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Dakotas-Minnesota communicators work awarded

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Doreen Gosmire, right, and Christa Meland, left, invite fellow UM communicators to GC in Minneapolis. UNNews photo.

United Methodist communicators were honored May 21 with a virtual awards celebration hosted by the United Methodist Association of Communicators.

The Dakotas-Minnesota communication team of Doreen Gosmire, Karla Hovde, Christa Meland, and David Stucke were among the honorees. For the past eight years the two conferences have collaborated to create a communication team that produces excellence telling the story of Dakotas and Minnesota United Methodists.

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Dave Stucke, far right, filming during NCJ 2016. File photo.

“We have an excellent communication team. It is no surprise that they are recipients of several awards,” says Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop for the Dakotas-Minnesota Area.

After the cancellation of its 2020 gathering due to COVID-19 safety concerns, UMAC moved its gala online, where communicators across the United Methodist connection gathered to watch the ceremony on the organization’s Facebook page.

Work was submitted across 10 classes of communications, with a best in class for each, as well as first, second and third place winners selected for each category. The Dakotas-Minnesota communication team received these awards:

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Karla Hovde is recognized at a recent AC. File photo.

  • Class 5 Category A, Video Production Less than $500, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    3rd Place: The Journey at Spirit Lake
  • Category B, Video Production $500-$2,000, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    3rd Place: Simpson UMC Surrenders Life, Trusts in Resurrection
  • Category E, Streaming, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    2nd Place: Livestream AC 2019
  • Category F, Video News Story, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    1st Place: Celebrate Recovery
  • Category D, Motion Graphics, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    1st Place: 2019 AC Countdown Animation
  • Category A, Campaign/Strategic Planning, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    3rd Place: Camp Minnesota Promotional Materials
  • Category B, Single Piece, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    1st Place: New Places for New People: Multiplication Across the Dakotas-Minnesota Area
  • Category B, Multimedia, Annual Conference/Local Church Division
    2nd Place: Renovate: 2019 Lenten Study

View all of the award winners here.

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