To RCC Members: please share this Wilbur Award information with your secular media contacts. Think of TV or radio programs, newspaper articles, books you want RCC to honor.

Deadline -- Five days for 2017 Wilbur Awards

Religion Communicators Council to accept entries through Feb. 6

Wilbur Award winners receive a handcrafted stained-glass trophy & national recognition.

Secular media producers, writers, publishers and bloggers can submit work for the 2017 Wilbur Awards.

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) will accept entries through Feb. 6 (postmark date) for one of the oldest recognition programs for religion coverage by secular communicators. Submissions must be produced during 2016. Entry forms are available online along with our brochure.

The overriding purpose of the Wilbur Awards is to encourage continued excellence in the communication of religion and values in non-religious media. Award categories include newspapers, magazines, books, television and cable, radio or podcasts, feature films, and digital communications. Juries of media professionals coordinated by council members across the country evaluate submissions on content, creativity, impact and excellence in communicating religious values.

The 2017 awards will be presented April 1st in the Chicago, IL during the council's national convention. Winners receive a handcrafted stained-glass trophy and national recognition for their work.  The award is named for the late Marvin C. Wilbur, a pioneer in religious public relations and longtime council leader. For more information on the Wilbur competition or entry details, go to the Wilbur Awards web page.

About the Religion Communicators Council

The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of more than 400 religion communicators working in print and electronic communication, advertising, and public relations. Members represent diverse faith communities. Founded in 1929, the council is the oldest public relations professional association in the United States.

Contact: Shirley Struchen, 212-870-2402

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