NCC recognizes the DC-area communications community each year through several highly regarded awards programs that are open to all professionals in the region. The numerous awards programs honor originality, creativity, impact, and contributions to the profession.
NCC’s highly-respected signature event is the National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards (ECAs, formerly Thoth Awards), held each year in the early fall. The ECAs mirror PRSA National’s Silver and Bronze Anvil Awards by celebrating the significant communications programs and components that were locally created and executed in the Washington, D.C. area. In recent years, we have also spotlighted top agencies in our region and communications teams that have done stellar work on behalf of their clients or organizations.
Since 1999, NCC has celebrated the careers of distinguished members in our industry by inducting them into its National Capital Public Relations Hall of Fame, which showcases the diversity of our membership – including many iconic names from politics to business – and the widely varied work they all do under the umbrella of communications, public relations, and public affairs as well as their commitment to public service and volunteerism.
At the end of each year, the chapter recognizes its volunteers, leaders, and up-and-comers at its Chapter Awards. These individuals stand out through their Board or Committee roles and, oftentimes, for their contributions of time, leadership, and ideas to help distinguish NCC among other chapters.