Secular media producers, writers, publishers and bloggers can submit work for the 2016 Wilbur Awards.
The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) will accept entries through Feb. 5th for one of the oldest recognition programs for religion coverage by secular communicators. Submissions must be produced during 2015. 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 2016 awards will be presented April 2nd in New York City 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
A Special Wilbur Award will be given to The Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell, former head the National Council of Churches and former Director of Religion at the historic Chautauqua Institution. The honor will recognize Campbell’s over 30 years of public and behind-the-scenes work in all forms of media.
About the Religion Communicators Council
The Religion Communicators Council is an interfaith association of more than 400 religion communicators. They work in print and electronic communication, advertising, and public relations. Members represent Bahá’í, Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faith communities. Founded in 1929, the council is the oldest public relations professional association in the United States.