The North Carolina Association of Government Information Officers offers you a chance to showcase your organization's best work with the annual Excellence in Communications Awards. Winners will be announced during our annual seminar. Winners recieve a certificate. Winning entries will be posted on this website.

Entry Fee

Free to members. NOTE: If you are not a member and would like to enter, you must pay the annual membership fee of $25.

To enter

All entries must be sent electronically using our online form.


Any material distributed between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021 is eligible for submission.


  • Entry(ies) must be the original work of a NCAGIO member.

  • Limit of three entries total per member. (For example, an individual could have two entries for Social Media and one for News Release/Feature Writing).

  • All entries should be the original work of the member who is submitting them. If the work was created or performed by a team, the team leader should submit the work. Work performed/materials created by independent contractors (i.e. public relations and marketing firms) will not be eligible to receive an award.

  • Each entry should be submitted via the web form. Video entries can be uploaded OR  submitted via a link. Simply fill out the nomination form for each award and attach a file using the appropriate button and/or provide a web link to your entry materials.

  • Entries must have a time stamp no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deadline.

  • Awards are given for First, Second, and Third Place at the discretion of the judges.


Judging is condcuted by communications professionals. Judges reserve the right to determine multiple winners or no winners in any of the categories. The decision of the judges is final. Winners will be notified prior to the annual meeting. Award certificates will be presented during the annual seminar. *Award winners for 2021 will be announced during the annual seminar and certificates will be emailed.


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