  • Crane again for “Praying Toward His Passion” a

    direct mail piece.

The participants were judged in seven categories. The

complete list of winners is available at


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