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IoIC Awards 2016 is now open!

What work has made you most proud in the past year? What have you done to inspire your audiences? What is award-winning?

For more than 60 years the IoIC has been recognising the best in internal communication from skills to strategy, from creativity to excellent delivery. There are eight classes in all so there’s sure to be one that suits your work.

It’s time to be recognised - the IoIC Awards 2016 are now open!

The deadline for entry is 25 April – early bird discounted deadline is 11 April – so don’t delay and enter now!

The Classes

Class 1. Campaigns

Class 2. Innovation

Class 3. Best use of print

Class 4. Best use of digital media 

Class 5. Best use of design

Class 6. Best use of writing and imagery 

Class 7. Best event

Class 8. The Team awards 

Click here to download the entry kit

Who can enter?

Entries are open to all in-house, agency and freelance communicators - you don't have to be an Insitute member but there's a discounted entry if you are

What can be entered?

We're the Insititute of Internal Communication so work that's primarily meant for an internal audience is what we're looking for. But we do interpret 'internal' as any communication that builds a shared understanding or fosters a sense of community among a clearly defined group - so stakeholders, members of associations and in some cases, customers. What's important is that it's not marketing or external communication - not 'selling' an idea. 

The judging process

All entries are assess by an experienced individual judge, who will rate them according to clear criteria and will write a short critique of the work. The judge will select possible candidiates for awards of excellence. Those choices will then be reviewed by a larger panel of judges, who will finalise the awards of excellence and select a class winner. Finally, where class winners are grouped into a "Gold" categories (for instance, best use of print), a seperate panel of senior practitioners will assess the "best of the best". It's a robust process to select only the best. 

The judges 

Awards Chairman

Justine Stevenson, Communication Manager, Corporate Communication, SABMiller plc


Shiona Adamson, Head of IC and Communication Services, Natural England

Colin Archer, Head of Internal Communications, Imperial Tobacco

Joanna Bleasdale, Head of Internal Communication & CSR, BT Consumer

Jenny Clark, Head of Internal Communication, De Beers Group

Joanna Hall, Head of Internal Communication, Roche Pharmaceuticals

Andrew Hubbard, Senior Internal Communications Manager, Network Rail

Neil Jenkins, Director, Internal & Digital Communications, Coca-Cola Enterprises

Simon Leech, Head of Internal Communication, The Environment Agency

Viktoria Tegard, Head of Internal Communication, Virgin Atlantic Airways

Annette Ware, Director of Internal Communication, British Gas

Gabrielle Williamson, Head of Employee Communications, National Grid

Lesley Allman, Director, Allman Communication

Keith Errington, Head of Content, Equinet Media Ltd

Tessa Fallows, Freelancer

Adam Hibbert, Group IC Manager, JLT Group

David Hodson, Client Services Director, Stream Marketing Communications

Hilary Robertson, Freelancer

Jo Ann Sweeney, Director, Sweeney Communications

Dominic Walters, Lead Consultant, Quest Agency

More judges to be announced shortly.


The entry fees


Early Bird Fees – For entries received on or before 11 April 2016

Standard  Fees – For entries received on or after 12 April – 25 April  2016

IoIC Member – Cost per entry

£95 + VAT (total cost £114)

£130 + VAT (total cost £156)

Non-Member – Cost per entry

£160 + VAT (total cost £192

£185 + VAT (total cost £222)

Click here to download the entry kit


The Awards Dinner 

Join us at Shakespeare Globe for this years awards dinner on the 23 September 2016.  Bookings will open in a few months, so look out for annoucements.

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