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2009 Communications Competition Last Call for Entries




Magazine, Website and New Technologies Competition

The Central Communications Board launched the Magazine, Website and New Technologies Competition on 12 February inviting entries within each category. Quality of design and layout, strength of editorial content and outreach potential are once again to be the standards of excellence against which entries will be judged. The closing date is Friday 20 March 2009. Winners will be announced at the General Synod in Armagh, 8-10 May 2009.

In the Magazine section entries are invited in three print media categories:

Diocesan Magazines
Parish Magazine/Newsletter
Church of Ireland affiliated organisation Magazine/Newsletter 

In the Website section entries are invited in three categories:

Diocesan Website
Parish Website
Church of Ireland affiliated organisation Website 

In the New Technologies section:

Most innovative use of New Technologies: to include Interactive Communication Technologies (ICT) or 'social media' over and beyond standard websites, eg: blogs, podcasts or social networking or content-sharing websites. 

Entries are welcome from any committee or group associated with the Church of Ireland.

Central Communications Board Chairman, the Rt Revd Trevor Williams, Bishop of Limerick, says:

'We are a community with a message. Communication is central to our life as a Church. Good communication not only provides information, but builds a sense of belonging and encourages involvement. 

We have a message to share with others and the quality of our communication will affect the clarity of that message. Communication is also a skill, and we can all improve. So, join in this competition. It’s a chance to learn from others and commend those who are doing a good job.'

Please obtain an entry form from the Church of Ireland Press Office (by email: press@ireland.anglican.org or phone: from NI 028 9023 2909, from RoI 048 9023 2909) and send entries as follows:

Magazines and newsletters – one recent copy – to Jenny Compston, Press Office, Church of Ireland House, 61-67 Donegall St, Belfast, BT 1 2QH, Northern Ireland.

Websites, please supply an e-mail containing the URL to:  press@ireland.anglican.org

New Technologies, please send an example or link including a description of  the technology, how applied and the objective of the initiative to Jenny Compston, Press Office, Church of Ireland House, 61-67 Donegall St, Belfast, BT 1 2QH, Northern Ireland or to press@ireland.anglican.org.

Remember: the closing date for entries is Friday 20 March 2009

For further information please contact:

Church of Ireland Press Office 
Church of Ireland House 
61–67 Donegall Street 
Belfast, BT1 2QH 

Tel: (028) 9082 8880 (from NI)
Tel: (048) 9082 8880 (from RoI)
Fax (028) 9032 3554 
Email: Press Office 

Paul Harron

+44 (0)7787 881582

Peter Cheney

+44 (0)7774295369

Janet Maxwell

+353 (0)87 948 4412

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