The who, why, where, what and how of entering
Entries are open to all in-house, agency and freelance communicators across the World – you don’t have to be an IoIC member but there's a discounted entry fee if you are.
We’re the Institute of Internal Communication so work that’s primarily meant for an internal audience is what we’re looking for. What’s important is that it’s not marketing or external communication – not ‘selling’ an idea.
Work must have been produced between 1 January and 31 December 2023 (unless otherwise stated).
All our judges sign an NDA. With the exception of the executive summary and picture, no information is shared publicly about the entry. We do ask if you would be happy to be featured as a case study, but no information would be published without our Content team speaking to you first
Early Bird entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 15 March 2024.
The final deadline for standard entry is 11.59pm on Friday 10 May 2024.
There are four components to an IoIC National Award entry submission. These are the purchase, the entry statement and executive summary, the supporting materials and the entry application form. See the How to enter section on the website for more information, including word count and what the entry form will ask for.
The judges are seasoned professionals in the world of internal comms. The key things they will be looking for are:
Watch the recording where we were joined by some of our National Awards Judges to hear from them about what they are looking for when they judge an entry.
Summary of rules