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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


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    Upper New York Communications team wins four UMAC awards

    May 26, 2020 / By Shannon Hodson

    Each year, The United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC) recognizes excellence in communication through an awards program, the United Methodist Association of Communicators Awards Contest. This year the Awards Contest was livestreamed due to COVID-19.

    The contest recognizes excellence in print publications, digital publications, writing, internet communications, video production, audio, photography, visual design, publicity/advertising and media presentations. High-quality work from United Methodist communicators across the nation is submitted to the contest and judged by a panel of first-rate judges. Those honored at the Awards Gala are considered by UMAC to be “the best of the best.” This year the Upper New York (UNY) Communications Team won four awards.

    The awards that UNY Communications Team won include:

    Steve Hustedt, UNY Director of Communications said, ““It is always nice to be recognized for the hard work the Communications Team does to share our story. Especially, in times such as these, it is crucial that we do this well and we do it in a way that can reach as many people as possible in as many ways as possible.”  


    With more than 134,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 85 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."