Polly Bond Awards 2017

Congratulations to the following entrants and their collaborators on their winning work, recognized at the Episcopal Communicators conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 21, 2017.

General Excellence: Website

Award of Excellence: Julie Murray, with Tammie Vanoss and David Dreisbach (dsoConnections.org)

Award of Merit: Sarah Bartenstein, with Becky Lehman (ststephensrva.org)

Honorable Mention: Lorna Festa, with Atlas Branding, Kanuga's Marketing and Communications Team, and Jason Merritt (kanuga.org)

General Excellence: Blog

Award of Excellence: Katie Forsyth, with the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley (The Biblical Wild)

Award of Merit: Richelle Thompson, Nurya Love Parrish, Miriam McKenney, and Rachel Jones, writer (GrowChristians.org)

Honorable Mention: Charis Bhagianathan, with Miguel Escobar and Brendon Hunter (ECF Vital Practices: Vital Posts)

General Excellence: Best Campaign

Award of Excellence: Victoria Ludwin, with Kari-Ann Lessner (Turn Toward Love)

Award of Merit: Lynn Goswick, with Rea Ackerman, Nathan Brockman, Betsy Vorce (St. Paul's Chapel 250th Anniversary)

Award of Merit: Sarah Bartenstein, with Janet Allen, Gary Jones, and Steven Longstaff (Legacy Society Roll-out)

Honorable Mention: Malaika Kamunawire, with JenJoy Roybal and Courtney Moore, (16 Days of Activism)

Honorable Mention: Gretchen Duggan, with the Rev. Patrick Gahan (To His Glory)

General Excellence: Integrated Social Media Presence

Award of Excellence: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC (Diocese of Atlanta Social Media)

General Excellence: Best Print Periodical (Diocese/Organization)

Award of Excellence: Carol Barnwell, with LaShane Eaglin (Diolog: Texas Episcopalian)

Award of Merit: Mike Orr (Colorado Episcopalian)

Honorable Mention: Julie Murray, with Amy Svihlik, David Dreisbach, and The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal (Connections)

General Excellence: Best Print Periodical (Parish/Cathedral)

Award of Excellence: Jason Franklin (Ethos Quarterly Journal)

Award of Merit: Sarah Bartenstein, with Steven Longstaff (Seasons of the Spirit)

Honorable Mention: Addie Thompson (Cathedral Connections)

General Excellence: Best Digital Periodical (Diocese/Organization)

Award of Excellence: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC (Connecting Newsletter)

Award of Merit: Curt Ritter, with Karen Kane and Matt Wurtzel (Perspective)

Award of Merit: Charis Bhagianathan, with Miguel Escobar and Brendon Hunter (ECF Vital Practices: Vestry Papers)

Video: Long-Form

Award of Excellence: Craig Wirth, with Tim Phillips ("The Laity Pioneers")

Award of Merit: Kimberly Durnan, with Tim Park ("Epiphany Mission Trip")

Honorable Mention: Denise Fillion, with The Rev. Canon Kris Lee ("Writing Icons: The Rev'd Regan O'Callaghan")

Video: Short-Form (Contracted)

Award of Excellence: Faith Rowold, with JenJoy Roybal and Malaika Kamunanwire (2016 Organizational Video)

Award of Merit: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC (“Easter & Joy”)

Honorable Mention: Sarah Bartenstein, with Briget Ganske and Janet Allen ("Year-end Giving")

Honorable Mention: Jessica Rocha, with The Rev. Dr. Brian Wilbert (Diocese of Ohio's Bicentennial)

Video: Short-Form (In-House)

Award of Excellence: Katie Forsyth ("Fresh Prince of Camp Chick")

Award of Merit: Kevin Thompson (‘Falling Into Grace' Book Trailer)

Honorable Mention: Dan Murphy, with Brant McCaskill ("Are You Ready?")

Honorable Mention: Katie Forsyth ("Camp Chick Says Goodbye")

Writing: News

Award of Excellence: Mary Frances Schjonberg ("Presiding Bishop Tells Standing Rock Protectors 'The way of Jesus honors the water'")

Award of Merit: Solange DeSantis, with Jerry Hames ("Oregon Priest Wins Assault Rifle")

Honorable Mention: Kimberly Durnan ("How do we know God is still here?")

Writing: Feature

Award of Excellence: Mike Patterson ("Pen Pal Program Engages Neighborhood Children")

Award of Merit: Faith Rowold, with Jo Kadlecek ("A Center for Hope in Za'atari Camp")

Award of Merit: Mary Frances Schjonberg ("As election draws near, preachers feel the Gospel's challenge")

Honorable Mention: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC ("Bearings Bike Shop")

Writing: Editorial/Commentary

Award of Excellence: Solange DeSantis, with Arianna Gonzalez-Borillas ("Seeing the Face of God")

Award of Merit: Heidi Shott, with The Rt. Rev. Stephen T. Lane ("Raising the Minimum Wage is a Matter of Justice and Hope")

Honorable Mention: Julie Murray ("Awakening")

Writing: Theological Reflection

Award of Excellence: Katie Forsyth, with The Rev. Dan Scheid ("The Center of the Universe: Environmental Racism and the #FlintWaterCrisis")

Award of Merit: Richelle Thompson, with Hugo Olaiz, Rachel Jones, and Carole Miller ("Forward Day by Day" (December selections))

Honorable Mention: Kyle Matthew Oliver ("You already have everything you need to be a digital media minister")

Visual Arts: Photography

Award of Excellence: Dan Murphy ("Palm Sunday Chorister")

Award of Merit: Liz Bartenstein, with Kevin Johnson ("Remember Your Baptism")

Honorable Mention: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC ("Man's Best Friend")

Visual Arts: Graphic Design

Award of Excellence: Sonja Slother (I am the Light of the World)

Award of Merit: Michael Phillips, with Richelle Thompson, Roger Speer, Carole Miller, and Forward Movement Staff (The Path)

Honorable Mention: Mike Orr (Episcopal Showdown)

Honorable Mention: Carrie Graves, with Anna MacDermut and SSJE (5 Marks of Love)

Visual Arts: Layout (Poster)

Award of Excellence: David Dreisbach (A Bishop, a Rabbi and a Philosopher)

Award of Merit: Victoria Ludwin, with Mark Bohenick (Fiestas Patrias)

Honorable Mention: Robyn Banks, (Lobsterpalooza)

Honorable Mention: Jason Franklin (12 Angry Men)

Honorable Mention: Anne Stone (All That's Missing is You!)

Visual Arts: Layout (Front Page/Spread)

Award of Excellence: Michael Phillips, with Richelle Thompson, Roger Speer, and Carole Miller,   (Ashes and the Phoenix)

Award of Merit: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC (Pathways: Bearings Bike Shop)

Honorable Mention: Michael Phillips, with Richelle Thompson and Carole Miller (Inwardly Digest)

Honorable Mention: Jessica Rocha, with The Rev. Dr. Brian Wilbert (Church Life Bicentennial Spread)

Honorable Mention: Brigitta Patterson, with Rebecca Kreshak (Trinity Concert Series)

Marketing/Education/Outreach: Booklet

Award of Excellence: Jason Franklin (Stewardship 2017)

Award of Merit: Sara Christensen, with Lorna Festa (Camp Bob Brochure)

Honorable Mention: Charis Bhagianathan, with Fathom Studios and Miguel Escobar  (ECF General Marketing Brochure)

Honorable Mention: Sarah Bartenstein, with Janet Allen, Gary Jones, and Steven Longstaff (Annual Giving Brochure)

Marketing/Education/Outreach: Ad (Print/Web/Direct Mail)

Award of Excellence: Victoria Ludwin, with Mark Bohenick (The Well Celtic Eucharist Postcard)

Award of Merit: Robyn Banks (Lenten Preaching Series)

Honorable Mention: Mike Orr (Episcopal Showdown)

Social Media: Facebook Post

Award of Excellence: Bonnie Burgess, with Green Gate Marketing, LLC and Episcopal Youth Community (Suicide Prevention)

Award of Merit: Dan Murphy, with Brant McCaskill (Are You Ready?)

Honorable Mention: Theo Lambert (Question of the Week)

Social Media: Instagram Post

Award of Excellence: Bonnie Burgess (For Faith)

Award of Merit: Brigitta Patterson (I Can Has Blessing?)

Honorable Mention: Dan Murphy (St. Francis Day Procession)


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