National Awards 2018

IoIC National Awards 

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.


The awards are launched early each year, with a final deadline typically towards the end of April. The shortlist is announced in July, followed by the national awards event in London in September.

IoIC 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 


Who can enter?

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

What can be entered?

We're the Institute 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 assessed by an experienced individual judge, who rates them according to clear criteria and writes a short critique of the work. They will select possible candidates 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, a separate panel of senior practitioners selects the three Gold Winners who are deemed to the best of the best from all the strategy/campaign, digital and print classes.

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