National Capital Chapter

National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards

The DC Region's Annual Premier Communications Program


The Public Relations Society of America’s National Capital Chapter (PRSA NCC) sponsors its annual, local awards competition to recognize and reward outstanding achievement in external communications and public relations, and to encourage continued excellence in the field.

Click here to enter the 2021 National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards!

Awards are given for the best campaigns and top accomplishments in PR tactics, as well as for the best PR research and top agencies and communication teams. Award categories include:

  • Community Relations
  • Reputation/Brand Management
  • Events and Observances
  • Innovation due to COVID-19
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Public Service
  • Public Affairs
  • Crisis Communications
  • Misinformation/Disinformation/False News
  • Internal Communication (Small and Large Companies)
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Media Relations (Business, Government, Associations/Nonprofits)
  • Integrated Communications (Consumer Products or Services, Business-to-Business, Government, Associations/Nonprofit Organizations)
  • Pro Bono Public Relations
  • Integrated Media Relations (Small and Large Budgets)
  • Social Media
  • Podcast/Webcast
  • Publications, Newsletters and Blogs (Print and Online)
  • Public Service Announcements
  • Websites (External, Internal or Extranets)
  • Internal and External Video

Additional categories include:

Institute for Public Relations’ Research, Measurement and Evaluation Award
Agency and Special Team Awards:
  • Small PR Agency of the Year
  • Large PR Agency of the Year
Communication Team Categories:
  • Government Communication Team of the Year
  • Nonprofit/Association Communication Team of the Year
  • Corporate Communication Team of the Year

Click here to learn more and enter the 2021 National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards!


Congratulations to Last Year’s Winners

ICF Next on behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program received the Best in Show for their entry: Diabetes Alert Day 2019®: Reaching Multicultural Audiences.

More than 88 million American adults have prediabetes, and 80 percent don’t know they have it. Those most at risk are African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and older adults. ICF Next partnered with the CDC to promote Diabetes Alert Day® to educate Americans about prediabetes and encourage them to join CDC’s Lifestyle Change Program.

You can view a complete list of the 2020 winners here.

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