ABSC Communications Team wins 9 national awards + grand prize finalist

Each year the Communication Team from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) takes part in the Baptist Communicators Association’s Wilmer C. Fields awards competition. In the 57th year of the competition, the team from the ABSC won awards in a wide array of categories. 

Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) is a nationwide group made up of Southern Baptist communication professionals from SBC agencies, state conventions, Baptist newspapers, and Baptist universities. Each year, this group gathers for a conference consisting of workshops and the annual awards ceremony. The award submissions are submitted early in the year and undergo a round of peer-reviewed judging from professionals in related fields. This year, the conference was postponed and the awards were announced virtually due to adjustments as a result of COVID-19. 

In addition to nine individual awards, the team was a finalist for four grand prize awards in four different categories. Nick Burt, Associate Director of Communications remarked, “I am very proud of our team and honored to receive this recognition for the hard work put forward in a unique and challenging year.” Burt continued, “Each year, this awards competition through BCA provides motivation for our team to strive for excellence and create new and engaging content. Our work is reviewed and judged by other professionals in the industry providing invaluable feedback that allows our team to continue to develop and refine our work.” 

Total Public Relations or Development Campaign
First Place and Arthur S. Davenport Award finalist – The Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering: 2020 

Email Marketing, Single Edition
First Place – ABSC eNewsletter COVID edition

Email Marketing, Series 
First Place and Diane Reasoner Award finalist – ABSC eNewsletter

Video Storytelling, 1-3 min
Second Place – DJ 2020

Video Storytelling, 3 min
First Place and M.E. Dodd Award finalist – DJ Prison Seminary 

News Writing, Single/750 Words or Less
Third Place – “Turning tragedy into ministry opportunities” ABN, Sarah Vaughn 

Featuring Writing, Single/750 Words or Less
Second Place – “A new name and a new identity: Two Little Rock churches become one with a vision to reach their community” ABN, Travis McCormick 

Electronic Publication
Second Place – ABN Issue 11/12/20

Print Publications, Other
First Place and Albert McClellan Award finalist – ABSC Missions + Ministry March 2020

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