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Baptist communicators receive 20 RPRC awards


BOSTON (BP)–Communicators from two Southern Baptist Convention agencies and two state conventions garnered 20 awards April 3 in the annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards Competition sponsored by the Religious Public Relations Council, an international, interfaith organization of religion communicators.

The awards were presented during RPRC’s April 3-5 annual convention in Boston.

The Sunday School Board received nine awards including three awards of excellence and six awards of merit; the Foreign Mission Board, eight, including two awards of excellence and six awards of merit; Georgia Baptist Convention, one award each in the excellence and merit categories; and the California Baptist Convention, one award of merit.

BSSB and FMB photographers received seven of the 11 awards given in the photography category with BSSB photographer Jim Veneman garnering two awards of excellence and three awards of merit. The FMB received two awards of merit.

The BSSB employee newsletter, “boardcast,” received an award of excellence; awards of merit went to the BSSB Internet Web site and articles by Charles Willis on pastoral burnout and Terri Lackey on sexual addiction.
The FMB’s Louis Moore received an award of excellence for book design for “A journey of faith and sacrifice: Retracing the steps of Lottie Moon.” Additional FMB awards recognized the President’s Christmas card, On Mission with God, Kids on Mission and Lottie Moon Christmas Offering poster.

Diane Reasoner of the Georgia Baptist Convention received an award of excellence for “’96 Paralympic Interactive Guide” and award of merit for “Lighting Our Judea Seasons of Prayer and Offering.”


Terry Barone of the California Baptist Convention received an award of merit for the brochure, “Reaching People, Touching Lives, Together.”

In a related matter, Linda Lawson, BSSB director of communications was elected RPRC secretary; Tanya Dawson*, director of communications for Woman’s Missionary Union, was elected to a three-year term on the board of governors.
*Name changed for security concerns.