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Wednesday 28th November 2018, Executive

Committee

The next meeting of the Executive Committee will take place at Central Hall, Westminster, London on Saturday 27th April 2019. The main topic of discussion will be: 1.: Final judging of entries to the 2019 Awards Scheme 2:  Final arrangements for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Wednesday 28th November 2018, Awards

Scheme 2019

Arrangements are already under way for the 2019 Awards Scheme. Who will be eligible? The 2019 Awards are for A5 size magazines using colour printing A5 magazines having colour on the cover only are eligible to take part The Awards Scheme is open to all Christian denominations.

Wednesday 28th November 2018, Types of

Awards

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will receive an inscribed trophy to keep, together with a framed Certificate of Excellence. The Gold Award winner will receive the John King Trophy, to be held for one year The winning entry in each of the following categories will receive a framed Certificate of Excellence: o Cover Design o Overall layout and structure o Creativity of headlines o Use of graphics o Clarity of the Christian message o Appeal to a wider community

Imaginative images

add impact

Taking photographs Remember that faces are the important element of most pictures especially for church magazines which should always be people-orientated. Avoid shots which look as though they have been taken for a police identity parade. If you are taking a group shot, don’t take people standing in a line. Keep groups of people as close together as possible, perhaps showing them at different levels. Always get permission before you take photographs of children. Don’t use such photographs in the magazine without prior approval. Try to catch people in a relaxed or active situation, for instance, coming down steps, looking out of a car or around a door, sitting beside a window or walking away then looking back. If you are not using a tripod, avoid camera shake by holding the camera close and lean against something solid like a wall. You can get interesting shots from a low angle, or by standing on a chair (be careful!). Avoid complicated backgrounds and direct sunshine behind or in front of the subject. Photographs on a dull day against a plain background often give even lighting and often work well. Some editors are better than others when it comes to taking photographs. There may be someone  in your church, or your local camera club, who is skilful in this area. Bring them into your editorial team – they may consider it an honour to help.

Wednesday 28thNovember 2018, Closing date

for Awards Scheme entries

Closing date is Monday 4th February 2019. Please provide paper magazines not electronic version. Please complete an entry form and submit this along with two copies of two different issues of your magazine produced during the last twelve months. One of the issues should be either Easter of Christmas. Please send your entries to: John Farrow, Association for Church Editors, Hamilton House, East Common, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1DA

Thursday 11th October 2018, Jay Kettle-

Williams

We are delighted to hear that Jay Kettle-Williams will be editing Catholic South West. His first issue will be January. Congratulations, Jay!
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Wednesday 28th November 2018,

Executive Committee

The next meeting of the Executive Committee will take place at Central Hall, Westminster, London on Saturday 27th April 2019. The main topic of discussion will be: 1.: Final judging of entries to the 2019 Awards Scheme 2:  Final arrangements for the 2019 Annual Meeting

Wednesday 28th November 2018,

Awards Scheme 2019

Arrangements are already under way for the 2019 Awards Scheme. Who will be eligible? The 2019 Awards are for A5 size magazines using colour printing A5 magazines having colour on the cover only are eligible to take part The Awards Scheme is open to all Christian denominations.

Wednesday 28th November 2018,

Types of Awards

The Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards will receive an inscribed trophy to keep, together with a framed Certificate of Excellence. The Gold Award winner will receive the John King Trophy, to be held for one year The winning entry in each of the following categories will receive a framed Certificate of Excellence: o Cover Design o Overall layout and structure o Creativity of headlines o Use of graphics o Clarity of the Christian message o Appeal to a wider community