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The National Association of County Information Officers was formed in 1966 to bring together communications professionals who wanted to share and exchange information with county public information officers from across the United States.
Each year, NACIO hosts its Awards of Excellence in Communications contest to recognize the best works of county public information officers and state association of counties communications staff. Awards of Excellence winners demonstrate the highest level of proficiency in their work and display best practices for peers nationwide.
Best of Show and Best of Class awards are presented in a special ceremony held during the annual conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo), in which county elected leaders and administrators are invited to receive the honors.
The National Association of County Information Officers is seeking entries for the 2018 Awards of Excellence. This contest recognizes and awards outstanding public relations and public information work being done in counties across the nation.
This contest is open to counties eligible to join the National Association of Counties, or any staff of an eligible state counties association. Entrants are not required to be current members of NACo or NACIO.
All entries must have been produced by the contestant with outside assistance strictly limited to support functions (typesetting, printing, technical and production services.) Projects contracted to outside individuals, studios, ad agencies, and public relations firms are not eligible.
Entries must have been created between January 1 and December 31, 2017.
Submit by April 6 2018: $35 per entry per category for NACIO members.
$50 per entry per category for non-NACIO members.
Submit between April 7 - April 20: $50 per entry per category for NACIO members
$65 per entry per category for non-NACIO members.
*Pay online through PayPal with your submission entry
The deadline to submit is April 20, 2018