Best Broadcast Website: www.godtube.com (Salem Web Network)
Godtube.com is a video sharing platform offering online Christian videos with faith-based, family-friendly content. Popular video sections on Godtube include: Christian bands and singers in Christian music videos, Christian comedians and comedy skits, spoofs and parodies in funny videos, cute videos featuring kids and animals, sports videos, Christian news videos, and inspirational videos.
Best Ministry Website: www.pluggedin.com (Focus on the Family)
The Plugged In website is a Focus on the Family Internet site designed to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving families the essential tools they need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which they live. Through their reviews, articles and discussions, the Plugged In staff hopes to spark intellectual thought, spiritual growth and a desire to follow the command of Colossians 2:8, which states, "See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ."
Best Mobile Ministry Initiative: www.oneplace.com (Salem Web Network)
Salem Web Network, the online division of Salem Communications, began in 1999 with a single website – OnePlace.com, which has grown to become the premier Internet provider of online streaming Christian radio broadcasts and programs.
Today, Salem Web Network consists of the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace, such as Crosswalk.com, CrossCards.com, and Godtube.com. It now serves more than six million users every month and reaches over a million fans through more than 60 Facebook fan pages.
Best Use of Short Form Video: "Freed: A Poem by Ruth Bell Graham" (Billy Graham Evangelistic Association)
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) was named the winner of the Best Use of Short Form Video Award for “Freed: A Poem by Ruth Bell Graham.” The video pairs Ruth Bell Graham’s poem with powerful images that compel viewers to reach the lost with the Lord’s redeeming love.
BGEA, founded in 1950 and still chaired by Evangelist Billy Graham, exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means available and to equip others to do the same. Ministries include Franklin Graham Festivals, Will Graham Celebrations, My Hope World Evangelism Through Television, Dare to be a Daniel, Rapid Response Team Chaplains, Decision magazine, The Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove, The Billy Graham Library, and evangelistic programs for radio, television, and Internet. BGEA is headquartered in Charlotte, NC.
Best Use of Social Media: Focusonthefamily.com "Today I Will" (Focus on the Family)
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“Today I Will” was a creative and strategic campaign to touch on the felt needs of parents and families as they launched back into a new school year. The main message of the campaign is that the strongest families are built one moment at a time. Small, everyday decisions add up, and Focus on the Family is here to help you get started.
The ministry effectively promoted the "Today I Will" campaign by utilizing social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest to get people to visit the landing page, engage with content, and download an interactive PDF. They also created a Facebook app that gave users the ability to place a “Today, I Will” sticker on their photo and post it on their wall.
Most Creative Online Initiative: Gospel for Asia's www.mygfa.org (Gospel for Asia)
Gospel for Asia was named the winner of the Most Creative Online Initiative Award for MyGFA.org. With MyGFA.org, people can set up a personalized campaign – with their own picture and story – to inspire friends and raise funds to reach families in Asia with the love of Christ.
Campaigns can be created to:
• Help needy families earn a livelihood
• Give communities access to clean, healthy water
• Teach women in Asia to read
• Give hope to needy widows and street children
• Provide bicycles for missionaries
• and more...
Gospel for Asia is involved in sharing the love of Christ through national missionaries. These men and women missionaries are trained in Bible colleges to share the hope found in Christ.