CBA Earns Baptist Communicators Honors
CBA Church Network earned high honors in the Baptist Communicators Association’s 2018 Wilmer C. Fields Awards Competition. An awards ceremony was held as part of the organization’s annual workshop held last week in Alexandria, Virginia.
First Place awards were presented to CBA Church Network’s Associate Director of Missions/Director of Communication Marc Ira Hooks for his photographic coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. Hooks’ photographs took top honors in both the News-Single, and News-Series categories. The single photograph was used as the cover photo for the Fall 2017 edition of The Encourager Magazine. A third photograph from the hurricane coverage, a volunteer pressure washing dishes, was awarded Second Place in the Photograph Portrait category.
Hooks’ coverage of the Mums for Harvey project earned Second Place in the News Writing, Single Article Under 750 Words category.
Additionally, the CBA Church Network was recognized in the Social Media-Single Post category for a Facebook post promoting the disaster relief partnership between our churches and the Baptist Church in Coamo, Puerto Rico. The post, entitled Jesus Christ is the Hope of Puerto Rico took Second Place in the category.
The Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) is a professional organization of communicators who serve in editorial, public relations, electronic media, photography, management, marketing and graphic design positions principally within Baptist agencies and institutions. BCA members work together to inspire, inform and educate the more than 250 members across the United States and around the world.
In 2017-2018, Hooks served as the organization’s Communications Vice President. At the conference in Virginia Hooks was elected to be the Program Chair for the 2020 workshop which will be held in New Orleans.