Make Plans for the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) reminds members that the annual DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Entries are currently being accepted for the 2018 DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards, the deadline is Friday, January 19, 2018.

Make plans now to attend the 2018 RCC Convention in Atlanta, April 5-7, 2018 at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. The 2018 theme is Realizing the Dream: Peace and Justice Through Communication. Visit for more details.

The DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards are presented annually to active RCC members who demonstrate excellence in religion communications and public relations. The awards are named to honor the late Victor DeRose and the late Paul M. Hinkhouse, leading lithographers in New York City, and longtime friends of the RCC who shared a strong interest in, and concern for, excellence in communications.

If you are an RCC member and played a major role in producing the communication material completed in 2017, you are encouraged to enter the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards. Each entry is judged on overall quality, including aspects such as concept, writing, design, creativity, communication value and effectiveness in achieving its purpose

To enter the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards, you must be an RCC member.

  • Select your best work(s) completed during 2017.

  • Select the most appropriate class and category for each entry (see the attached Description of Classes and Categories).

  • Complete the attached entry form (one form per entry).

  • For each entry, mail two copies of the entry form (original and photocopy) and a check (payable to RCC – DH Awards) $50 for each entry to:

    • Mail or Ship to: RCC DH Award Entries, c/o Ryan Koch, The Church of Latter-day Saints Public and International Affairs Office, 125 Columbus Ave., 2nd floor, New York, NY 10023.

Each entry must be in an envelope with the exact title and category on the outside of the entry envelope.

  • All entries must arrive at the above address by 4 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018. Award winners will be honored at the awards ceremony on April 5th.

Entries in each category are eligible to receive either an Award of Merit or an Award of Excellence. Recipients of an Award of Excellence will also be judged for a Best of Class trophy. One Best of Class trophy may be awarded in each of the classes. Note: Judges reserve the right to grant no award in any particular category. The Shoestring Award is at the discretion of the judges.

The entry form is available online. Visit the DeRose-Hinkhouse Memorial Awards page on the RCC website for more information. Remember: Please send two copies of the form with your check and entry materials.

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