Communications Awards of Excellence 2020: FAQ

Communications Awards of Excellence - Government of Canada’s / 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the Government of Canada’s Communications Awards of Excellence?

The Government of Canada's Communications Awards of Excellence recognize communications excellence in the federal public service and celebrate the achievements of the communications community. They highlight high impact initiatives, exceptional contributions, as well as best practices in communications. Five (5) Excellence in Communications Awards (Team Awards) and five (5) Spotlight Awards (Individual Awards) will be presented. The descriptions and evaluation criteria for each category can be found in the Team Awards and Individual Awards sections.

Where and when is the Awards ceremony?

The ceremony will be held on February 18, 2020 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

Who can attend the Awards ceremony?

Awards winners and their senior leadership will be invited to attend.

What is the process to submit a nomination?

Any employee working in a communications branch may put forward the names of nominees for team and individual awards, but all nominations must be endorsed by their Heads of communications. Nominations are to be submitted between November 4 and 28, 2019 using the online forms.

How will the winners be selected?

Once the nomination period is closed, the Communications Community Office and its Steering Committee will review and rate the nominations against the evaluation criteria. Steering Committee members will exclude themselves from voting on their own submissions.

Is it possible to include additional material (documents, links, etc.) to support a nomination?

No. Only the information submitted in the nomination form will be used by the selection committee to evaluate the proposals. 

Where can I get more information about this event?

You can send an email to the Communications Community Office.

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