2010 News Archives

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is Recognized in Five Categories of the 2010 De-Rose Hinkhouse Awards

NEW YORK – The Religion Communicators Council has recognized the work of the Department of Communications of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, in five different categories of the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards.

Greek Orthodox Telecommunications, the television ministry of the Archdiocese, received the highest award, “Best of Class,” in the category Non-broadcast Audio/Video Program for Apostle of Love, Hope and Reconciliation that was produced in cooperation with the Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Produced by Nicholas J. Furris and Marissa P. Costidis, the video honors Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who serves as a gentle but firm advocate for many of today’s critical issues, among them the environment, unity among Orthodox Christians worldwide, peace, love and reconciliation between all faiths and as a defender of our Mother Church.

The program received a standing ovation during the Archon’s Athenagoras Human Rights Award Banquet in October 2009.  This DVD’s cover design also received a Certificate of Merit in the Graphic Design/Art and Photography Cover design, which was produced by John Mindala. 

An Award of Excellence was received in Writing/Broadcast Script by Fr. John Chryssavgis for the Greek Orthodox Telecommunications production Pascha: The Resurrection of Christ.  This program also received a Certificate of Merit for Broadcast Audio/Video. 

The national newspaper, Orthodox Observer, received a Certificate of Merit in the category of Periodicals/Newspapers-National. 

The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are given each year to active RCC members who demonstrate excellence in religious communications and public relations. Established in 1967, the awards are named for the late Victor DeRose and the late Paul M. Hinkhouse, leading lithographers in New York City and longtime friends of RCC.  The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in April in Chicago during the Annual RCC Conference, held this year in conjunction with the Religion Communication Congress 2010.

The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of religion communicators at work in print and electronic communication, marketing, and public relations. Established in 1929, it is the oldest association of religion communicators in America serving to promote excellence in the communication of religious faith and values as well as understanding among diverse faith groups. 

Read more information on the awards and a complete list of winners visit http://www.religioncommunicators.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=105262
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