Each year, the United Methodist Association of Communicators invites general agencies, annual conferences, and local churches to submit their very best work to be evaluated by a panel of judges. The contest recognizes excellence in print publications, digital publications, writing, internet communications, video production, audio, photography, visual design, publicity/advertising, and media presentations. 

This year, the Arkansas Annual Conference Center for Communication submitted six entries. We are thrilled to announce that we received the following awards: 

1st place was awarded to Christina Choh for “See What’s New in 2021 for CouRSe” promotional video in the category for video production.

1st place was awarded to Jacob Turner and Amy Ezell for “Ministry Lab” podcast in the category for audio/podcasting.

1st place was awarded to Christina Choh for the staff headshots in the category of photography/portraiture.

2nd place was awarded to Day Davis for the “First Fruit” financial email newsletter in the category for digital publications/electronic newsletters.

2nd place was awarded to Christina Choh for the CouRSe logo in the category of visual design and brand development.

3rd place was awarded to the Communication staff in the category of media presentation. Day Davis created these banners for the Arkansas Conference districts, using photography by Rev. Stephen Coburn and Rev. Rodney Steele to highlight the beauty in each district.

In closing, we are thrilled to announce that our very own Amy Ezell, Director for the Center for Communication, and Jacob Turner, Communication Strategist and Local Church Advocate, both received nominations for UMAC Communicator of the Year.

“I am so grateful to each an every one of the members of the Center for Communicaion team and the continued support of Bishop Mueller. Everyone on this team contributes with their own special talents, experience, and personality. We are so blessed to have a fun, trustworthy, and creative working environment where we get to produce excellent results,” shared Ezell.