Originally an all-Protestant organization, the Religion Communicators Council (RCC) has been promoting faith perspectives in public discourse since 1929 and now has members representing Bahá'í, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim faith communities.
To that end, the RCC is inviting applications for the 2020 Wilbur Awards. Since 1949, the Wilbur Awards have been presented annually to recognize excellence in the communication of religious issues, values, and themes in secular media.
The entries are judged by media professionals in a jury process under the supervision of RCC members across the country. Basic criteria include content, creativity, execution and results; however, the ultimate criteria is excellence in the communication of religious values and themes characterized by professionalism, fairness, and honesty.
Award categories in 2020 include newspaper articles (print and/or online), magazine articles, books (including audio and e-books), films and video, digital communications, television and cable, radio or podcasts, and photography.
See the Religion Communicators Council website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.