Winners 2015

Winners of the Premier Digital Awards and Conference 2015 were announced at the live award ceremony on Saturday 14th November.

Clearly making waves in the digital world and successfully engaging their audiences with high calibre, inspirational content, this year’s Premier Digital Awards finalists spanned across a diverse range of platforms.

From ‘Blogger of The Year’ and ‘App of The Year’ to ‘Innovative Use of Digital Media in Outreach’ and ‘Best Use of Video’ award, the evening sought to celebrate and encourage Christian online platforms in the spirit of Philippians 4:8, and and indeed it did!

Hosted by two influential names in Christian music and radio, Woman to Woman’s radio presenter, Maria Rodrigues, and Gospel Rap artiste Faith Child, announced the winners across the 16 categories.

Winning the ‘Best Use of Video’ award ChurchAds.Net created the powerful 45 second video titled ‘Christmas starts with a baby’s giggle’ as a modern way of echoing the current Christmas campaign message ‘Christmas Starts with Christ’ as a gentle reminder to the masses that Christ is the reason for Christmas.

As a social media savvy generation, being heard and effectively communicating a brand’s message is key and Christian Charity Stewardship won the ‘Most Creative Use of Social Media’ with its 40Acts challenge, which motivated 2.9 million acts of generosity, throughout 180 countries worldwide, over a 40 day period.

The ‘Multi-Author Blog of the Year’ award was given to Editor of the real and relatable UK magazine blog Threads and the award for the ‘Best Christian Organisation Website’ went to 24-7 Prayer, a global non-stop online meeting place for prayer which was created 16 years ago.

The biggest social meeting place is now online and with approximately over 3 billion users regularly frequenting blogs, apps, videos and websites, there’s been no other better time than now, that inspirational Christian organisations can be given the credit that it is due. Commenting on this year’s winning entries, Premier’s Chief Operating Officer Kevin Bennett says: ‘We’ve been totally amazed and utterly delighted with the quality and originality of all the entries in the awards programme.  This year’s winners have set a new benchmark for pushing boundaries in sharing the message of Christ online and with the aid of cutting edge technology.’

Here are the winners, runners-up and finalists of this year's Premier Digital Awards, as announced at the awards ceremony at The Brewery, London on Saturday 14th November.
Congratulations to all the winners, and well done to everyone who was nominiated.
The standard gets higher every year, and we urge you to spend some time looking at the entries below - hopefully they will inspire you to push forward with whatever you're doing.

Premier Digital Awards 2015 Winners

People's Choice

WINNERPrayerMate App 
RUNNER-UP: Prayer Spaces in Schools
Signs of God
Bramber Bakehouse

Blogger of the Year

RUNNER-UP: Apples of Gold
RUNNER-UP: Joe Gallant Church Communications Blog
Dreaming Beneath the Spires
That Happy Certainty

Young Blogger of the Year

WINNER: theologybee

RUNNER-UP: Brightest Day
RUNNER-UP: Musings on Mystery 

Multi-Author Blog of the Year

WINNER: threads
RUNNER-UP: Saltwater and Honey

Archbishop Cranmer
Blessed is She
Think Theology

Up-and-Coming Award

WINNER: Joe Gallant Church Communications Blog
RUNNER-UP: Divine Reflection
RUNNER-UP: theologybee

Cherry Drop Princess

Most Inspiring Leadership Blog

WINNERBishop Steven Croft's Blog (Diocese of Sheffield)
RUNNER-UP: Included by Grace
RUNNER-UP: Psephizo

Mummy from the Heart
The Wee Flea
Wool Gathering of a Northern Dean

Best Christian Organisation Website

WINNER: 24-7 Prayer
RUNNER-UP: Trinity College Bristol

Christians Against Poverty
Operation Mobilisation UK
Urban Saints
The Bridge

Best New or Redesigned Web

WINNER24-7 Prayer
RUNNER-UP: Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities

Diocese of London
KingsGate Church
Operation Mobilisation UK
Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities
Urban Saints

Most Engaging Large Church Site

WINNER: St Thomas Norwich
RUNNER-UP: Emmaus Road Church
RUNNER-UP: Hope City Church

All Souls Church
KingsGate Church

Most Engaging Small Church Site

WINNER: Regeneration Church
RUNNER-UP: Coulby Newham Baptist Church

Christ Church Willaston
Emmanuel Medway Church
Minny Street Congregational Church

Innovative Use of Digital Media in Outreach

WINNER: Guardians of Ancora App
RUNNER-UP: milk & honey

Engage 2015: Table Talk Rugby App

App of the Year

WINNER: Guardians of Ancora App
RUNNER-UP: Rhythms App

Daily Prayer: The Official Common Worship App
PrayerMate App


Most Creative Use of Social Media

WINNER: 40acts

Open Doors Youth

Tweeter of the Year

WINNER: Gemma Ruth Brown (@gemmaruthbrown)
RUNNER-UP: Open Doors Youth (@opendoorsyouth)
RUNNER-UP: St Barnabas Ealing (@barnabites)

Andrew Wilson (@AJWTheology)
Engage 2015 (@engage2015)
Robin Ham (@rhamage)

Best Use of Video

WINNER: Christmas Starts With a Baby's Giggle
RUNNER-UP: Good Friday: Live!

Office Kids (Shocking Truth)
What is Poverty?

Accessibility Award

WINNER: The Salvation Army
RUNNER-UP: Prospects for People with Learning Disabilities

Goodmayes Baptist Church
The King's Church, Wisbech

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