This year, the competition is for online media only and entrants must be from Church of Ireland parishes, dioceses and affiliated organisations. Parishes may also wish to enter the category for innovative use of social media.
The full list of categories is:
Quality of presentation, strength of content and outreach potential are once again to be the standards of excellence against which entries will be judged. The closing date is Friday April 26. Winners will be announced at the General Synod taking place in the Millennium Forum, Derry/Londonderry, from May 16-18
Websites and social media platforms are important for the exchange of news and views in church communities and play a vital role within the life of the Church of Ireland. The Central Communications Board has decided to alternate between print and online media, and this year’s competition will focus on online media.
Within the Church of Ireland there are good examples of how online communication is being used to build Christian community and communicate the Christian faith. This competition is an opportunity to learn what others are doing, to showcase good work and to join in.
CCB Chairman, Bishop Pat Storey, said: “Communication can be hard work but it is incredibly worthwhile in communicating the Christian faith and building up the life of the Church of Ireland. I encourage you to send in your best work, and we are looking forward to seeing how the different parts of our Church present themselves to the wider world.”
Please obtain an entry form for the competition from Peter Cheney, Church of Ireland Press Office by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 028 9082 8882.