National Capital Chapter

National Capital Excellence in Communication Awards

DC’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.

Finalists in each category were notified by email and the virtual awards event was held on Wednesday, December 2. One award was presented in each category to demonstrate the highest achievement. A certificate was given to best demonstration in that category.

Awards are given for the best campaigns and top accomplishments in PR tactics. Award categories include:

  • Community Relations
  • Reputation/Brand Management
  • Events and Observances
  • Public Service
  • Public Affairs
  • Crisis Communications
  • Internal Communications
  • Multicultural Public Relations
  • Media Relations – Business
  • Media Relations – Government
  • Media Relations – Nonprofit/Association
  • Integrated Communications-Consumer Products or Services
  • Integrated Communications- Business-to-Business
  • Integrated Communications- Government
  • Integrated Communications- Associations/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Pro Bono Public Relations
  • Integrated Media Relations
  • Social Media
  • News Release/Announcement
  • Podcast/Webcast
  • Publications, Newsletters and Blogs (Print and Online):
  • 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 Communication Team of the Year
  • Corporate Communication Team of the Year

Congratulations to this 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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