2022 United Methodist Association of Communicators Awards

  • The award submission period has ended.
  • For communication material completed Nov. 1, 2020, to Oct. 31, 2021
  • Entry fees (cost per entry):
    • Two free entries for every individual member; each additional entry costs $50.
    • Six free entries for every full-staff membership group to be shared among the staff; each additional entry costs $50.
    • Entries are $50 each for Student/Volunteer/Retiree/Local Church members.
  • Only UMAC members may enter the contest
  • Members may enter a maximum of TWO ENTRIES PER CATEGORY
  • Judging to be Nov. 8-Dec. 31, 2021
  • Winners to be announced at the 2022 UMAC

PURPOSE: The spirit of this competition is to celebrate excellence in communications and to recognize the achievements of UMAC members who played a key role in the creative process (writing, designing, producing, etc.).

ELIGIBILITY: You are eligible to submit material for an award if you are a current member of UMAC and played a significant role in producing the communication material. Membership dues must be paid in full to be eligible to enter and receive an award. Individual dues are $150 and include two free award entries per member. Group/full-staff dues are $600 for agencies and $400 for conferences/affiliates and include six free award entries to be shared among the group. Student/Volunteer/Retiree/Local Church dues are $50 and do not include free award entries, but are eligible to enter the awards competition.

PAYMENT: Award entries and payment need to be completed online by the deadline date. For payment beyond the free entries, you may pay online with a credit card through Pay Pal, or submit one check for multiple entries. Mail checks (payable to UMAC) to UMAC, c/o Jessica Brodie, 4908 Colonial Dr., Columbia, SC 29203.

JUDGING CRITERIA: Entries will be judged on meeting their stated purpose, content, creativity, execution and regard for target audience, using a 50-point scale. Entries must be in digital form unless otherwise stated. Awards will go to first, second and third place winners of each category in each division, with one Best of Class award given per class. Judges’ comments will be provided after the contest.

AWARDS CLASSES AND CATEGORIES: There are 10 classes with multiple categories per class. Click here for the full description and instructions.

QUESTIONS: Contact Jessica Brodie, UMAC awards coordinator, at 803-807-0018, or jbrodie@umcsc.org.

2021 Winners

The PDF booklet listing this year’s winners.

The booklet contains information about our Communicator of the Year and lists the first-, second- and third-place winners in each category.

To download the book, click this link or the book cover on the right.

 

 

Special Nominations

 


Communicator of the Year

 

When making a nomination for an award, please consider these criteria:

 

  • Active professional, currently serving in a communications role.
  • UMAC member (nominations are made by UMAC members for UMAC members)
  • Recent striking achievements in communication (i.e., previous/current year)
  • Broad impact of the contribution
  • Vision-thinking beyond the present/immediate demands of the job, breaking new ground.

 

Nominate someone online for Communicator of the Year. 

Communicator of the Year Award Nomination Form

  • Max. file size: 98 MB.

Or download and complete the PDF file and mail to Communicator of the Year, c/0 Royya James, UMAC, 810 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203. Call Royya with questions at 615-742-5461, or send an email to rjames@umcom.org.

 

 

 

UMAC Hall of Fame

 

When making a nomination for an award, please consider these criteria:

 

  • A minimum of 10 years experience as a United Methodist communicator, retired from full-time work at least three years. (May be living or deceased.)
  • Emphasis is placed on the significance of a nominee’s contribution to the communication ministry of the church and a record of excellence. Individual’s background may include multiple communication disciplines and also communication service beyond the job/church.

 

You can nominate someone online for the Hall of Fame. Or, download and complete the PDF file and mail to Hall of Fame Nominations, c/o Royya James, UMAC, 810 12th Ave. South, Nashville, TN 37203. Call Royya with questions at 615-742-5461, or send an email to rjames@umcom.org.