From left: Mark Doyal, chair, UMAC Leadership Team; Madeline Pillow, Advocate editor;
Brenda Capen, copy editor.

Virginia Conference Communications office staff wins five UMAC awards

By Madeline Pillow

The Virginia Conference Communications office brought home five awards from the denomination-wide communications and media awards banquet held during the annual meeting of United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC), March 7-9 in Philadelphia, Pa.

The Virginia United Methodist Advocate won a first place award in the magazine category of the Print Publications class which includes the teamwork of editor Madeline Pillow, graphic designer Cathryn Huff, and database manager Brenda Capen as copy editor.

The magazine also won Best of Class Robert F. Storey Award of Excellence for the Advocate magazine. 

Nick Ruxton, conference videographer, won second place in the photo series category of the Photography class for his photo series “Faces of Cambodia." (See pictures below)

Huff and Pillow also won second place for the design of the May Advocate feature.

Pillow and Capen won second place for the blog “Pillow Talk."

Over 140 communicators from across the United States participated in The United Methodist Association of Communicators 45th annual meeting in Philadelphia.

-Madeline Pillow is editor of the Advocate.


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