Gateway Seminary awarded for work during transition
ONTARIO, Calif. (May 1, 2017)—Gateway Seminary won multiple awards in the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) annual awards competition for its work during relocation and rebranding over the past two years. The Seminary won nine first place awards, four second place awards, a third place and a grand prize in one division.
The awards were presented during a dinner April 21 at the annual BCA workshop, which met in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 19-22.
“I’m really proud of the Gateway team for the work produced during the Seminary’s transition,” said Dr. Kathie Chute, director of communications. “The sheer quantity of the projects last year was daunting, but I’m delighted that the judges thought they reflected quality, as well.”
Gateway won a first place award in the total public relations or development campaign category, more than $25,000 budget, for the entry titled Golden Gate to Gateway: Rebranding a Seminary, as well as the Arthur S. Davenport Award for Public Relations and Development, the grand prize among the five categories in the public relations or development division.
In addition, the Seminary won a first place for the Gateway website; second place for a news story titled Seminary graduate ministers to ‘the forgotten’; first place for the feature story series Ministry in the New Marriage Culture; first place for Dr. Jeff Iorg’s blog series on the Seminary’s transition; second place for the Rocky Mountain Campus’ 20th anniversary logo; second place for Gateway’s dedication program; second place for the Gateway magazine’s design; first place for the Gateway magazine’s redesign; first place for the Golden Gate to Gateway commemorative coins; first place for recruitment postcards; first place for the Gateway Seminary rebrand ad series; a third place award for the overall (including design and writing) Gateway magazine, as well as a first place award for the overall Gateway Seminary viewbook.
The 53rd annual Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition, named for the retired vice president of public relations for the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, featured 433 entries from across the Southern Baptist Convention. Categories included public relations and development, interactive communications, audio-visual communications, photography, news writing, feature writing, design and overall publication.
BCA is a professional development association for Baptist communicators, with approximately 300 members from Southern Baptist agencies, state conventions, Baptist newspapers and Baptist universities.