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The Media Mob Awards

The Media Mob Awards is an exciting opportunity for church media teams and creative individuals alike to be recognized for their work in 2023. Churches will be recognized for their work in social media, videography, & website design. Individuals will be recognized for their work in videography, photography, & graphic design. The Media Mob Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday November 12, 2023 at 4:00 pm PST at the Southeastern California Conference Office, where the award winners will be announced.

The Categories

Social Media

A church’s social media will be judged in its entirety for its creativity, consistency, engagement with followers, content and its relevance to the audience, use of features, and reach. Any social media channel may be submitted (Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, etc.). Only one channel/platform per church.


Photos will be judged on originality, technical quality, creativity, caption, and impact. Photos must be church-related in some way (i.e. church members, church services, church-sponsored events, etc.).

Graphic Design

Graphic design pieces will be judged on originality, creativity, technical quality, readability, visual appeal, and content. Pieces can be either print or digital. No interactive media.


Films will be judged on creativity, originality, technical quality, storytelling, concept and writing, and overall execution. Films must be no longer than two minutes and be in English or contain English subtitles.

Website Design

Websites will be judged on technical quality, visual design, readability, accessibility, content, and user experience. Only one website per church.

The Process


Create a submission in any of the following categories: Social Media, Videography, Photography, Graphic Design, and Website Design. You may also submit any previously published work for consideration as long as it was created within the year 2023. You must complete the ENTRY FORM below by September 15, 2023 11:59 PM PST in order for your submission to be considered.

Official RulesEntry Form


Upload your submission through the submission form found below. There is no entry limit per church, category, and/or individual. Media release forms must be submitted for any and all person(s) appearing in the submission. The submission deadline is Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST.

Submission FormPublicity Release TemplatePublicity Release Template for Minors


All submissions will be judged by a panel of [at least] three judges. Judges will score submissions based on the specified criteria of the category to award the grand prize winner for that category.


The judges panel will select the Grand Prize winner ($500) for each category. There will be a total of six (6) grand prize winners: 1 Social Media award (church only), 2 Videography awards (church & individual), 1 Photography award (individual only), 1 Graphic Design award (individual only), and 1 Website Design award (church only). We encourage all entrants to attend the Media Mob Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 4:00 PM PST at the SECC office where the winners will receive their awards.

RSVP to the Awards Ceremony

The Prizes

We're excited to be giving out $3,000 in grand prizes! Each category winner will receive $500. There will be a total of six (6) grand prize winners: 1 Social Media award (church only), 2 Videography awards (church & individual), 1 Photography award (individual only), 1 Graphic Design award (individual only), and 1 Website Design award (church only).

Social Media

One CHURCH winner: $500


One CHURCH winner: $500

One INDIVIDUAL winner: $500


One INDIVIDUAL winner: $500

Graphic Design

One INDIVIDUAL winner: $500

Website Design

One CHURCH winner: $500

The Judges

LaTasha Hewitt

Director of Communication, Allegheny East Conference

Jeff Rogers

Director of Communication, Arizona Conference

Henrique Gomes

Assoc. Communications Director for Media Ministry, Carolina Conference

Evan Knott

Director of Communication, Chesapeake Conference

Melvin Donadella

Asst. Director of Communication, Chesapeake Conference

Kelly Butler Coe

Assoc. Director of Communication, Columbia Union Conference

JeNean Lendor

Communications Director, Lake Region Conference

Debbie Michel

Director of Communication, Lake Union Conference

Dudley Francois

Communication Director & Assoc. Youth Director, Northeastern Conference

Laurie Trujillo

Director of Communication, Northern California Conference

Francis Tuffour

Digital Media & Communication Director, Ohio Conference

Kaleb Eisele

Digital Content Specialist, Oregon Conference

Richard Castillo

Director of Media, Potomac Conference

Rajmund Dabrowski

Communication Director, Rocky Mountain Conference

Shawn Santana

Information Technology & Communications, Southern New England Conference

Roger Wade

Director of Communications, South Central Conference

Leslie Soupet

Director of Communications, Southwest Region Conference

Kristina Busch

Director of Communications, Southwest Union Conference

Tamara Terry

Assoc. Director of Communication & Public Relations, Texas Conference

Heidi Baumgartner

Director of Communication, North Pacific Union Conference

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use work from past events or projects? 

A: Yes! As long as your work was created within this year of 2023, you are free to enter it in the Awards.

Q: How do I submit my work? 

A: In order for your work to be eligible for consideration, you must first complete the ENTRY form by September 15, 2023. Once that is completed, you may submit your work by October 12, 2023 using the SUBMISSION form.

Q: How does the judging work? 

A: A panel of three judges will score your work based on the category scoring sheet. Please review the elements of which your category will be judged on in the Category descriptions above or in the Official Rules.

Q: When will the winners be announced? 

A: All winners will be announced at the Media Mob Awards Ceremony on Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 4 PM at the SECC office. Winners will also be announced on the SECC social media accounts on November 12th after they have been awarded at the ceremony. We encourage all entrants to have a representative at this dinner. 

Q: Can a church and/or individual win more than one prize?

A: Yes! Churches and individuals are allowed to enter in any and all categories that are applicable. 

Q: I have another question!

A: Email us at

The Legal Things

For the Official Rules, please click here. 

Please read over the rules carefully to ensure your submission will be eligible, including these basics:

  • Any music included must be either royalty-free, in the public domain, or an original piece written by team members and not previously published, performed or distributed.
  • Videos must be in English or include English subtitles. 
  • No foul language, third-party logos, or copyrighted material permitted. 


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Mon. 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tues. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(951) 509-2200


P.O. Box 79990
Riverside, CA 92513
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