CorpComms Awards 2017

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Location: Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London, E1 0HX

The CorpComms Awards recognise excellence from across the communications industry, from City communications to public sector campaigns

Information

Judges



Key Dates

Open For Entry
13/06/2017
Early Bird Submission
12/06/2017
Final Submission
04/08/2017
Event Date
23/11/2017

To Enter

1. Complete the entry form (download pdf)

Complete one form per entry, even if the same scheme is being entered in several categories. If multiple entries are being submitted, it is only necessary to complete the payment details on one form.

2. Write your executive summary

Summarise your campaign in up to 600 words. Do not exceed two pages of A4. It is advisable, although not compulsory, to include information under the following headings:

• Category entered

• Title of project

• Company name

• Agency

• Budget of project (information will remain confidential)

Please note: in recent years judges have disregarded entries where budget information was scant or misleading.

• Objective/brief

• Target audience

• Strategy

• Creativity/originality

• Implementation methods

• Definition and measurement of success

• Outcome

Please note: For the avoidance of doubt, category headings do not form part of the 600 word limit. The executive summary is the only part of an entry that the judges view prior to the judging session.

  • 2a. Young achiever category

The executive summary should only include a biography and a supporting statement, up to a maximum of 300 words, from a senior manager. Entrants must be available for telephone interviews with the judging panel.

  • 2b. In-house professional of the year

This category cannot be entered directly.

3. Compile two copies of all supporting materials

Supporting material will be made available to the judges at the judging session. It should provide them with a better understanding of the entry, enabling them to appraise its winning credentials.

Any of the following supporting materials may be supplied:

• Media coverage

• Photographs

• Research

• Media evaluation

• Sales figures

• Market share figures

• Printed communications

• CDs

• DVDs

Supporting materials must be clearly labelled with details of the entry to which they relate. All electronic work must be PC compatible. Time is limited on judging day. It is advisable to mark on any DVDs the content that should be watched.

4. Entry form and supporting materials

Each individual entry must be sent in a single A4 plastic folder which clips securely closed. Please include an entry form and all clearly labelled supporting material in each folder. If a folder is not sufficient you may use a box file.

5. Deliver entry/entries to:

CorpComms Awards 2017
Hardy Media
123 Blackstock Road
London
N4 2JW

If you are sending entries by courier, please only deliver between the hours of 10am and 5pm.

Unless by prior arrangement, no entries accepted after Friday 4 August

Categories

Best annual report - FTSE 350 organisations

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A report whose design and narrative clearly reflects and reinforces the values of an organisation in FTSE350

Best annual report - listed organisation

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A report whose design and narrative reflects and reinforces a listed organisation's values

Best annual report - unlisted organisation

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A report whose design and narrative reflects and reinforces an unlisted organisation's values

Best annual report - online

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An online report whose design and narrative reflects and reinforces an organisation's values

Best corporate publication - printed

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A publication that communicates an organisation’s activities to various stakeholders (excluding annual reports)

Best corporate publication - digital/online

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A publication that communicates an organisation’s activities to various stakeholders (excluding annual reports)

Best CSR strategy

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Campaigns and initiatives that demonstrate an organisation's commitment to being a responsible corporate citizen

Best partnership

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Partnerships between organisations and charities, not-for-profit organisations or local communities that achieve a specific objective

Best crisis and issues management

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An organisation that has effectively deployed issues management tools to limit the impact of a crisis

Best City communications

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The best communications, excluding annual reports or corporate websites, to a City based audience

Best internal communications

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A continued and successful internal communications strategy (excluding staff magazines or newsletters)

Best employee engagement programme

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A programme that has succeeded in engaging staff with corporate brand values

Best international campaign

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An ongoing or one-off campaign that encompasses several countries

Best integrated campaign

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An ongoing or one-off campaign that includes an element of paid, owned or earned media, plus works across several platforms

Best digital-led campaign

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Campaigns that embrace the full potential of digital media, whether it is a short-term tactical project or a longer-term strategic programme

Best in-house team - corporate communications

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An in-house communications team that works well together and has proved successful and effective

Best in-house team - media relations

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An in-house media relations team that works well together and has proved successful and effective

Best in-house team - internal communications

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An in-house team that works well together and has proved successful and effective at communicating internally

Best public affairs campaign

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An outstanding public affairs campaign designed to influence local, national or European policy makers

Best campaign - media relations

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Open to both agencies and in-house teams, we are looking for a campaign that had a clearly defined objective and measurable success

Best campaign - corporate

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Open to both agencies and in-house teams, we are looking for a campaign that had a clearly defined objective and measurable success

Best campaign - consumer

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Open to both agencies and in-house teams, we are looking for a campaign that had a clearly defined objective and measurable success

Best live event - internal

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An engaging live event that brings together internal stakeholders and fulfils the original brief (excludes product launches)

Best live event - external

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An engaging live event aimed at external stakeholders which fulfils its original brief (excludes product launches)

Best use of video

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Campaigns where video has played a key role in engaging new audiences or achieving specific objectives

Young achiever

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Outstanding corporate communications professionals in consultancies and in-house departments who are aged 30 or under on 1 July 2017

In-house professional of the year

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This category cannot be entered directly

Costs

Submissions by private and public sector organisations  -  £260+VAT = £312

Submissions by charities and not-for-profit organisations  -  £200+VAT = £240

PAYING subscribers to CorpComms Magazine are entitled to a £20 discount on each entry

Judging

All entries are judged by a panel of communications experts and in-house communicators. Judges are not precluded from entering the CorpComms Awards, but will be restricted from any consideration of their entries.