First-ever Norfolk Christian digital awards launched
The first-ever Norfolk Christian Digital Communications Awards, staged by Network Norwich & Norfolk, will be held at Norwich Central Baptist Church on Wednesday November 11, and entries and nominations are now being invited.
Presenting the awards will be the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Graham James, who is also the Church of England lead spokesman on media issues.
Network Norfolk publisher, Keith Morris, said: “We are staging the awards to help recognize, reward and encourage good Christian digital communications across Norfolk. The event will also help us to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Network Norwich & Norfolk website.
There are six award categories, which aim to recognize and reward innovative Christian communications across all digital forms and channels.
Best blog – sponsored by Good News for Norwich
Best use of social media – sponsored by the Christian Conference Trust
Most innovative use of digital media (ie video, enews, podcasts) – sponsored by YMCA Norfolk
Best Christian organization website – sponsored by ChurchInsight
Best small church website – sponsored by ChurchInsight
Best large church website – sponsored by ChurchInsight
Entrants must be Norfolk based and define themselves as part of the Christian community and the evening itself is being sponsored by the Diocese of Norwich.
Entry is by self or public online nomination via the www.networknorfolk.co.uk website and is open from now until September 30.
Judges will draw up a shortlist of finalists at the start of October, all of whom will be invited to the Awards evening.
A public vote on the finalists, via the Network Norfolk website, will take place in early October and will be used, along with the judges’ votes, to determine the winners.
Winners will be named at the Awards evening on Wednesday November 11, which will begin with a drink and canapé reception in the atrium at Norwich Central Baptist Church, with live music and an exhibition from all awards sponsors.
The awards themselves will take place in the main sanctuary and will be presented by the Bishop of Norwich along with category sponsors.
“This is an excellent initiative and I am delighted to be there for the awards ceremony,” said the Bishop of Norwich, Rt Rev Graham James.
Best use of social media
Most innovative use of digital media
Best Christian organisation website
Best small church website
Best large church website