Shortlist announced for Communications Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the shortlisted entries and a huge thank you to everyone who entered this year’s awards.

We are very pleased to announce the shortlist for this year’s Public Service Communications Excellence Awards.

A judging panel from GCS, LGcomms, LGA reviewed over 80 campaign entries received from communication teams across all UK public services. Final Award winners (Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze) will be announced at the Awards event to be held on the evening of 5 November at Manchester Science and Industry Museum, hosted by Alex Aiken Executive Director Government Communications, Simon Jones Chair of LG Communications and David Holdstock LGA Communications.

The Awards are held as part of the GCS, LGcomms and LGA, Public Service Communications Academy, Manchester 5 and 6 November.


  • Berkshire West CCG/East Berkshire CCG – Lift the baby
  • Bristol City Council – #WeAreBristol
  • Crown Commercial Service – CCS Heroes Campaign
  • Design 102 & Ministry of Justice (MOJ) – MOJ Offender Employment
  • DVLA – Vehicle tax evasion campaign
  • DWP – Workplace pension campaign and Gogglebox partnership
  • DWP Digital – Talent marketing campaign 2018/19
  • Essex County Council – Ugobus: more than just a journey
  • Health and Safety Executive – Workright to Go Home Healthy
  • Hertfordshire County Council – Maev’s Story: a scams prevention campaign
  • Lambeth Communications & the London Smoking Cessation Transformation Programme – Amazing Things Happen Campaign
  • London Borough of Barking and Dagenham – Wall of Shame Campaign
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets – Summer Activities Campaign
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency – #FakeMeds Campaign
  • Metropolitan Police Service – 100 Years Strong
  • Ministry of Defence (Directorate of Defence Communications) – DDay75 Campaign
  • National Security Communications – Counter Modern Slavery campaign: Hiding in Plain Sight
  • Staffordshire County Council – MindKind
  • Westminster City Council – #DontBeIdle
  • Westminster City Council – City Lions: Create Your Future