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Premier digital winners announced

Sun 15 Nov 2015
By Hannah Tooley

A video featuring the baby Jesus has won a top Christian communications award.

Premier Digital Awards and Conference gave 'Christmas Starts with a Baby's Giggle' the 'Best Use of Video to Communicate a Christian Message' award.

There were 16 categories in the annual awards programme. 

The 9th Awards and 6th Conference was staged at The Brewery in London.

A magazine-style Christian blog, 7 minutes.net, that looks at culture, Christian ethics, and current affairs won the 'Blogger of the Year' prize, and the 'Up and Coming Award' went to Joe Gallant Church Communications for a blog devoted to helping churches communicate better, with a focus on digital communications.

More than 800 entries were submitted this year.

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to the Regeneration Church for its entry in the 'Most Engaging Small Church Site' category.

Kevin Bennett, Premier's Chief Operating Officer, told Premier that: "We've been totally amazed and utterly delighted with the quality and originality of all the entries in the awards programme.

"This year's winners have set a new benchmark for pushing boundaries in sharing the message of Christ online and with the aid of cutting edge technology."

The full list of winners:

People's Choice
WINNER: PrayerMate App
RUNNER-UP: Prayer Spaces in Schools
 
Signs of God
Bramber Bakehouse

Blogger of the Year
WINNER: 7minutes.net
RUNNER-UP: Apples of Gold
RUNNER-UP: Joe Gallant Church Communications Blog

DeanRoberts.net
Dreaming Beneath the Spires
That Happy Certainty

Young Blogger of the Year
WINNER: theologybee

RUNNER-UP: Brightest Day
RUNNER-UP: Musings on Mystery

Multi-Author Blog of the Year
WINNER: threads
RUNNER-UP: Saltwater and Honey

Archbishop Cranmer
Blessed is She
Think Theology

Up-and-Coming Award
WINNER: Joe Gallant Church Communications Blog
RUNNER-UP: Divine Reflection
RUNNER-UP: theologybee

Cherry Drop Princess

Most Inspiring Leadership Blog
WINNER: Bishop Steven Croft's Blog (Diocese of Sheffield)
RUNNER-UP: Included by Grace
RUNNER-UP: Psephizo

Mummy from the Heart
The Wee Flea
Wool Gathering of a Northern Dean

Best Christian Organisation Website
WINNER: 24-7 Prayer
RUNNER-UP: Trinity College Bristol

Christians Against Poverty
Operation Mobilisation UK
Urban Saints
The Bridge

Best New or Redesigned Web
WINNER: 24-7 Prayer
RUNNER-UP: Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities

Diocese of London
KingsGate Church
Operation Mobilisation UK
Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities
Urban Saints

Most Engaging Large Church Site
WINNER: St Thomas Norwich
RUNNER-UP: Emmaus Road Church
RUNNER-UP: Hope City Church

All Souls Church
KingsGate Church

Most Engaging Small Church Site
WINNER: Regeneration Church
RUNNER-UP: Coulby Newham Baptist Church

Christ Church Willaston
Emmanuel Medway Church
Minny Street Congregational Church

Innovative Use of Digital Media in Outreach
WINNER: Guardians of Ancora App
RUNNER-UP: milk & honey

Engage 2015: Table Talk Rugby App

App of the Year
WINNER: Guardians of Ancora App
RUNNER-UP: Rhythms App

Daily Prayer: The Official Common Worship App
PrayerMate App

Most Creative Use of Social Media
WINNER: 40acts
RUNNER-UP: @OurCofE

Open Doors Youth

Tweeter of the Year
WINNER: Gemma Ruth Brown (@gemmaruthbrown)
RUNNER-UP: Open Doors Youth (@opendoorsyouth)
RUNNER-UP: St Barnabas Ealing (@barnabites)

Andrew Wilson (@AJWTheology)
Engage 2015 (@engage2015)
Robin Ham (@rhamage)

Best Use of Video
WINNER: Christmas Starts With a Baby's Giggle
RUNNER-UP: Good Friday: Live!

Office Kids (Shocking Truth)
What is Poverty?

Accessibility Award
WINNER: The Salvation Army
RUNNER-UP: Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities

Goodmayes Baptist Church
ReachoutASC
The King's Church, Wisbech


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