This year's Episcopal Communicators' Conference was held at Camp Allen, TX. The Key Note speakers, The Rev. Charles Graves IV and The Rev. Callie Swanlund, were both outstanding, as were all of the workshops.
Episcopal Communicators is a self-supporting organization of communication professionals working in the Episcopal Church for dioceses, congregations and organizations. Its mission is to foster community that inspires and supports excellence in church communications. If you are engaged in a ministry of communications with a full-communion partner of the Episcopal Church (such as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or the Moravian Church), you are also eligible for membership in Episcopal Communicators. More information on membership is available on the website at https://episcopal-communicators.wildapricot.org/
This year, as always, a highlight of the conference was the Polly Bond Awards ceremony. The Polly Bond Awards recognize excellence in church communications, across a variety of categories. Independently judged by well-respected and experienced communications professionals outside of the membership, the best submissions on each category receive awards. A number of communcators from Province II won awards.
Award of Merit: Episcopal Ministries of Long Island's Website | Episcopal Ministries of Long Island/Episcopal Diocese of Long Island | Mary Grace Puszka, Denise Fillion, DNL OmniMedia
Award of Excellence: Episcopal Ministries of Long Island's 2022 "Celebration of Ministry" | Episcopal Ministries of Long Island/Episcopal Diocese of Long Island | Mary Grace Puszka
Honorable Mention: Deeply Rooted, Branching Out - Celebrating 140 Years of Christ Church in Short Hills | Christ Church, Short Hills, NJ | Chris Whitaker, Libby Clarke
Writing - News
Award of Excellence: Want More Pandemic Money? It’s Complicated | The Living Church | Kirk Petersen
Writing - Feature
Award of Merit: "A string of miracles" - Second house renovated to host Afghan refugees | Diocese of Newark | Nina Nicholson
Honorable Mention: Rally Day Rack Card Series | St. Paul's, Rochester, NY | Sonja Slother
Honorable Mention: The True Light - Christmas Card 2022 | St. Paul's, Rochester, NY | Sonja Slother
Layout (poster, one-page spread, etc.)
Honorable Mention: Episcopal Ministries of Long Island Ministry Focus Area Sticker | Episcopal Ministries of Long Island/Episcopal Diocese of Long Island | Mary Grace Puszka
Honorable Mention: Christ Church in Short Hills: A 140th Anniversary Commemorative Guide | Christ Church, Short Hills, NJ | Chris Whitaker, Libby Clarke, Cathy Fernandez