Ten North Carolina Baptist communicators were recognized with 16 awards in competition “recognizing the best image-makers and storytellers in the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) during the association’s annual meeting April 17.
The Biblical Recorder received four writing awards; the Baptist State Convention (BSC) received eight awards for design and public relations and Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) earned three writing awards and a photography award.
BR Editor Norman Jameson received second place awards for the editorial “Silence makes us irrelevant,” for his Spoke’n column “Leading the pack” and the feature series “Inside Out” about BSC institutional leaders.
Recorder Managing Editor Steve DeVane earned honorable mention in news writing for his stories on a juvenile justice mediation program.
Baptist Children’s Homes President Michael C. Blackwell won both first place and an honorable mention in editorial writing for his pieces “What’s right with the church?” and “Accepting oneself is key.”
BCH’s Charity and Children Editor Jim Edminson earned honorable mention for his first person column “I think I can, I thought I could!”
BCH writer Blake Ragsdale won honorable mention for his photograph “Reunion.”
BSC staff, which always make a strong showing among peers, won eight awards, including K Brown’s second in photography for “Ukraine’s gypsy church,” and a second on promotional videos with his wife, Dana, for “Built from the garbage.”
Lead graphic designer Kathryn Carson won seconds for a print ad “Revive us again,” and in interactive media for the www.ncbaptist.org web site. She won honorable mention for her brochure for the new Embrace women’s ministry.
Graphic designer Michael Forrest won first in promotional brochure for his piece for N.C. Baptists on world hunger. Leslie Crane won honorable mention in the same category for her Baptist Men’s piece on “The power of one.”
Mike Creswell, who leads the BSC stewardship and special offering efforts, won second place with the BSC creative team for their promotion of the 2008 North Carolina Missions Offering.