The Iota course, a multimedia resource for small groups launched by MRDF earlier this year, won the Interactive category for a Charity and Social Enterprise at the 2012 Clarion awards, presented by the International Visual Communications Association (IVCA). The winners were announced on Tuesday 25 September at an awards ceremony in Covent Garden. It was also highly commended in the Strategic Communications category.
MRDF’s Acting Executive Director, Simeon Mitchell, received the award along with Phil Knox from Purple Flame Media, which produced the films for the Iota resource. After the ceremony, Simeon commented, ‘We did not produce Iota in order to win awards, but to change hearts and minds. However, it is great to have this recognition of the power and quality of the materials. We hope it will be an encouragement for even more people to use them.’
The award judges commented on the ‘well-crafted’ films, and that they formed ‘a thought provoking suite of resources, inspiring informed debate and discussion’.
The IVCA Clarion Awards are not-for-profit and recognise best practice in communicating the importance of Corporate Social Responsibility, diversity, community development, ethical, health and welfare issues. Previous winners have included BP, Honda, and Al Gore’s film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’.
Iota was also awarded Silver in the 'Best DVD Training Resource' category at the Christian Broadcasting Council Media Awards 2012 on Friday 5 October. The CBC Media Awards celebrate the very best in Christian media, championing content that explores Christianity in ways that are fresh, inspirational and engaging.
Have you ordered your free copy of Iota yet? You can order them here or by visiting the Iota Course website.