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!
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.
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.