Samford University’s office of communications has received regional and national awards recently for projects completed in 2009.
Samford won nine awards in the prestigious DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards competition and four awards in the Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition. Both awards ceremonies were April 7 in Chicago. Earlier, Samford earned two awards in the District III awards competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
For the second consecutive year, Seasons magazine won the Best of Class award in the periodicals division in the DeRose-Hinkhouse competition.
Other DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards won by Samford:
Award of Excellence, National magazine: Office of Communications staff, Seasons
Award of Excellence, Logo/Branding Development: Scott Camp, Samford University new logo design
Award of Excellence, posters: Scott Camp, Breaking Ground: Church Planters Sharing the Struggles and Successes
Award of Excellence, miscellaneous design: Stephanie Sides, We Happy Few poster
Aware of Merit, Special Print Materials: Scott Camp, The Faith We Confess: Fall 2009 Community Worship
Award of Merit, Brochures: Scott Camp, Breaking Ground: Church Planters Sharing the Struggles and Successes
Award of Merit, Website Design: Carissa Bradley, Samford After Sundown website
Award of Merit, Radio program single segment: Lauren Womack, Spotlight Samford: NorthStar Ministries
Wilmer C. Fields Awards won by Samford:
First Place Award, Video Magazine: Office of Communication staff, The Samford Chronicle
Second Place Award, Website: Carissa Bradley, A Campaign for Samford website
Second Place Award, Logo Design: Scott Camp, Samford University new logo design
Honorable Mention, Website Template: Carissa Bradley, Samford After Sundown website
CASE District III awards won by Samford:
Award of Excellence, World Wide Web Home Page Design and Implementation: Carissa Bradley, Donna K. Fitch and Rachel Carden, Samford University website
Special Merit Award, Overall Website Design and Implementation: Rachel Carden and David Chapman, Howard College of Arts and Sciences website
The DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards are presented each year by the Religion Communicators Council (RCC), an international interfaith association of more than 600 religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, marketing and public relations. The 2010 awards were judged by faculty of Eastern Illinois University. The Fields Awards are presented annually by the Baptist Communicators Association, a national organization of communications professionals. This year’s awards were judged by media professionals and academics in the greater Oklahoma City area. CASE District III awards are judged by higher education peers and media professionals in the southeastern U.S.