North Georgia Conference Receives Communications Awards


Each year communicators from across our connection gather for the annual United Methodist Association of Communicators meeting and awards ceremony. This year's meeting was scheduled for mid-March in Washington, DC, but was cancelled due to COVID-19 safety concerns. 

UMAC shifted to a virtual meeting. On May 21 communicators and church leaders across the United Methodist connection gathered to watch the virtual awards celebration hosted by the United Methodist Association of Communicators.

The North Georgia Conference received three awards at the celebration, including one prestigious "Best in Class" award—the highest honor in any category.

  • David Giles and Sybil Davidson won Best in Class for Visual Design and First Place for Logo Design for the "At Table With Bishop Sue" logo. (The logo image features a microphone that nods to the bread and cup of our United Methodist communion table.)
  • Rebecca Wallace and Sybil Davidson received a second place award for article series for their "Meet the Laity" features in 2019. (Read the series!)
  • Sybil Davidson and Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson received second place in Podcast or Internet Stream for the "At the Table with Bishop Sue" podcast. (Listen on your favorite podcast platform.)
Additionally, the Georgia United Methodist Foundation won first place in print publications for Faith and Money edited by Diana Durie.

The annual awards gala is a highlight for communicators and recognizes excellence in print publications, digital publications, writing, internet communications, video production, audio, photography, visual design, publicity/advertising, and media presentations.

Work was submitted across 10 classes of communications, with a Best in Class for each category, as well as first, second, and third place winners selected for each sub-category.

​The United Methodist Association of Communicators also named its 2020 Communicator of the Year at the ceremony. Todd Rossnagel, director of communications for the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, was honored for his achievements in communication, broad impact, and vision-thinking. 
Click here for a complete list of award recipients [PDF]. The digital awards booklet also includes links to many of the winning entries.