• 17 May 2019

Communications Competition – 2 first places for Down and Dromore

Down and Dromore has scooped 2 first places in the Central Communications Board’s 2019 Competition for online media. The diocesan website won its category and the Willowfield Church Facebook page won for innovative use of social media.

The Most Revd Pat Storey, Bishop of Meath and Kildare and Chairman of the Central Communications Board announced the winners at an evening reception for General Synod members in Derry’s Guildhall. 

Entries were externally judged for quality of presentation, strength of content and outreach potential. 

Kilbride (Connor) won best Parish website category and Dublin and Glendalough Mother’s Union came first in the category for Church of Ireland affiliated organisation website.

Here’s what the judges said:

Down and Dromore website

This website has the most beautiful and enticing landing page which is so fresh and inviting. The content is current and uncluttered. The whole website is just a breath of fresh air in terms of how is has been put together. Less is definitely more when it comes to design. The overall design of the site is excellent. There is a good link with the social media of the diocese – one recommendation would be to make this more obvious.  The faith life is just bursting out from the pages of the website and the images are so complementary. Really enjoyed dropping by to visit this website. Congrats to all involved.

Willowfield Parish Church – Facebook

Absolutely brilliant use of Facebook for faith! Really great content that is updated and dynamic. They really understand the platform and put it to good use for their work. The content is clever, faith filled and funny! It’s so refreshing to see a faith organisation not afraid to have a sense of fun online alongside all the serious content. The visuals were the strongest across all the entrants in the social media category and they are overall really innovative in how they are using the platform. Congrats to the team – keep up the great work.