Call for entries for Church of Ireland communications competition


The communications competition is now open for entries.

The Central Communications Board’s annual Communications Competition is now open and invites entries for PRINT MEDIA from Church of Ireland parishes, dioceses and affiliated organisations, in the following categories:

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

Quality of presentation, strength of content and outreach potential are once again to be the standards of excellence against which entries will be judged. The closing date is Wednesday, 26th April. Winners will be announced with a presentation and awards ceremony at this year’s General Synod, which is taking place in person in Wexford on Friday, 12th May, and Saturday, 13th May. The Central Communications Board alternates the scope of its competitions each year between print, photography and online media, and this year’s competition will focus on print.

Bishop Pat Storey, who chairs the Central Communications Board, remarked: “This year’s communications competition is a great opportunity to highlight the work of magazine editors who bring stories to life in print across the Church throughout the year. Print media continues to have a very important role in building Christian community and helping to share our faith. Feedback on the winner, runners-up and highly commended entries will also help editors to learn from others.”

Please obtain an entry form for the competition from Peter Cheney in the Church of Ireland Press Office by email at or by phone (from Northern Ireland) on 028 9082 8882 and (from Republic of Ireland) on 048 9082 8882.

One recent copy must be sent in hard copy with a completed entry form to Peter Cheney, Church of Ireland Press Office, Church of Ireland House, 61-67 Donegall Street, Belfast, BT1 2QH, Northern Ireland.

Remember: the closing date for entries is Wednesday, 26th April.