Contact: Nicole Daniels
Office: 719.266.8300 ext.103
Cell: 616.260.6097 

AGRM Announces 2013 Media Innovation Competition Winners

Competition winners awarded at 100th Annual Convention in Phoenix

Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 24, 2013) — The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) congratulates the winners of the 2013 Media Innovation Competition. Winning publications and digital media were awarded at the 100th Annual Convention in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 13. 

In the seven categories (three divided by budget size) of newsletter/magazine, general brochure, website, video, photo, blog, and podcast, AGRM gave out 33 awards to deserving member organizations. Union Rescue Mission (Los Angeles, Calif.) took home the “Best in Show” award for their website, Other notable winners were Visalia Rescue Mission (Visalia, Calif.), winner of four awards for ministry website, video, brochure, and newsletter; and Denver Rescue Mission, (Denver, Colo.), winner of best newsletter, and photography. 


Category: Websites
Mission: Union Rescue Mission (URM), Los Angeles
Vendor: Convio and URM

Judge’s Comments: The Union Rescue Mission website is impressive. Visitors are immediately immersed in the culture and cause of the organization with the homepage slider. Information is organized neatly, and it’s easy to find what you are looking for.


To view a full list of award winners, go to: 

To view awards ceremony photos please visit:

For questions regarding next year’s competition, please contact Director of Public Relations Nicole Daniels at or 719-266-8300 ext.103.

About AGRM: Celebrating 100 years in 2013, AGRM is North America’s oldest and largest network of independent crisis shelters and rehabilitation centers, offering radical hospitality in the name of Jesus. With approximately 275 member missions, AGRM exists to proclaim the passion of Jesus toward the hungry, homeless, abused, and addicted, and to accelerate quality and effectiveness in member missions. Every year, AGRM members use 300,000 volunteers and 10,000 full-time staff to serve approximately 50 million meals, provide more than 20 million nights of lodging, distribute some 30 million pieces of clothing, graduate upwards of 20,000 people from addiction-recovery programs, and provide many additional valuable services. For more information, visit or call (800) 4RESCUE.