Episcopal Church in Delaware Receives Polly Bond 2020


The Episcopal Church in Delaware wins Polly Bond award!

On behalf of Bishop Brown and the Episcopal Church in Delaware, Cynde Bimbi, Director of Communication & Public Relations for the diocese, received a Polly Bond Award of Honorable Mention for a long-form video (in-house produced) at the recent Episcopal Communicators Conference (online gathering). The awarded video, Growing Delaware, was debuted at the 235th Annual Convention in January 2019 and advances the bishop’s agenda —  Sowing, Tending, and Sharing — taking a closer look at the work and good news in our parishes and in our diocese.

Any Polly Bond award is an honor for a bishop and a diocese, but this third-place award was particularly coveted, as it came only behind the excellent work from the Diocese of Utah (a video produced by a broadcaster of 46 years, TV network correspondent, and professional videographer) and Trinity Church Wall Street. Polly Bond award entries come from across the Episcopal Church, within the United States and abroad, from church and diocesan levels.

The Polly Bond Awards for Excellence in Communication were inspired by communicator and founding member Polly Bond (1914-1979), to acknowledge excellence and achievement in the ministry of church communications. These awards recognize outstanding work produced by members across the Episcopal Church. Polly Bond, a one-time director of communications in the Diocese of Ohio, was a skilled writer and pioneer in the use of electronic media in the church.

This is an award that reflects well on a diocese. For communicators in the Episcopal Church, this is the greatest acknowledgment of superb work. A Polly Bond award is especially important to a bishop who values communication and in an age where communication tools, skills, and media make this a mainstream for sharing the Good News.

View all 2020 Polly Bond award winners here.