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WFX Announces Awards Program Winners

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) announces the winners of the WFX Awards Program, presented by Church Production and Worship Facilities magazines. The winners of the awards were announced on Thursday, October 29, during WFX at the Charlotte Convention Center. WFX (www.wfxweb.com) is the event where church leadership teams connect with tools and technology to create meaningful spaces and powerful worship experiences.

The fourth annual WFX Solomon Awards recognize church teams, individuals, and vendor partners who have been instrumental in achieving excellence with their facilities design, management, marketing, usage and audio visual production. The WFX Charlotte Solomon Award winners are:

·  Best Facilities Manager or Team - Dave Wagner, Grace Community Church, Noblesville, IN

·  Best Tech Consultant and/or Contractor - Mankin Media Systems, Project: Southeast Christian Church, Franklin, TN

·  Best Technical Director - Daryl Cripe, Grace Community Church, Noblesville, IN

·  Best Technical Production Team - Grace Community Church, Noblesville, IN

·  Best Overall Church Project - Mariners Church, Irvine, CA

·  Best Overall Church Technology Project - Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

·  Best Building Contractor - Cogun, Inc., Project: Elevation Church, North Lima, OH

·  Best Church Architect - Visioneering Studios, Project: Elevation Church, Irvine, CA

·  Best Church Design: Expansion Project, 301-800 Seats - Visioneering Studios, Northside Christian Church, Walnut Creek, CA

·  Best Church Design: Expansion Project, 801-2000 Seats - BLDD Architects, Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IL

·  Best Church Design: Expansion Project, 2001+ Seats - Merriman Holt Architects, Peachtree Presbyterian, Atlanta, GA

·  Best Church Design: Renovation Project, 1-300 Seats - Southwest Community Church, Minooka, IL

·  Best Church Design: Renovation Project, 801-2000 Seats - Visioneering Studios, Elevation Church, Charlotte, NC

·  Best Church Design: Renovation Project, 2001+ Seats - Revival Productions, Inc., Faith Community Church, Santa Barbara, CA

·  Best Church Design: New Project, 1-300 Seats - Soma Ministry, Tuscaloosa, AL

·  Best Church Design: New Project, 301-800 Seats - YWS Architects, Congregration Ner Tamid, Henderson, NV

·  Best Church Design: New Project, 801-2000 Seats - Meyer Sounds Labs, Grace Community Church, Noblesville, IN

·  Best Church Design: New Project, 2001+ Seats - isioneering Studios, Mariners Church, Irvine, CA

·  Best Construction Management - Aspen Group, Rock Prairie Baptist Church, Frankfort, IL

·  Best Design, Implementation and Operation of an Audio, Video & Lighting System - SECC - The Block, Southeast Christian Church, Louisville, KY

·  Best Green Initiative - Service U, Vineyard Christian Fellowship, Anaheim, CA

·  Best Special Project or Initiative - Pastor Chad Gilbert, Edgewater Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA

·  Most Innovative Production - Westover Church, Greensboro, NC

The WFX New Product Awards recognize the most innovative new building and technology products to hit the house of worship market. Awards were also presented for “Best Overall” in the Audio, Video, Lighting, New Media, and Building System/Material categories. WFX Charlotte New Product Award winners are:

Best Audio Product

·  Digital Mixing Console - Group One Ltd., Digico SD 8

·  In-ear Monitoring System - Roland Systems Group, RSS M-48 Live Personal Mixer

·  Large-Format Loudspeaker - Meyer Sound Labs, JM-1P Arrayable Loudspeaker

·  Microphone - Shure Incorporated, SM27 Condenser Microphone

·  Other Audio Product - Sony Electronics Inc., PCM-M10 Portable Audio Recorder

·  Small-Format Loudspeaker - Meyer Sound Labs, UP-4XP Ultracompact Loudspeaker

·  Wireless Microphone System - Sennheiser Electronic Corp., 2000 Series

Best Video Product

·  Installation Projector - Christie Digital Systems, Inc., Christie DHD700

·  Other Video Product - Gefen, GefenTV Wireless HDMI 60 gHz

·  Presentation Software - Renewed Vision LLC, ProPresenter 4

·  Projection Screen - AccelerOptics, CAPTURE 200

·  Video Camera / Camcorder - Sony Electronics, Inc., HXC-100K Studio Camera

·  Video Switcher / Scaler / Mixer - TV One, C2-6104 CORIOview

Best Lighting Equipment

·  Architectural Lighting Product / System - Blueshift Technologies Group, Affineon / Blueshift DL-1500

·  LED Fixture - ETC, Selador Lustr LED Luminaires

·  Moving Light Console Small Format (under $8,000 MSRP) - ETC, ETC Element

·  Other Lighting Product - TOMCAT USA, Core

Best New Media Product

·  Church Management Software - faithHighway, IgniteCRM

·  Other New Media Product - ChurchText Pro, Inc., ChurchText Pro Connect Solution

·  Podcasting, Webcasting and Website Streaming Media Solutions - Electrosonic, ES7100

·  Website Software, Software Tools and Related Online Services - Here-4-You Consulting, Christian Funding Directory

Best Building System Product

·  Sanctuary / Auditorium Staging Product - Dillon Works!, Custom Design & Fabrication

·  Security Product / System - Videx, Inc., XD Rechargeable CyberKey

Best Overall Awards Winners

1.  Best Overall Audio Product - Group One Ltd., Digico SD 8

2.  Best Overall Video Product - Renewed Vision, ProPresenter 4

3.  Best Overall Lighting Product - Blueshift Technologies Group, Affineon / Blueshift DL-1500

4.  Best Overall New Media Product - ChurchText Pro, Inc., ChurchText Pro Connect Solution

5.  Best Overall Building System/Material Product - Videx, Inc., XD Rechargeable CyberKey

Now in its fifth year, WFX is hosted by Church Production and Worship Facilities magazines and EH Events. The event brings together over 3,500 church and industry leaders and over 220 exhibitors to guide facilities and technology investments and opportunities for houses of worship.

WFX offers over 60 Conference sessions in five tracks, a packed Expo Floor, five dynamic keynote presentations, two exclusive behind-the-scenes church tours, Hands-On and Exhibitor Offered Training Sessions, Tech Director Retreat, Pastors Programming, and invaluable networking opportunities.

For information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Patrick Shaughnessy at patricks@ehpub.com or 508-663-1500 x267.

For media inquiries, please contact Jessica Camerato at jcamerato@ehpub.com or 508-663-1550 x296.

About Worship Facilities Conference & Expo - www.wfxweb.com

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) is the leading event for church facilities and technology teams presented by Church Production Magazine and Worship Facilities Magazine.

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